Porterfield Chair in Biomedical Ethics

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia seeks to fill the William and Linda Porterfield Chair in Biomedical Ethics with a distinguished scholar and accomplished teacher. The appointment will be made at the rank of professor and will begin on August 25, 2016.

We invite applications from scholars who have made significant contributions to bioethics, broadly interpreted. Their disciplinary grounding may be in philosophy, religious studies, political theory, anthropology, sociology, etc. The successful candidate will have a departmental home related to his or her academic discipline.

Duties will include teaching four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate level in consultation with the chair of the Department. The holder of the chair will also be expected to provide service to the Department and to the University. Ideally, he or she will play a leadership role in an interdisciplinary community of scholars in bioethics.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs. virginia. edu), search on posting number 0617335 and electronically attach a cover letter of interest and a curriculum vitae. Please arrange for three reference letters to be sent to the chair of the Search Committee, James F. Childress, at jfc7c@virginia. edu. Review of candidates will begin on October 17, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about the position to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor James Childress, at jfc7c@virginia. edu. Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Julie Greer Garmel, at jg4e@virginia. edu.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

## University Leadership Characteristics:

*For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" is based on the assumption that the life of the mind is a pursuit for all participants in the University, that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge. *

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify Uncommon Integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display Great Judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are Strategically Focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by Aggressively Executing these standards. These employees also develop a Deep Passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities. They contribute to team success by Leading Talent through individual efforts.

## Employment Conditions for Faculty

U. Va. will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

## EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*Rank:* Professor

*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover Letter

*Department:* Bioethics Program

*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2017

*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No

*Posting Date:* 09-18-2015

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Employment Posting Category:* Faculty

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=77309

*Appointment Type:* Teaching and Research

*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Position Type:* Teaching and Research Faculty

*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No Response

*Area of Interest:* No Response

*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile

*Required ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Posting Number:* 0617335

*Tenure Status:* Tenured

*Organization (Position Organization):* 31890 AS-Religious Studies

*Preferred ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*Working Title:* Porterfield Chair in Biomedical Ethics

*Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

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