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Clinical Ethics Faculty (Open Rank) (EXPIRED)

Center for Medical Ethics and Health Polic, Baylor College of Medicine

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Contract type open
AOS Ethics
AOS categories Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Houston, Texas, United States
Start date July 2023
Job description


The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an experienced Clinical Ethicist to join their faculty (rank and track will be commensurate with experience and qualifications). The successful candidate will join faculty and fellows who lead premier Clinical Ethics Consultation Services in the Texas Medical Center.  The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the Center's multidisciplinary education programs and to conduct high quality independent and collaborative research and scholarship.

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 in an open and nurturing environment. We appreciate, celebrate and advance diversity of all types -- of culture, background, experience and ideas -- and are reflective and mindful of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in both interactions with one another and Center decision-making.

Job Duties

  • Conduct ethics consultations independently for Houston Methodist Hospital, a high-volume Ethics Consultation Service.
  • Collaborate in hospital administrative activities and participate in Ethics Committee and subcommittee meetings.
  • Contribute to the training of Clinical Ethics Fellows.
  • Participate in the Center's undergraduate and graduate medical education programs and bioethics intensive course.
  • Develop and lead educational lectures and courses in medical ethics for medical students, trainees, and healthcare practitioners.
  • Conduct high quality independent and collaborative bioethics research and scholarship.
  • Contribute to the intellectual and scholarly life of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal post-graduate degree, such as MD, PhD or JD, in a field related to bioethics.
  • Advanced training/fellowship in clinical ethics strongly preferred; HEC-C certification preferred.
  • The applicant must have significant experience conducting clinical ethics consultations as an independent clinical ethics consultant. Ideally, this experience would include conducting ethics consultations in both the tertiary hospital setting and the community hospital setting.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship in bioethics and excellence in teaching/mentoring.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to mitigate conflict and communicate compassionately with patients and families.

Those interested in this position should submit a CV and cover letter addressed to the search committee indicating their desire to be considered. 

For questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Application Deadline: December 9, 2022

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.

About the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy is comprised of 19 primary faculty members, 33 secondary faculty, 26 scholars, and over 30 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.

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.

About Houston

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.

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.bcm.edu/job/Houston-Clinical-Ethics-F...
Email to apply
Hard deadline December 9, 2022, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information http://www.bcm.edu
Contact name Oprah Garrett
Contact email
Contact phone 17137986608
Time created November 10, 2022, 9:43pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 9, 2022, 11:59pm CST
Expired on December 11, 2022, 12:46am CST
Last updated February 10, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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