Monday, November 24, 2014

Two-Year Research Position at CSEP

Illinois Institute of Technology’s Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) invites applications for a two-year research position beginning in Fall 2015. The position is for a post-doctoral researcher or a Ph.D. student who has strong research interests in philosophical and ethical issues in neuroscience. The Ph.D. student must have finished his or her course work and have a Master’s degree or an equivalent. He or she will work within the two-year research project “Neuroethics – on the interplay between neuroscience and ethics” funded by the Swiss Cogito Foundation. The research project investigates philosophical and ethical implications of neuroscientific research. It focuses on the question of how far neuroscientific research results can serve as an adequate basis for arguments concerning moral judgment and ethical theory. Given the interdisciplinary character of the project, we especially welcome candidates with a research specialty both in philosophy/ethics and neuroscience. The salary is $39,000 per calendar year plus benefits.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to . Inquiries may be directed to Elisabeth Hildt, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3241 S Federal Street, Chicago, IL 60616.   

Deadline:  January 31, 2015.  

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community.  It actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans and other underrepresented groups.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

IIT Ethics Bowl Competes in the Upper Midwest Regional Competition

On Saturday, November 15th, the IIT Ethics Bowl Team participated in the Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl Competition at Harper College in Palatine, IL. The team went head to head with some of the top ethics bowl teams in the Midwest, debating cases dealing with everything from animal rights to social justice issues.  Team members Gaby Sumampouw  ‘15, Reno Waswil, ‘17  and Aaron Truitt, ‘17. Congratulations to the IIT Ethics Bowl Team for their amazing performance!

If you are interested in becoming part of the team, visit our facebook page ( or send Kelly Laas an email at