Position Overview: The Department of Philosophy invites applications to teach two sections of Engineering Ethics for the fall 2020 semester. A sample syllabus is available. The instructor can choose to use all or part of it, or the instructor can design a new syllabus that fits the course description.
Course Description: This course will examine the ethical dimensions engineering careers. It will address questions such as: “What ethical challenges might engineers face as professionals? What considerations should inform their choices? What obligations do they have to one another and to the public? In what ways might engineering projects reflect the values and prejudices of the broader communities in which they work?” Students will become familiar with the three major ethical theories – deontology, utilitarianism, and virtue ethics – and will learn to apply them to a variety of real world case studies. Special attention will be paid to professional integrity, public safety, and whistleblowing.
Qualifications: PhD in Philosophy with college-level teaching experience is preferred. Qualified ABDs and MAs will also be considered.
To Apply: Please apply online with a CV, cover letter, syllabi of courses taught, teaching evaluations. In your cover letter, please indicate the times you are available to teach. Applications will be considered beginning on January 17 and will continue until the position is filled.
This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.