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Assistant or Associate Professor

Health Humanities and Bioethics, University of Rochester

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Bioethics or Clinical ethics
AOS categories Biomedical Ethics
AOC Bioethics or Clinical Ethics
AOC categories Biomedical Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number University of Rochester 246729
Location Rochester, New York, United States
Start date No later than July 1, 2024
Job description

The Department of Health Humanities & Bioethics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URSMD) seeks to recruit for an open rank Tenure eligible Faculty position in Health Humanities and Bioethics (with a focus on Bioethics)

The University of Rochester was among the first medical schools to create a formal Division of Medical Humanities & Bioethics in 1984 as a natural outgrowth of the school's signature biopsychosocial model to solidify the presence of the humanities in the medical school curriculum. In December 2021, the Division became a formal department of Health Humanities and Bioethics (HHBE) with the aim to become nationally recognized for active engagement and contributions to the advancement of ethical, just, and humanistic health care, and for education and training in health humanities and bioethics. It now seeks to expand the number of full-time faculty to achieve this vision.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty group with training in philosophy, bioethics, clinical ethics, humanities and the performing and visual arts who are engaged in scholarship, clinical and community service, and the teaching of graduate students, medical students and other trainees in the health professions. The candidate will have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree preferably in a Bioethics related field. The candidate must have an excellent record of scholarship. We are particularly interested in a faculty member with an interest in ELSI (Ethics, Legal and Social Issues) genetics, neuroethics or any area of pediatric ethics. Empirical research skills and experience in an academic health center preferred. History of grant funding preferred but not required.

Training in clinical ethics is preferred but not required. We especially welcome faculty who bring an equity lens to their teaching and who demonstrate a strong record of collaboration in scholarship and research.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the medical school curriculum and to mentor medical students in the Health Humanities-Bioethics pathway.  At least 50% of their time on scholarship.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting 246729 at http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/

In addition, please submit a cover letter with CV to [email protected]

Applications will be reviewed beginning in July 2023.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law.  This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.  


How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://ps.its.rochester.edu/psc/PSApplyOnline/EMP...
Deadline for full consideration: September 1, 2023, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline December 31, 2023, 12:00pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/medical-humanities....
Contact name Lainie Ross
Contact email
Contact phone 585-275-5800
Time created July 12, 2023, 9:15pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 31, 2023, 12:00pm EST
Last updated July 12, 2023, 9:15pm UTC
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