NTT Faculty Opportunity / Critical Social Scientist- Center for Urban Bioethics

Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience
Feb 08, 2021
Mar 10, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Center for Urban Bioethics

NTT Faculty Opportunity / Critical Social Scientist

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Summary of Opportunity

The Center for Urban Bioethics (CUB) at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine is excited to welcome applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.

CUB’s educational mission is targeted primarily to future and current medical professionals and researchers with the goal of creating more equity-focused, racially literate and trauma-informed professionals. Urban Bioethics is guided by its attention to agency, capacity, social justice, and solidarity. The successful candidate will be a scholar-practitioner whose interests complement those of the existing faculty and CUB’s educational mission. The position is a hard-money funded teaching position, with 10% protected research time in order to contribute to the continuous development of scholarship in these areas.

Working under the Director of Education, this position will have responsibility for:

· Teaching graduate courses including ‘Community Engagement’ & ‘Critical Social Science’ within the MA Urban Bioethics (MAUB) core curriculum

· Designing and offering semester-long electives for the MAUB students (every other year)

· Contributing to CUB teaching responsibilities across Temple’s medical and dental schools including the Social and Structural Determinants of Health Thread for medical students (through didactic lectures, facilitating small group discussions, and intellectual contributions to the Thread’s continuous development)

  • The coordination and continued development of the LKSOM Service Learning Program
  • Contributing to the scholarship and the intellectual life of the Center
  • Thesis and other graduate student advising
  • Other possibilities based on successful applicant’s areas of interest

The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess academic credentials for a faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

· Hold a terminal degree in any of the social science disciplines under the broad umbrella of bioethics, such as anthropology, social epidemiology, sociology, public health, geography and urban studies, or related fields.

  • Have demonstrable experience and/or expertise in:

· community-based advocacy or community-driven research or practice

· teaching and classroom facilitation skills

· qualitative or mixed-methods social science

· bioethics, health equity and social determinants of health

· social justice in health and medicine

· mentoring or advising graduate students

· community-based and driven programing

  • Support and promulgate diversity among faculty, staff, students and patients.

Temple University

Temple University, a comprehensive state-related research university, is the 28th largest

university in the United States, and is home to a diverse group of students and faculty. Temple

University is in the top tier of R1 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Since 1965, Temple has been one of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania. Four of Temple's seven Pennsylvania locations are in Philadelphia and the University continues to expand. Temple University is the 6th largest provider of professional education and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentist. The university also has several long-established locations abroad; Temple University Japan (TUJ) and Temple University Rome.

For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We are particularly interested in dynamic individuals from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups.

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Procedure for Candidacy

To be considered, please complete an online application by following this link:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and three professional letters of recommendation to the address below. Personal statements summarizing teaching philosophy, research interests, and contributions to diversity as well as an example of student teaching evaluations are strongly encouraged.

Please address all applications to Nora L. Jones, PhD, Associate Professor of Bioethics, Associate Director of the Center for Urban Bioethics, C/O Jessica Vega, Senior Physician/Faculty Recruiter, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Email:

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.