The Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking a well-qualified candidate at the rank of professor for an endowed chair in the School of Medicine. Candidates must possess a MD, PhD, JD or other terminal degree. The Department of primary academic appointment will be determined by clinical/professional discipline.
The Ann Geddes Stahlman Chair in Medical Ethics was established in 1973 to support the study of medical ethics in the School of Medicine. The Chair resources are used for the infusion of new ideas and new approaches toward research and discovery, and in support of the educational mission of the Center.
The mission of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society is to provide leadership in education, research, and clinical service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center concerning the ethical, legal, and social dimensions of medicine, health care, and health policy. The Center is committed to multi-disciplinary exploration of the individual and social values, cultural dynamics, and legal and professional standards that characterize and influence clinical practice and biomedical research. The Center aims to be a catalyst for collaboration in teaching, research, and practice at Vanderbilt and to contribute to scholarship and policy making from the local to the international level.
This position in the Center is encouraged to develop a portfolio of research and educational activities in support of the Center’s academic mission. The scholarship of the Center can be grouped into the following broad areas - clinical ethics, research ethics, public health ethics, and the implications of advances in genomics. The Center is devoted to scholarship and research that can meet future clinical and public health care needs while promoting the public´s acceptance and trust in research. There are many opportunities to engage in collaborative research throughout the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University campus.
There are numerous opportunities to participate in educational activities throughout the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University campus. Faculty members in the center are engaged in undergraduate education, graduate education, and undergraduate and graduate medical education. Biomedical ethics content is an important component of the medical school curriculum at Vanderbilt and a valued contributor to a variety of programs across the campus seeking to discuss the topical questions challenging medical practice, medical science, and medical technology today.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has built a strong reputation as a leader in medical education, research and patient care throughout the nation over the course of its 135-year history. VUMC consists of the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, and a growing array of inpatient hospitals and ambulatory facilities. At its heart, VUMC is driven by discovery and the incorporation of new knowledge into innovation in patient care and physician and nurse education. It is a unified medical center with a unified strategy. Investments in clinical care, research, quality and patient safety, and customer service all reinforce each other.
Please submit a letter of interest including primary professional interests and a CV to: Keith G. Meador, MD, MPH, firstname.lastname@example.org , Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society; 2525 West End Ave; Suite 400; Nashville TN 37203.
Electronic submissions are preferred. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.