Bioethics and Health Policy Faculty (Open Rank)

Posted August 22nd 2023

Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Houston, TX

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine invites applications for an open rank tenure-track/tenured faculty position to begin in Summer 2024. While we welcome all applications, we encourage applicants who have success in obtaining extramural funding for empirical bioethics research to apply.

Applicants should have demonstrated scholarship in the field, a record of accomplishment or commitment to obtaining external funding for research, demonstrated skills in collaborating across disciplines, and a strong commitment to medical education. Applicants must have a terminal post-graduate degree (JD, PhD, MD, or equivalent) in bioethics, philosophy, neuroscience, law, social sciences, or other related field of study.

The successful candidate will receive a start-up commitment to develop a funded research program within the Center and have protected time and effort to contribute to the Center’s education mission.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, current CV, and a one-page summary of research interests and plans, to the Research Faculty Selection Committee via the online application at:
The deadline for submitting application packages is September 30, 2023.
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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. Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty, and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care.

About the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine is recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, healthcare and community service. Located in the heart of the world’s largest medical center, Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and research affiliates.

The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy has 20 primary faculty members, 34 secondary faculty, 27 scholars, and over 35 fellows and staff, housed on the main Baylor campus in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Our Center’s faculty teach in the undergraduate and graduate medical education curricula, direct an award-winning ethics pathway and a health policy pathway for advanced medical students, and have developed a comprehensive College-wide graduate medical education curriculum in ethics, professionalism, and health policy. Center faculty are actively engaged in funded research supported by the NIH, PCORI, and private foundations. Center faculty currently have over 20 externally funded grants and contracts totaling over $4 million in funding. Our faculty lead the clinical ethics consultation services at two hospitals in the Texas Medical Center with over 600 consultations per year. Since 1982, Center faculty have published over 200 books, chapters in scholarly books, and chapters in medical textbooks. In addition, Center faculty have published more than 2,000 papers in leading, peer-reviewed scientific, medical, bioethical, and medical humanities journals.

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. Baylor College of Medicine was founded in 1900 and is today an internationally respected medical and research institution known for excellence in education, research and patient care. The College consistently ranks among the top of the country’s 154 medical schools. The U.S. News & World Report annual list of top graduate schools places Baylor College of Medicine in the top 15 percent of all U.S. medical schools and among the top 25 research-intensive and diverse medical schools. The College ranks among the top 20 academic biomedical research institutions for total NIH research funding and 1st among medical schools in Texas.

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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer. 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.

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