Sesqui Lecturer in Bioethics

The Unit for History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) and the Centre for Values, Ethics and the law in Medicine (VELIM), University of Sydney, Australia, invites applications for the position of Sesqui Lecturer in Bioethics. This position is supported through strategic university funds designated for new appointment in key growth areas. The position offer the appointee an opportunity to expand their disciplinary knowledge, teaching skills and research experience in bioethics and to develop a national and international profile as a bioethics researcher and scholar while working in an innovative, interdisciplinary setting.

The Unit for HPS is an academic unit in the Faculty of Science engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Academics in HPS have strong research profiles in the history and philosophy of medicine, biology, psychology, and early modern science, as well as public understanding of science and bioethics, especially topics in biotechnology, genetics, transplantation, stem cells and health policy. VELIM is an independent university centre within the Faculty of Medicine. Academics at VELIM engage in ethics consultation, postgraduate and undergraduate education, research and community outreach aimed at crossing disciplinary, professional and socio-political boundaries in order to promote dialogue and understanding. Researchers at VELIM have major collaborative projects using qualitative, other empirical and theoretical methods to examine patient experiences, risk, biotechnology, genetics, transplantation, stem cells, discourse, health policy and medical decision-making.

The primary research interests of the successful applicant must be in bioethics. He or she will have a PhD or equivalent qualification in bioethics, HPS or a relevant discipline; a strong research and publication record with the potential to recruit postgraduate students and attract external funding; administrative experience commensurate with the ability to develop and manage postgraduate programs in bioethics and HPS; teaching experience in bioethics or science and ethics at the undergraduate or postgraduate level; and basic computer skills (word processing, ability to access internet, etc).

Preference will be give to applicants with disciplinary knowledge and /or teaching experience in additional fields relevant to bioethics, HPS or scientific or medical fields; those with research interests or ongoing projects that complement those of the staff at VELIM and HPS; and familiarity with web-based teaching support. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research and publication record, to be eager to engage in collaborative research projects and to apply for competitive research support from granting agencies.

The position is full-time continuing available from 1 July 2006, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership in a University-approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. For further information contact Dr. Hans Pols (Director of HPS) by phone +61 (0)2 9351 2610, fax +61 (02) 9351 4124 or email: [email protected] or Associate Professor Ian Kerridge (Director of VELIM) on +61 (0)2 9351 7794, email: [email protected] or visit our website at http:/

Applications should quote the reference number, address the selection criteria and include a CV; a list of publications and the names, addresses, email, fax and phone numbers of confidential referees (limit of three — do not include any letters of reference with your initial application materials please). Applications should be made electronically through the Sydney Recruitment website at (position reference for quick search is 78937). If this can’t be done, please contact Dympna Austin, Sydney Recruitment +61 (0)2 9036 7295 or email: [email protected]

Remuneration Package: AU$78,555 to 93,283 per annum (which includes a base salary Lecturer Level B: $66,380 to $78,826 per annum, leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

Closing date: 26th June, 2006

The University is a non-smoking workplace and is committed to the policies and principles of equal employment opportunity and cultural diversity. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment for financial or other reasons. See

Contact Info: Applications should be made electronically through the Sydney Recruitment website at (position reference for quick search is 78937). If this can’t be done, please contact Dympna Austin, Sydney Recruitment +61 (0)2 9036 7295 or email: [email protected]