The Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine (COM) seeks one or more bioethicists for the Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences. Rank is open; tenure and non-tenure tracks are available Candidates should possess a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, JD, etc) with specialized education/training in clinical bioethics. Responsibilities include teaching medical students, residents, and faculty physicians; developing instructional/curriculum materials; publishing in scholarly journals; consulting with physicians in hospitals, clinics, and private offices; collaborating with physicians and other colleagues on scholarly endeavors.
The FSU College of Medicine (COM) aims to provide community-based medical education that emphasizes the biopsychosocial model, primary care, and care for underserved populations. The COM is characterized by a collaborative culture across departments, with the FSU faculty in other colleges, and across the regional campuses in Tallahassee, Sarasota, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ft. Pierce, and Pensacola. A clinical research network is currently being developed among the 1,500 clinical faculty members who practice throughout the state of Florida. Candidates should be prepared to offer consultation services and faculty development on ethical issues to these clinical faculty members. Opportunities for collaborative work exist with the new Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, the Center for Medicine and Public Health, the Department of Religion, and other units across the university.
The Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, which currently has 11 faculty members who are a productive group of researchers, psychologists, humanists, and educators, is scheduled to expand. Courtesy faculty appointments and hospital appointments can be arranged. The salaries are nationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications. In addition to excellent facilities, the COM also has a state–of-the-art electronic library providing resources to faculty and students throughout the state. FSU offers excellent employee benefits. Interviewing will begin in late October at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and will continue until the positions are filled. Send letter and curriculum vitae to:
Janine C. Edwards, PhD
Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences
Florida State University College of Medicine
1115 West Call Street
P. O. Box 3064300
Tallahassee, FL 32306