Academic Jobs Wiki

Page for jobs in Bioethics and/or Medical Humanities that begin in FALL 2012.

Last year's page: Bioethics & Medical Humanities 2010-2011

Related pages: History of Science, Technology & Medicine 2011-12 & Cultural Anthropology 2011-2012 (for Medical Anthropology jobs).

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University of North Carolina, Department of Social Medicine, Center for Bioethics[]

Assistant Professor. Areas of interest for this position include, but are not limited to: clinical ethics, health care justice, narrative ethics, science & technology studies, and global health ethics. Deadline: November 15, 2011

  • Received a letter in the mail in early December stating they had a small pool of select candidates but thanking me for my interest.

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine[]

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Either tenure-track or non-tenure clinician-educator track. Secondary appt in Department of Philosophy. To start: July 1, 2012


University of Texas, Austin - TT Asst. Medical Anthropology/African Studies - Jan. 15[]

  • Medical Anthropology: University of Texas at Austin - Faculty Recruitment. Job Information. Job Type: Tenured/Tenure Track. Job Rank: Rank Open. Job ID: (0) 11111600001. College: Liberal Arts. College URL: Department/Unit: Department of African and African Diaspora Studies. Department/Unit URL:
  • Field of Specialization: Science and Medicine within the Social Sciences, with a preference for African Studies. Job Description: The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenured), with a background in Science and Medicine within the Social Sciences and with a preference for a specialization in Africa, to start Fall 2012. We are seeking outstanding scholars with a strong background in Science and Medicine (public health, medical anthropology, pharmacy, bioethics, history of race in science and medicine) within the Social Sciences (Economics, Education, Environment, Geography, Law, Medicine, Sociology, Political Science, and Psychology), with a preference for specialists in African Studies. We are especially interested in outstanding candidates who focus on critical theories in an intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, and social class.
  • Review of applications begins January 15, 2012, until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at African American Studies 2012 & Cultural Anthropology 2011-2012

University of Texas - Galveston - Health Policy (open from 20 Mar)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Health Policy
  • "The candidate should be interested in teaching and research in health policy within a setting of interdisciplinary scholarship in medical humanities, public health, and the social sciences."
  • "Interest and experience in one or more of the following is highly desirable: health care for the underserved; health disparities; history of medicine; comparative or international health policy studies"
  • Open until filled [posted 20 Mar. 2012]

Vanderbilt University (Center for Medicine, Health and Society), 2 positions (Oct 1)[]

1) Tenure-track assistant professor and 2) Tenured position, open rank, both in the social and cultural aspects of medicine and health. Fields of specialization open. Fall 2012 start.

York University, Health & Society (tenure stream Asst Prof), Oct 31[]

To start July 1, 2012.

  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2011-2012
    • Request for writing sample because my dossier was "incomplete" (though I went back to the job ad and did not see a reference to a writing sample). Requested by 7 December, so it appears as though things are now moving. (5 December)
    • Update from Cultural Anthropology page: 2 people invited for campus visit (22 December)