Assistant Professor, Bioethics or Applied Ethics

The Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS) at Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (ACPHS) invites applications from qualified candidates to join the College for a 9.5-month non-tenure-track appointment (renewable) at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2022. We are seeking a bioethicist / applied ethicist with teaching and scholarly expertise in applied philosophy within the health sciences.

The Department of Population Health Sciences includes faculty from social sciences, humanities, and public health disciplines; interdisciplinary collaboration is highly valued. Department faculty pride themselves on their involvement across campus and their desire to continuously improve our community. ACPHS boasts one of the longest-running pharmacy programs in the country, with the last 20 years characterized by continuous expansion and investment in additional academic programs, including the CEPH-accredited BS in Public Health.

ACPHS is committed to building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive work environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and valued. We believe diversity benefits and enriches the development of our students and employees. We welcome all who are qualified to apply, and we emphatically invite those who identify as people of color, women, veterans, LGBTQ/gender non-conforming individuals, and those with disabilities to consider joining our team.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:


A commitment to high-quality, innovative, student-centered teaching is essential for this position. Expected teaching load is likely 4-3. Our need is to develop applied philosophy/ethics courses to engage our health sciences students. There are opportunities to develop a variety of electives, given candidate’s interests and departmental needs. This might include creative development of courses on public health ethics, healthcare policy, introductory ethics, or introductory-level philosophy of science/medicine courses (i.e., emphasizing epistemology/metaphysics of the clinic and laboratory). We have no current need for business ethics. Candidates will support existing departmental teaching needs in upper-level courses, which may include Bioethics, Healthcare and Human Values for pharmacy students, and Research Ethics for graduate students. Candidates may also help improve both our medical humanities minor and our campus gen ed requirements. Within the BS Public Health program, you will engage students in the classroom, but may also support independent study and capstone students, and mentor students, some of which in the past have led to student and collaborative publications.


Candidates will be expected to make appropriate contributions in the areas of service. This may include service to: the PHS department; faculty/administrative committees; undergraduate advising; student organizations; professional organizations; and communities outside ACPHS.


A strong plan for scholarship is encouraged but not required for this position. Our department supports junior faculty in developing their research programs and encourages interdisciplinary partnerships within campus and in the Albany community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Teaching courses through a learning management system (Canvas)
  • Collaborating effectively across professional and disciplinary boundaries
  • Ability to develop and successfully teach to a wide domain of students

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Philosophy or closely related discipline

Preferred Qualifications:
Post doctoral work strengthens application
Pedagogical training strengthens application

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

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