Open Rank (Tenure Track/Tenured) Clinical Ethicist Faculty

Posted March 20th 2024

Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities University Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Clinical Ethicist Faculty
Open Rank (Tenure Track/Tenured)
Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities
Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities
School of Public and Population Health
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

We are recruiting an open rank, tenure track/tenured faculty member with expertise in clinical ethics consultation to begin as early as September 2024. This position is within The Department and Institute of Bioethics and Health Humanities (IBHH), housed in the School of Public and Population Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. This faculty member will devote up to 50% of their time to the clinical ethics consultation service and will likely teach one or two small graduate seminars per year. The research area is open.

Applicants should have a PhD, JD, or MD (or equivalent) and experience as a clinical ethics consultant. They should also have a record scholarship in bioethics and health humanities, skills in collaborating across disciplines, and a strong commitment to graduate education. The successful candidate will receive start-up funds, research support, and a competitive salary. This is a hard money position.

Interested applicants must apply online at (ID: 2401327) and submit a letter of interest with a description of experience, research and teaching interests, and career goals, along with their curriculum vitae to the Search Committee ( Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received after May 1 are not guaranteed reviewal.

About the Institute of Bioethics and Health Humanities
The IBHH is committed to moral inquiry, scholarship, teaching, and professional service in medicine, health care, and public health. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty group with training in ethics, humanities, and social sciences. The faculty engage in research, clinical and community service, and the teaching of graduate students and medical and other health professions trainees. The IBHH also offers an ethics consultation service in the university’s health system. The IBHH houses the nation’s only Ph.D. program in Bioethics and Health Humanities. More information can be found at

UTMB was established in 1891 as the first academic health center in Texas and is a component of the University of Texas System. Today UTMB includes five schools (medicine, nursing, health professions, graduate biomedical sciences, and public and population health), a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care, and numerous research facilities. Opportunities for research collaborations exist with more than 40 research centers and institutes located on campus, covering a wide range of research interests including aging, rehabilitation sciences, women’s health, environmental health, translational sciences, infectious diseases, and vaccines (see for more information).

The city of Galveston is a popular tourist and cruise ship destination that includes beaches, museums, historical architecture, a vibrant arts community, and excellent restaurants, all located only 45 minutes away from Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city.

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. The University of Texas Medical Branch | Member, Texas Medical Center

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