Associate Professor; Assistant Professor

Rochester, NY


The Department of Health Humanities & Bioethics in the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URSMD) seeks to recruit a faculty member (open rank) for a tenure eligible position in Health Humanities & Bioethics (focus on Humanities).

The University of Rochester was among the first medical schools to create a formal Division of Medical Humanities & Bioethics in 1984 as a natural outgrowth of the school's signature biopsychosocial model to solidify the presence of the humanities in the medical school curriculum. In December 2021, the Division became a formal department of Health Humanities and Bioethics (HHBE) with the aim to become nationally recognized for active engagement and contributions to the advancement of ethical, just, and humanistic health care, and for education and training in health humanities and bioethics. The department is expanding the number of full-time faculty to achieve this vision.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty group with training in the humanities, social sciences, ethics and law. The faculty engage in scholarship, clinical and community service, and the teaching of graduate students, medical students and other trainees in the health professions. The candidate will have a PhD in one of the humanities or social science disciplines. We are particularly interested in a faculty member with a scholarly focus that engages with the ethics, legal and social implications of genetics or pediatrics.

Candidates must have an excellent record of scholarship. For those in the social sciences, qualitative and/or quantitative research skills and history of grant funding preferred but not required. Experience teaching in an academic health center preferred. We especially welcome faculty who bring an equity lens to their scholarship and teaching and who demonstrate a strong record of collaboration in scholarship and research.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least one course in the master's program, with preference focused on a course related to the history of the body in science and medicine, or social justice and the body in science and medicine, or a course that offers a critical examination of diverse bodies in social/cultural contexts that reflects the candidate's own academic training and interests. They will be expected to mentor several masters students in their capstone projects. They will also be expected to teach selectives in the medical school and to teach and mentor medical students who choose the Health Humanities - Bioethics Pathway. At least 50% of effort devoted to scholarship.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting 246731 at

In addition, please submit a cover letter with CV to

Applications will be reviewed beginning in July 2023.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $109,592 - $163,767 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum annual salary for this faculty position. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations. Incentive-based compensation may also be applicable and will be discussed during the hiring process.

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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time