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The Pennsylvania State University has embarked on a transformative series of core faculty hires in ethics designed to ensure that Penn State becomes a leader in ethics informed interdisciplinary research and the integration of ethical literacy throughout the Penn State curriculum. Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute is pleased to announce four tenure-track faculty appointments funded by the University to augment the mission of building an interdisciplinary community of scholars from across the university committed to enhancing Penn State’s curriculum and research expertise in ethics. (Position titles and relevant links for the openings are listed below.)

We are seeking candidates who will build on the Rock Ethics Institute’s tradition of excellence in collaborative, interdisciplinary ethics research and ethically informed decision support for significant societal issues, as well as their success in integrating ethics into the curriculum. We are looking for individuals who will be effective in working on and leading interdisciplinary teams that embed ethical analysis into research projects and who have experience and interest in integrating ethics in undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Faculty who are hired will be Affiliate Faculty in the Rock Ethics Institute and receive a one-course release for the first five years designed to enhance collaboration with faculty and students on existing ethics research and curricular initiatives as well as building new initiatives and programs in conjunction with the Institute’s mission.
Salaries are competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available as are startup funds to support the applicant’s research program. We encourage applicants to review all four positions and consider applying to all those that are of interest.

Please click on the core faculty hire job numbers below for additional information.

Data Ethics (College of Information Sciences and Technology, Department of Statistics in Eberly College of Science)

Ethics of Borders (Department of Philosophy, College of the Liberal Arts)

Ethics, Resources, and Global Development (School of International Affairs)

Sexuality and Ethics (Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The College of the Liberal Arts)

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