Professor William Ruddick of the Philosophy Department has been appointed the first Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics and Director of the NYU Center for Bioethics.


Faculty Positions
Center for Bioethics, Arts and Science
New York University

Start date:  September 1, 2008 for both positions (pending administrative and budgetary approval; the start date for the open rank faculty position is negotiable for more senior applicants

Description of institution:  A new Center for Bioethics at New York University promotes a broad conception of bioethics encompassing both medical and environmental ethics through conferences, workshops, public lectures, and a Master’s degree program. Based in the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Center draws on faculty affiliates and programs throughout the University, including environmental studies, medicine, law, education, and public service. The Center will begin a Master’s program in “Bioethics: Life, Health, and Environment” in September 2007. A description of the program can be viewed at

Description of position:  Applications are invited for both an open rank faculty position and an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow position.

The open rank faculty position is for a tenured or tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or full Professor.

The initial appointment for the Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow position will be for one year, renewable annually for a maximum of three years. The applicant will be expected to give a graduate course in the new MA in Bioethics Program in Spring 2009.

NYU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Requirements:  Applicants for the open rank faculty position may be from any academic discipline. The applicant should have studied, taught, and written on relevant moral or general philosophical matters.

Applicants for the Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow position should have written and preferably taught in areas of medical, environmental, and/or animal ethics and have completed a Ph.D. no more than three years before the application date.

Review of applications begins:
  September 17, 2007

Contact information:  For both positions, please submit curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation (or, for more senior applicants applying for the open rank position, a list of recommenders), and two relevant essays to Professor William Ruddick, Director of the Center for Bioethics, 5 Washington Place, Room 305, New York University, New York, NY 10003, Attn: Open Rank or Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow Position. Please send any questions to