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Adjunct Instructor, Biomedical Ethics
Simmons University

Date Posted Jan. 14, 2019
Title Adjunct Instructor, Biomedical Ethics
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Adjunct/Clinical Professor
  • Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Simmons University seeks an adjunct instructor to teach one section of Biomedical Ethics during the Spring 2019 semester.

The course is scheduled to run on Mondays from 3:00- 05:50PM, is capped at 25 students, and is typically taught as a combination of lecture and discussion.

Course Title and Description
PHIL-131-01: Biomedical Ethics
Examines moral questions concerning rights and responsibilities in professional biomedical relationships. Includes issues such as truth-telling, informed consent, privacy, confidentiality, patient self-determination, reproductive technologies, euthanasia, eugenics, and broader questions of justice in health care.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or be an advanced PhD candidate) in Philosophy and possess a commitment to excellence in teaching.

Instructions for Applicants:
Please submit a cover letter and CV (including references) to Professor and Department Chair, Diane Grossman at

The Department will interview selected candidates, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

As a University committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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