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Posted: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor, Clinical Ethicist
DEADLINE: Saturday, November 9th, 2019
LOCATION: University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas, United States
CONTACT: Beverly Claussen
EMAIL: beclauss@utmb.edu
TELEPHONE: 4097729386
DETAILS:
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) is recruiting a non-tenure track Assistant Professor (Clinical Ethicist) for membership in the Institute for the Medical Humanities (IMH) and a faculty appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health (PMCH). The IMH is committed to moral inquiry, scholarship, teaching, and professional service in medicine, health care, and public health. The PMCH mission is to apply interdisciplinary expertise toward improving health and function and reducing health inequities across communities.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty group with training in ethics, the humanities, and the 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 IMH also offers an ethics consultation service in the university’s health system. The IMH houses the nation’s only Ph.D. program in Medical Humanities. More information can be found at https://imh.utmb.edu/ and https://pmch.utmb.edu .

The successful applicant will play an active role in the Institutional Ethics Program by providing clinical ethics consultations, rounding and acting as a consultant on ethical issues, contributing to programmatic development of consultation service, and participating as an active member of institutional committees. They will also provide ethics education for faculty and staff. In addition, the individual will participate in teaching and mentoring graduate and medical students, and engage in and publish original research, including results from collaborative activities.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD) in philosophy, ethics, medical humanities, theology or bioethics; and/or a medical degree (MD) with graduate-level training at the master or fellowship level; or relevant terminal degree. Preferred qualifications include significant clinical experience as an ethics consultant in a health care organization, preferably in an academic health center, and a record of both scholarly publication and graduate-level teaching.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with a description of experience, research and teaching interests, and career goals, along with their curriculum vitae. Send materials 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 rapidly expanding 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 Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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