Deadline: Open until filled.

Debbie Hinnerschitz, DASPR, Physician Recruiter


General Description

The Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking qualified candidates and candidate nominations for the role of Assistant Director Master's Program. In this inter-disciplinary role you will address the ethical challenges of urban health care, public health status, and policy and work to improve health status for vulnerable urban populations, positioning Temple University as a nationally recognized expert in the field of urban health and bioethics.

The CBUHP is an academic, outreach, and research center dedicated to the promotion of health equity. The Center provides education that exposes students and practitioners to the unique issues and questions that arise in the urban context of density and diversity; integrates social determinants of health into education, service delivery and research, joins with community members to be a voice for underserved and marginalized populations both locally and nationally, and works with policy makers on ethical and urban health care issues that impact service delivery, medical education, research and quality of care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate with three major responsibilities:

  • Educational – include teaching in the MA Urban Bioethics (MAUB) program and in other bioethics courses offered by the CBUHP throughout LKSOM and University as a whole, as well as serving as faculty and thesis advisor for MAUB students.

  • Scholarly Activities – include seeking out research funding and conducting research and other scholarly work that supports the mission and enhances the reputation of the CBUHP.

  • Programmatic – managing the day-to-day operations of the MAUB program, in conjunction with the Director of Education working on strategic planning and development of the MAUB program and collaborating with the Director of Education and Center leadership to develop admissions, marketing, curricula and program evaluation.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Ph.D., M.D., J.D. or relevant terminal degree required

  • Prior experience and/or strong understanding of a graduate academic environment, goals and needs

  • Demonstrated skill in the classroom

  • Demonstrated scholarly contributions to the field

  • Attention to detail, time constraints, ability to multi-task and work independently

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong Customer Service and Organizational skills

Procedure for Candidacy

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and current curriculum vita to the address below:

Nora Jones, Ph.D., Associate Director CBUHP and Assistant Professor and Director of Bioethics Education C/O Debbie Hinnerschitz, DASPR, Physician Recruiter, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Phone: 215-707-4419, Fax: 215-707-9452

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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