This position offers a superb opportunity for an early career, mid-career, or established scholar to devote themselves to research and public outreach on questions of national and international significance. The Hastings Center is a world-renowned bioethics research institute with an active research portfolio, outstanding collaborative relationships with researchers and institutions in the US and around the world, and a strong commitment to public engagement, including through outreach to journalists, policymakers, opinion leaders, and other audiences.
The successful candidate will have freedom to identify and address major ethical, legal, and social issues on wide variety of topics in health, health care and science. While areas of specialization and methodologies are open, we encourage applications from scholars with an interest in ethical issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), particularly as applied to health care. Applications are also encouraged from candidates interested in health care reform, health policy, and neuroscience. For the right candidate, this is a powerful opportunity to build a robust research portfolio at The Hastings Center.
Candidates should be committed to collegial, interdisciplinary work. Experience securing grant funding that enables original research on timely topics—or interest in developing that skill—is a must. In addition, candidates should have strong writing and speaking skills and a desire to become a public voice on issues of societal concern.
Candidates will have a PhD, JD, MD, or other terminal postgraduate degree. Training or experience in bioethics is an asset, as is evidence that the candidate has applied their disciplinary skills to ethical concerns in health policy or the governance of emerging technologies.
To nominate: Call or email Jodi Fernandes, Executive Assistant to the President at 845-424-4040, extension 231 or email@example.com. Nominations will be held in strict confidence.
Application deadline: December 15, 2019.
Additional Salary Information: The Hastings Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, health insurance, TIAA-CREF pension plan, generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse staff and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Internal Number: 2020
About The Hastings Center
The Hastings Center addresses social and ethical issues in health care, science, and technology. Through our projects and publications, The Hastings Center shapes ideas that influence key opinion leaders, including health policy-makers, regulators, health care professionals, lawyers, legislators, and judges. Our analyses also influence professional practice: from end-of-life care to psychiatric practice to immigrant health care, we have helped to shape the standards of practice adopted by physicians, nurses, and lawyers. Founded in 1969 by philosopher Daniel Callahan and psychoanalyst Willard Gaylin, The Hastings Center is the oldest independent, nonpartisan, interdisciplinary research institute of its kind in the world. In addition to producing original research, we accomplish our mission through public engagement and service to the field of bioethics.