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Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science

Position Number: 2015-F132

School/College: The John V. Roach Honors College

Department: The John V. Roach Honors College

The John V. Roach Honors College at Texas Christian University (TCU) invites applications for an Associate/Assistant Professor position, starting August 2016. Given the curiosity Honors College undergraduates have expressed in the relationships between medical humanities, technology, and science ethics, the successful candidate will teach and research at the intersection of history of science/philosophy of science and bioethics/healthcare ethics, broadly construed.

Primary duties involve offering junior/senior interdisciplinary colloquia that scrutinize science’s socio-cultural and historical origins, nature, and function as well as consider and probe connections between science and such issues as public health policy, clinical practices, science communication, and the impact of new technologies on scientific research, etc. Demonstrated aptitude and skill in helping students learn to think generatively, critically, and imaginatively about the practice of science in light of its miscellaneous contexts (historical, philosophical, ethical, sociological, anthropological, ethnographical, environmental, etc.) is keenly desired. Research expectations are commensurate with a 3/2 teaching load and could potentially be enacted via the Scholarship of Teaching approaches encouraged by Ernest Boyer and/or the Scholarship of Civic Engagement. High-impact service to the College and University is expected and will be robustly valued. Salary is competitive.

This position’s emphasis is on interdisciplinary undergraduate teaching in line with the Honors College mission. For additional information on TCU’s Honors College, see:

Position Requirements

Ph.D. in the history of science/philosophy of science or bioethics/healthcare ethics (broadly construed), with a strong preference for someone competent as well as knowledgeable in the other area of expertise, conferred by August 2016.

Interested individuals should submit the following three items to (1) an application letter that articulates how their training and experience equips them with the tools to promote as well as instantiate cross-disciplinary inquiry to TCU’s high-achieving Honors College students; (2) vita; and (3) recent evidence of effective teaching, including two syllabi that represent the candidate’s ability and desire to deliver integrative pedagogy. Candidates should have three confidential testimonials emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to

TCU accepts only online applications and documents. Screening of applicants will begin November 20, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. All dossiers will be kept on file until May 31, 2016.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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