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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.


 Assistant Professor in Bioethics and Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invite applications for Assistant Professor in bioethics and public health.  This tenure-track faculty member will have his or her academic appointment in any relevant department of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, including Health Policy and Management, International Health, Population Family and Reproductive Health, Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Society, Mental Health, and Environmental Health Sciences.  This new faculty member also will be a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Applicants must hold a PhD, JD, MD, or equivalent.  Applicants should: (1) have a solid background in bioethics; (2) have strong commitments to public/population health; (3) exhibit potential for a distinguished record of scholarship in bioethics and public health; (4) show promise for excellence in teaching; (5) show promise for ability to secure external funding; (6) show potential for collaborative and interdisciplinary work.   Scholars from a variety of disciplines, including medicine, nursing, the social sciences, public health, law, philosophy, and economics are eligible to apply. Applicants with strong training in empirical (quantitative and/or qualitative) social science research are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those who already have an active portfolio of funded research. The successful applicant will be mentored to develop an increasingly independent portfolio of scholarship and funding in bioethics and public health.  This new faculty member will join other bioethics/public health faculty teaching and advising students in the PhD program in bioethics and public health/health policy.

The successful applicant will join thriving communities of scholars both within the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the#1 ranked school of public health, according to U.S. News and World Report, and is the largest school of public health in the country with particular strengths in global health, health policy, health behavior, and the qualitative and quantitative sciences.   The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is one of the largest bioethics programs in the world and includes scholars with backgrounds in public health, philosophy, medicine, nursing, social science, biomedical science, and law, with active portfolios of scholarship, teaching, and service in clinical ethics, ethics and science, research ethics and global bioethics, as well as ethics and public health and healthy policy.  Faculty of the Berman Institute have appointments in four schools of the University–arts and sciences, medicine, public health, and nursing.

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

Applications should be submitted by January 20, 2015

Please submit a CV and letter of interest to:

Prof. Nancy Kass
Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Deering Hall
1809 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205
nkass@jhu.edu

 


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 Julia Chill
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Deering Hall
1809 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205
jeffkahn@jhu.edu
dbrautigam@jhu.edu