Clinical Ethics Fellowship

Posted January 10th 2023

University Hospitals

Cleveland, OH

Closing date
April 30th 2023

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, University Hospitals (UH) offers primary, community-based, and specialty healthcare services for children and adults throughout northeast Ohio. On a mission to heal, teach, and discover, University Hospitals’ history dates back to 1866, and it’s now a leading healthcare system that operates 40 health centers and 18 hospitals across its region.

UH’s Clinical Ethics Program is seeking candidates for its Clinical Ethics Fellowship. This is a full time, benefits eligible, two year position that beings July 3rd 2023. At the direction of program leadership, the fellow will work under the guidance of senior clinical ethicists on a high-volume adult and pediatric ethics consultation service (>400 consults annually within the UH Health System). The fellow will also support the work of our ethics committees, participate in the ethics education of providers and staff, contribute to ethics policy development, and conduct high-quality research and/or scholarship in the field of clinical ethics.

The Fellowship Offers:
• Acquisition of skills to conduct clinical ethics consultations in a variety of clinical settings by learning to assess medical facts, appreciate patient issues, and analyze human values in medicine.
• Development of communication and mediation skills to resolve conflicts and dilemmas in ethics consultation.
• Practice in pedagogy through ethics education in an academic medical center and regional hospitals.
• Engagement in ethics related research and scholarship, quality improvement, organizational ethics, and policy development and review.
• Mentorship for professional development and career guidance.

• Education- Terminal post graduate degree in fields related to bioethics, including medicine, nursing, bioethics, social work, the humanities, social sciences and/or the law.
• Experience & Knowledge- University-level teaching experience and/or ethics publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or demonstrated clinical experience.
• Skills- Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication.

How to Apply:
Please submit the following materials with your application: CV, Letter of Interest, Writing Sample, and 3 recommendation letters. Apply online at:

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