Medical Anthropologist/Bioethicis - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology and Health Care Ethics in the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics (CHCE) with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology


The Albert Gnaegi Center is an independent, degree-granting, and academic Center within the University. It is also the tenure home for its faculty. The Center is dedicated to the teaching, research, and service mission of the University. Center faculty teaches graduate level ethics courses in its PhD program in Health Care Ethics, and also teaches professional ethics in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, as well as undergraduate health care ethics courses to Nursing, Public Health, and Health Sciences students. The Center's interdisciplinary PhD program in Health Care Ethics trains scholars and practitioners to work in Clinical Ethics and Research Ethics. The Center also offers an undergraduate minor in Health Care Ethics.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology resides in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is an interdisciplinary department with 16 full-time faculty members, including 4 anthropologists, 130 undergraduate majors, and a MA program in sociology. Department faculty also teach graduate sociology and anthropology courses to students in Public Policy Studies, Law School, Allied Health, Environmental Sustainability, Area Health Education Centers and the Center for Advanced Dental Education.

Job Announcement

The Albert Gnaegi Center and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology seek a qualified scholar in the field of Medical Anthropology and Health Care Ethics. Applicants should hold a terminal degree in Anthropology and areas of research should be on bioethical questions. All applicants with strong publication records or clear potential for publication will receive serious consideration. Applications must be made online at Please attach a cover letter, CV, reference list, and a writing sample. Inquires should be made to Jeffrey Bishop:


The successful candidate will have a 2 course teaching-load each semester. The candidate's teaching time will be split evenly, teaching one course in the CHCE and one in Anthropology each semester. The successful candidate will teach a graduate level course in interdisciplinary methods in health care ethics, as well as undergraduate courses on bioethics topics in the Center. The successful candidate will also teach one course each semester in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The candidate will be expected to supervise dissertations for the Center's PhD program in Health Care Ethics.

University Details

Saint Louis University is an urban university ranked as one of the top 5 Jesuit-Catholic universities in the country.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.

Recruiting Range

Commensurate with Experience  

Keyword Phrases

  • Ethics, Ctr. for Health Care
  • Medical Anthropologist/Bioethicis
  • Embrace inclusion in diversity
  • Jesuit institution
  • Research University
  • Healthcare
  • Business Ethics
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
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Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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