Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Health Care Ethics - 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 a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics (CHCE) http://www.slu.edu/bioethics with a joint appointment in a clinical department with the School of Medicine.


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 teach graduate level ethics courses in its PhD program, and also teach professional ethics in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the College of Public Health and Social Justice, as well as undergraduate health care ethics courses to Nursing, Public Health, Pre-Medical, and Health Sciences students. It also offers an undergraduate minor.

Job Announcement

The Albert Gnaegi Center is recruiting an outstanding teacher and scholar with a promising research agenda at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have an MD, and will be clinically active. There is a strong preference for specialization in palliative care, though other clinical departments will be considered. He or she will also have a PhD in an ethics field, preferably in philosophy, religious studies, or theology, though other fields will be considered. A track record of publication is of central importance.

Position Responsibilities

Within the Albert Gnaegi Center, the successful candidate will oversee and coordinate postgraduate medical ethics and professionalism education. The successful candidate will spend a portion (to be negotiated) of her or his time in a clinical department, again with strong preference for palliative care. The successful candidate will also have opportunity to teach in the undergraduate minor and PhD programs in the Albert Gnaegi Center. The successful candidate will be expected to be active in scholarship and research.

University Details

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

All applications must be made online at https://jobs.slu.edu; applications must include curriculum vitae, a sample of written (preferably published) work and a cover letter. Applications received by November 30, 2014 will receive full consideration, but applications will remain open until the post is filled.

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
  • Embrace inclusion in diversity
  • Jesuit institution
  • Research University
  • Other Medicine
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter