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Posted: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
JOB TITLE: Neuroethics Research Faculty
DEADLINE: Friday, January 31st, 2020
LOCATION: Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Houston, TX, United States
CONTACT: Oprah Garrett
TELEPHONE: 713-798-6608
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine invites applications for an open rank tenure-track/tenured research faculty position to begin in the fall of 2020. We encourage applicants who have research interests in the emerging field of neuroethics to apply.

Applicants should have demonstrated scholarship in the field, a record of accomplishment or commitment to obtaining external funding for research, demonstrated skills in collaborating across disciplines, and a strong commitment to medical education. Applicants must have a terminal post-graduate degree (JD, PhD, MD, or equivalent) in bioethics, philosophy, neuroscience, law, social sciences, or other related field of study.

The successful candidate will develop a funded research program within the Center and participate in the other main mission areas of the Center including the opportunity to participate in the Center’s extensive education program.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, current CV, one (1) representative publication, a one-page summary of research interests and plans, and contact information for at least three references to the Research Faculty Selection Committee via email at Please indicate in the subject line of the email that the application is for the Research Faculty position.
The deadline for submitting application packages is January 31, 2020.

For more information and questions, visit us at or email us at
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

About the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy

The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy has 14 primary faculty members, three of whom hold endowed positions, 32 secondary faculty members, 18 scholars, 78 affiliated members, and 30 administrative, programmatic, and research staff, housed on the main Baylor campus in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
Our Center’s faculty teach in the undergraduate and graduate medical education curricula, direct an award-winning ethics pathway and newly-developed health policy pathway for advanced medical students, and have developed a comprehensive College-wide graduate medical education curriculum in ethics, professionalism, and health policy. Center faculty are actively engaged in funded research supported by the NIH, PCORI, and private foundations. In 2019, the Center has over 20 externally funded grants and contracts totaling over $3.2 million in funding. Our faculty lead the clinical ethics consultation services at two hospitals in the Texas Medical Center with over 600 consultations per year. Our faculty have published more than 700 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific, clinical, and bioethics literature and have authored and edited several seminal books in bioethics.

Life in Houston

Baylor College of Medicine, one of the nation's top academic health sciences centers, is a health sciences university that creates knowledge and applies science and discoveries to further education, healthcare and community service locally and globally. Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, it is the only private medical school in the Greater Southwest. Baylor College of Medicine was founded in 1900 and is today an internationally respected medical and research institution known for excellence in education, research and patient care. The College consistently ranks among the top of the country's 125 medical schools. The 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report annual list of top graduate schools place Baylor College of Medicine in the top 15 percent of all U.S. medical schools. In the research intensive category, Baylor remains among the top 25 medical schools of the 152 medicals in the nation at 22nd, and in the primary care category, Baylor rose to 4th. The College ranks among the top 30 academic biomedical research institutions in the world in the 2019 Nature Index. In the Reuters listing of the World's Most Innovative Universities, BCM ranks in the top 50.

Houston is one of the most racially, ethnically, and internationally diverse cities in the United States and supports world class cultural institutions – such as the Alley Theater, the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Houston Symphony – four professional sports teams, and cuisines from around the world. Houston and its suburbs offer a wide range of affordable housing and family-oriented programs and activities.

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