Bioethics/Healthcare Ethics faculty – Open Rank

Posted January 03rd 2023

Emory University Center for Ethics

Atlanta, Georgia

Closing date
January 31st 2023

Position summary:

The position is open rank, with track based on interests, experience, and qualifications. The role is envisioned as a non-tenure position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level with an appointment in the School of Medicine. The successful candidate will join other bioethics faculty, as well as our general ethics faculty, at the Emory University Center for Ethics. The primary responsibilities of this new position will involve teaching at the graduate and healthcare professional level (medicine, nursing, etc.), ethics consultation, bioethics program development, and research. The Center welcomes applicants with wide-ranging scholarly interests, including healthcare disparities and the inclusion of historically underrepresented individuals in bioethics. A history of success or potential in securing extramural funding is desired.


Teaching clinical ethics and broader bioethical issues and participation in development of an integrated curriculum in the School of Medicine
Teaching 1 to 2 Master of Arts in Bioethics (MAB) courses annually during the Spring, Fall, or Summer semesters
Advising and Mentorship of MAB graduate students and thesis/capstone projects
Pursuit of independent and collaborative scholarship
Development of programming on ethical challenges and promotion of public discourse
Potential for involvement in the clinical ethics consultation
Development of innovative curricula or courses
Service on Center or university committees
Successful candidates will have:

Strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrated experience and comfort in working in both in person and online settings
Commitment to collaboration with colleagues at the Center for Ethics, across the university and in the community
Potential for securing extramural funding
Preferred Qualifications:

Terminal post-graduate degree (PhD, JD, MD, etc.) in a field related to bioethics or clinical ethics
Demonstrated success in teaching and mentoring of healthcare professionals and/or graduate students
Record of quality scholarship in bioethics, clinical ethics, healthcare ethics, or related areas
Experience with clinical ethics consultation

Applicants should submit the following:

1) Cover letter addressed to the search committee
2) Current CV or résumé
3) Statement of teaching philosophy
4) Names of three references, including those who can speak to your teaching and research. Letters of recommendation may be requested if you are selected as a finalist.

Applications and questions should be sent to: Kathy Kinlaw at
Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Emory University Center for Ethics

The Center for Ethics (CFE), an international leader in ethics scholarship, is distinctive in being a university-wide center that engages Emory University’s 9 schools in a broad range of ethical issues. CFE faculty teach throughout the university, conduct research, develop and deliver high-quality public programming, and engage actively with a wide variety of community organizations. The Center for Ethics’ vision is to inspire and advance scholarship and education in ethics, to ignite the moral imagination of leaders in all walks of life, and to foster lives of moral meaning and ethical engagement. Center faculty in Bioethics and the Health Sciences are involved in scholarship, research and practice in clinical ethics, health policy, healthcare system ethics, moral philosophy, neuroethics, artificial intelligence, and public and global health ethics. For more on the Center for Ethics, visit

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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