Job Announcement: University Professor of Culture and Ethics of Biomedicine

The University of Göttingen invites applications for the position of
University Professor of Culture and Ethics of Biomedicine (salary group W2)
in the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine of the University
Medical School Göttingen ("Universitätsmedizin Göttingen"). The position is
available immediately. The appointee should be an experienced bioethicist
with proficiency in culturally related topics. She/he is expected to teach
(in German and in English) the subject of Culture and Ethics of Biomedicine
in the medical curriculum, gender studies, molecular medicine, and molecular
biology, too. Candidates are also expected to take an active part in the
institutional review board and the ethics committee, and to strengthen
existing interdisciplinary co-operations with the humanities in general and
gender studies in particular.
Qualifications required are the "Habilitation" or an equivalent further
qualification in research and university teaching; a sound teaching record is
a further prerequisite. Experience with grant applications, research
planning, as well as international research networking will be highly
desirable. A qualification in medicine or science is considered advantageous.
Appointments will be made by the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen as a
Public Law Foundation according to the Higher Education Law of Lower Saxony
(Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz Nds. GVBl. 2007, page 69). Further details
will be provided on request.

Applications by scientists from abroad are explicitly encouraged. The
University intends to increase the proportion of women in research and
teaching, and hence strongly encourages female scientists to apply. Priority
will be given to disabled persons with equivalent qualifications.
Applications including a CV, a list of publications, reprints of the
applicant's five most significant publications, a description of achievements
and future plans in teaching and research (max. 5 pages), as well as an
overview of successful funding applications should reach the Faculty no later
than four weeks following announcement of the position.
The Dean and Member of the Board of Directors for Research and Education of
the University Medical School Goettingen, Robert-Koch-Str. 42, D-37075
Göttingen, Germany.
Further general information for applicants and application forms are
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