The Alden March Bioethics Institute (AMBI) at Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, invites applications for an assistant or associate professor, tenure track, in bioethics and Associate Director of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary colleagues from several fields, including medicine, philosophy, social work, law, policy, gender and sexuality studies, biomedical and social sciences, and nursing who provide an active clinical ethics consultation service in a 734-bed teaching hospital; engage in conceptual and empirical research; teach medical professionalism and ethics to medical students and health care professionals and scientific integrity to biomedical science graduate students; and participate in the teaching and operation of an established online graduate bioethics program that offers certificate, master’s, and doctoral program options.
All areas of specialization will be considered. Some background or interest in clinical ethics consultation is preferred.
Primary tasks and responsibilities will include the following:
Serving as Associate Director of Graduate Studies with opportunity for advancement
Teaching in a four-year educational program in ethics and humanities for medical students and in AMBI’s online graduate bioethics program
Developing and publishing conceptual and/or empirical scholarly works
Serving on hospital and college committees
Participating in the clinical ethics consultation service
Preference will be given to individuals with prior achievements in bioethics-related scholarship (e.g., peer-reviewed publications or extramural research funding), education, and potential for assuming a national leadership role.
TheAlden March Bioethics Institute (AMBI) of Albany Medical College is an internationally recognized leader in the field of bioethics. The multidisciplinary center focuses on education, research and clinical consultation. In addition to scholars, educators and clinicians affiliated with Albany Medical College, our faculty includes professors from the Albany Law School and other regional and national experts.
The Albany Medical Center offers desirable benefits including generous leave time, health and dental insurance, opportunity to participate in a matching 403(b) plan, and a pension plan. Upon offer of employment, selected candidates must successfully complete drug testing and criminal background checks as a requirement of the hiring process. Albany Medical Center supports a diversified, smoke free environment, and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer encouraging women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Albany Medical College believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are vital to medical education and to the development of a health care environment that is respectful of and benefits patients from all backgrounds, particularly those that are underserved. At AMBI, our ethics consultation service advocates for the best interests of the patient and is committed to facilitating communication and understanding between patients, families, and staff from a wide variety of perspectives and communities. Our online graduate program serves many working students from a wide array of professional, geographic, and cultural backgrounds. Candidates whose scholarship and skills align with these commitments and who welcome mentoring a diverse student community are encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin on September 18, 2020 and will remain open until filled. Interested individuals may apply by sending electronically a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, writing sample, and the names of three references with complete contact information to:
Wayne N. Shelton, PhD, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College, Mail Code 153, 47 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York 12208 SheltoW@amc.edu
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills necessary to lead a successful online graduate program in bioethics
Experience with bioethics education for medical students and health care professionals
Demonstrated ability to engage in bioethics research and scholarship
Willingness to collaborate and creatively contribute to the intellectual life of a vibrant, multidisciplinary bioethics program
Internal Number: 20201
About Alden March Bioethics Institute/Albany Medical College
The Alden March Bioethics Institute (AMBI) of Albany Medical College offers Graduate Certificates in both clinical ethics and clinical ethics consultation, a Master of Science in Bioethics with both comprehensive and clinical ethics consultation concentrations, and a Doctorate of Professional Studies in Bioethics with concentrations in both clinical ethics consultation and health ethics and policy. AMBI is an internationally recognized leader in the growing field of bioethics. The multidisciplinary center focuses on education, research and clinical consultation. In addition to professors, physicians and other experienced clinicians affiliated with Albany Medical Center and Albany Medical College, our faculty includes professors from Albany Law School and other experts in the Capital Region community.
The Institute is named for Alden March, M.D., who founded Albany Medical College in 1839. Dr. March was a distinguished 19th century surgeon and innovative professor of anatomy, who also co-founded the American Medical Association.
The Institute was established in 1993 as the Center for Medical Ethics Education and Research. Under the direction of John Balint M.D., over the nex...t decade, medical school classes in ethics, clinical consultations and several research programs emerged. Today, we offer graduating medical students a distinction in bioethics, have expanded our clinical consultations, offer ongoing resources to graduate resident education, and continue with research in the field of bioethics.
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