Faculty, Bioethics and Professionalism

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

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Faculty,  Bioethics and Professionalism


Bioethics and Medical Humanities


School of Medicine

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Macon, GA

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The Mercer University School of Medicine has three four year-medical school campuses located in Macon, Georgia: Savannah, Georgia; and Columbus Georgia. The candidate for this position will be based primarily in Macon, though there is an expectation that all bioethics and professionalism faculty will teach on all three campuses both virtually and physically. The selected candidate will work closely with the Chair of the Department, Bioethics and Medical Humanities (Brian H. Childs, PhD—for queries email childs_bh@mercer.edu) and the other faculty in the department in creating an integrated ethics and humanities curriculum in both the pre-clinical and clerkship years. Faculty are engaged in a variety of pedagogical modes including Team-Based Learning and Problem-Based Learning. In addition, the selected candidate will be involved in special programs such as faculty development in ethics education, teaching and grand rounds in our affiliated medical centers, sponsoring student projects and research in bioethics and the medical humanities, and faculty committee participation. A certificate program in the medical humanities is being planned in which the successful candidate will be involved.

The Doctor of Medicine curriculum has been organized and designed to support the mission of the school to train physicians to meet the healthcare 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.

In addition to the Doctor of Medicine program, the medical school also offers the following degrees: a Master’s in Pre-Clinical Science; a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences; a Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Healthcare Sciences; and a Master’s in Family Therapy.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal Doctorate degree from an accredited institution (PhD, JD, DBe, MD, or Equivalent)
  • Demonstrated Training in Ethics Consultation
  • A Commitment to the Mission of Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Excellent Writing and Communication Skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Care of the Rural and Underserved
  • A Record of Scholarship and Teaching in Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Board Certification as a Clinical Ethics Consultant (HEC-C)
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, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References, Other (statement of candidate’s approach to clinical consultation and commitment to the rural and underserved population)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates should submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) current CV, 3) statement of teaching philosophy (no more than two pages), 4) statement of candidate’s approach to clinical consultation and commitment to the rural and underserved population (include in OTHER documents), and 5) names and contact information for three references.

The expectation is that the successful candidate will join the faculty on or before August 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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