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2021-22 Lecturer for Biomedical Ethics - Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

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Open March 18th, 2021 through Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
LECTURER, Biomedical Ethics

POSITION: The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology seeks a dynamic instructor to teach an undergraduate level Biomedical Ethics course for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year.

The course:
• Examines importance of ethics in research and exploration of how and why bioethics is relevant to reproductive screening, policy formation, public regulation, and law.
• Provides foundation in traditional ethics, consideration of subcategories of bioethics, neuroethics, and eugenics, and how to apply ethics to contemporary issues in research and technology.

DUTIES: Teach lecture course on biomedical ethics. Plan and coordinate discussion activities for multiple sections of courses; supervise course teaching assistants; manage the acquisition and maintenance of course materials; supervise student projects; and maintain office hours.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Philosophy preferred. Experience teaching bioethics, medical ethics, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of science, or contemporary moral problems preferred. Research in applied ethics not required, but desirable. Commitment to keeping this course agile, changing and updating material as contemporary moral challenges in medicine and science emerge and evolve. Fluency with contemporary literature in these fields is thus required. Demonstrated experience teaching sensitive and controversial material in respectful and effective ways, especially in a large lecture class format. Experience, skill, and enthusiasm in teaching Diversity-course content.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Fall 2021, Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 quarters.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications will be considered until position is filled.

Los Angeles, CA

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. (Required)
Cover Letter (Optional)
Statement of Teaching (Optional)
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

Application: Applicants should submit their materials on-line

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)