Job in Ciudad de México: Tenure-Track Research Position (100%)

The Institute of Philosophical Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is interested in hiring a full-time female research fellow (tenure-track) in Philosophy of Science / Bioethics. Tenure can be granted after three years, after a successful competitive tenure review (concurso de oposición).

Applicants should have a PhD or should obtain one at least two months before the start of the contract, and must meet the requirements specified under Article 41 of the Staff Regulations (Estatuto del Personal Académico). This academic position is part of UNAM’s program for hiring young academics (Subprograma de Incorporación de Jóvenes Académicos). In accordance with this program, candidates should be under 39 years old by the time of their appointment.

Priority will be given to applicants with proficiency in Spanish at teaching level. If the chosen person cannot teach in Spanish when hired, being able to do so will be a necessary condition for the extension of the contract after one year.

The Institute seeks applications from female candidates specialized in any area of Philosophy of Science / Bioethics. The following are mentioned by way of example:

  • Methodology and General Philosophy of Science
  • Historical, Cultural, Political and Social Aspects of Science
  • Public Policies for Technoscience and Scientific Development
  • Gender Perspectives in Philosophy of Science
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology of Science
  • Scientific Change
  • Understanding, Reasoning and Creativity in Science
  • Models, Simulations, and other Forms of Representation in Science
  • Values in Scientific Research and Practice
  • Ethics of Technology
  • Ethics of Science and the Environment
  • Methodological, Epistemological and Social Aspects of Bioethics
  • Gender Perspectives in Bioethics
  • Medical Ethics and Public Health
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Animal Ethics
  • Genetic Ethics
  • Reproduction
  • Ethics of Clinical Research
  • Neuroethics
  • End of Life
  • Bioethics and Artificial Intelligence

Interested candidates should send their dossier including:

  • Birth certificate or ID
  • Cover letter stating undergraduate and graduate courses that could be taught by the candidate at UNAM
  • CV
  • Ph.D. diploma or official letter indicating the date of the doctoral examination/defense.
  • Research Project (maximum suggested length: 2500 words)
  • One publication or writing sample considered representative
  • Two letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by the referees)

Contact address for applications and inquiries:

Deadline for application: February 2, 2024

Shortlisted candidates will give a talk and be interviewed (in person or via zoom) in March 2024. Tentative starting date: June, 2024.