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Clinical Ethics Fellow (EXPIRED)

Ethics Center, UCLA Health

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Bioethics/Health care Ethics, Philosophical Ethics, Clinical Ethics
AOS categories Biomedical Ethics
AOC Bioethics/Health care Ethics, Philosophical Ethics, Clinical Ethics
AOC categories Biomedical Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Start date August 14, 2023
Job description

You can make a difference in people’s lives every day. When you join UCLA Health, you’ll be working at an institution that provides leading-edge care to the people of L.A. and throughout the world. We provide our team members with the environment and support to do amazing work, because each and every one of them plays a vital role in our commitment to care.


***Review of applications will begin on Monday, January 16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled***

The University of California, Los Angeles Health Ethics Center is seeking applicants for their two year Fellowship in Clinical Ethics. The successful applicant will commit to a demanding clinical schedule, providing supervised clinical ethics consultation, on call coverage, education throughout the UCLA Health system, assistance in developing policies, service as a member of three ethics committees and participate in the Center’s scholarly and research projects.

The Ethics Center was founded in 2002 with the goal of strengthening the Health System’s ethical commitments and improving the humanistic aspects of health care provided for patients and their families. The Center serves the needs of the UCLA Health System’s four hospitals (which rank among the best in the nation). The Center enjoys robust institutional support and is a leader in developing innovative clinical ethics programs.

UCLA Health Ethics Center’s primary commitment is to the promotion of excellence in patient care. Given the value-laden nature of healthcare, this excellence can only be achieved in care environments where moral insight, sensitivity and commitment flourish. Our Fellowship program exists to educate and train gifted individuals who share this vision.

Given the volume and complexity of UCLA ethics consultation (which includes transplant medicine, trauma surgery, oncology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, neurology, neonatology, pediatrics and gerontology), our close relationship with various academic departments at the university and the intensive individual mentorship and thorough assessment built into our program, we believe that it provides our fellows with an unrivaled opportunity to acquire and refine the full range of skills necessary to offer clinical ethics consultation and education on a highly competent professional basis. It is our confident expectation that those who graduate from our program will be uniquely placed, both nationally and internationally, to assume the responsibilities of leadership in clinical ethics as it emerges as a fully professional practice.

Interested candidates must submit the following materials with their application:

  1. CV
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Three references (including name, email address and phone number)

***This is a 2-year contract effective August 14, 2023 – August 15, 2025***

Pay Range: $73,900 – $170,700 Annually


The successful candidate must have:

  • a PhD in bioethics/health care ethics or in philosophical ethics with a bioethics related dissertation. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in ethics at university-level and a demonstrated record of ethics publication in peer review journals.      
  • a strong aptitude for clinical ethics, commitment to the professionalization of clinical ethics, and be able to demonstrate significant potential to become a leader in the field
  • the ability to integrate cross-cultural care, end-of-life/palliative care, psychosocial and spiritual care into clinical care is critical to this role.

We are searching for a compassionate and empathic professional with excellent interpersonal skills who is able to utilize critical and creative thinking in navigating complex ethical issues. A commitment to collaborative work in a fast-paced environment is essential.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.uclahealthcareers.org/job/17300896/cli...
Deadline for full consideration: January 16, 2023, 12:00am PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline February 28, 2023, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information https://www.uclahealthcareers.org/job/17300896/cli...
Contact name Naira Shirvanyan
Contact email
Time created January 3, 2023, 10:34pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 28, 2023, 11:59pm PST
Expired on March 2, 2023, 12:46am PST
Last updated May 2, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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This position is a two-year fellowship.