Assistant or Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities

Posted December 02nd 2021

Center for Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, New York,

New York

Tag(s): New York

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY) seeks to fill a tenure-track position in bioethics and/or health humanities at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Center is particularly interested in applicants committed to the Center’s mission of promoting health care and health policy that is patient-centered, compassionate, and just, through education, research and service.

Primary responsibilities include teaching bioethics, law and health humanities in diverse settings throughout the health sciences university. Research and scholarship are expected. Additional opportunities, including clinical ethics consultation at associated hospitals; involvement in the publication of the department’s literary journal; and part-time clinical practice may be available, depending on interest and qualifications.

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities is an academic department in the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate, with a mission that extends to all four of the university’s colleges and all hospitals and clinical sites. Information about the Center is available at:

Applicants must hold a PhD, MD, JD, or equivalent doctoral degree, with formal training and/or significant experience in a field related to bioethics and/or health humanities.

Salary and benefits are nationally competitive, and although faculty are strongly encouraged to apply for external funding, it is not required and successful candidates will receive a waiver of grant funding for tenure purposes.

Applications are accepted through the SUNY Upstate HR website at

(Job Number 68857). Candidates must include a curriculum vita and cover letter explaining the candidate’s career goals, interest in the position and qualifications. Questions regarding the position may be sent to the Center’s Chair, Amy Caruso Brown, MD, MS, HEC-C, FAAP at Anticipated start date is between 5/1/2022 and 9/1/2022; an earlier start date may be negotiated.

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities believes that a diverse faculty is essential to its efforts to leverage our disciplinary expertise to work towards health care that is more compassionate and just. We seek colleagues who bring unique perspectives to their research, clinical work, and the education of our learners, and who are sensitive to the needs of others. We strive to create a community in which persons of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, ages, abilities, and beliefs feel valued, safe, and supported.

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