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The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics & Health
Policy and the Houston Methodist Hospital System Biomedical Ethics
Program are seeking a full-time clinical ethics fellow to train with
the Center faculty and staff who lead the Clinical Ethics Consultation
Service at Houston Methodist Hospital, a premier, high-volume consultation
service with over 450 annual consultations.
Applications for this two-year fellowship will be considered from
professionals with terminal post-graduate degrees in medicine, nursing,
religious studies, law, and other fields related to bioethics. This
fellowship offers a competitive stipend, excellent benefits, and opportunities
for continued professional development.
The fellowship offers:
Comprehensive training in clinical ethics consultation including the opportunity
to observe and conduct ethics consultations for a high-volume Clinical Ethics
Consultation Service (~450 consultations per year) at the Houston Methodist Hospital
and its affiliates, including on-call duties.
Participation in clinical, research and educational activities within the Center with
the support and mentoring of the Center faculty.
Participation in Biomedical Ethics Committee and subcommittee meetings.
Participation in activities related to our undergraduate and graduate medical curricula,
including the award-winning ethics track program.
Preparation and delivery of presentations on clinical ethics-related topics for clinical audiences.
Opportunities for high quality collaborative ethics scholarship.
Participation in outcomes research related to clinical ethics consultation.
Terminal post-graduate degree in a field related to bioethics.
Candidates with an interest in transplantation ethics preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills, working both independently
and collaboratively to achieve mission goals and deadlines.
Strong presentation and teaching skills.
Tentative start date: July 1, 2014.
Interested applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter,
(2) a resume or CV, and (3) the names of at least three
professional or academic references to Joseph Sayegh at
by March 10, 2014.
Further information about the Center for Medical Ethics &
Health Policy can be found at www.bcm.edu/ethics. Further
information about Houston Methodist Hospital can be found
at www.houstonmethodist.org/. Baylor College of Medicine
and Houston Methodist Hospital are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action/Equal Access Employers.
Center for Ethics, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
2014 Summer Clinical Ethics Internship
The Center for Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (WHC) invites
applications for the summer 2014 Clinical Ethics Internship. MedStar
Washington Hospital Center is the largest private hospital in the nation’s
capital and is a Level I trauma center. The Center for Ethics at WHC provides
24-7 ethics consultation services, administers a 30 member multidisciplinary
Bioethics committee and provides ethics training courses to health care
practitioners at WHC and practitioners from around the world.
The Ethics Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with the Center’s
multidisciplinary staff on topics in clinical ethics, research and ethics
related hospital policy. These topics include, but are not limited to issues
in advance care planning, the ethical issues at the end of life, decision making
for patients, maternal/fetal conflicts, informed consent/refusal, and privacy
and confidentiality. The intern will work closely with Center faculty on projects
of mutual interest or pre-established projects. Also, the intern will be able
to observe clinical ethics consultation and attend rounds in our 7 intensive
care units and other medical specialties. The internship begins June 2nd and
ends August 1st.
Applicants should be rising 3rd or 4th year undergraduates with course work or
related experience in medical ethics, healthcare ethics or bioethics. They should
have an interest in clinical ethics, and career goals to which the study of
clinical ethics applies. Applicants should demonstrate interest in clinical ethics
through coursework, independent study, scholarship or clinical experience. Also,
applicants must have strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
Applicants must submit: a letter of intent outlining his/her interest in the
field of clinical ethics, a writing sample such as a paper written for a course,
a letter of recommendation from a former professor/mentor or a current transcript.
Applications for the internship will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Electronic submissions are preferred.
Inquiries and completed applications/documents should be sent via email to:
Olubukunola M. Tawose, JD, MA,
, Center for Ethics,
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street NW, EB-3108, Washington, DC 20010.
John P. McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
Postdoctoral Fellowship:Health and Humanities
The John P. McGovern, M.D., Center for Humanities and Ethics at
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston invites applicants
for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the fields of medical humanities
and bioethics. This position will require the successful candidate to
engage in and help carry out the work of the Center, while encouraging
her or his professional development.
The McGovern Center was established in September 2004 as an integral
part of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
While housed in the Medical School, the Center works closely with all six
professional schools at UTHealth—schools of nursing, medicine, dentistry,
public health, biomedical sciences, and biomedical informatics.
Educationally, the Center addresses the dehumanizing forces in contemporary health care by studying and teaching forms of care and research that are ethically-sound, spiritually-informed, and culturally sensitive. The Center’s scholarship and research focuses on contexts, experiences, power, meanings, ethics, and professional formation in medicine and health care using the methods of the humanities and the interpretive social sciences. UTHealth is situated in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center, and adjacent to safe walkable neighborhoods like Rice Village (home of Rice University). Houston is the nation’s fourth largest city, with ample intellectual, cultural, artistic, and gastronomic attractions.
The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:
Ph.D. in the humanities or interpretive social sciences (in hand by June 2013);
Experience teaching in some area of the medical or health-related humanities;
Evidence of research/publication in the humanities related to healthcare,
with expertise in history, literature, philosophy, theology, the arts, or the social sciences.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in
McGovern Center activities and become engaged with the larger Health
Science Center. This will include 50 % time spent supporting existing
programs, such as teaching in required and elective courses, grant writing,
and participating in the intellectual life of the Center; and 50% in pursuit
of his or her own research and scholarship either independently or in
collaboration with others.
Applications will be accepted until March 31 2014. The successful
candidate will be announced June 15, 2014. Starting date is September 1, 2014.
Fellowship will be awarded for two years, with an annual stipend of $45,000
(plus benefits), and $2,500 allowance for research and travel.
Candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
writing sample, and three letters of reference to:
Thomas R. Cole, Ph.D., Director
John P. McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
SUNY Upstate Medical University Center for Bioethics and Humanities
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities (CBH) at SUNY Upstate Medical
University in Syracuse, New York, seeks to fill a tenure-track position
at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The Center is interested
in applicants whose scholarship, teaching, and professional activities
demonstrate accomplishment and commitment to effecting social and policy
change as related to health care. This faculty member will collaborate
with other CBH and Upstate faculty to develop the Center's program in
Social Responsibility and Medical Activism, in education, scholarship,
and health policy; the faculty member will be expected to identify outside
institutional and professional organizational partners. Activities include
teaching in diverse settings throughout the medical university, engaging
in activism projects related to health care, and conducting and publishing
research. Qualified applicants may participate in clinical ethics consultation.
The relative proportions of time spent in these activities will reflect the
Center's needs and the faculty member’s interests. For clinicians interested
in continuing clinical activities in their field of expertise, providing inpatient
and/or outpatient care (up to 20% time) may be considered. Further information
about the Center is at our website, www.upstate.edu/cbh
Applicants should hold a MD, JD, or PhD. Applicants should have formal training
and/or record of significant accomplishment in social and/or policy change as
related to health care, demonstrated accomplishments in research/scholarship,
and demonstrated teaching excellence.
Chair, Dr. Kathy Faber-Langendoen at
. Applications will be
A diverse faculty is essential for SUNY Upstate to fulfill its mission; our commitment
to diversity is reflected in efforts to recruit colleagues who bring unique perspectives
to their research, clinical work, and the education of our learners, and who are sensitive
to the needs of others. We strive to create a community in which persons of various
ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, ages, abilities, and
beliefs feel valued, safe, and supported.
St.John Providence Health System
Senior Director Ethics Integration –Warren,Michigan
The Michigan Health Systems of Ascension Health are looking
for an experienced ethicist with a demonstrated history of
clinical and organizational ethical analysis and service in a leadership capacity.
Ascension Health is the largest Catholic nonprofit health system
in the country and the Michigan Health Systems of Ascension Health
include Borgess Health, Genesys Health, St. Mary/St. Joseph and St. John Providence.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Mission Integration at St. John Providence
and officed in their corporate headquarters location in Warren, Michigan a suburb
of Detroit, the Senior Director of Ethics Integration will be responsible to offer
resource, guidance and leadership to associates, physicians and the leadership of
the Michigan Ministries in response to request for ethics consultation.
The Senior Director of Ethics Integration with expert knowledge in the Ethical
and Religious Directives of Catholic Health Services and carrying a related Doctoral
Degree will offer clinical and organizational consults, lead the education and formation
of various ethics committees around the Michigan Market, facilitate formalized discernment
processes, review policies and contracts for ethical integrity, and participate and support
a myriad of boards and committees including the IRBs. Published and with superb communication
skills, this position of ethical analysis, research and leadership will model the mission,
vision and values of Ascension Health to broad internal and external constituencies.
7 years of experience in related work environment, demonstrating
leadership competencies and potential
Doctoral degree in Health Care Ethics, Theological or Philosophica
Ethics, with competencies in Roman Catholic moral theology and
health care ethics.
Must have published articles in reputable books, professional
journals and/or newsletters, reflecting a recognized competency
in Catholic healthcare ethics and theology.
Must have excellent communication skills, the ability to mediate
conflict and build consensus, and be able to work effectively with
groups and in a complex organizational structure.
Must be able to assess and analyze issues and concepts, be able to
convey these effectively, and be competent in evaluating competing
ethical claims within the Catholic health care environment and be
comfortable addressing issues in the clinical context of the practice of medicine.
Must have an understanding of health care systems, organizational
policy and policy development, and be able to work effectively both
independently and in collaboration with others.
Must have demonstrated competencies in Catholic moral theology, ethical
theory, bioethical issues, and in research and writing.
Contact: Deana Donovan-
and apply online at www.stjohn.org.
Duke Master of Arts in Bioethics & Science Policy
Advances in the sciences and technology shape our lives and our
societies, raising a myriad of questions: Is it ethical to clone
part of a human being? Should we use technologies that enhance or
alter our brains? Will we permit the police to store DNA forever,
even for those who have never committed a crime?
Duke’s MA in Bioethics & Science Policy invites students to address
these questions and many more. The program:
• Provides a foundation in the history, philosophy, legal, social,
and theoretical approaches to both bioethics and science policy.
• Enables students to identify, analyze, and propose solutions to
complex problems at the intersection of science, technology, ethics, and policy.
Led by Nita Farahany, JD, Ph.D., whose scholarship focuses on the ethical,
legal, and social implications of the biosciences, the MA program has a
world-class core and affiliated interdisciplinary faculty from across the Duke
community. Since 2010, Farahany has served on the Presidential Commission for the
Study of Bioethical Issues.
A distinctive feature of Duke’s MA in Bioethics & Science Policy is the opportunity
for students to concentrate within a specific area of existing or emerging research
that poses fundamental questions about the relationship between science, ethics, and
society. Concentrations include: genomics, neuroscience, and public impact and engagement.
If you love science and are fascinated by how it changes—and is changed by—society, we
invite you to explore the new Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy. We are now accepting
applications for Fall 2014. Applications are due March 1.
Director of Bioethics Research
Department of Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic
The Department of Bioethics at Cleveland Clinic invites applications for an
Associate or Full Professor level (“Professional Staff”) position, with
eligibility for a faculty appointment at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College
of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.
We are seeking an individual with a recognized track record in independent
research and scholarship in bioethics and with leadership skills to recruit,
mentor and promote success in the research of junior faculty and fellows.
The successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary
environment and contribute to the intellectual life of a vibrant and diverse bioethics
program. This individual will dedicate up to 50% effort to independent research and
scholarly activities in bioethics. In addition, he or she will participate in ethics
education for bioethics fellows, medical students and residents, nurses, and other
medical staff. There are also opportunities for participation in clinical ethics consultations.
This is a leadership position in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Bioethics, which
includes 13 faculty members and six fellows. Faculty members have numerous research
collaborations with other divisions at Cleveland Clinic, CWRU and other regional and
national academic centers.
Candidates for this position must have an MD, PhD or equivalent in an area of study
related to bioethics, such as medicine, philosophy, law, sociology, or medical anthropology.
Applications will be considered as they are received.
Interested individuals may apply by sending a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names
of three references to
Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer:
Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Smoke/drug free environment.
Department of Bioethics, JJ-60
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Mary Adams, Secretary to Search Committee - Phone: 216-445-2739
CLEVELAND CLINIC FELLOWSHIP IN TRANSPLANT ETHICS
The Cleveland Clinic invites applications to the Cleveland Clinic Fellowship
in Transplant Ethics. The Cleveland Clinic is an ideal environment for
the study of ethics in transplantation, given its history of promoting
advances in medicine and surgery, as well as its high volume of successful
liver, kidney, intestinal, lung, bone marrow, and heart transplants.
This fellowship, which will enter its second year in July 2014, will be
awarded to one qualified applicant. The program entails a one-year
commitment, with a possibility of a second year depending on performance
and other considerations. The fellow will join our current transplant ethics
fellow to focus on scholarly activities in combination with clinical involvement
in ethical issues surrounding organ donation and transplantation. In addition,
transplant ethics fellows will benefit from sharing educational opportunities
with those engaged in the Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics, described at:
Applications will be accepted from professionals with a terminal post-graduate
degree in medicine, philosophy, nursing, social work, religious studies, law,
or other fields related to bioethics. Priority will be given to applicants
with strong potential for leadership in the field and who will most benefit
from the rich clinical environment this program offers.
The program director is Kathryn Weise, MD, MA, who also directs the Cleveland
Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics. The steering committee includes David Goldfarb, MD.,
Director of the Renal Transplant Program; Charles Miller, MD., Director of the
Liver Transplant Program; Martin L. Smith, STD, Director of Clinical Ethics; and
Eric Kodish MD, Chair of the Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Spiritual Care.
Start date: July 1, 2014.
Stipend: $40,000 plus benefits, which include health care benefits and $1,200 designated
for travel to one conference per year.
Applications will be accepted immediately and in a rolling fashion until the one
position is filled. To apply, please send a CV, cover letter, and list of three references to:
Mary Adams, Fellowship Coordinator
Kathryn L. Weise, MD, MA
Program Director, Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics
Program Director, Cleveland Clinic Fellowship in Transplant Ethics
Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Spiritual Care
Kaiser Permanente - West Los Angeles Medical Center, CA
Medical Bioethics Director
In this role as a Clinical Ethicist, you will oversee the Medical Bioethics
program for a specific medical center. You will be relied on to direct and
expand the Bioethics Program through an integrated ethics approach. Key
functions will include responding to individual and organizational ethics
cases and issues, conducting individual ethics case consultations, analyzing
and improving consultation methods and approaches, and reviewing policies and
their development as it relates to patient rights and bioethics. Ethics services
will be offered throughout the continuum of care, including patient ambulatory
and home-based settings. You will act as co-chair for the medical center’s Bioethics
committee, shaping agendas and facilitating meetings. You will also serve as a
functional leader to promote organizational compliance with accreditation and regulatory
standards pertaining to patient rights and responsibilities, especially those related to
care at the end of life. You will offer advice, guidance, and education to physicians,
nurses, and other staff on clinical and organizational ethics issues. You will engage
in ethics quality improvement activities to address ethics quality opportunities within
the domains of end-of-life care; shared decision-making; the health care environment;
and professional responsibility.
Relevant professional degree required: Master's in Social Work, Nursing or other related field.
Experience with clinical ethics consultation, education, and interdisciplinary collaboration
Knowledge of principles, concepts, and methods of health care ethics consultation and ethics
program development to analyze, evaluate, and provide expert advice and consultation, as well
as direction and guidance on critical and complex ethical issues (clinical, organizational,
Must be able to analyze practical problems, explain and justify recommendations and collaborate
as a member of a multidisciplinary team
Essential abilities to include strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills,
ability to work with all disciplines in the health care team, clinical teaching experience,
tolerance for ambiguity and an understanding of clinical processes and problem-solving
Professional experience in organizational and research ethics is preferred
Doctorate in Ethics or related field OR M.D., OR J.D. preferred
Candidates should have an ability to work with all disciplines in the health care team,
maintain a tolerance for ambiguity, and a diplomate’s understanding of clinical processes
Candidates should submit online to Job Number 222472 at www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org
and send resume to Rica.P.Lilly@kp.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
Director, Centre for Biomedical Ethics
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of
Singapore is seeking candidates for appointment at full professorial
level to the Directorship of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics (CBmE),
in succession to the inaugural director, Professor. Alastair V. Campbell
who has helmed this position since 2006.
Under Professor Campbell’s leadership, CBmE has become a centre of excellence
for the region as a whole, offering training courses and conferences with
international speakers and participants. The Centre was a member of the Global
Alliance for Biomedical Ethics Centers (GABEX), and also has research links
with HUGO, WHO, The Hastings Centre and several universities in Australasia,
Europe and the USA. The Centre also publishes a peer reviewed quarterly journal,
the Asian Bioethics Review.
CBmE runs the Health Ethics, Law and Professionalism (HELP) track, through all
five years of the undergraduate medical curriculum. In addition, it offers
postgraduate study in biomedical ethics at both Master’s and Doctoral level,
and has a vibrant Visiting Fellows programme. There are 10 full time and 5 part
time academic and research staff in the Centre supported by 4 administrative staff.
More details on the Centre are available at http://cbme.nus.edu.sg.
Applicants should have a strong record of scholarship in medical ethics and bioethics
and experience of leadership, teaching and research in biomedical ethics education,
ideally within a medical school. An attractive remuneration package will be offered
with this prestigious position, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and
Interested parties should submit their letter of application, supported by a full
curriculum vitae and list of publications, and with the names of at least six referees to:
Mr Kee Boon Chuan
Senior Assistant Manager (Academic Affairs)
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Dean’s Office)
National University of Singapore
1E Kent Ridge Road,
NUHS Tower Block Level 11, Singapore 119228
Fax: + 65-6778 5743
All applications to reach us by 31st May 2014
(Only shortlisted candidates will be notified)
2/7 – 5/31/2014
Wake Forest University
Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology (Job ID 1500-141)
The Department of Biology seeks a PhD-level biologist for a two-year,
teaching faculty position for conventional and online courses. Preference
will be given to candidates with experience in the areas of bioethics,
cell and molecular biology, and genetics. He or she may also be required
to offer one additional upper level course in their special areas of interest.
The faculty of the Department of Biology (http://www.wfu.edu/biology/new/people/faculty.html)
represents a broad array of disciplinary interests and is committed to exposing
undergraduates to that breadth. The department graduates approximately 100
undergraduate majors per year and offers MS and PhD programs. Applicants should provide
in a single PDF file, their CV and a teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching
philosophy. Please also have three letters of recommendation emailed directly to
. For complete details and to apply, visit https://wakejobs.silkroad.com.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled,
with appointment scheduled for July 1, 2014. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages
diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of
the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways
of knowing and learning.
Lyman Briggs College (LBC), an undergraduate, residential,
liberal arts, science program at Michigan State University,
invites applications for visiting instructors for 2014-2015.
We anticipate one to three full-time openings. Founded in 1967,
LBC is a vibrant college at MSU focusing on the study of science
and its impact on society. Bridging the two cultures, the LBC
curriculum integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses
with courses in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science,
and faculty work closely with students in small classes. Faculty,
staff, and students in LBC promote inclusion through a range of
initiatives. The college, for example, hosts student groups like
the Briggs Multi-Cultural Alliance and Women in Science. Briggs
faculty, staff, and students have also won university awards for
diversity and inclusion for their instruction and research.
Candidates must be committed to undergraduate teaching and should
hold a MA/MS with a specialization in the history, philosophy, and/or
sociology of science, technology, environment, or medicine. Interests in
literature, public policy, the environment, history of science, and/or
philosophy of technology would be especially welcomed. A Ph.D. is strongly preferred.
The successful candidate will teach five courses over the course of the academic
year: two or three sections of our first-year introduction to history, philosophy
and sociology of science (HPS) course and two or three upper-level HPS courses.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page, Posting #9077.
Applications must be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site
(https://jobs.msu.edu), and should include a cover letter outlining
the candidate’s expertise as it pertains to their ability to teach
within one or more of the specializations listed above and the pedagogical
approaches the candidate applies in the classroom as well as a c.v. and
teaching portfolio. For details on teaching portfolios see
www.lymanbriggs.msu.edu/faculty/openPositions.cfm. In addition,
three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s teaching
experience and expertise must be sent electronically by the recommenders
through the application system.
Deadline to ensure consideration of application is March 15, 2014, and
review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.
Questions regarding these positions may be directed to Dr. Georgina M. Montgomery,
or at Lyman Briggs College; 919 E. Shaw Lane; Room E-35;
Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI 48825-1107.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to
achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages
applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health (SPH),
Division of Community Health Sciences (CHS) is seeking applications
for a tenured associate or full professor with an outstanding
research background in health promotion interventions with
African American and/or Latino older adults.
This senior level position is the lead position in a Chancellor-sponsored
campus wide cluster hire initiative entitled “Health Promotion for Racially
and Ethnically Diverse Older Adults” and will be actively involved in recruiting
four additional tenure track faculty specializing in related research in the
following departments: Disability and Human Development, Physical Therapy,
Occupational Therapy and Health Policy and Administration.
In addition to holding a faculty appointment in Community Health Sciences,
the successful candidate will assume a leadership role in the Center for
Research on Health and Aging (CRHA) in the Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP).
Anticipated starting date is August 2014. Salary is commensurate with
experience and qualifications. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois is an AA/EOE/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.
To apply please visit: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board. Applications must be
submitted online and must include a letter of application, CV and contact
information for three references.
Instructions for applying: http://www.uic.edu/depts/hr/support/HireTouch/training/HireTouch_ApplicantGuide.pdf
CHS faculty member:
Applicants must have demonstrated competency in delivering
course content and mentoring students. A funding track
record with a promise of a continued scholarly trajectory
must be evident as well as a continuation of scholarly activities
of such caliber that the candidate’s work is widely recognized for
its high quality and impact.
CRHA Leadership Role: The candidate will be a strong advocate for
the Center, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, promote a
culture of consensus, collaboration and productivity and will thrive
in and promote a diverse interdisciplinary research environment. The
candidate will continue to develop, test and implement evidence-based
health promotion programs for older minority adults and actively pursue
external support for this work.
The candidate is the lead position in a Chancellor-sponsored cluster
hire involving the recruitment of four additional tenure track faculty specializing in health promotion research with minority elderly in Disability and Human Development, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Health Policy and Administration.
Candidates must have:
A PhD in Public Health or a related area (e.g. psychology, gerontology, sociology, social work).
Expertise in gerontology and health promotion interventions for African American and/or Latino older adults.
Exceptional research and scholarly capacity with a strong track record of external funding.
At least 5 years of experience teaching graduate level courses and mentoring graduate level students.
University of Copenhagen
Associate professorship in Philosophy/Ethics of synthetic biology
The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Faculty of
Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications
for a 3-year associate professorship in Philosophy of synthetic biology
to be filled by 1 August 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication (http://mcc.ku.dk)
offers research-driven educational programmes within Film and Media Studies,
Philosophy, Education and Rhetoric. The Department focuses on the fundamental
aspects of human cognition and communication as they are manifested in various
institutions and media, and in various historical and social contexts.
The associate professorship will be affiliated with the Department’s Section of
The position is created as part of the interdisciplinary collaboration on Synthetic
Biology at University of Copenhagen, see http://synbio.ku.dk/
For job and application details:
NEW POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME IN BIOETHICS & SOCIETY
Friday, May 30th, 2014
Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, King's College London
London, United Kingdom
Dr Silvia Camporesi
+44 (0) 20 78487918
The Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King's
is accepting applications for a new Postgraduate bioethics course.
The Bioethics and Society programme is the only UK Bioethics programme
based in a social science department. It offers a unique 'real-world'
approach to bioethics, allowing students to understand the social and
political contexts in which bioethical controversies arise and proposed
solutions are developed.
Lectures and seminars are taught by an internationally recognized faculty
who consult with the World Health Organization, the Nuffield Council on
Bioethics, and the UK Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology, among others.
The programme offers rigorous training in quantitative and qualitative research
methods, and provides internship opportunities that allow students to gain practical
insights and to build professional networks.
Our optional modules can be grouped around five career streams: 1) Research Ethics /
Clinical Ethics; 2) Genetics & Reproduction; 3) Health Policy & Public Health; 4)
Neuroscience & Mental Health; 5) Global Trends.
The programme is offered as a 1-year full time / 2-year part-time Masters, 1-year
PG Diploma (only course-work), and a 6-month PG Certificate (selected course-work).
Funding available: You can find more information on funding opportunities on the KCL
For any queries, contact the Assistant Director and Admissions’ Tutor, Dr Silvia Camporesi:
Department: Vice Provost for Research
Position: Assistant Director, Research Compliance Education
Job ID: #11279
Salary Range: $58,600 – $73,250
The Assistant Director for Research Compliance Education
will be responsible for developing and organizing a variety
of training and educational opportunities for those involved
in all aspects of research, including cost principles for
educational institution, research integrity, research with
animals and human subject research. The focus will be on
creating educational programs for the BC research community,
including faculty and staff, students, and post-doctoral research
fellows in the complex web of regulatory requirements that govern
research. This position will collaborate with many other offices
across campus in developing an integrated compliance education program
that promotes an understanding of compliance issues throughout the
The Assistant Director for Compliance Education has direct contact
with the Deans, Department Chairs, Graduate Program Directors,
Faculty, Research Administrators, and Graduate Students in all
schools and departments at Boston College and will be responsible
for developing, collecting and making available, Research Integrity
and Responsible Conduct of Research resources to the BC Community.
In addition, the Assistant Director will develop training programs
for Sponsored Research and organize and participate in educational activities.
*Working knowledge of Research Integrity, Responsible Conduct of Research
*Programs issues and how they apply to various constituencies required.
*Requires knowledge of ethics education in a variety of academic disciplines
and an awareness of graduate student problems.
*Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentations skills.
*Working knowledge of federal policies and regulations as they relate to
research compliance and sponsored project.
*Experience in development and delivery of educational programs, preferably
at a research university.
*A minimum of three to five years of experience in the field of research
compliance/sponsored project administration in a university or equivalent
combination of education and experience.
*Advanced degree and practical experience as a university researcher a plus.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
In order to be considered as an official applicant, please note that it
is necessary to apply directly online at our site: www.bc.edu/bcjobs.
Cullen Endowed Professorship in Medical Ethics
The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
seeks a distinguished scholar to fill the Cullen Endowed Professorship in
Medical Ethics and join us as a new colleague. The Center comprises 7
faculty members, two of whom hold endowed positions, and 18 support staff,
housed in newly renovated space on the main Baylor campus.
Our Center’s faculty teach in the undergraduate and graduate medical curricula,
direct an award winning ethics track for advanced medical students, and are
currently developing a new, comprehensive, College-wide graduate medical education
curriculum in ethics, professionalism and health policy. The quality of teaching
by Center faculty has been recognized by numerous teaching awards.
Center faculty lead clinical ethics consultations services at two Texas Medical
Center hospitals and expect soon to be leading a new clinical ethics consultation
service at a third hospital.
Center faculty are actively engaged in funded research supported by NHGRI and NCI
of the NIH, PCORI, and private foundations. Two of the Center’s faculty have been
recipients of Faculty Scholars Awards from the Greenwall Foundation. Our faculty
have published more than 700 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific, clinical, and
bioethics literature and books.
Qualifications and Responsibilities
The recipient of this new endowed professorship will have the opportunity to play
a leading role in strengthening the Center’s programs in ethics education, clinical
ethics consultation, and bioethics research. Candidates must have a doctoral degree,
such as MD, PhD or JD, and must have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in his or
her field. Faculty rank will be Associate or Full Professor.
The successful candidate will participate in teaching and mentoring junior faculty.
Depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate, responsibilities
may also include clinical ethics consultation, funded research, and/or development of new
educational programs within the Center. The final distribution of duties will be negotiated.
Life in Houston
Baylor College of Medicine, one of the nation's top academic health sciences centers, is
committed to advancing human health through the integration of patient care, research,
education and community service. Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in
Houston, Texas, it is the only private medical school in the Greater Southwest.
Baylor College of Medicine was founded in 1900 and is today an internationally respected
medical and research institution known for excellence in education, research and patient care.
The College consistently ranks among the top of the country's 125 medical schools. For 2013,
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the College No. 18 for research on its list of top medical
schools. Baylor College of Medicine is also listed 13th among all U.S. medical schools for
National Institutes of Health funding, and No. 1 for research expenditures in biological
science by the National Science Foundation.
Houston is one of the most racially, ethnically, and internationally diverse cities in the
United States and supports world class cultural institutions – such as the Alley Theater,
the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera,
and the Houston Symphony – four professional sports teams, and cuisines from around the world.
Houston and its suburbs offer a wide range of affordable housing and family-oriented programs and activities.
How to Apply
Those interested in this position should send a curriculum vitae and short letter indicating
their desire to be considered. The letter should include the names and contact information
for three persons willing to provide a reference.
Materials should be sent by March 10, 2014 to:
Amy McGuire, JD, PhD
Director, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Chair, Cullen Endowed Professorship Search Committee
Or via post:
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
1 Baylor Plaza, MS420
Houston, Texas 77030
For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at www.bcm.edu/ethics
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
2-1 to 4/30/2014
DIRECTOR, MASTER OF ARTS IN BIOETHICS PROGRAM
EMORY UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ETHICS AND LANEY GRADUATE SCHOOL
The Center for Ethics at Emory University seeks a bioethics scholar
to direct our Master of Arts in Bioethics (MAB) program. Rank and area
of specialty are open.
The MAB program has grown rapidly from its origins five years ago,
and now includes dual degree programs with many Emory schools.
The next phase of the program’s development will concentrate on
attracting scholarships, recruitment of new students, and strengthening
existing areas of focus (such as clinical ethics, research ethics,
religion and bioethics, and neuroethics) while developing new ones.
We are looking for a creative thinker with strong organizational skills.
The ideal candidate will have experience teaching bioethics at the
graduate or professional level, organizational and leadership experience,
and a solid record of bioethics scholarship. Experience helping build or
running a masters-level program in bioethics or related field is a plus.
A PhD or professional equivalent in a bioethics-related discipline, or an
advanced degree in a related field with training at the masters or fellowship
level in bioethics is required. The Director will teach three courses/year
in the MA program, with some teaching in other Emory schools as well.
The Director will join the faculty of our prominent Center for Ethics.
Center faculty hold appointments in a variety of schools including Emory
College, and the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Law.
A primary, non-tenured appointment in a medical school department is anticipated,
though a tenured appointment is a possibility for senior candidates.
The Emory Center for Ethics is a dynamic Center with 9 onsite and 35 university-wide
faculty members, a tradition of research and scholarship, and a range of
programming that touches every school at the university and includes multiple
collaborative relationships with the community and its institutions.
The Center is a general ethics center with a robust bioethics program equal
to that of most bioethics centers in the United States. Emory as a university
has made a deep and abiding commitment to ethical research, teaching,
and faculty development. Throughout Emory’s history, the University has
maintained the vital importance of ethical thinking and action. The University
vision statement characterizes Emory as “an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged,
and diverse community” characterized by “courageous leadership.” For that reason,
the Center for Ethics at Emory, which is organized under the Provost’s Office,
is a central player in the life of the university and in the decision-making
processes of the administration to a degree that is rare in American universities.
Candidates should provide a letter of interest, including a description of personal
scholarship and a statement of teaching philosophy; a full CV; and the names
and contact information of three references to: Jamila Garrett-Bell, Center for Ethics,
Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, or email to
Applications received by March 31, 2014 will have priority, and candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply earlier, but the search will continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries should be directed to Kathy Kinlaw, Center Associate Director, at
or Paul Root Wolpe, Center Director, at
NYU School of Medicine
Faculty Position: Division of Medical Ethics
The Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population Health
of NYU School of Medicine (http://pophealth.med.nyu.edu/divisions/medical-ethics),
seeks to recruit an Assistant or early Associate Professor for a 2 year
commitment beginning in July 2014.
Teaching a minimum of one course per year or co-teaching with another instructor
in the area of research ethics, teaching in existing medical school courses and
selectives, mentoring one or more graduate students as requested, working with
The Division Head on organizing meetings, conferences and research projects
particularly in the area of research ethics, pursuing a line of bioethical research
and inquiry in the area of research ethics that leads to both presentations at
national meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals, creating continuing
education programs in research ethics aimed at IRB members, staff and biosafety
committee members, creating a mentorship program for post-doctoral fellows in
research ethics, consultation on research ethics issues for IRBs, trial sponsors,
investigators, patient groups and develop and seek funding for research studies of
IRBs, informed consent, privacy, comprehension and other key topics
Core qualifications include:
Excellent record of quality scholarship and teaching including a demonstration of
a strong scholarly career track in a research ethics. PhD, JD, or MD preferred.
Competitive salary and comprehensive range of benefits available. Send cover letter
and CV (addressed to Arthur Caplan, PhD, Director), referencing “search ethics” to:
NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal employment/affirmative action employer and does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or
expression, sexual orientation, marital/or parental status, age, national origin,
citizenship, disability, veterans status, or any other classification protected by
applicable Federal, State, or Municipal Law.