Adjunct Faculty - Philosophy (health care and nursing ethics) - Emmanuel College
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 9623
Emmanuel College-a Catholic, coeducational, residential, liberal arts and sciences college in Boston-has been educating critical thinkers, ethical decision makers and community leaders since 1919. Situated in Boston's Fenway neighborhood within the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, Emmanuel's 17-acre campus is home to nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, significant internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, and participation in a dynamic campus community. Emmanuel's more than 70 programs in the arts, humanities, education, natural sciences, business and nursing foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College's commitment to educate the whole person and prepare students to emerge as tomorrow's leaders. For more information, visit www.emmanuel.edu.The Philosophy department at Emmanuel College is seeking adjunct faculty for the Fall 2023 semester to teach the following courses:PHIL 1205 Health Care Ethics (2 sections)Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8-8:50amMonday/Wednesday/Friday 9-9:50amCourse Description:After an overview of the various normative frameworks for making moral decisions and judgements that moral philosophies and moral theologies propose, the course will focus on intelligent decision making about the ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in the field now known as bioethics. Among the topics considered are: patient choices and informed consent, proxy decision making, advance directives, brain death, withholding life-prolonging treatments and feeding tubes, diagnostic and experimental interventions on human embryos, cloning, artificial reproductive techniques, surrogate motherhood, preimplantation and prenatal testing, treatment and destruction (abortion) of fetuses, treatment of seriously defective babies, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, medical research on human subjects, transplanting organs from dead and living donors, the ethical implications of genetic medicine and genomic information, and the ethical issues arising in managed care payment systems. PHIL 3020 Nursing EthicsMonday/Wednesday 1:25-2:40pmCourse Description:The modern nurse must juggle a variety of professional, ethical, familial, prudential, and civic obligations. We often act as if good nursing can be encompassed by a concise and universal list of 'do's' and 'do nots'; however, we will see in this course that "good" nursing is far more complex. To this end, students can expect to utilize deontological, consequentialist, principles, and virtue ethics-based frameworks to analyze and evaluate a variety of responses to ethical conflicts in and around the nurse's obligation to advocate for their patients. Questions students can expect to encounter in the course include but are not limited to the following: How would both knowledge of public health policy debates and a concern for social justice inform one's views regarding informed consent, confidentiality, resource rationing, the legitimacy of for-profit care, crisis management, etc.? How could knowledge of institutional or systemic forms of oppression inform the way a nurse approaches their job? What is the right way to address the relationship between concern for oneself and concern for others in the workplace? In short, how could becoming more civically engaged make one a better nurse and what does it mean to be a good nurse in today's society? The aim will be for the student to then go on to construct and implement their own framework for decision-making.Candidates should possess a minimum of a Master's degree in Philosophy or a related field and preferably have experience teaching at the undergraduate level. Please indicate in a cover letter for which sections you are available to teach.Emmanuel College seeks to create a working and learning environment that reflect the society and community in which we are located, and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.Emmanuel College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.A complete application must include a cover letter, resume, a personal equity statement, and contact information for three references. Your personal equity statement should reflect your values as they relate to diversity, inclusion and belonging. Please include any initiatives you have undertaken and your personal and professional goals as it relates to DEIB. Click Here to Applyhttp://emmanuel.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=159531
Colleges of the Fenway is a collaborative effort of five neighboring Boston-based colleges in the Fenway area. This collaboration was created to add value to student academic and social life while seeking innovative methods of investing in new services and containing the costs of higher education. Collectively, the colleges represent more than 12,000 undergraduate students, comprising 16.2% of the total Boston population of undergraduates attending four-year colleges, more than 700 full-time faculty, and 2,300-course offerings.