Job: teaching medical ethics at the University of Edinburgh

Archie Duncan Fellow in Medical Ethics and Fellow in Medical Education
University of Edinburgh – Medicine and Veterinary Medicine College

£37,382 to £44,607

There is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development and teaching of medical ethics in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine in a 0.6FTE post (21 hours per week) that will provide maternity cover from April 2013 for six months in the first instance. We wish to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individual who can take responsibility for the theme ‘Medical Ethics, Legal and Professional Responsibilities’ during the theme head’s period of leave.

The postholder will work mainly in the undergraduate medical programme which has a strong emphasis on ethics though contributions to other BSc and MSc programmes in the College will also be required.

You should have a good first degree relevant to medical ethics, or a degree in medicine, medical law or another health-care profession, and experience of academic teaching or research in medical ethics. In addition you should have a higher degree related to medical ethics or extensive experience relevant to teaching medical ethics.

You should have a working knowledge of clinical practice in the NHS and experience of teaching within the UK healthcare setting. Those fulfilling the person specification but unable to work the full 21 hours are welcome to apply.

You will be based in the Centre for Medical Education at Little France but much of the teaching is carried out at the central University campus near George Square. Informal enquiries are encouraged. In the first instance please contact Ms Eileen Maguire, Centre for Medical Education, tel: 0131 242 6651.

Reference: 010442

Closing date: 6 March 2013

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