Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics

Posted November 04th 2023

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

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The Opportunity
The University of Central Florida (UCF) Department of Philosophy (CAH) and the Medical Education Department (COM) seek candidates for a jointly-appointed tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 8, 2024. This is a full time, nine-month faculty position with a joint appointment between CAH and COM, with an expected supplemental summer teaching appointment in COM.

The position will be split between sixty-percent (60%) effort in the Department of Philosophy and forty percent (40%) in Medical Education Department. The faculty member’s tenure home will be in Philosophy, with annual evaluation in both Philosophy and Medical Education. The faculty member will teach on a 3/2 schedule, with a 2/1 annual course commitment in Philosophy and a 1/1 annual course equivalent commitment in Medical Education.

Candidates should anticipate the expectation of sustained research and teaching excellence across their appointments.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Philosophy or relevant field from an accredited institution.
Experience teaching Bioethics or Medical Ethics.

Preferred Qualifications:
A candidate with preferred qualifications will bring a cross-section of skills and experience including at least a relevant subset of the following:
– Area of competence (AOC) in Medical Humanities.
– Previous experience teaching in medical education (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, or continuing education).
– Research or teaching experience or interests in applied ethics, ethics and technology, or environmental ethics (including public and population health ethics).
– Demonstrated record of publication and/or grantspersonship.

Additional Application Materials Required*
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted online through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, candidates should submit:
– Cover letter.
– Current curriculum vita.
– Copies of all academic transcripts.
– Research statement (no more than two pages) including evidence of research excellence.
– Writing sample (published, forthcoming, or under review).
– Teaching statement (no more than two pages) including evidence of teaching excellence.
– Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references (letters of reference will only be requested if the candidate is advanced to the interview stage.)

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about this position may be directed to Jonathan Beever, Associate Professor of Philosophy,

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

Job Close Date:
Open until filled.

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?
Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
– Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
– Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
– Retirement savings options.
– Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
– Education assistance.
– Flexible work environment.
– And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (

Who Are We?
Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.

College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) – Philosophy

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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