Employment Opportunity – Faculty Position in the Division of Ethics, Columbia University

October 21, 2019

The Division of Ethics within the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to begin in the fall of 2020. The Division seeks candidates who will contribute to its expanding research program in bioethics and teaching across the health sciences. Candidates should have a strong record of scholarship and funded research, a passion for teaching and mentoring and demonstrated skills in collaborating across disciplines. We welcome applications from scholars trained in the social sciences, law, humanities and other related disciplines. While areas of specialization and methodologies are open, we encourage applicants with scholarly interests in artificial intelligence, neuroscience, clinical translational medicine, and/or health disparities to apply.

Applicant requirements:

  • MD, PhD, JD or other doctoral-level degree and a focus on bioethics.
  • Track record of externally funded research and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Experience developing collaborations across specialties and disciplines.
  • Proven record as an inspiring teacher and mentor.
  • Well-developed communication skills and exceptional interpersonal skills.


To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your interest, a statement of your research and teaching experience, CV, writing sample (not more than 25 pages) and a list of three references. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted ONLINE at pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4290

Questions? Please contact:

Rachel Yarmolinsky
Program Director, Division of Ethics
Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics,
Columbia University

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Founded in 1754, Columbia University in the City of New York encompasses more than a dozen graduate and professional schools and over 6,000 undergraduates.  Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is situated on a 20-acre campus in Northern Manhattan and includes the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine, and the School of Nursing, with more than 3,676 full-time faculty and 3,510 students enrolled in 86 departments and programs. CUIMC is especially proud of its relationship with the surrounding Washington Heights community, many of whose members have roots in the Dominican Republic and other Spanish- speaking countries. Currently, CUIMC has more than 40 active research and clinical programs in Northern Manhattan, including Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood.


Columbia University Irving Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.