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Now accepting applications for a tenure-track position!
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tripartite, tenure track, Assistant professor appointment in Philosophy to begin in August 2015. The successful candidate will teach across the core curriculum including Logic, Introduction to Philosophy, History of Philosophy, and Ethics. Non-teaching duties include academic advising, and departmental and university service. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated teaching, research and publishing record, and be interested in developing courses in his/her areas of expertise. She/he must have experience interacting with a diverse student body (for example, first generation university students, military service veterans and their family members, Alaska Native students, and students of other underrepresented groups).
Review of files begins December 1. To apply, and for complete details, please refer towww.uakjobs.com, Posting Number 0069545 and PCN 301313. A letter of application, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy must be submitted electronically to the UAA/HRS job website. Unofficial transcript(s), three confidential letters of reference (one of which must address teaching ability), an article-length writing sample, and teaching evaluations must be either uploaded to the UAA/HRS job website, or mailed to Prof. Raymond Anthony, Department of Philosophy, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage AK 99508, firstname.lastname@example.org. The successful candidate will be required to provide an official transcript. Ph.D is required by June 1, 2015.
UAA is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Applications for employment are subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
Philosophy research: Professor Terry Kelly and "When is a promise broken?"
Think of the classic "elevator pitch": You've got two minutes between floors to sell your idea and hook a client.
More than 20 college professors took that challenge at an event called "Rapid Fire: Research and Creative and Scholarly Work at UAA.". Their aim was two-fold: Connect with some curious undergraduates who'd like to get involved in research, or entice other faculty to collaborate.
Terry Kelly is an ethicist in the philosophy department with the demeanor of a stand-up comic. "And you might ask," he said as he took the stage, "what kind of research does a philosopher do? It's not that different from the stereotype."
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Money, Morality and Medicine: Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research
Stephanie Bauer, Ph.D. (Philosophy Department) will be presenting on ethical duties in medicine and medical research and the ethical issues raised by conflicts of interest. Stephen Tower, M.D. (Providence Hospital) will talk about his research on defects in hip replacement procedures and materials and how industry funding of research helped conceal those defects.
To watch the presentation on "Money, Morality and Medicine: Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research", please click on the following: part I, part II and part III.
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