Endowed Chair- Bioethics

Posted June 06th 2022

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Closing date
August 31st 2022

Wake Forest University School of Medicine is seeking a national leader as our new Endowed Chair of Bioethics at a time of tremendous growth for our medical school and academic learning health system.


• Oversees and leads a team responsible for the ethics consultation service and clinical ethics activities
• Provides guidance on our current clinical ethics curriculum and assists in the development of the curriculum for our new medical school campus in Charlotte, North Carolina
• Helps to develop a research agenda in ethics that dovetails with our focus on the academic learning health system and connects with departmental research programs across our medical school
• Chairs our Clinical Ethics Committee and serves on relevant subcommittees
• Assists with teaching medical students, residents, graduate students, fellows or staff


Wake Forest University School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country, prepares the next generation of health care leaders through education, research and innovation. The school of medicine is also one of the most selective medical training programs in the nation and encompasses multiple programs including MD, PA, CRNA, DNP and a variety of biomedical graduate programs. With more than $223 million in total annual extramural research funding, WFUSM is committed to addressing our nation’s most challenging health care needs. Through excellence in education and research and direct integration into Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, we have cultivated a leading academic medical center, and we continue to grow.


The Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society is a collaborative intellectual space for addressing ethical, social, and policy issues of importance for biotechnology, health care, biomedical research, and public health. The Center brings together faculty, students, and staff from all disciplines across all WFU campuses and schools, and engages academic and public stakeholders locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to advance research, education, and communication about bioethics issues. Wake Forest University’s Bioethics Graduate Program equips graduates to practice, teach, and conduct research about bioethics, and is an excellent complement to other advanced degrees.


Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Health is a nationally recognized academic health system in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, comprised of more than 300 locations, 2,100 physicians and 1,535 acute care beds; Wake Forest School of Medicine; and Wake Forest Innovations, which promotes the commercialization of research discoveries.

In 2020 Wake Forest Baptist Health and Atrium Health officially joined together as a single enterprise. As part of this new enterprise, Atrium Health has announced $3.4 billion in planned investments in our health system and the communities we serve. Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine will be a critical component of the academic core of Atrium Health, building a second campus of the School of Medicine in Charlotte.


Located in Forsyth County (population ≈376,000) in the Piedmont Triad region of NC, Winston-Salem is the state’s fifth largest city, featuring a moderate climate with all four seasons and housing costs ≈32% below the national average. Residents enjoy a vibrant restaurant scene, a wide variety of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, strong public/private schools, enthusiastic support for the arts, and close proximity to the Appalachian Mountains and Atlantic Coast beaches.

A comprehensive position description is available upon request.

Wake Forest School of Medicine, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers with a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.

For more information, please contact Michael Ginsberg at Michael.Ginsberg@wakehealth.edu

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