The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), a leading academic center - McGovern Medical School seeks applicants for a tenure-track position for The John P. McGovern, M.D. Center for Humanities and Ethics. The rank is open and compensation is based on qualifications and experience.
The McGovern Center was established in 2004 to examine moral, spiritual, and cultural aspects of medicine and the health sciences. Housed in McGovern Medical School, the McGovern Center collaborates with all six health professional schools of UTHealth, delivering quality ethics and humanities education, programming, research, and scholarship. Position Key Accountabilities The successful candidate will devote the majority of her/his time to McGovern Center activities, such as: teaching in medical school and residency programs, serving on institutional committees, and engaging in various educational and funded research programs throughout the health science center. If the successful candidate is an M.D., the remaining time will be devoted to clinical care.
-M.D. and Ph.D. in bioethics or a medical humanities-related discipline
-Ph.D. in bioethics or a medical humanities-related discipline
-M.D. with demonstrated interest and experience (e.g., M.A., certificate, fellowship, etc.) in bioethics or a medical humanities-related discipline
-Demonstrated interest and experience in health professional ethics
-Record of excellent scholarship and teaching.
While the specific area of expertise is open as well, the McGovern Center is seeking a candidate who (1) has knowledge, skills, and research interests in clinical ethics; and (2) offers a broad humanistic perspective on life in medicine. This candidate will contribute to the current programs of the McGovern Center and also help expand programming to residents and faculty.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2018.
About The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
The McGovern Center was established in September 2004 as an integral part of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). While housed in the Medical School, the Center works closely with all six professional schools at UTHealth—schools of nursing, medicine, dentistry, public health, biomedical sciences, and biomedical informatics. Educationally, the Center addresses the... dehumanizing forces in contemporary health care by studying and teaching forms of care and research that are ethically-sound, spiritually-informed, and culturally sensitive. The Center’s scholarship and research focuses on social contexts, personal experiences, power differentials, existential meanings, ethics, and professional formation using the methods of the humanities and the interpretive social sciences.
UTHealth is situated in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center, and adjacent to safe walkable neighborhoods like Rice Village (home of Rice University). Houston is the nation’s fourth largest city, with ample intellectual, cultural, artistic, and gastronomic attractions. As one of country’s major energy producing regions, the Houston area is also experiencing a growing concern and interest in environmental studies and in ethical issues of climate change and health.