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Posted: Monday, September 23rd, 2019
JOB TITLE: Director, Institute for the Medical Humanities
DEADLINE: Saturday, December 14th, 2019
LOCATION: Institute for the Medical Humanities
Galveston, Texas, United States
CONTACT: Tonya Groh
EMAIL: trgroh@utmb.edu
TELEPHONE: 4097722297
DETAILS:

Director, Institute for the Medical Humanities
Associate Professor | Professor (Tenure Track)
Preventive Medicine and Community Health
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) is recruiting a tenure track Associate Professor or Professor. The individual will direct the Institute for the Medical Humanities (IMH) and hold 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 ttps://pmch.utmb.edu .

The successful applicant will direct: the research and scholarly activities of the members within the Institute; strategic planning and financial stewardship; mentorship and faculty development; and promote collaboration with local, national, and international colleagues. In addition, the individual will conduct and publish research, and teach and mentor graduate students and students in clinical training.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a discipline related to ethics or the health humanities or a medical degree with significant training and scholarship in ethics or the health humanities. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience with graduate humanities education, comprehensive understanding of working in a health science center environment, and the ability to build and sustain collegial relationships. In addition, the applicant should have excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills with experience managing programs.

Interested applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that highlights the applicant’s personal vision and relevant leadership experience. Send materials to the Search Committee (trgroh@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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