Pūkenga/Lecturer in Bioethics and Philosophy

Updated: about 9 hours ago
Job Type: Permanent

Pūkenga/Lecturer in Bioethics and Philosophy-2202129




The Philosophy Programme/Te Tari Whakaaroaro and Centre for Bioethics/ Te Pokapū Matatika Koiora invite applications for a full-time permanent (confirmation path) Lecturer/Pūkenga. This position is shared equally between Philosophy Programme /Te Tari Whakaaroaro and Bioethics Centre/Te Pokapū Matatika Koiora. The appointment will be made under the Māori Strategic Framework at the University, and specifically the goal:

Pursue wherever possible the appointment of Māori academic staff or appointments in subject areas that relate to te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori.

Philosophy/Te Tari Whakaaroaro at Otago has a long record of teaching and research success in Aotearoa New Zealand, and we want that to continue in new ways as we welcome and grow with a new member of the programme under the Māori strategic framework.

The Bioethics Centre/Te Pokapū Matatika Koiora is located in the Dunedin School of Medicine/Te Kura Whaiora o Ōtepoti in the Division of Health Sciences/Te Wāhanga Matua Mātau Hauora. Bioethics is the systematised study of norms and normative reasoning in ethics related to human, animal and other forms of life. This covers ethical issues in healthcare, treatment of animals, and of the environment.

The Role/Te mahi

We are seeking a Lecturer/Pūkenga to undertake research and teach in Bioethics and Philosophy. The Areas of Specialisation or Areas of Competence for this position include ethics and applied philosophy, especially as these relate to Māori concepts, values, ideas and practices. We warmly welcome candidates with a range of interests and expertise in philosophy and ethics, broadly construed.

The successful candidate will teach into some of our core papers and will eventually develop and teach new papers that expand our curriculum in new ways. Te Reo Māori and an understanding of tikanga Māori is desirable.

The successful candidate will also be an emerging or active researcher. The candidate would be seeking to develop or extend their own research interests, to contribute to existing teaching, assessment, and supervision, and to develop their own teaching focus within our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Skills and Experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

Candidates for this position will have or be near completion of a PhD, and have relevant academic background in Bioethics or Philosophy. They will also have:

•    Interest, and preferably experience, in research and teaching from a kaupapa Māori and mātauranga Māori perspective.
•    Ability to teach into core courses in philosophy and bioethics and, in future, to contribute to curricular development.
•    A commitment to developing an active research profile
•    A commitment to being a productive collaborator with a track record of working collegially.
•    A commitment to upholding values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by Ngāi Tahu, who are mana whenua in the region.

Further details/ Pūroko

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, creative and committed scholar to make a significant contribution within their chosen discipline while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic School and University.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Zach Weber, Head of Programme - Philosophy and Dr Mike King, Head of Department - Bioethics via the contact details below.

Application/ Tono

Candidates are requested to submit the following:

•    CV
•    Cover letter
•    Names and email addresses of at least three referees

To submit your application please click the apply button. There is no formal closing date and applications will be considered individually on receipt. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.

Additional Information

Contact: Zach Weber

Contact: Mike King

Position details: Job Description

Further Information: Bioethics Department Website

Further Information: Philosophy Department Website

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