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Assistant or Associate Professor in Bioethics & Humanities


Position Overview


School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Bioethics & Humanities

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Bioethics & Humanities


Position Details


Position Description

We are recruiting for a full-time (100% FTE, 12-month service period), tenure-track faculty position in the School of Medicine of the Department of Bioethics & Humanities at Assistant or Associate Professor level, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The faculty member’s responsibilities will include:

  • independent, extramurally funded research in bioethics and/or medical humanities;
  • teaching in undergraduate, graduate, and other departmental educational programs; and
  • university/departmental service.  

The individual hired for this position will be expected to develop and eventually lead a vigorous, extramurally funded research program.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence.  We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all.  These values are central to the Department of Bioethics and Humanities in our conduct, research, and scholarship.  The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty, and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries.  Candidates whose research interests and backgrounds align with these values and who welcome the opportunity to mentor a diverse student population are encouraged to apply and provide a statement on their commitment to these issues.

This position involves interpersonal skills, strong leadership, written and verbal communication with interdisciplinary teams, and an emphasis on establishing robust extramural funding and publication in peer-reviewed journals.  

Anticipated start date is summer/early fall 2019.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a doctoral or terminal degree in a bioethics-related discipline (e.g., PhD, MD, JD, or foreign equivalent) as well as education and demonstrated expertise in bioethics and normative ethics.  Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following disciplines:  philosophy, history, religious studies, law, literature, anthropology, sociology, health policy, public health, health services research, or related disciplines to complement and/or expand current areas of faculty expertise.

Instructions

Please apply via Interfolio.  Applications must include a:

  • curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications, grants, and teaching experience; and
  • a summary of research interests and future research plans

For more information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Erika Blacksher, at bhsearch@uw.edu.  The position will remain open until filled.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status,
or genetic information.

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