Current Employment Opportunities

Research Program Coordinator

Perfect position for someone looking to gain experience prior to graduate training in bioethics. This position involves both research and outreach work and provides an opportunity to work with a range of Berman Institute faculty. The Research Program Coordinator will assist in the management of outreach activities including both digital assets, such as websites, social media platforms, and email marketing, as well as live events. S/he will assist in the development of grant proposals; data management as well as data collection, entry, and cleaning for both qualitative and quantitative studies; gathering research and drafting materials for research papers, Op-Eds, presentations, grant proposals, blog posts, and other media; literature searches and reviews; developing reports; editing reports and manuscripts; and administrative functions including coordination of meetings, preparation of meeting materials, preparing meeting summaries or notes, and other meeting related tasks. Additional responsibilities include assisting faculty in pursuing opportunities for research on issues that emerge suddenly and offer a significant likelihood of important scholarly or policy impact. The Research Program Coordinator will work with Institute faculty to provide timely and concise information on emerging issues in the ethics of healthcare, science and public health through outlets and mechanisms widely available to the public. Additional duties may be assigned as needed.


Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in Ethics and Global Food and Agricultural Policy

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invite applications for the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in Ethics and Global Food and Agricultural Policy. This position is one of 50 new Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships designated for outstanding scholars who carry out interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas identified for significant growth at the University. This tenured faculty member will have dual academic appointments in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, where tenure will reside.  

The Bloomberg Distinguished Professor will conduct original, policy-oriented scholarship and be a leader of SAIS’s and the Berman Institute’s collaborative efforts to advance research and scholarship in the areas of ethics, global food and agricultural policy.  The Bloomberg Distinguished Professor will have unprecedented opportunities for interdisciplinary, innovative scholarship and teaching.

Applicants must hold a PhD, JD, MD, or equivalent and: (1) have strong commitments to global food policy/agricultural health policy; (2) background or demonstrated scholarly commitment to addressing ethical issues in their area of expertise; (3) exhibit evidence or potential for a distinguished record of scholarship in ethics and global food policy; (4) record of excellence in teaching; and (5) demonstrated record of collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Scholars from a variety of disciplines, including the social sciences, philosophy, public policy, international affairs, public health, law, and economics are encouraged to apply. Applicants with strong training in empirical (quantitative and/or qualitative) social science research as well as in moral and political theory are welcomed. The Bloomberg Distinguished Professor is open to those at the associate or full professor rank, with tenure.

Minority and women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.  The Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2014, and applications will be accepted until a decision is made.     

 Please submit a CV and letter of interest to:

Prof. Jeffrey Kahn
Prof. Deborah Bräutigam
Co-Chairs, Search Committee
c/o Robin Schwartz
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Deering Hall
1809 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205