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Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Assistant or Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities
DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
LOCATION: Center for Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY
CONTACT: Questions can be sent to the department’s chair, Amy Caruso Brown; applications are accepted through the website:

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY) seeks to fill a tenure-track position in bioethics and/or health humanities at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Center is particularly interested in applicants enthusiastic about innovation in medical education and with demonstrated accomplishment in teaching about, academic research in, or advocacy regarding health equity and social justice.

Primary responsibilities include teaching bioethics, law and health humanities in diverse settings throughout the health sciences university, and developing and implementing a required equity-centered ethics curriculum for the MD degree program. The position will entail substantial opportunities and expectations for educational innovation and scholarship. Additional opportunities, including clinical ethics consultation at associated hospitals; involvement in the publication of the department’s literary journal; and part-time clinical practice may be available, depending on interest and qualifications.

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities is an academic department in the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate, with a mission that extends to all four of the university’s colleges and all hospitals and clinical sites. Information about the Center is available at:

Applicants must hold a PhD, MD, JD, or equivalent doctoral degree, with formal training and/or significant experience in a field related to bioethics and/or health humanities and demonstrated excellence in education (design, delivery, innovation, and/or outcomes measurement).

Salary and benefits are nationally competitive, and although faculty are strongly encouraged to apply for external funding, it is not required and successful candidates will receive a waiver of grant funding for tenure purposes.

Applications are accepted through the SUNY Upstate HR website at

(Job Number 68857). Candidates must include a curriculum vita and cover letter explaining the candidate’s career goals, interest in the position and qualifications. Questions regarding the position may be sent to the Center’s Chair, Amy Caruso Brown, MD, MS, FAAP, HEC-C at Anticipated start date is between 5/1/2022 and 9/1/2022; an earlier start date may be negotiated.

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities believes that a diverse faculty is essential to its efforts to leverage our disciplinary expertise to work towards health care that is more compassionate and just. We seek colleagues who bring unique perspectives to their research, clinical work, and the education of our learners, and who are sensitive to the needs of others. We strive to create a community in which persons of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, ages, abilities, and beliefs feel valued, safe, and supported.

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