Associate Professor (Tenure Track)

Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities at UTMB
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Professor (Tenure Track)

Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities

Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

 The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) is recruiting a tenure track Associate Professor for membership in the Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities (IBHH) and a faculty appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health (PMPH). The IBHH is committed to moral inquiry, scholarship, teaching, and professional service in medicine, health care, and public health. The PMPH mission is to apply interdisciplinary expertise toward improving health and function and reducing health inequities across communities. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty group with training in ethics, humanities, and social sciences. The faculty engage in research, clinical and community service, and the teaching of graduate students and medical and other health professions trainees. The IBHH also offers an ethics consultation service in the university’s health system.  The IBHH houses the nation’s only Ph.D. program in Bioethics and Health Humanities.  More information can be found at and

 Candidates must have a PhD, JD, or MD with research and teaching interests in health humanities and/or bioethics. Preferred qualifications include experience in an academic health center, and a record of both scholarly publication and graduate-level teaching.  We especially welcome faculty who will collaborate with other UTMB researchers.  Opportunities for research collaborations exist with more than 40 research centers and institutes located on campus, covering a wide range of research interests including aging, rehabilitation sciences, women’s health, environmental health, translational sciences, infectious diseases, vaccines, and bioethics (see for more information). We also welcome faculty with experience in administering educational programs, as potential candidates may be considered for the role of Graduate Program Director.

 Interested applicants must apply online at (search by Req# 2102249) and submit a letter of interest with a description of experience, research and teaching interests, and career goals, along with their curriculum vitae to the Search Committee ( Review of applications will begin immediately.

 UTMB was established in 1891 as the first academic health center in Texas and is a component of the University of Texas System. Today UTMB includes four schools (medicine, nursing, health professions, and graduate biomedical sciences), a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care, and numerous research facilities.  

 The city of Galveston is a popular tourist and cruise ship destination that includes beaches, museums, historical architecture, a vibrant arts community, and excellent restaurants, all located only 45 minutes away from Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city.

 UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or veteran status.  As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.