Instructor, Assistant, or Associate in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Posted April 19th 2023

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR

Closing date
May 19th 2023

The Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics in the College of Medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) seeks applicants at the level of instructor, assistant, or associate professor for two (2) open positions with our team of dedicated and experienced faculty.

The specific focus of each position is as follows:

Position 1: We seek a candidate who has a strong interest and background in research ethics, is willing to serve on an IRB, and ideally has participated in research ethics consultations. The position currently has 0.20 FTE dedicated to research ethics activities, and with two research institutes (one at UAMS and one at ACH) and a CTSA, we believe the ideal candidate will have opportunities to grow support for more dedicated time and activities for research ethics.

Position 2: We seek a candidate who will dedicate most of their time (currently scheduled for 0.75 FTE) to serving the clinical enterprise through clinical ethics consultation, service to two major medical centers (UAMS and ACH), and education of clinical faculty, staff, and housestaff. Candidates for this position should have at least 2 years of clinical ethics consultation experience. Interest in and ability to direct the consult service is a plus.

Given institutional needs and the history of our department, all candidates for either position should be able and willing to support education in health humanities and bioethics throughout UAMS. Furthermore, every candidate must be willing to provide and have experience in clinical ethics consultation.

Finally, because these are faculty positions in a health sciences university, applicants should be prepared to fulfill all four of the core missions of an academic medical center (education of students, clinical & research service, scholarship, and administrative service).

Applicants for assistant or associate level appointments must have a terminal degree in one of the following: a humanities or social science discipline, law, medicine, nursing, or other health profession. Master’s degree-level training will be considered for an instructor position. Salary will be commensurate with rank and relevant experience, following the APBD salary survey and AAMC’s national medical school salary survey for PhDs in bioethics. Review of applications will begin no later than May 19th and will continue until the positions are filled.

Applicants should email a cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendations, and a sample of scholarship to:
D. Micah Hester. PhD
Phone: 501-661-7973

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