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Assistant Professor - Ethics

Faculty Posting Date: September 15, 2016

To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/37588

The School of Nursing and Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University invite applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August, 2017. The position involves a joint appointment in the School of Nursing and the Center for Healthcare Ethics in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts, with primary appointment in the School of Nursing. We seek a candidate with strong teaching ability and significant scholarly promise. The appointed candidate will teach courses in nursing ethics and healthcare ethics at all levels, and advise and supervise Ph.D. students in the Center for Healthcare Ethics and a new Ph.D. program in Nursing Ethics.

Duquesne University School of Nursing (SON) is a nationally recognized pioneer in nursing education. Our nursing faculty is dedicated to creating an educational environment grounded in the practice of ethical, holistic, and culturally competent care for vulnerable populations. To learn more about Duquesne University and the School of nursing, visit: www.duq.edu/nursing. For information about the Center for Healthcare Ethics, visit: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/liberal-arts/centers/center-for-healthcare-ethics.

Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to "serving God by serving students - through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world." (Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.)

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g. philosophy, healthcare ethics/bioethics, nursing, etc.) with specialization in healthcare ethics, by date of appointment.
  • A record or significant promise of high-quality scholarship in healthcare ethics.
  • Interest in and ability to develop and teach ethics courses of relevance to the practice of future and current nurses, including online courses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • A record of successful teaching at the university or college level.

Application Instructions:

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter, this should include a statement of how the candidate might support and contribute to Duquesne's mission, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, research statement, sample of written work to:   http://apply.interfolio.com/37588. Applications received on or before November 15 will receive full consideration. Questions about the position or search process may be directed to Eric Vogelstein, vogelsteine@duq.edu.

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA, and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples.


Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.