Deadline: November 24, 2017

Paul Kelleher

(608) 263-8561


The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We seek a colleague with an active research program and teaching interests in clinical bioethics. We anticipate a joint appointment with an appropriate clinical department for successful applicants who are also practicing clinicians.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a major research university with leadership in stem cell research, translational medicine, global health, environmental health, and nanotechnology, in addition to special attention to public health, family medicine, and rural health. The Department has a distinguished history of excellence in clinical bioethics. Current members of the faculty having training in philosophy, law, medicine, anthropology, science studies, and history of medicine and science.

We welcome applicants interested in working with an interdisciplinary core of scholars. We also welcome and encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in academia.


Candidate should have a terminal degree in medicine (MD), nursing (RN, NP, PhD), law (JD), philosophy (PhD), public health (MPH), or in another discipline related to clinical bioethics. Some prior formal training in ethics is strongly preferred. All applicants should have training in, and experience with, clinical ethics case consultation and ethics teaching. A record of research and teaching is also preferred.

The candidate should expect to pursue scholarly activities in the field of clinical bioethics, participate in hospital ethics consultations, help review and revise hospital policies relevant to clinical ethics, teach undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education students, and develop a national reputation in a chosen area of bioethics specialization. Candidates with an interest in any area of clinical bioethics are welcome to apply.

Interested candidates should search the Jobs at UW website ( Enter 91086 in the search box. To apply for this position, applicants will need to create an Applicant Login. Please upload a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vita, a writing sample, and contact information for three references; letters of reference will be requested for candidates who make it beyond an initial round of screening. Applications received by November 24, 2017 will be assured full consideration.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

PVL# 91086
Paul Kelleher, Ph.D., Search Chair
Medical History and Bioethics
1300 University Ave. MSC 1135
Madison, WI 53706-1532

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NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.

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