Employment Opportunity – Open Rank Bioethics Faculty at Ohio State University

May 11, 2022

The Ohio State University Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Search for Open Rank Bioethics Faculty, Autumn 2022 Semester Start

Center Information

The Center for Bioethics at The Ohio State University is a thriving department which serves as a forum for collaborative research, education, and clinical education. The Center seeks to carry out our vision through education, scholarship, mentorship, and community dialogue that make meaningful contributions to the field of bioethics and bring together academics and professionals across multiple disciplines.

The Division of Bioethics and the Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy are located in the OSU College of Medicine and serve as the hub for our bioethics education programs. We offer an online MA in Bioethics program, a graduate minor, an undergraduate minor, and a clinical bioethics fellowship. We also provide education for the College of Medicine and serve the Wexner Medical Center through clinical ethics consultation. More information about the Center is available at go.osu.edu/bioethics.

The Center is at an exciting time of expansion in our educational offerings and is seeking faculty for both graduate and undergraduate courses. The Center is committed to supporting a diverse faculty and seeks colleagues who will help foster a scholarly community in which all individuals are safe, valued, and supported.

Overview of Position

The position is open rank, with track based on interest and qualifications. However, it is envisioned as a non-tenure seeking position at the Assistant Professor or Instructor level. The position’s primary responsibilities will involve teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Specific role expectations include:

  • Teaching 2 courses during both the Spring and Autumn semesters, with the potential of teaching during the Summer
  • Mentorship of graduate students throughout their capstone projects
  • Development of curriculum or courses
  • Service on department committees
  • Pursuit of independent and collaborative scholarship


  • Annual funds for professional development and conference travel
  • Additional opportunities for clinical ethics consultation, multidisciplinary clinical ethics education, leadership, and other initiatives depending on interest and qualifications

Successful applicants will:

  • Have strong interpersonal and teaching skills, with an interest in mentorship
  • Have a record of scholarship in bioethics, philosophy, moral inquiry, medicine, medical humanities, or related areas
  • Be comfortable working in both in person and online settings
  • Enjoy working in a collegial team environment with collaborative relationships across the university

Desired Qualifications

  • Terminal post-graduate degree (PhD, JD, MD, etc.) in a field related to bioethics or health humanities, or a professional degree with additional ethics qualification is required
  • History of successful teaching and mentoring for graduate and undergraduate students
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship in bioethics
  • Areas of expertise in research ethics or neuroethics are strongly desired

Process Information

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter addressed to the search committee
  • Recent CV or résumé
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names of three references. Letters of recommendation may be requested if you are selected as a finalist.


The search will be ongoing until a candidate is identified. Review of applications will begin immediately, with an expected timeline of first-round interviews in late May and campus visits for finalists in June. The position’s anticipated start date is August 2022.

Applications and questions should be sent to bioethics@osumc.edu.