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Director, Ethics & the Arts Program – Emory U

The Emory University Center for Ethics (CfE), along with the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, is seeking candidates for a full-time position as director of the Ethics & the Arts program. We are particularly interested in candidates connected to the field(s) of the visual arts or film.

The Director of the E&A Program will ideally have an advanced degree in their field (a terminal degree for appointment as tenure- or teaching-track faculty), a record of teaching excellence, and a passion for creatively integrating knowledge and ethics across disciplines and diverse communities. This could include work in academic classrooms, public forums, or other novel venues. The ideal candidate will be a skilled collaborator and advocate for the arts, capable of managing and enhancing the current strengths of the Ethics & the Arts Program, the CfE, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta and the Atlanta region.


Applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter addressed to the search committee • Current CV or résumé
  • Statement of what the candidate brings to the Ethics & the Arts program
  • A brief statement describing their teaching philosophy, including their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students of diverse backgrounds
  • Names and email addresses of three references. Letters of recommendation may be requested if you are selected as a finalist.

Interested applications should apply online. Job Inquiries can be sent to: Jamila Garrett-Bell, Deadline for applications is February 15, 2023.

Contact: Jamila Garrett-Bell (
Closing Date: February 15, 2023

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:

A full position description and application can be found at:

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,
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—Humanities_REQ_0000033544-3, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to 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,

Contact: Bernice L. Hausman,
Closing Date: 10/15/2022 (priority); Until filled

Assistant or Associate Professor – UT Houston

McGovern Medical School seeks applicants for a faculty position in the The John P. McGovern, M.D. Center for Humanities and Ethics (McGovern Center). Rank and compensation are based on qualifications and experience.

The McGovern Center was established in September 2004 as an integral part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston). While housed in McGovern Medical School, the McGovern Center works closely with all six professional schools of UTHealth Houston—schools of nursing, medicine, dentistry, public health, biomedical sciences, and biomedical informatics. Educationally, the McGovern Center addresses the dehumanizing forces in contemporary healthcare by studying and teaching forms of care and research that are ethically sound, spiritually-informed, and culturally-sensitive. The McGovern Center’s scholarship focuses on contexts, experiences, power, meanings, and ethics in medicine and healthcare using the methods of the humanities and the interpretive social sciences.

UTHealth Houston 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.

Minimum Qualifications

For the rank of Assistant Professor:

  • Ph.D. in bioethics or a medical humanities-related discipline
  • Experience teaching or description of pedagogical training and teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of ability to publish in academic venues

For the rank of Associate Professor:

  • Ph.D. in bioethics or a medical humanities-related discipline
  • Record of excellence in teaching medical/health humanities or ethics (or a related area)
  • Record of excellent scholarship as demonstrated in journal articles and/or books
  • Evidence of peer esteem
  • Evidence of significant professional service

The specific area of expertise is open, but we are looking for someone who can complement our faculty and who can offer a broad humanistic perspective on life in medicine and the health professions. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to, bioethics (cultural, clinical, or empirical), medical humanities, health humanities, literature and medicine, history of medicine, social sciences and medicine (especially medical anthropology or medical sociology), and disability studies.

Position Key Accountabilities and Duties

The successful candidate will devote the majority of their time to McGovern Center activities, including:

  • research, publishing, and scholarship;
  • teaching in medical school and residency programs, as well as in other schools in the health science center;
  • leading various McGovern Center activities and programs;
  • serving on institutional committees; and
  • engaging in various community programs in the Houston area.

Interpersonal Attributes

Excellent written and oral communications skills. Ability to handle sensitive situations and communications. Excellent listening and comprehension skills. Dependable and reliable. Courteous and respectful.

The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2023. Applications can be submitted at

Contact: Keisha Ray,
Date: Until Filled

Tenure Track Faculty Position, Bioethics and Health Humanities – UT Medical Branch (Galveston, TX)

The School of Public and Population Health (SPPH) at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) is recruiting a tenure track faculty member in the Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities (BHH) and for membership in the Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities (IBHH). The IBHH is committed to moral inquiry, scholarship, teaching, and professional service in medicine, health care, and public health. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty group with training in ethics, humanities, and social sciences. The faculty engage in research, clinical and community service, and the teaching of graduate students and medical and other health professions trainees. The IBHH also offers an ethics consultation service in the university’s health system. The IBHH houses the nation’s only Ph.D. program in Medical Humanities. More information can be found at and

Candidates must have a PhD, JD, or MD with research and teaching interests in health humanities and/or bioethics. Preferred qualifications include experience in an academic health center, and a record of both scholarly publication and graduate-level teaching. Interested applicants must apply online at (ID: 2205112) and submit a letter of interest with a description of experience, research and teaching interests, and career goals, along with their curriculum vitae to the Search Committee ( Review of applications will begin immediately.

Contact: Beverly Claussen,
Date: January 4, 2023

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Health, Community and Climate Change – Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Health, Community and Climate Change

Job No: 497164
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA

The Department of Geography and the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Bucknell University invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Health, Community, and Climate Change to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will be an interdisciplinary environmental health specialist whose research and teaching focus on the ways social and environmental systems drive differential health outcomes at multiple scales. The candidate will study the relations of community health with global climate change, such as exploring the disproportionate health impacts as a result of environmental racism and racial capitalism. For a complete description & to apply, visit

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Contact: Vanessa Massaro,
Date: October 26, 2023