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Semler Endowed Chair for Medical Ethics-College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sunday, December 31st, 2017
Marian University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Marian University Human Resources
Marian University, a Catholic and Franciscan institution of higher education, invites applications for the prestigious position of the Semler Endowed Chair of Medical Ethics. Duties will consist of teaching, scholarly research and presentations, and providing expert consultation on medical ethics issues for the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and the School of Nursing (SON). The position will report to the Vice President and Dean of the COM.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Contribute to the medical ethics curriculum, provide instruction, design competency assessment tools, and perform course supervision in the COM and SON
• The chair will support the university’s Catholic mission and Franciscan values both at the university and in the community
• Teach an ethics course for the university undergraduate programs as needed.
• Consult in ethical issues for the university and its community partners.
• Provide academic scholarly activities to include:
 Presentations at regional, national, and international meetings
 Research and publication in peer reviewed journals, periodicals, and books
• Consultations on medical ethics issues with hospital and clinic partners in the COM and SON clinical education network
• Contributions to the Center for Organizational Ethics on educational research initiatives concerning ethical thought and practice in ethics education
• Internal support of interdivisional ethics curriculum planning and specialty seminars, facilitation of campus discussion of ethics issues and participation in the university Ethics Bowl activities
• Collaboration with medical ethics professionals in other academic institutions
• Participate in advancement and development activities

Required Qualifications:

• Doctorate Degree with at least five years of academic teaching experience at the university level
• Degree concentration in Catholic Bioethics or demonstrated expertise and scholarly activity in the field of Catholic Bioethics
• Demonstrated scholarly productivity, evidence of excellence in teaching, and a distinguished record of leadership in the medical ethics field are required.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with students, faculty, and staff

Preferred Qualifications:

• Familiarity or experience with IRB protocols related to graduate and undergraduate research
• Demonstrated record of collaborative research with other disciplines and student researchers

For more information about Marian University and the College of Osteopathic Medicine visit

Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of US News & World Report’s top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women’s basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 38 national titles.

Marian University offers an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance and full Marian University undergraduate tuition benefits for employees and their family. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Required materials include: letter of application, current CV with evidence of outstanding teaching and professional activities, names and contact information of three professional references. Only complete applicant packets submitted to will be considered. Marian University is an EOE and is committed to diversity and encourages persons from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Marian University is an EOE

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