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Posted: Friday, June 11th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Professor of Bioethics and Professionalism
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
LOCATION: Mercer University School of Medicine
Savannah, GA
CONTACT: Brian Childs
TELEPHONE: (912) 721-8214

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Professionalism

Tenure Track

School of Medicine

Department: Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Primary Campus: Macon

FTE: 100%

Months Worked Per Year: 12

Open Date: Open until filled

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal Doctorate (PhD, JD, DBe, MD, or Equivalent)

  Demonstrated Training in Ethics Consultation

    A Commitment to the Mission of Mercer University School of Medicine

                  Excellent Writing and Communication Skills

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the Care of the Rural and Underserved

A Record of Scholarship and Teaching in Undergraduate Medical Education   and the Medical Humanities

                                               Board Certification as a Clinical Ethics Consultant (HEC-C)


The Mercer University School of Medicine has three four year- medical school campuses located in Macon, Georgia: Savannah, Georgia; and Columbus Georgia. The candidate for this position will be based primarily in Macon, though there is an expectation that all bioethics and professionalism faculty will teach on all three campuses both virtually and physically. The selected candidate will work closely with the Chair of the Department. Bioethics and Medical Humanities (Brian H. Childs, PhD—for queries email and the other faculty in the department in creating an integrated ethics and humanities curriculum in both the pre-clinical and clerkship years. Faculty are engaged in a variety of pedagogical modes including Team-Based Learning and Problem-Based Learning. In addition, the selected candidate will be involved in special programs such as faculty development in ethics education, teaching and grand rounds in our affiliated medical centers, sponsoring student projects and research in bioethics and the medical humanities, and faculty committee participation. A certificate program in the medical humanities is being planned in which the successful candidate will be involved.

The Doctor of Medicine curriculum has been organized and designed to support the mission of the school to train physicians to meet the healthcare needs of rural and other underserved areas of
Georgia. The curriculum is patient-centered, providing early application of medical and clinical knowledge in a variety of classroom and clinical venues. The program fosters the development of independent, life-long learning.

In addition to the Doctor of Medicine program, the medical school also offers the following degrees: a Master’s in Pre-Clinical Science; a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences; a Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Healthcare Sciences; and a Master’s in Family Therapy.

Interested candidates should submit the following : a cover letter of no more than two pages explaining teaching philosophy, the candidate’s approach to clinical consultation, and commitment to the rural and underserved populations; CV; and contact information for three references. Please apply at: search for CAREERS.

The expectation is that the successful candidate will join the faculty on or before August 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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