KIE seeks new scholar

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, Washington, DC seeks applications for a tenure/tenure-track position, open rank, with a 2-1 teaching load, in practical ethics. The Kennedy Institute is a research and teaching center in practical ethics that emphasizes originality of theory and public intellectual engagement. While most faculty are philosophers, this position is open to scholars of any disciplinary training who engage with conceptual/normative approaches to ethical issues.

The Institute has particular interests in adding faculty who specialize in science and values, genomics, data ethics, critical race theory, environmental ethics, or social justice issues in health, but applications from any area of practical ethics are welcome. The successful applicant will have a primary appointment to the KIE and secondary appointment to their disciplinary department, with full citizenship in that department. Teaching will be at both the graduate and the undergraduate level and may include graduate supervision. KIE scholars are also expected to engage in public intellectual work, contributing leadership in policy, community work, or other arenas beyond the academy.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

Junior candidates should send a letter of interest, a current cv, a writing sample, and three letters of reference; senior candidates should send a letter of interest, a current cv, and contact information for three referees. Letters of interest in each case should include a description of how the applicant foresees contributing to policy, community work, or other public leadership, as well as their original theoretical contributions.

Materials should be sent to Applications received by Jan. 15, 2016 are guaranteed of full consideration, but the position is open to applications until filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Rebecca Kukla, at