Faculty Position (Open Rank), The John P. McGovern, M.D. Center for Humanities and Ethics, McGovern Medical School

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), a leading academic center - McGovern Medical School seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

-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.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical schiences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School.  UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Herman Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon b. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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