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Current Employment Opportunities
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Assistant Director for Academic Programs

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invites applications for a new non-tenured faculty position, Assistant Director for Academic Programs.

The Assistant Director for Academic Programs will work with the Institute’s leadership to design and direct the Institute’s new educational programs: a new Master of Bioethics degree and certificate program offered in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a new non-degree external executive education program.  In addition, the Assistant Director will further develop and direct the Berman Institute Bioethics Intensives program.

The Assistant Director’s responsibilities will include:  designing programs and developing curricula, including development of online courses; recruiting students; working with communications group to create marketing strategies for programs; evaluating programs, courses, and students; coordinating instruction; teaching three to four graduate level courses each year; establishing application requirements and determining review processes and selection criteria for students; leading and/or participating in various programmatic committees (i.e., student selection, curriculum development); developing mechanisms for and participating in academic advising; and engaging with different units of the University as well as external organizations and groups to ensure the smooth and effective operation of various programs.

The successful candidate will possess a PhD, JD, MD, or equivalent, with demonstrated evidence of interest in and aptitude for teaching bioethics at the graduate or professional level; experience in online course development and teaching, developing new programs, and entrepreneurial proficiency all desirable.  Formal training in bioethics is required, as is evidence of organizational, management and leadership abilities.

The successful applicant will join a thriving community of faculty with the Berman Institute of Bioethics, an interdisciplinary, independent unit of Johns Hopkins University.  The Institute includes more than 30 core and affiliate scholars with backgrounds in public health, philosophy, medicine, nursing, social science, and law, with active portfolios of scholarship, teaching, and service in bioethics. The Institute is committed to training the next generation of leaders in the field of bioethics.  Our unique interdisciplinary programs, faculty, and position in the University provide a dynamic educational environment.

Candidates should electronically provide a letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references (or three letters of recommendation) to:  bioethics@jhu.edu or

Julia Chill, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, 1809 Ashland Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21205.

We will begin reviewing applications in early 2015 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled, and expect the successful candidate to begin work prior to fall 2015.

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


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
jeffkahn@jhu.edu
dbrautigam@jhu.edu