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Associate Professor, Bioethics and Health Humanities (TT) – University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) is recruiting a tenure track Associate Professor for membership in the Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities (IBHH) and a faculty appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health (PMPH). 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 Bioethics and Health Humanities. More information can be found at https://ibhh.utmb.edu/ and https://pmph.utmb.edu

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. We especially welcome faculty who will collaborate with other UTMB researchers. Opportunities for research collaborations exist with more than 40 research centers and institutes located on campus, covering a wide range of research interests including aging, rehabilitation sciences, women’s health, environmental health, translational sciences, infectious diseases, vaccines, and bioethics (see https://www.utmb.edu/centers/ for more information). We also welcome faculty with experience in administering educational programs, as potential candidates may be considered for the role of Graduate Program Director.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) is recruiting a tenure track Associate Professor for membership in the Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities (IBHH) and a faculty appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health (PMPH). 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 Bioethics and Health Humanities. More information can be found at https://ibhh.utmb.edu/ and https://pmph.utmb.edu

Interested applicants must apply online at https://www.utmb.edu/hr/careers (search by Req# 2102249) 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 (beclauss@utmb.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.

UTMB was established in 1891 as the first academic health center in Texas and is a component of the University of Texas System. Today UTMB includes four schools (medicine, nursing, health professions, and graduate biomedical sciences), a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care, and numerous research facilities.

The city of Galveston is a popular tourist and cruise ship destination that includes beaches, museums, historical architecture, a vibrant arts community, and excellent restaurants, all located only 45 minutes away from Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city.

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Contact: Beverly Claussen, bclauss@utmb.edu
Closing Date: Until filled

Professor of English – University of Texas at Austin

Assistant Professor in Environmental or Medical Humanities, Disability Studies, and/or Literature Science and Technology

For application instructions and more information, please visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/81650

Contact: Phil Barrish, pbarrish@austin.utexas.edu
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled

Assistant or Associate Professor of Bioethics & Humanities – SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

JOB SUMMARY: The faculty member will teach bioethics, law and health humanities in diverse settings through the health sciences university. Research and scholarship are expected. Additional opportunities, including involvement in clinical ethics consultation at associated hospitals and involvement in the publication of the departmental literary journal, are available, depending on interest and qualifications. Opportunities for part-time clinical practice may be considered for qualified clinicians.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MD, JD, PhD, or other Doctoral Degree in a field related to bioethics and/or health humanities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in one of the following subjects or disciplines as they intersect with bioethics: health equity, law, or health humanities.

At SUNY Upstate Medical University we strive to promote a professional environment that encourages varied perspectives from faculty members with diverse life experiences. A respect for diversity is one of our core values. We are committed to recruiting and supporting a rich community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We actively seek applications from women and members of underrepresented groups to contribute to the diversity of our university community in support of our teaching, research and clinical missions.

Application Site: https://careers.upstate.edu/en-us/job/501528/assistant-professorassociate-professor

Contact: Stacy Mehleks, mehleks@upstate.edu
Closing Date: December 27, 2021

Assistant or Associate Professor of Bioethics & Humanities – SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

JOB SUMMARY: The faculty member will teach bioethics and humanities in diverse settings through the medical university, including developing and implementing the required ethics/health systems science curriculum for the MD degree program. Educational innovation and scholarship is expected. Additional opportunities, including involvement in clinical ethics consultation at associated hospitals and involvement in the publication of the departmental literary journal, are available, depending on interest and qualifications. Opportunities for part-time clinical practice may be considered for qualified clinicians.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MD, JD, PhD, or other doctoral degree in field related to bioethics and/or humanities. Demonstrated excellence in education (delivery, innovation, and/or outcomes measurement) PREFERRED

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated accomplishment in teaching about, academic research in, or advocacy regarding health equity. Expertise or interest in clinical ethics consultation.

At SUNY Upstate Medical University we strive to promote a professional environment that encourages varied perspectives from faculty members with diverse life experiences. A respect for diversity is one of our core values. We are committed to recruiting and supporting a rich community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We actively seek applications from women and members of underrepresented groups to contribute to the diversity of our university community in support of our teaching, research and clinical missions.

Application Site: https://careers.upstate.edu/en-us/job/501291/assistant-professor-or-associate-professor

Contact: Stacy Mehleks, mehleks@upstate.edu
Closing Date: December 27, 2021

Assistant or Associate Professor, Bioethics & Interdisciplinary Studies – East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

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. Responsibilities of these positions 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.

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.

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.

Contact: Maria Clay, clayma@ecu.edu
Closing Date: February 1 or when filled

Postdoctoral Fellow – UT Health Houston

Available position for postdoctoral fellow with the McGovern Center

The John P. McGovern, M.D., Center for Humanities and Ethics at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) invites applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. This position will require the successful candidate to engage in and help carry out the work of the Center while encouraging their development as a medical humanist and scholar.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to participate fully in McGovern Center activities. This includes 50% time supporting faculty members and existing programs, such as teaching in required and elective courses as well as helping faculty with research projects; and 50% in pursuit of their own research and scholarship either independently or in collaboration with others. Position Requirements The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Ph.D. in humanities or social sciences (while the area of expertise is open, preference will be given to scholars who focus on literature and medicine or clinical ethics)
  • Experience teaching in some area of medical humanities; and
  • Evidence of research/publication in the humanities or ethics related to healthcare.

The search will continue until filled. The fellowship will be awarded for two years with an annual stipend of $55,000 (plus benefits) and $2,500 allowance for research and travel.

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activitiesP without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three references. For more information about the position and the McGovern Center, please visit the application portal (https://go.uth.edu/postdoc2021)

Contact: Alma Rosas, alma.i.rosas@uth.tmc.edu
Closing Date: Until filled

Assistant Professor – Disability & Ableism Studies – U Toronto Scarborough, Ontario

The Department of Health and Society (DHS) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Disability & Ableism Studies. This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Health and Society (51%) and another department (49%) related to the candidate’s background and expertise, such as: Political Science; Global Development Studies; Sociology; Arts, Culture and Media; English; Philosophy; or a related discipline. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Political Science, Sociology, Geography, English, Philosophy, Anthropology, Education) by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in interdisciplinary critical disability and ableism studies research as well as in teaching (both large lecture-style and smaller seminar settings).

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and broaden our existing departmental and campus strengths and priorities. We are especially interested in candidates poised to contribute to the future of the research-oriented Centre for Global Disability Studies and the development of an undergraduate minor in Disability & Ableism Studies. Candidates with an active research program that considers diasporic, transnational, and disability movements are particularly invited to apply as are those who bring expertise in regions and/or diasporic communities of the global south, including: South Asia, East Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Areas of substantive specialization may include (but are not limited to) critical development and human rights cultural studies, communication and technology, education, Deaf studies, disability bioethics, gender and/or sexuality studies, literature, and Mad studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent interdisciplinary research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, communication strategies that are accessible to the populations whom the research is intended to benefit, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, the submitted research statement, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in a disciplinary unit that reflects their training and background; they will also be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier, including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters. Applicants must also provide evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and to the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Health and Society is home to a diverse community of students, teachers, and researchers. Members of our growing department ask cutting-edge questions about health, disability, illness, and disease for locally and globally and from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Health and Society faculty have affiliations and research collaborations with many units at the University of Toronto, including the Centre for Global Disability Studies, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Housed in the Department of Health and Society, the growing course cluster in Disability & Ableism Studies at University of Toronto Scarborough takes a critical, interpretive, intersectional, and interdisciplinary approach to understanding disability and ableism, training students in histories and practices of advocating for both disability rights and disability justice in Canada and around the world. For more information about the Department of Health and Society at the University of Toronto Scarborough please visit our website at https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/healthsociety/welcome-department-health-society.

The Centre for Global Disability Studies (CGDS) is a research centre established in 2020 and housed at University of Toronto Scarborough. CGDS serves as a catalyst to bring together faculty members, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and others conducting anti-ableist, intersectional, and interdisciplinary social science and humanities disability and ableism studies research from across all three University of Toronto campuses and broader community. CGDS supports transdisciplinary research in disability studies and promotes a transnational, anticolonial approach to advancing the field of disability studies, with a strong commitment to interdependence, accessibility, and disability justice. Additional information on the Centre for Global Disability Studies can be found at https://globaldisabilitystudies.ca/.

The appointment is at University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive campus with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University of Toronto is ranked first in Canada and 11th in the world for research citations. As a growing tri-campus university, we attract a diverse scholarly and collegial group of faculty from top universities around the world. The Greater Toronto Area offers exceptional cultural and demographic diversity. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Disability-&-Ableism-Studies-ON/551791217/?locale=en_US. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent article-length publication; and a teaching dossier, to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups; a teaching dossier, including a strong teaching statement; sample course materials; and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Michelle Silver, Department Chair, at dhs-chair@utsc.utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 1, 2021.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Contact: Ann-Marie Smith, dhs-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca
Closing Date: December 1, 2021

Associate Professor/Professor – Disability & Ableism Studies – U Toronto Scarborough, Ontario

The Department of Health and Society (DHS) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Disability & Ableism Studies. This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Health and Society (51%) and another department (49%) related to the candidate’s background and expertise, such as: Political Science; Global Development Studies; Sociology; Arts, Culture and Media; English; Philosophy; or a related discipline. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Political Science, Sociology, Geography, English, Philosophy, Anthropology, Education). Applicants must have a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in interdisciplinary critical disability and ableism studies research as well as in teaching (both large lecture-style and smaller seminar settings).

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and broaden our existing departmental and campus strengths and priorities. We are especially interested in candidates poised to contribute to the future of the research-oriented Centre for Global Disability Studies and the development of an undergraduate minor in Disability & Ableism Studies. Candidates with an active research program that considers diasporic, transnational, and disability movements are particularly invited to apply as are those who bring expertise in regions and/or diasporic communities of the global south, including: South Asia, East Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Areas of substantive specialization may include (but are not limited to) critical development and human rights cultural studies, communication and technology, education, Deaf studies, disability bioethics, gender and/or sexuality studies, literature, and Mad studies.

Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, communication strategies that are accessible to the populations whom the research is intended to benefit, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in a disciplinary unit that reflects their training and background; they will also be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference. Applicants must also provide evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and to the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Health and Society is home to a diverse community of students, teachers, and researchers. Members of our growing department ask cutting-edge questions about health, disability, illness, and disease for locally and globally and from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Health and Society faculty have affiliations and research collaborations with many units at the University of Toronto, including the Centre for Global Disability Studies, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Housed in the Department of Health and Society, the growing course cluster in Disability & Ableism Studies at University of Toronto Scarborough takes a critical, interpretive, intersectional, and interdisciplinary approach to understanding disability and ableism, training students in histories and practices of advocating for both disability rights and disability justice in Canada and around the world. For more information about the Department of Health and Society at the University of Toronto Scarborough please visit our website at https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/healthsociety/welcome-department-health-society.

The Centre for Global Disability Studies (CGDS) is a research centre established in 2020 and housed at University of Toronto Scarborough. CGDS serves as a catalyst to bring together faculty members, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and others conducting anti-ableist, intersectional, and interdisciplinary social science and humanities disability and ableism studies research from across all three University of Toronto campuses and broader community. CGDS supports transdisciplinary research in disability studies and promotes a transnational, anticolonial approach to advancing the field of disability studies, with a strong commitment to interdependence, accessibility, and disability justice. Additional information on the Centre for Global Disability Studies can be found at https://globaldisabilitystudies.ca/.

The appointment is at University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive campus with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University of Toronto is ranked first in Canada and 11th in the world for research citations. As a growing tri-campus university, we attract a diverse scholarly and collegial group of faculty from top universities around the world. The Greater Toronto Area offers exceptional cultural and demographic diversity. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Associate-ProfessorProfessor-Disability-&-Ableism-Studies-ON/551794917/?locale=en_US. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent article-length publication; and a teaching dossier, to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups; a teaching dossier, to include a strong teaching statement; sample course materials; and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Michelle Silver, Department Chair, at dhs-chair@utsc.utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 1, 2021.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Contact: Ann-Marie Smith, dhs-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca
Closing Date: December 1, 2021

Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate – U of Illinois Chicago School of Medicine

The Department of Medical Education (DME) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applicants for a Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate position. A successful Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate may be appointed for an additional year, and, with department approval, may have the opportunity to transition to tenure-track faculty status in the 2024-2025 academic year. The expected start date for the Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate is August 16, 2022. The successful candidate must have completed a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., M.D., J.D. or relevant terminal degree) no earlier than August 16, 2018 and no later than August 1, 2022.

The Bridge to the Faculty program is an initiative to diversify the faculty by attracting and retaining promising individuals from groups that have been historically underrepresented in health professions education and the health humanities. In addition to mentorship within the Department of Medical Education, the research associate will participate in a cohort-based mentoring experience through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Engagement, where they will have the opportunity to meet other Bridge to the Faculty Scholars.

We seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate pursuing a career in the field of health professions education and health humanities. This includes individuals from a variety of social science and humanities disciplinary backgrounds (psychology, sociology, teacher education, anthropology, philosophy, history, literature, ethics, critical studies, health equity, ethics, and others), as well as professional backgrounds (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., M.D., and J.D.). The capacity to connect these fields to matters of race and ethnicity in the health professions is valued. Direct experience in medical education or other health professions education contexts is desirable but not required.

This is a full-time position and includes a competitive salary and benefits package. Postdoctoral Research Associate are expected to teach one course per year, develop an active research program, and participate in a mentoring program.

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION The Department of Medical Education (DME) at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine is the oldest continuously operating department of medical education in the world, with a strong commitment to scholarship and leadership in the field. The department is highly interdisciplinary. Faculty come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds that include, sociology, statistics, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, ethics, and the health humanities. The work of DME faculty involves instruction, curriculum design, research, and service in the fields of health professions education, health humanities, and healthcare ethics. Its core educational contributions include training Ph.D., M.H.P.E. (Master of Health Professions Education), M.P.S.L. (Master of Patient Safety Leadership) and M.D students.

For additional information about the department, go to: chicago.medicine.uic.edu/departments/academic-departments/medical-education

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, UIC is a comprehensive urban public research (R1) university with a diverse student body and a strong tradition of support for difference and equality. Part of the University of Illinois land grant higher education system, UIC is among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses; it is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., M.D., J.D. or relevant terminal degree) is required and must be in hand by August 1, 2022.

TO APPLY: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, January 28, 2022.

Application Instructions (website link, email and list of materials to include in the application packet)Applicants should submit materials to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=154868 Applications should include: 1. Cover letter that includes a summary of research, career goals, and information concerning how the applicant will further the university’s goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment. 2. Complete curriculum vitae 3. References with names and email addresses of three academic references 4. Statement of scholarly agenda limited to one page 5. Statements of teaching philosophy limited to one page 6. Writing sample, such as dissertation chapter, published article, or article submitted for publication Questions regarding the position can be directed to Search Committee Co-Chair, Jeffrey Cheung, jcheung@uic.edu.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Our goal is to attract world-class scholars to enrich the educational experience of our bright and motivated students. UIC is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community of scholars committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

Contact: Jeffrey Cheung, jcheung@uic.edu
Closing Date: January 28, 2022

Lectureship in Medical Humanities – University of Leeds (UK)

The University of Leeds School of English wishes to appoint an outstanding candidate to a full-time, permanent lectureship in Medical Humanities. As a lecturer, you will join the Medical Humanities team in the School of English and will consolidate and extend the team’s existing research and teaching strengths.You will have a first degree and PhD in English or other relevant discipline and experience of university teaching. You will be an active scholar developing your research profile in your area(s) of academic specialism related to the Medical Humanities, and you will have produced high quality research outputs/publications commensurate with your career stage. This post is funded initially via a Wellcome Trust Research Development Award, and through the activities of this research grant you will have opportunities to participate in collaborative and experimental research activities, cross-sector engagement and impact work, and to access career development opportunities in the Medical Humanities and English Studies more widely. 

You will be an active member of the School’s Medical Humanities Research Group, which brings together researchers who work on a broad range of topics across the interaction between literature/culture and medicine and health. Our focus is interdisciplinary, and we have strong connections with colleagues in medical engineering, history of science, immersive technologies and health sciences, as well as service users and other partners across the city. Our research approach is to utilise the critical thinking practices of the arts and humanities to ask questions rooted in experiences, practices, representations and histories of medicine, health, illness, disability and care. We use fictions, cultural theory and the creative arts to develop innovative approaches to exploring meanings of medicine and health. 

As a lecturer, you will contribute to delivering and developing our teaching in the Medical Humanities. You will design and deliver lectures and seminars on core modules; supervise undergraduate final year dissertations; and will have the opportunity to devise and teach option modules relating to Medical Humanities. You may also be asked to contribute to taught postgraduate modules. You will take an active role in the citizenship of the School and will be expected to engage with its culture of interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching.

For more information, please view the candidate brief.

Contact: Prof. Hazel Hutchinson, H.Hutchison@leeds.ac.uk
Closing Date: November 28, 2021