Faculty, Bioethics and Professionalism

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Columbus, GA
Categories: Medical Faculty/Physicians

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Faculty, Bioethics and Professionalism


Community Medicine


School of Medicine

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Columbus, GA

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The Mercer University School of Medicine currently has two four-year campuses in Macon and Savannah, Georgia. Beginning in August 2021 Mercer will be opening a four-year campus in Columbus, Georgia. MUSM is seeking qualified applicants who will serve as Faculty, primarily in Columbus, though with some teaching on the other the other two campuses as well. The selected candidate will work closely with the Director of Ethics Education (Brian H. Childs, Ph.D. - for queries email childs_bh@mercer.edu) and other faculty in reviewing and creating an integrated ethics curriculum in both the pre-clinical and clinical years. Faculty are engaged in a variety of pedagogical modes including Team-Based Learning and Patient-Based Learning. In addition the selected candidate will be involved in providing special programs such as lunch and learn presentations, teaching and grand rounds at cooperating medical centers, and advising student interest groups as well as individual students.

The four-year curriculum is delivered at both the Macon and Savannah campuses and will be also delivered at the Columbus campus. The Doctor of Medicine curriculum has been organized and designed to support the mission of the school to train physicians to meet the health care needs of rural and other underserved areas of Georgia. The curriculum is patient-centered, providing early application of medical and clinical knowledge in a variety of classroom and clinical venues. The program fosters the development of independent, life-long learning skills. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field such as philosophy, religious studies, sociology, medical humanities with an emphasis on medical ethics and professionalism
  • A commitment to the mission of the Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Proven experience with clinical ethics consultation
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board certification as a clinical ethics consultant
  • A record of scholarship and teaching in undergraduate and graduate medical education
  • Experience in the care of the rural and underserved
Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants should apply with the following:

  • Current Vita
  • Cover Letter of Personal Statement (two pages maximum)
  • The names and email addresses of 3 individuals who are willing to be references

The expectation is that the position will be filled by the summer of 2020 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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