Deadline: July 01, 2015

The Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care at Cleveland Clinic and its Department of Bioethics invite applications for a Professional Staff (faculty) position in the Section of Regional Bioethics. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Staff, depending on his/her qualifications, and will be eligible for academic appointment in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

We are seeking an individual with demonstrated competencies and enthusiasm for providing high quality clinical ethics education and consultation, effectively working with ethics committees, writing and revising ethics-related policies and procedures, and developing innovative programs and initiatives. This individual should be able to work effectively and collegially with clinical professionals, leadership, and other personnel.

Candidates for the position must have a doctorate/terminal degree in an area of study related to bioethics, such as medicine, nursing, philosophy, religious studies, law, or one of the social sciences. Preference will be given to individuals with significant prior experience in providing ethics consultation and education, working with ethics committees, and developing ethics-related organizational policies and procedures.  

Building on a 30-year history of excellence in clinical ethics, the Cleveland Clinic is committed to sustaining and enhancing a vibrant Section of Regional Bioethics within its system of eight community hospitals. A hallmark of the clinical service provided by the Department of Bioethics is a focus on improving the care of patients and families, with attention to the ethics-related needs of health care professionals.

Cleveland Clinic is recognized internationally as one of the premier medical institutions in clinical education, research, and patient care. Over the past several years, its Department of Bioethics has grown to include ten Professional Staff members and many affiliated clinicians. The Department is the administrative home of the Cleveland Fellowship in Advance Bioethics (CFAB), a city-wide training program for the next generation of leaders in clinical ethics and bioethics research. Members of the Department have numerous collaborations with medical institutes at Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, and other regional institutions.  

The successful candidate for this advertised position will report to the Director of Clinical Ethics, and will work collaboratively with Professional Staff in the Section of Regional Bioethics. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to pursue academic interests including research and publication, and helping to teach and train CFAB Fellows as well as medical students in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Cleveland Clinic is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to its research, teaching and clinical missions.

Applications will be considered as they are received, with preference given to candidates who can start by or prior to July 1, 2015. Interested individuals may apply by sending a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to:

Martin L. Smith, STD
Director of Clinical Ethics
Department of Bioethics, JJ60
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
E-mail: smithm24@ccf.org
Telephone: 216-445-2769

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