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Assistant or Associate Professor (EXPIRED)

Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College not BA-granting

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Bioethics
AOS categories Biomedical Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Albany, New York, United States
Job description

The Alden March Bioethics Institute (AMBI) at Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, invites applications for an assistant or associate professor, tenure track, in bioethics and Associate Director of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary colleagues from several fields, including medicine, philosophy, social work, law, policy, biomedical and social sciences, and nursing who provide an active clinical ethics consultation service in a 734-bed teaching hospital; engage in conceptual and empirical research; teach medical professionalism and ethics to medical students and health care professionals and scientific integrity to biomedical science graduate students; and participate in the teaching and operation of an established online graduate bioethics program that offers certificate, master’s, and doctoral program options. 

Candidates should have a PhD, JD, or MD prior to appointment. All areas of specialization within bioethics will be considered. Some background or interest in clinical ethics consultation is preferred.


Primary tasks and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Serving as Associate Director of Graduate Studies for our online graduate bioethics program, with opportunity for advancement
  • Teaching in a four-year educational program in ethics and humanities for medical students and in AMBI’s online graduate bioethics program
  • Developing and publishing conceptual and/or empirical scholarly works
  • Serving on hospital and college committees
  • Participating in the clinical ethics consultation service


  • Experience with bioethics education for medical students and health care professionals
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills necessary to lead a successful online graduate program in bioethics
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in bioethics research and scholarship
  • Willingness to collaborate and creatively contribute to the intellectual life of a vibrant, multidisciplinary bioethics program

Albany Medical College believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are vital to medical education and to the development of a health care environment that is respectful of and benefits patients from all backgrounds, particularly those that are underserved. At AMBI, our ethics consultation service advocates for the best interests of the patient and is committed to facilitating communication and understanding between patients, families, and staff from a wide variety of perspectives and communities. Our online graduate program serves many working students from a wide array of professional, geographic, and cultural backgrounds. Candidates whose scholarship and skills align with these commitments and who welcome mentoring a diverse student community are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to individuals with prior achievements in bioethics-related scholarship (e.g., peer-reviewed publications or extramural research funding), education, and potential for assuming a national leadership role. 

The Alden March Bioethics Institute (AMBI) of Albany Medical College is an internationally recognized leader in the field of bioethics. The multidisciplinary center focuses on education, research and clinical consultation. In addition to scholars, educators and clinicians affiliated with Albany Medical College, our faculty includes professors from the Albany Law School and other regional and national experts.

Salary and rank are competitive and will be based on training and experience.

The Albany Medical Center offers desirable benefits including generous leave time, health and dental insurance, opportunity to participate in a matching 403(b) plan, and a pension plan. Upon offer of employment, selected candidates must successfully complete drug testing and criminal background checks as a requirement of the hiring process.  Albany Medical Center supports a diversified, smoke free environment, and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer encouraging women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Review of applications will begin on September 18, 2020 and will remain open until filled. Interested individuals may apply by sending electronically a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, writing sample, and the names of three references with complete contact information to:

Wayne N. Shelton, PhD

Chair, Faculty Search Committee 
Alden March Bioethics Institute

Albany Medical College, Mail Code 153

47 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, New York 12208


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How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: September 18, 2020, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline October 31, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.amc.edu/academic/bioethics/
Contact name Wayne Shelton
Contact email
Contact phone (518) 262-6082
Time created September 11, 2020, 10:24am EST
Scheduled expiry date October 31, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Expired on November 2, 2020, 12:46am EST
Last updated November 2, 2020, 12:46am EST
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