The Carl G. Grefenstette Center was recently founded to create a pivotal platform at Duquesne University for the integration of ethics with science, technology, and law. This interdisciplinary Center will explore the intersection of ethics, science, technology, and law from a distinctly Catholic perspective. Housed within the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Carl G. Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law will build on Duquesne's longtime academic focus on ethics and its historic commitment to advancing society for the betterment of all individuals.
The Center’s Inaugural Fellow will collaborate with academic programs within and beyond Duquesne to enable sponsored research and organize conferences, symposia, and other scholarly endeavors.
Duquesne University seeks an experienced scholar at an existing academic center or program focused on the intersection of ethics in science, technology, and/or law to contribute to the successful launch of the Carl G. Grefenstette Center. The Inaugural Fellow in the Carl G. Grefenstette Center will help Duquesne strengthen internal collaborations among Duquesne faculty, students, and staff and external partnerships with leading research institutions. The Inaugural Fellow may conduct a significant portion of his or her work remotely, with periodic trips to the Duquesne campus in Pittsburgh. He or she may also maintain faculty status and a partial workload at another academic institution.
The Inaugural Fellow will be responsible to the dean of the school or college in which he or she holds a faculty appointment (whether full-time or part-time) based upon his or her expertise and experience, and will submit annual reports on her or his activities as Inaugural Fellow to the relevant dean as well as the President and the Provost. The Inaugural Fellow will also work with an Advisory Board comprised of experts in a variety of fields from inside and outside the University who will provide ideas and guidance.
The Inaugural Fellow shall actively participate in supporting and developing academic and scholarly initiatives for Duquesne University and shall maintain scholarly pursuits including publications or presentations as appropriate. Faculty status may be maintained at another academic institution. The Inaugural Fellow’s faculty status at Duquesne University shall be determined based upon the credentials and qualifications of the candidate selected and the needs of the University.
The Inaugural Fellow will also provide strategic advice as requested by the Provost and President of the University, in order to advance the ambitious goals of the Strategic Plan.
The Inaugural Fellow will be responsible for developing early initiatives for the Center by actively promoting and supporting interdisciplinary programs that coalesce around the ethical issues involving science, technology, and law, in a fashion that is informed by Catholic moral traditions while engaging in and contributing to a broad array of initiatives.
The Inaugural Fellow may undertake this work remotely with periodic visits to the Duquesne University campus. The position may be held in conjunction with an appointment at another university.
The Inaugural Fellow in the Carl G. Grefenstette Center must have a terminal degree in a discipline with a background in Science, Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Ethics, Law, or a closely related field of study and a minimum of 3 years of experience within higher education associated with a center or institute with a comparable programmatic focus. A demonstrated expertise in science and/or technology, in addition to expertise in the field of ethics, is strongly preferred.
The candidate should have a record of publication and/or presentations on the ethical issues related to science and technology which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to help lead the Center. A demonstrated record of fundraising including success with acquiring grant and gift funding for scholarly or administrative activities is highly desirable.
Skills required include but are not limited to:
Demonstrated organizational management skills;
Ability to work independently to establish collaborative internal and external relationships;
Strong leadership, supervisory, and communication skills;
Ability to initiate and follow through with work responsibilities and to meet deadlines;
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Catholic and Spiritan identity of Duquesne University.
The Inaugural Fellow shall also have demonstrated a commitment and capability for engaging colleagues, students, and non-academic audiences in the issues surrounding ethics and policy issues related to scientific or technical advances.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree.
Applicants must demonstrate a collegial and collaborative orientation, and be willing to contribute to the growth and development of Duquesne University’s programs generally.
As with candidates for all positions at Duquesne, applicants should demonstrate that they are capable of advancing the University’s rich Catholic/Spiritan mission and traditions, and that they would find professional and personal fulfillment in making such a contribution.
Duquesne is a comprehensive university with about 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information about the university, see: www.duq.edu. Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community.
As a charter member of Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium HERC, we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples. Motivated by its Catholic and Spiritan identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.
Founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to "serving God by serving students - through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation, and the world." Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.
Please submit a detailed cover letter (describing your experience and your strategic vision to establish and sustain this new center), resume/curriculum vitae, and a contact list of three professional references (names, mailing and email addresses, and telephone numbers). The application review process will begin on October 15th, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled for an anticipated appointment date of January 4, 2021. Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/79378.
Questions should be directed to: Gerry Magill, Ph.D., Vernon F. Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy, and Law, Duquesne University (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.