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Posted: Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Visiting Mader Chair in Health Care Ethics
DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
LOCATION: Saint Louis University - Center for Health Care Ethics
Saint Louis, MO
CONTACT: Jason Eberl

    Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for the Hubert Mäder Visiting Professorship in Bioethics in the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics (CHCE)


    The Albert Gnaegi Center is a leading research center in bioethics with particular emphasis in health care ethics. The Center is dedicated to the teaching, research, and service mission of the University. Center faculty members teach graduate level courses in its PhD program in Health Care Ethics, and also teach professional ethics in the School of Medicine, Valentine School of Nursing, Doisy College of Health Sciences, and College for Public Health and Social Justice. The Center’s interdisciplinary PhD program, which includes dual- and joint-degree programs with medicine, law, theology, and philosophy, trains scholar-practitioners, placing graduates in academic, clinical, and administrative jobs in bioethics and health care ethics. The Center also offers a successful undergraduate minor and major in Bioethics and Health Studies.

    Job Announcement

    The Albert Gnaegi Center seeks a scholar in the field of bioethics or health care ethics with a proven record of peer-reviewed scholarship who is interested in a visiting appointment for an academic semester or full academic year in AY22-23. Typically, candidates who hold faculty appointments will have been awarded a sabbatical or other type of leave from their home academic institution. Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline such as anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, theology, public health, law, medicine, or other relevant disciplines. Applicants must also have a scholarly record of normative argumentation on topics related to health care ethics and bioethics with strong evidence of a scholarly research agenda in bioethics. The Center has particular interest in candidates who work in feminist bioethics, disability ethics, race theory, and sexuality bioethics with emphasis on how these areas of research intersect with clinical ethics, theological ethics, and/or research ethics.

    Position Responsibilities

    The selected scholar will teach one graduate seminar or lead an interdisciplinary reading group open to faculty and graduate students. They will also deliver one of the Center’s annual public lectures. Compensation will be in the form of one-half of the scholar’s base salary at their home institution, up to $60,000. In the event that the scholar is at the postdoctoral level, the compensation will be $60,000 for one year, potentially renewable for a second year, and the teaching expectation will be one course in the first year and two courses if the appointment is renewed for a second year (courses may be at the graduate or undergraduate level). The selected scholar will also receive up to $5,000 for travel and professional development expenses.


    Candidates should submit a Letter of Interest describing their intended research project and proposed topic for a graduate seminar/reading group and a current Curriculum Vitae. Applications are due by December 15, 2021 for full consideration.

    University Details

    Saint Louis University is an urban university ranked as one of the top 5 Jesuit-Catholic universities in the country.

    Vaccine Protocol: Saint Louis University will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances.

    Inquiries should be made to the Albert Gnaegi Center Director, Dr. Jason T. Eberl:

    Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

    Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847

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