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Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

The Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Brody School of Medicine announces an immediate opening for two fixed-term or tenure track Teaching Assistant or Associate Professor, or Assistant or Associate Professor positions. Position Summary: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching bioethics, research ethics, and/or applied areas of the humanities in the medical sciences to medical students, residents, graduate students, and learners and clinicians in other healthcare fields within the Brody School of Medicine and other health-related programs. Responsibilities also include other activities related to funded scholarship and providing clinical ethics services. Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience.

Requirements: A terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., J.D., D.H.C.E.) from an appropriately accredited institution in a relevant discipline is required. Exceptional applicants who have completed all-but-dissertation requirements for a terminal degree may be considered. Strong academic credentials and formal training in ethics are important. A secondary clinical degree in addition to a terminal degree as stated above, is preferred. HEC-C is not required but desirable. Experience in medical schools, hospitals, academic medical centers, clinical ethics consultations or other healthcare settings is preferred.

Application: To apply, submit a CV, a letter of interest, and list of three references with contact information online to: https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/44520.

For further questions, contact the department at: phone (252) 744-2618 or by e-mail: clayma@ecu.edu.

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or ADA-Coordinator@ecu.edu.

Contact: Maria Clay (clayma@ecu.edu)
Closing Date: October 10, 2022

Assistant Professor (non-TT) at Case Western Reserve U (Cleveland, OH)

The Department of Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.

Applicants must have a terminal degree (PhD, JD, MD, etc.) at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly and educational activity in Medical/Health Humanities, Social Medicine, Bioethics, or related areas. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s teaching programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. Candidates will be encouraged to collaborate with the Department’s multidisciplinary faculty in scholarship and service activities. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and scholarship. This position will begin ideally in fall or winter 2022/2023, but start date is negotiable.

The Department has a longstanding history of outstanding research, education, and service. Its nationally- and internationally-recognized faculty have expertise in bioethics, medical humanities, and social medicine, with particular areas of specialization including genetic research ethics, international research ethics, eating disorders and body image, biobanking, clinical ethics, and other evolving ethics-related research areas. The Department also has thriving undergraduate minor and MA programs in Bioethics and Medical Humanities and is welcoming its second cohort into its newly-relaunched and highly successful PhD program in the fall of 2022. The Department also boasts an outstanding record of university, regional, national, and international service.

CWRU is located in the University Circle area of Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland is a vibrant, culturally rich, re-emerging city, recently named one of the top 15 best places to live in the US (www.timeout.com). University Circle itself is home to world-renowned cultural institutions such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center, and the stunning Cleveland Cultural Gardens, which celebrate the ethnic richness of the city’s history. University Circle is also the home of two world-class health care institutions, The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland, and the nation’s third largest VA, The Louis B. Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, writing sample, diversity statement, and names of three references. The diversity statement should explain how one’s teaching, research, and/or service contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion within a scholarly field(s) and/or how individual and/or collaborative efforts promote diversity, equity and inclusion inside and outside institutions of higher learning. Applications and inquiries should be sent to: Barbara Juknialis, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106-4976 or bwj@case.edu. Applications received by October 1, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Contact: Barbara Juknialis(bwj@case.edu)
Closing Date: December 1, 2022

Professor of Health Humanities and Program Director, Arts and Humanities in Healthcare – U Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate or full Professor to serve as an educator in health humanities and as Director of the Anschutz Medical Campus’ Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program.  

The University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities develops and implements humanities and arts-related educational programs that impact virtually every learner and academic program on the Anschutz Medical Campus as well as facilitating related undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Colorado and in our local and regional communities. The Center’s Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program has been a national model and innovator in health humanities education and scholarship since its inception as a campus-wide program in 2009, and we seek an individual to lead this program to the next level of growth and success. 

The ideal candidate to direct the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program will be a visionary leader with a passion for teaching and a record of excellence and national prominence in health humanities, including significant accomplishments in education and scholarship in the field. We seek an innovative, energetic, and engaging director, capable of upholding our position as a pioneering program in health humanities and shaping future directions for the program and the field. The director must have a strong track record in one or more of the major sub-fields within health humanities, such as narrative theory and practice in health care; media and health; exploration of music, writing, and/or visual arts in healthcare settings; or dramatic arts, such as improv or theatre of the oppressed. Experience in and passion for teaching are critical, including a strong commitment to influencing the growth and identity formation of health professions students through the arts and humanities, recognizing that music, history, literature, poetry, other arts and reflective writing support transformative learning into reflective and humanistic practice. Experience in clinical/therapeutic use of the arts in health care settings and in securing and conducting funded research related to arts and humanities in health care are highly desired. 

The program director will help lead the ongoing expansion of the Center’s teaching and training programs and will have primary responsibilities related to teaching in health humanities across all of the University of Colorado’s health professions schools, including dental medicine, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, physical therapy and physician assistant programs. The Center plays a leading role in the University’s required interprofessional education curriculum, oversees and contributes to teaching in the Bioethics and Humanities Trail in the School of Medicine’s Trek Curriculum, and regularly teaches electives in other colleges and schools. The Center is also responsible for some residency training and collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the University of Colorado Denver’s Health Humanities Minor, including teaching the Minor’s required introductory course. The director is responsible for leadership and active participation in curriculum and program development and evaluation and serves as a mentor for university faculty and students who aspire to further study, training or development of teaching skills in arts and humanities in health care.

In addition to these core educational roles for the university, the director of the program has multiple opportunities to use Center resources to enhance the lives of our university colleagues and to reach beyond the university to our regional, national and international partners and stakeholders. These resources include The Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities; the Music and Medicine Initiative, including the Anschutz Campus Choir and Orchestra; editorial oversight of the annual publication, The Human Touch: A Journal of Literature and the Arts; and curation of the Arts in Medicine Lecture series, the endowed Claman Lectureship and other programming.

Finally, the program director serves as a prominent advocate, fundraiser and voice for health humanities and for using humanities and arts to enhance empathy, understanding and resilience in health care. Candidates for this position should be prepared to lead the creation of new and expanded opportunities for students, health professionals, patients and the public to engage in discourse about important issues facing health care and society around social justice, equity, and human rights. The program director will be particularly expected to expand opportunities for learners from groups that have been traditionally marginalized and whose voices have not been heard.

The candidate must be willing to relocate to the Denver area within 3 months of the start date. Please note: we are unable to provide employment-based sponsorship for this position.

Interviews for this position will begin in the summer/fall of 2022, with a preferred start date in January 2023.  The start date is flexible and the position will remain open until filled. 

Professional Field
This position is within the field of humanities in health care.

Examples of Work Performed
The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching and Curriculum Development:  50% of FTE
  • Scholarship, Research, and Publication:  30% of FTE
  • Outreach and Programmatic Activities:  20% of FTE

Supervision Received
The Program Director reports to the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, Matthew Wynia, MD.

Supervision Exercised
The Program Director will supervise at least one employee.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
To be successful in this position, candidates will:

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have a strong commitment to influencing the identity formation of health professions students through the arts and humanities 
  • Be eager to contribute to a diverse, multidisciplinary and interprofessional environment and motivated to build new partnerships to support this critical work.

Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu​. 

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 

Does this position have fiscal responsibility?
This position manages the budget of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare program, the Claman endowment, and other program budgets as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications  
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Education 

  • A terminal degree (PhD, MD or JD) in a relevant humanities or social sciences discipline. 

Experience

  • 5+ years of documented teaching experience in health humanities in a medical or health sciences environment.
  • A record of quality scholarship and significant contributions to the discipline and accompanying pedagogy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience and a track record of notable innovation in teaching health humanities.
  • Experience in curriculum development and educational research.
  • Experience in fundraising for arts and humanities programs and/or experience obtaining external funds for research on arts and humanities in health care
  • Experience in teaching online.
  • Experience in mentoring students in graduate and professional degree programs.
  • Excellent record of quality scholarship and publications.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Refer to requisition number: 26626.     

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References 

Application Materials Instructions: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Contact: Danielle Chaet (danielle.chaet@cuanschutz.edu)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Clinical Associate to Full Professor (non tenure track) – Baylor U (Waco, TX)

The Medical Humanities Program at Baylor University is pleased to invite applications for a clinical professor position at the associate or full professor level. This position is expected to contribute to the tradition of outstanding teaching at Baylor University and to the signature academic initiatives identified in the University’s vision document, Illuminate (baylor.edu/illuminate). Our program is redefining how undergraduate students who aspire towards careers in and around healthcare can be educated and equipped, not only with an outstanding foundation in the sciences, but also with a rich exposure to the humanities. We seek to provide students with the unique opportunity to consider ethical and spiritual issues they will encounter in healthcare, to explore the deepest meanings of health and healing, and to embrace the sacred nature of their vocation.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaching & mentoring undergraduate students
  • Professional/scholarly/creative activities
  • Service to the University

Expectations:

  • Professional training and experience consistent with the clinical professor designation
  • Pedagogical excellence
  • Interdisciplinary engagement: The Medical Humanities Program intersects with multiple units in the university, including the Honors College, and The Robbins College for Health and Human Sciences. We also have a significant role in the Baylor Ethics Initiative (Human Flourishing, Leadership & Ethics Research). The candidate who fills this position will become an integral part of the “community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to critical and creative research about how Christian beliefs and practice relate—presently and potentially—to the broader cultural, social, economic, and political systems that we inhabit as local, national and global citizens.”
  • Administrative activities such as curricular oversight, student recruitment, and support for adjunct faculty and service to the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of the Medical Humanities Program and Baylor University

Qualifications:

Outstanding candidates holding a terminal degree (such as Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., J.D., D.Min. D.N.P, etc.) within an area of professional or academic specialization that intersects with healthcare are invited to apply. Consistent with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class research institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:

  • Clinical experience that may include direct patient care, medical education, healthcare administration, and/or involvement in healthcare policy.
  • Pedagogical experience including the ability to teach both introductory and upper-level courses and advise undergraduate research and theses.
  • Active professional engagement at local, state, and/or (preferably) national levels.
  • Demonstrable competency in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion

Preference will be given to candidates with experience and expertise in working with interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams and pedagogical approaches that integrate the arts and humanities with medicine and the health sciences. This is a clinical position but consideration will be given to any history of research and publication, grant funding, and service to the field and to the community through experience in medical education and/or clinical settings, healthcare policy, healthcare law, or healthcare administration. The appointment begins in August 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application instructions: https://apply.interfolio.com/107853

Contact: Lauren Barron, Lauren_Barron@baylor.edu
Closing Date: 10/30/2022

Assistant Professor (2 openings) – Cal State East Bay

The Department of Public Health at California State University, East Bay is hiring two tenure-track Assistant Professors to begin in Fall 2023. The first will be a specialist in legal and ethical dimensions of health. The second will be for a specialist in structural discrimination.

Review of applications will begin on 10/1/2022 and close on 11/15/22 or until the position is filled. Detailed position descriptions can be found here: https://www.csueastbay.edu/health/join-us.html

Please find detailed position descriptions and application links at the following link: https://www.csueastbay.edu/health/join-us.html. Questions can be directed to phcareers@csueastbay.edu

Contact: Search Chair, phcareers@csueastbay.edu
Closing Date: November 15, 2022

Bioethics Research Associate – Washington State U

Seeking a research associate with program management skills to contribute to a growing, multi-faceted bioethics program at the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.  The bioethics program has a robust research portfolio, with special emphasis in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSIs) of genetics and genomics, ethical issues in infectious disease preparedness and response, research integrity, and in the evaluation of clinical ethics consultation.  In addition to a thriving graduate Certificate in Medical Ethics, the bioethics program also conducts a highly visible quarterly Bioethics Grand Rounds, as well as outreach and media interaction at a regional, national, and international level.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the Bioethics Program, with a special emphasis on research.

This is a permanent position, and pays a minimum of $71k/year.  The position is a hybrid position with remote work possible.  For more information about Bioethics at WSU go to:  https://labs.wsu.edu/bioethics/

A full position description and application can be found at: https://wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSU_Jobs/job/Vancouver-WA/Bioethics-Research-Grant-Associate_R-7045

Job Duties:

Contributes to Bioethics Research at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

  • Percent of time: 60%
    • Identifies funding opportunities,
    • assists in the preparation of grant applications,
    • completes and submits IRB applications with input from PIs,
    • assists in writing grant reports and status updates
    • Conducts and assembles scholarly literature reviews
    • Assists in the conduct of focus groups and structured interviews
    • Serves as a liaison to research resources such as transcription services, etc.
    • Participates in qualitative research coding and interpretation
  • Contributes to Bioethics Education throughout WSU and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (Percent of time: 25%)
    • ensures placement of Medical Ethics Certificate Program courses on the academic calendar.
    • monitors and facilitates student applications and registration
    • monitors and contributes as appropriate to Medical Ethics Certificate Program course content and activities.
    • participates in student recruitment, including at professional events as deemed appropriate.
    • collaborates with Kaiser Permanente personnel in the design, implementation and assembly of student evaluation
  • Contributes to the promotion of the Bioethics program at WSU and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at the direction of bioethics program faculty lead(s) (Percent of time: 15%)
    • serves as a point of contact for the bioethics program
    • organizes meetings with collaborators, and faculty both within and external to WSU
    • helps coordinate the activities of the Bioethics program across research, education and outreach.
    • prepares materials for presentation, including maintaining bioethics program website(s), assisting with computer applications and slide presentations.
    • participates in other activities and initiatives as identified by bioethics program faculty lead(s).
  • Required Qualifications:
    • Minimum qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field and appropriate training to perform job duties.
  • Preferred qualifications: MPH, M.S., or M.A.; training in qualitative research; training in bioethics; project management skills.
  • Additional Qualifications (preferred):
    • Experience in preparation of human subjects research (IRB) applications.
    • Proficiency in the use of web applications and Microsoft Office Suite products.
    • Experience with NVivo or Atlas.ti qualitative research tools.
    • willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion, and to travel as necessary, to meet project and programatic needs.

Contact: Thomas May, thomas.may@wsu.edu
Closing Date: Until filled

Assistant Professor Humanities – Penn State College of Medicine (Hershey)

The Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position.

This position will have dedicated effort in clinical ethics consultation. We seek faculty members from diverse backgrounds and training who are dedicated to humanities academic medicine, comfortable working in a multidisciplinary context, and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition to expertise in clinical ethics, desirable areas of expertise include medical history, race and ethnicity studies, art history, arts education, and graphic medicine.

Required qualifications: terminal degree (MD, DO, PhD, MFA, JD, DA, DNP); expertise in and experience with clinical ethics consultation .

Desired qualifications: experience in academic medicine; research, teaching, and/or engagement with social and economic justice topics; experience in highly collaborative educational and research contexts; experience with externally funded research.

The department consists of 10 primary faculty members with training in anthropology, bioethics, clinical ethics, cultural studies, English, and nursing, as well as over 25 joint faculty members, most of whom have primary clinical appointments. Department faculty are heavily involved in medical education and are engaged in conceptual, empirical, and translational scholarship. All faculty share a commitment to community engagement. The Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine and Center Stage Arts in Health, both of which run programs for the College of Medicine and Penn State Health, are housed in the department. The department also supports Wild Onions, an arts and literature journal edited by medical students, as well as the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and serves as the academic home of the Journal of Medical Humanities.

The department’s mission is to advance humanism in medicine and society. Individually and collectively, we value justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our scholarship, teaching, and service. We strive to end racism and other forms of discrimination, act fairly and respectfully to all, improve our understanding of inequality, and learn about the specific needs and experiences of communities and cultural groups that are under threat. As we do so, we are committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity and antiracism and to being learners in this process. Recent efforts include revising Humanities coursework to focus on social justice and cohosting an annual diversity reading group with the library.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and a 15-page writing sample to https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/details/Assistant-Professor—Humanities_REQ_0000033544-3, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to lricard@pennstatehealth.psu.edu. Letters of interest should address required and desired qualifications, pertinent experience, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after October 15, 2022. Inquiries can be addressed to Bernice L. Hausman, Chair, Department of Humanities, bhausman1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Contact: Bernice L. Hausman, bhausman1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
Closing Date: 10/15/2022 (priority); Until filled

Lecturer of Language and International Health (French) – Clemson University (SC)

The Department of Languages at Clemson University invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure track Lecturer position (nine-month renewable appointment) beginning January 1, 2023. We seek a dedicated professional committed to excellence in teaching courses in French for Health Professionals with a preferred background in Community Health, Global Health, or a related clinical specialization. Teaching load of 2 courses per semester in the Language & International Health program, a health humanities BS degree offered jointly with the Department of Public Health Sciences. Possibility for additional teaching in the summer.

Native or near-native proficiency in French. A Master’s degree or equivalent in Public Health, Language teaching, or a field related to the degree program is required. Knowledge or interest in education abroad, service-learning abroad, or Haitian Creole is also desirable.

Applicants should submit the following items: 1) letter of application, 2) Curriculum Vita or resume, 3) teaching philosophy, and 4) names and email addresses of three references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/114220. Questions regarding the position or application process may be directed to Kelly Peebles, Chair of the Search Committee, at kpeeble@clemson.edu.

Applications will be considered starting September 23, 2022, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. For best consideration, please apply by October 5, 2022.

Contact: Kelly Peebles, kpeeble@clemson.edu
Closing Date: 10/5/2022