Assistant or Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities

Posted January 03rd 2023

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, New York

Closing date
January 22nd 2023

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY) seeks to fill a tenure-track positions in Bioethics and Humanities at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Center seeks applicants committed to the Center’s mission of promoting health care and policy that is patient-centered, compassionate, and just, through education, research, service and advocacy. The Center 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:

Primary responsibilities include teaching bioethics, law and health humanities in diverse settings throughout the health sciences university and engaging in clinical ethics consultation at four affiliated hospitals. Research and scholarship are expected. Opportunities for part-time clinical practice and secondary appointment to a clinical department will be arranged for qualified applicants who desire this.

Applicants must hold a PhD, MD/DO, JD, or equivalent doctoral degree, with formal training and/or significant experience in a field related to bioethics and/or health humanities (including history of medicine and medical anthropology). Prior experience teaching medical and health professions students and trainees is preferred.

Clinicians are strongly encouraged to apply, and opportunities for part-time clinical practice and secondary appointment to a clinical department can be arranged for qualified applicants.

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.

Candidates must include a curriculum vita and cover letter explaining the candidate’s career goals, interest in the specific position for which they are applying, and relevant 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 9/1/2022 and 1/1/2023.

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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