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Assistant or Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities 68857, 68796

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York
Closing date
May 24, 2022

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Medical Anthropology
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The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY) seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in Bioethics and Humanities at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Center seeks applicants committed to the Center's mission of promoting health care and policy that is patient-centered, compassionate, and just, through education, research, service and advocacy. The Center is an academic department in the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate, with a mission that extends to all four of the university's colleges and all hospitals and clinical sites:

Primary responsibilities for both positions include teaching bioethics, law and health humanities in diverse settings throughout the health sciences university. Research and scholarship are expected. Engaging in clinical ethics consultation at four affiliated hospitals is encouraged for qualified applicants, with additional support for training and credentialing provided for those who are interested but not yet experienced.

Specific duties for the first position (Job #68857) will include developing and implementing the required health systems science curriculum for the MD degree program. Our approach to health systems science has health equity and ethics at its center. This role involves substantial opportunities for educational leadership, innovation, scholarship, and collaboration across the institution. Candidates for this position should be comfortable teaching about racism and systemic disadvantage in health and healthcare.

Specific duties for the second position (Job #68796) will include responsibility for developing new initiatives in the arts and literature; this faculty member will also assist in producing the department's prestigious literary arts journal, The Healing Muse.

Applicants must hold a PhD, MD/DO, JD, or equivalent doctoral degree, with formal training and/or significant experience in a field related to bioethics and/or health humanities (including history of medicine and medical anthropology). Prior experience teaching medical and health professions students and trainees is preferred.

Applications from clinicians are enthusiastically welcomed. Opportunities for part-time clinical practice and secondary appointment to a clinical department will be arranged for qualified applicants who desire this.

Salary and benefits are nationally competitive. Faculty are encouraged to apply for external funding, but it is not required. Center faculty will receive a waiver of grant funding for tenure purposes.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Full consideration will be given to all applications receiving by June 15, 2022. Anticipated start date is between 9/1/2022 and 1/1/2023.

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities believes that a diverse faculty is essential to its efforts to leverage our disciplinary expertise to work towards health care that is more compassionate and just. We seek colleagues who bring unique perspectives to their research, clinical work, and the education of our learners, and who are sensitive to the needs of others. We strive to create a community in which persons of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, ages, abilities, and beliefs feel valued, safe, and supported.

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