Tenure Track Faculty Position, Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities at UTMB

Tenure Track Faculty Position
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

The School of Public and Population Health (SPPH) at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) is recruiting a tenure track faculty member in the Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities (BHH) and for membership in the Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities (IBHH). The IBHH is committed to moral inquiry, scholarship, teaching, and professional service in medicine, health care, and public health. The mission of SPPH is leading innovative public health education, translational research, and evidence-informed practice and policy through authentic collaborations in the Gulf Coast region, Texas, and the world. 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 https://ibhh.utmb.edu/ and https://www.utmb.edu/spph.

Candidates must have a PhD, JD, or MD with research and teaching interests in health humanities and/or bioethics. Preferred qualifications include experience in an academic health center, and a record of both scholarly publication and graduate-level teaching. We have teaching needs in literature and law and would also welcome individuals qualified to participate in clinical ethics consultation services. We are interested in faculty who will collaborate with other UTMB researchers. 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, vaccines, and bioethics (see www.utmb.edu/centers/ for more information).

Interested applicants must apply online at https://www.utmb.edu/hr/careers (ReqID: 2304200) 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 (bhh@utmb.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.

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.

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.

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