Assistant/Associate Professor

Posted September 21st 2022

UF Community Health and Family Medicine

Gainesville, Florida

Closing date
September 30th 2023

The Department of Community Health and Family Medicine (CHFM), Program in Bioethics Law and Medical Professionalism at the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor. The primary assignment will be in the Bioethics, Law, and Medical Professionalism Program (BLMP). The department is seeking a dynamic individual with the ability to develop their own portfolio of research, teach undergraduate medical education curriculum, prepare and deliver lectures, develop curriculum, and participate in bioethics consultation services for the UF Health enterprise. This is a full-time position. Tenure or tenure-track eligible or multi-mission depending on the interests and qualifications of the candidate.

Primary Education Activities:
• Teach in the MD curriculum (years 1-4) in a variety of settings, such as small groups and larger didactic sessions.
• Develop new curriculum; needs vary but may include curriculum for medical students, residents, and other health professions students.
• Mentor medical students in the Discovery Pathways track on Medical Ethics and Law, including serving as a research project mentor.
• Expand the presence of BLMP regionally and nationally through education efforts (e.g. continuing education, professional conferences, invited speaker events, etc.)

Research and Scholarly Activities:
• Develop/continue developing their own portfolio of research and in conjunction with collaborations with other schools and colleges at UF, to participate in research activities through those and/or other venues.

• Work with the hospital ethics service (committee and consultation), which may include training as needed as a clinical ethics consultant, taking call for ethics consultations periodically for 1-week 24/7 periods, and/or participating in education of hospital teams or policy committees as needed.

Please consider joining our mission-driven organization, where we are passionate about our patients, community, and students! As a member of our team, you will enjoy a diverse and inclusive workplace at one of the nation’s Top 5 Public Universities.

About Gainesville, Florida:
Gainesville ( is home to Florida’s largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state’s centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville’s numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban “forest,” Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. Gainesville is a hidden gem in North Central Florida that is within a couple hours to major cities such as Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa. Gainesville serves as the cultural, educational, and commercial center for the north-central Florida region. We have warm weather much of the year, allowing for outdoor activities almost year-round. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. Due to the diverse atmosphere generated by The University of Florida and UF Health Shands who are the leading employers in Gainesville, Gainesville is also a wonderful place to raise a family. For more information about Gainesville, FL please go to: The Guide to Greater Gainesville and Explore Gainesville in 60 seconds

About Community Health and Family Medicine:
The primary mission of the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine is to serve our patients and community, positively shaping the future of healthcare through outstanding teaching, discovery, and innovation in family medicine.

The vision at CHFM is to be a nationally recognized model department of family medicine. CHFM integrates teaching in humanistic medicine, medical ethics, behavioral medicine, and rural and community health into both undergraduate and graduate curricula.

About the Program in Bioethics, Law & Medical Professionalism:
BLMP was founded in 1974 as the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida. Funding of the program has been made available by various organizations, including the NIH Endowment for the Humanities, Mrs. Grace H. Osborn, and other private foundations.

Program faculty offer a wide variety of expertise in the interdisciplinary world of bioethics, including education and consultation regarding end-of-life issues, stem-cell research, genetic engineering, health care equity, research design, and public policy. The faculty teach in the Clinical Ethics and Law thread, which is integrated throughout the four years of the M.D. curriculum, and offer medical students the opportunity to participate in a Discovery Pathways track, called Medical Ethics and Law, so they can learn more about issues in law and bioethics.

About the College of Medicine at the University of Florida:
Located in Gainesville since 1906, The University of Florida (UF) has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship winning athletic program, a top-ranked undergraduate online program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation’s most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs. All are based at the University’s 2,000-acre campus, joining its historic red-brick core with advanced facilities and preserved natural areas and connecting to adjacent innovation, commercial and residential districts.

UF has 55,000 students, 30,000 employees, 5,500 faculty members, a $5 billion annual budget and more than 140 mission-focused units across the state of Florida. It is the Sunshine State’s only member of the Association of American Universities comprising the nation’s 60 leading public and private research universities.

Several qualities distinguish UF among today’s leading public research universities. The first is its highly comprehensive breadth on a single campus, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration among, for example, faculty within the adjacent colleges of journalism, engineering, and medicine. The second is its unwavering support from the state of Florida, which has endorsed UF’s drive to become one of the nation’s very best public research universities — supporting those efforts since 2013 with hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding to grow its faculty ranks by 500 members. UF’s third exceptional quality is its dynamism. Like Florida, the nation’s third-largest state and among the fastest-growing, UF is undergoing rapid transformation as it pursues the overarching aspiration to be “a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership.” Please click here to see the College of Medicine Fact Sheet

The University of Florida provides broad and comprehensive benefits programs which includes competitive salaries, inclusive benefits package, generous time off, and ample opportunities for growth. Please see more information about UF Benefits here:

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
The University of Florida College of Medicine is committed to diversity, inclusion, and health equity through the efforts of actively finding, developing, and including the best talent to support our vision of being “a premier institution focused on promoting health and alleviating human suffering through exceptional education, discovery, innovation and patient-centered health care of the highest quality.”
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Minimum Requirements: A doctoral-level degree, such as a Ph.D., J.D., Pharm.D., or M.D., in bioethics, a health-related field, or other relevant topic area. Commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Commitment to advancing diversity, inclusion, and health care equity, consistent with the College of Medicine’s Strategic Plan.
To be considered for this position, please submit a CV and cover letter, along with the required application materials.

Preferred Qualification:
• Experience teaching bioethics and/or law.
• Evidence of ability to produce scholarly work.
• Evidence of participation in department/college/university-level service.
• Previous/current involvement with professional organizations relevant to BLMP.
To apply to the position please apply here:

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