Deadline: December 2, 2016


General Description:

The University of Wisconsin 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 bioethics.  We anticipate that the applicant will have an appointment in a clinical department as well as in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a major research university with leadership in stem cell research, translational medicine, international health, environmental health, and nanotechnology, in addition to special attention to public health, family medicine, and rural health.  The Department has faculty trained 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. 


Candidate should have a terminal degree in medicine (M.D.), nursing (Ph.D.), law (J.D.), public health (MPH) or other discipline related to clinical ethics, with a clinical practice in any health field and ethics training (fellowship, masters level, Ph.D.), experience with ethics consultation and ethics teaching.  A record of research and teaching is preferred.

The candidate should expect to pursue scholarly activities in the field of 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 ethics specialization. 

Candidates with an interest in any field of bioethics are welcome to apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, 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 Dec. 2 will be assured full consideration

PVL# 87490
Susan E. Lederer, Ph.D.
ATTN: Jean von Allmen
Medical History and Bioethics
1300 University Ave. MSC 1135
Madison, WI 53706-1532
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