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Faculty, Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Mercer University

Date Posted Jun. 1, 2022
Title Faculty, Bioethics and Medical Humanities
University Mercer University
Columbus, GA, United States
Department Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Bioethics
Position Title
Faculty, Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Bioethics and Medical Humanities

School of Medicine

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Work Location
Columbus, GA

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The Mercer University School of Medicine is searching for a 12-month, tenure track Faculty for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. The School of Medicine has three four-year- medical school campuses located in Macon, Georgia: Savannah, Georgia; and Columbus Georgia. The candidate for this position will be based primarily in Columbus though there is an expectation that all bioethics and professionalism faculty will teach on all three campuses both virtually and physically. The selected candidate will work closely with the chair, Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanities (Brian H. Childs, PhDfor inquires email and the other faculty in the department in creating an integrated ethics and humanities curriculum in both the pre-clinical and clerkship years. Faculty are engaged in a variety of pedagogical modes including Team Based Learning and Problem Based Learning. In addition the selected candidate will be involved in special programs such as faculty development in ethics education, teaching and grand rounds in our affiliated medical centers, sponsoring student projects and research in bioethics and the medical humanities, providing resources to the greater community, well as faculty committee participation.

The Doctor of Medicine curriculum has been organized and designed to support the mission of the school to train physicians to meet the healthcare needs of rural and other underserved areas of Georgia. The curriculum is patient-centered, providing early application of medical and clinical knowledge in a variety of classroom and clinical venues. The program fosters the development of independent, life-long learning.

In addition to the Doctor of Medicine program, the medical school also offers the following degrees: a Master's in Pre-Clinical Science; a Master's in Biomedical Sciences; a Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Healthcare Sciences; and a Master's in Family Therapy.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Terminal Doctorate (PhD, JD, DBe, MD, DO or Equivalent) from accredited institution
  • Demonstrated Training in Ethics Consultation
  • A Commitment to the Mission of Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Excellent Writing and Communication Skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in the Care of the Rural and Underserved
  • A Record of Scholarship and Teaching in Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Board Certification as a Clinical Ethics Consultant

Background Check
Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience

Required Documents
CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested candidates should submit the following : 1) a cover letter of no more than two pages explaining teaching philosophy, the candidate's approach to clinical consultation, and commitment to the rural and underserved population, 2) CV, and 3) names and contact information for at least three references.

EEO Statement
Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Brian Childs
    Bioethics and Medical Humanities
    Mercer University


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