JOB – Asst. Director / Lecturer in Bioethics & Society

Kings-College-London-LogoKing’s College London seeks to appoint to a lectureship in Social Science, Health & Medicine (Bioethics & Society), to act as Assistant Director in our new MA in Bioethics & Society and to contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Applicants should have a strong background in sociology, anthropology, philosophy or a cognate discipline; and a specialism relevant to bioethics. Applicants must have a completed doctorate, a developing research strategy, evidence of a developing record of high quality publications, and relevant teaching experience.

About the MA in Bioethics and Society

The MA in Bioethics & Society provides a firm grounding in the knowledge and analytical techniques necessary for sound ethical reasoning about end-of-life care, assisted reproduction, biomedical research, genetics, enhancement, justice in health and health care, and many other topics. Based in an institution with unrivalled excellence across the field of medicine and health policy, and with close links with the worlds of health policy and biomedical research, the programme offers students first hand exposure to health practitioners and scientists and allows them to build crucial professional networks. The MA in Bioethics & Society will lay the foundation for future careers; for example in government, national and international NGOs, or university teaching and research in bioethics or social sciences.It will also enhance existing careers in clinical practice, biomedical research, public health, and health policy.

Job Details

The person appointed will be expected to play a key role in the management of the MA in Bioethics & Society and lead or contribute to taught modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As Assistant Director of the MA programme, the person appointed will be expected to engage in active marketing and recruitment activities, both nationally and internationally; management of admissions, communication with students; and planning, organization and delivery of the taught programme.

Experience or familiarity with the academic environment in the UK is an advantage. A commitment to collegiality is essential, as is the ability and willingness to engage in constructive dialogue with medical and biomedical researchers and practitioners, and with policy makers.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Ilina Singh via email at


The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience, within the Grade 6/7 scale, currently £33,654 to £48,264, per annum, inclusive of £2,323 London Allowance, per annum.

Post Duration

Fixed-term contract for 3 years.

How to Apply

To apply for the post, please click on the ‘Further details’ link below to open the job pack. The job pack contains detailed instructions on how to make your application. Please ensure that you follow the instructions carefully, as incomplete or incorrect applications may not be considered. All correspondence MUST clearly state the job title and reference number A6-7/DAF/617/13-JT..

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