Deadline: March 31, 2014

Paul Root Wolpe

The Center for Ethics at Emory University seeks a bioethics scholar to direct our Master of Arts in
Bioethics (MAB) program
. Rank and area of specialty are open.

The MAB program has grown rapidly from its origins five years ago, and now includes dual degree programs with many Emory schools. The next phase of the program’s development will concentrate on attracting scholarships, recruitment of new students, and strengthening existing areas of focus (such as clinical ethics, research ethics, religion and bioethics, and neuroethics) while developing new ones. We are looking for a creative thinker with strong organizational skills.

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching bioethics at the graduate or professional level, organizational and leadership experience, and a solid record of bioethics scholarship. Experience helping build or running a masters-level program in bioethics or related field is a plus. A PhD or professional equivalent in a bioethics-related discipline, or an advanced degree in a related field with training at the masters or fellowship level in bioethics is required. The Director will teach three courses/year in the MA program, with some teaching in other Emory schools as well.

The Director will join the faculty of our prominent Center for Ethics. Center faculty hold appointments in a variety of schools including Emory College, and the Schools of  Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Law. A primary, non-tenured appointment in a medical school department is anticipated, though a tenured appointment is a possibility for senior candidates.

The Emory Center for Ethics is a dynamic Center with 9 onsite and 35 university-wide faculty members, a tradition of research and scholarship, and a range of programming that touches every school at the university and includes multiple collaborative relationships with the community and its institutions. The Center is a general ethics center with a robust bioethics program equal to that of most bioethics centers in the United States. Emory as a university has made a deep and abiding commitment to ethical research, teaching, and faculty development. Throughout Emory’s history, the University has maintained the vital importance of ethical thinking and action. The University vision statement characterizes Emory as “an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community” characterized by “courageous leadership.” For that reason, the Center for Ethics at Emory, which is organized under the Provost’s Office, is a central player in the life of the university and in the decision-making processes of the administration to a degree that is rare in American universities.

Candidates should provide a letter of interest, including a description of personal scholarship and a statement of teaching philosophy; a full CV; and the names and contact information of three references to: Jamila Garrett-Bell, Center for Ethics, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, or email to Applications received by March 31, 2014 will have priority, and candidates are strongly encouraged to apply earlier, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Kathy Kinlaw, Center Associate Director, at or Paul Root Wolpe, Center Director, at

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