Philosophy Postdoctoral Associate - Medical Ethics
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|AOS||Value theory, biomedical ethics|
|AOC||Action theory, philosophy of mind, epistemology|
Philosophy of Action
Philosophy of Mind
|Organization's reference number||Requisition 10264|
|Location||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Start date||Summer/Fall 2022|
Philosophy Postdoctoral Associate
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Associate for a non-laboratory research position. The individual hired will be responsible for providing high-level expertise in the area of philosophy and bioethics. The Postdoctoral Associate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Dr. Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby with the goal of increasing the footprint (quality and quantity) of the philosophical aspects of bioethics. No specific area of research inquiry is required, but Professor Blumenthal-Barby has expertise, projects, and interests in general medical ethics (e.g., consent), autonomy, decision-making, neuroethics, and AI ethics in medicine—especially as these issues intersect with the philosophical areas of value theory, action theory, philosophy of mind, and epistemology.
This position is expected to begin Summer/Fall 2022.
In addition to supporting the Center’s robust research program, the Postdoctoral Associate will receive mentoring to assist with publishing manuscripts and presenting research at academic conferences. Qualified candidates may receive additional mentorship to submit their own external training grant application. They will also have the opportunity to participate in professional and academic development sessions hosted by the Center. Such development opportunities include journal clubs, speaker series, career development information sessions, peer mentorship, and programming on grant writing, academic presentations, and goal planning. The Center promotes an intellectually stimulating and collaborative environment conducive to academic excellence.
The Center cultivates a culture of intentionality, respect, inclusivity, and collaboration. We offer intellectual, social, and professional development opportunities to promote a meaningful work experience. We are reflective and mindful of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in both interactions with one another.
For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at www.bcm.edu/ethics.
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How to Apply
Those interested in this position should submit a CV, writing sample and cover letter indicating their desire to be considered. Please apply at: https://tinyurl.com/yck3ke89
Application Deadline: Open until filled
About the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy is comprised of 18 primary faculty members, 31 secondary faculty, 24 scholars, and over 40 fellows and staff, housed on the main Baylor campus in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
The Center conducts cutting-edge multidisciplinary research on perennial and emerging ethical issues arising in clinical practice and in biomedical research in a changing healthcare environment. Our research informs our teaching, clinical practice, and contributions to the development of health and science policy at the local, national, and international levels.
Center 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 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. Our faculty publish high-impact papers in the peer-reviewed scientific, clinical, and bioethics literature and have authored and edited several seminal books in bioethics. Finally, our faculty direct clinical ethics programs at affiliated hospitals in the Texas Medical Center that conduct over 600 clinical ethics consultations per year.
About Baylor College of Medicine
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 is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and research affiliates. 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. 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 21nd, and in the primary care category, Baylor rose to 4th. The College ranks among the top 25 academic biomedical research institutions for total research funding.
Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty, and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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.
|How to apply|
Those interested in this position should submit a CV, writing sample and cover letter indicating their desire to be considered.
|Web address to apply||https://jobs.bcm.edu/job/Houston-Postdoctoral-Asso...|
|Hard deadline||No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)|
|Web address for more information||http://www.bcm.edu/ethics|
|Contact name||Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby|
|Time created||February 4, 2022, 10:11pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||August 3, 2022, 1:50pm CST|
|Last updated||February 4, 2022, 10:11pm UTC|
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