The UNLV School of Medicine invites applications from uniquely qualified individuals for a tenured or tenure-track Director of Bioethics with an appointment to begin on July 1, 2017. The Director of Bioethics, whose tenure home would be within the UNLV School of Medicine, would report to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Education at the UNLV School of Medicine. This faculty member may also have a joint appointment at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and will have the opportunity to teach in the law school and to develop online bioethics programming for graduate degrees and concentrations in health law.
Within the UNLV School of Medicine, the Director of Bioethics would be responsible for:
· Overseeing the selection, distribution, and allocation of bioethics content within the UNLV School of Medicine curriculum.
· Assuring that bioethics is integrated in the blocks of the Foundations phase and in the didactic program of the Clerkships phase of the UNLV School of Medicine curriculum.
· Collaborating with the Director of Case-based Learning and the Foundations course directors to ensure appropriate selection and delivery of bioethics content within those courses.
· Playing an active role in selecting appropriate teaching strategies and pedagogic approaches for individual events that involve the delivery of bioethical content.
· Collaborating with clinical faculty and clerkship directors to ensure appropriate selection and delivery of bioethics content within all required clerkships.
· Reviewing data from student assessment, student feedback, and faculty feedback to refine, modify, or replace suboptimal events with more effective ones.
· Developing an online Bioethics certificate program.
Within the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, the incumbent would be responsible for:
· Teaching one three-credit health-related class during the regular fall or spring semester per academic year as part of the School of Law’s new Health Law Concentration program;
· Teaching one one-credit health-related class during a winter or summer intersession per academic year as part of the School of Law’s new Health Law Concentration;
· Collaborating with the UNLV Health Law Program on health-related teaching, research, service, and programming. These collaborations may include developing online bioethics courses for concentration and graduate programs in law, assisting Health Law Program faculty in the selection of speakers for the Program’s Health Law Speaker Series; supervising and/or reading health-related Capstone papers authored by law students; advising law students on health law and bioethics courses and career opportunities, developing new health-related internships and externships with local health care institutions; planning and participating in continuing legal and medical education (CLE and CME) programs; and participating in community service-oriented lectures for the local health care community.
This position requires MD, DO, JD, or equivalent doctoral degree; or a Master’s degree in bioethics or equivalent field; and experience in clinical bioethics in an academic medical center. Previous experience with problem-based learning is highly desirable.
Review of applications will begin on 24 October 2016. Further details available from HigherEdJobs.