Thursday, 20 November 2014

Request for bioethics books for library at American University in Beirut

The Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program at the American University of Beirut Faculty of a medicine and Medical Center  is currently building a Bioethics Library to be made accessible to colleagues and students in the Region where there is a dearth of such books and references.

At SHBPP have no funds to buy books for the library and we are thus seeking generous book donations on bioethics, research ethics, public health ethics, clinical ethics, humane medicine, medical professionalism, etc.

It would be great if you can be part of this endeavor and donate books/bioethics reports, etc. for this purpose.
All books will be indexed and references published online with acknowledgements.
If you have colleagues/institutions who would be interested in being part of this, I would really appreciate your help in disseminating this message.
We would appreciate sending hard copies to the snail mail address below.
Many thanks in advance,

Thalia Arawi, PhD
Founding Director,
Salim El-Hoss Bioethics & Professionalism Program (SHBPP)
Clinical Bioethicist
Vice Chair, Medical Center Ethics Committee
American University of Beirut & Medical Center
Faculty of Medicine
P.O.BOX 11-0236
Riad El-Solh 1107 2020

Monday, 10 November 2014

30 tenure track positions at Univ. of Groningen for women.

find out more here  and here.

30 Rosalind Franklin Fellowships at the University of Groningen (214286-313 RFF)


Since its inception in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education providing high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best universities in Europe, and by joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.
The University of Groningen focusses on three main societal themes – Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society. With these themes the University is looking to bridge the gap between science and society. The University encourages researchers to participate in these themes by means of their research.

Job description

The University of Groningen initiated the prestigious Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme to promote the advancement of talented international researchers at the highest levels of the institution. The ambitious programme has been running since 2007 and has financed over seventy Fellows.
The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme is aimed at women in industry, academia or research institutes who have a PhD and would like a career as full professor in a European top research university. The Fellowship is only awarded to outstanding researchers.
Successful candidates will be expected to establish an independent, largely externally funded research programme in collaboration with colleagues at our University and elsewhere. They will also be expected to participate in and contribute to the development of the teaching programme of their discipline.
Under European jurisdiction it is lawful to specifically recruit underrepresented groups
The University of Groningen has 30 tenure track positions available in this programme, currently co-funded by the European Union. We invite ambitious female academics to apply for these positions.
Positions are available in the following areas (
Behavioural and Social Sciences
Economics and Business
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Spatial Sciences
Theology and Religious Studies
Medical and Life Sciences


• PhD degree for at least 3 years on reference date 11/30/2014
• exemplary research record demonstrated by publications in international top journals and/or in peer-reviewed books
• proof of independence and international recognition
• experience in various working environments in different countries
• successful in acquiring external funding for research projects
• teaching experience or proven inclination for teaching demonstrated by tutoring/mentoring of individuals or small groups
• demonstrable organizational qualities and communication skills
• a well-founded and motivated application with an innovative research plan for the first five years and a challenging outlook for the future which takes into account the international research landscape in their field of specialization
• must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date of 30/11/2014. Please check whether you are eligible to apply by doing the eligibility check: eligibility check:
Please note:
• There may be additional requirements formulated by the faculty of your preference. Please check the faculty job description.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a starting salary for the Rosalind Franklin Fellow/assistant professor, dependent on qualifications and relevant work experience, of a minimum of € 3,259 gross per month (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) up to a maximum of € 5,070 gross per month (salary scale 12 Dutch Universities) for a full-time position.
The salaries include an 8% holiday allowance, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in an employee pension scheme. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for the University of Groningen.
The appointment of a Rosalind Franklin Fellow/assistant professor will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years. After 4-5 years of employment, there will be an assessment of performance based on established criteria including research and teaching qualifications. If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the assistant professor will be promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. At the end of a further 4-7 year period, there will be another assessment aimed at promotion to full professor.
Please visit our webpage for more information about conditions of employment:
Applicants should submit:
1. a full curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications (file 1.)
2. a letter of motivation (file 2.)
3. a 3-5 page statement of research accomplishments and future research goals (file 3.)
4. a list of five selected ‘best papers’ (preferably including copies) (file 4.)
5. the names and contact information (including e-mail address) of 3 referees (file 5.).
The application files should be sent electronically in PDF format.
Applications with missing credentials will not be taken into consideration.
You may apply for this position before 1 December 2014 Dutch local time by means of the application form. Please visit our website:, for more information about these Fellowships, the requirements and the application procedure.
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