Bioethics Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted November 29th 2021

Center for Ethics at Emory University

Altanta, GA,

Closing date
January 15th 2022


Tag(s): Georgia

The Emory University Center for Ethics is pleased to invite applications for a Bioethics Postdoctoral Fellowship. We are seeking a uniquely qualified applicant that will pursue bioethical research as well as engage in curricular development, teaching and educational programming within our MA in Bioethics program.

The term of the fellowship is two years, beginning the Summer or Fall of 2022.  The Fellow will have access to a wide range of benefits at Emory University including a competitive salary, health benefits, and teaching opportunities. The Fellow will also receive mentorship and career advising to support their professional development and help them succeed in a variety of bioethics-focused careers.

The Emory Center for Ethics values and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic. Furthermore, we desire candidates whose work and scholarship contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff and faculty.

For more details about the Bioethics Postdoctoral Fellowship or to apply, please visit: For questions about the position, please email

We are seeking to fill the position of a two-year bioethics postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Ethics at Emory University.  The candidate is expected to engage in teaching in the MA in Bioethics program and academic service to the Center for Ethics while maintaining an active research program in bioethics. The teaching responsibilities of the postdoctoral fellow will include 1/1 teaching load in the first year, a 1/2 teaching load in the second year as well as student advisement and thesis supervision.  These are also opportunities to guest teach and co-teach throughout the university (e.g. in Emory College, School of Medicine and the School of Nursing). The service responsibilities of the postdoctoral fellow will include contributions to the admissions and ongoing administration of the MA in Bioethics program as well as the planning and organization of the annual Healthcare Ethics Consortium conference, Shields Lecture Series in Institutional Ethics and other Center for Ethics academic events. The postdoctoral fellow will also be required to maintain an active research program in bioethics.  The research specialization in bioethics is open.  However, we would particularly welcome applicants with bioethical research interests in equity, inequality, and marginalized populations; neuroethics; clinical ethics; or research ethics.

The salary is competitive, and will be based on the National Institutes for Health National Research Service Award stipend rates.  The postdoctoral fellow will have access to the professional development and training opportunities offered by Emory University’s Office of Postdoctoral Education, including Grant Writing Bootcamps, Executive and Leadership Training, and Career Counseling. Required Qualifications 

  • Terminal degree (e.g. PhD, MD, JD or equivalent higher education experience) in anthropology, bioethics, economics, nursing, philosophy, public health, religion, sociology or a related field, with a strong academic background and interest in bioethics.
  • Higher education teaching experience

Application Requirements 

  • Cover letter, including ongoing research plans and a brief description of bioethics courses taught or that the candidate would be able to teach
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference, including at least one reference that specifically speaks to the candidate’s ability to teach at the university level

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