Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Department of Bioethics

The Department of Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The Department has a longstanding history of outstanding research, education, and service. Its nationally- and internationally-recognized faculty have expertise in bioethics, medical humanities, and social medicine, with particular areas of specialization including genetic research ethics, international research ethics, stem cell ethics and regenerative medicine, eating disorders and body image, biobanking, clinical ethics, and other evolving ethics-related research areas. The Department has a thriving Bioethics and Medical Humanities MA program, and is relaunching its highly successful PhD program. The Department also boasts an outstanding record of university, national, and international service.

Applicants must have a terminal degree (PhD, JD, MD, etc.) at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly activity in Bioethics, Medical Humanities, Social Medicine, or related areas and the potential to advance his/her own line of independent research. The successful candidate will also have the interest and demonstrated ability, through a record of successful grant applications and/or relevant training, to develop and submit proposals to NIH, NSF, or other suitable funding sources. Candidates must be eager to collaborate with the Department’s multi-disciplinary faculty, and to contribute to the Department’s teaching programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment in working with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students. The successful candidate will begin work ideally in fall or winter 2022.

CWRU is located in the University Circle area of Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland is a vibrant, culturally rich, re-emerging city, recently named one of the top 15 best places to live in the US ( University Circle itself is home to world-renowned cultural institutions such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center, and the stunning Cleveland Cultural Gardens, which celebrate the ethnic richness of the city’s history. University Circle is also the home of two world-class health care institutions, The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland, and the nation’s third largest VA, The Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center. 

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, writing sample, diversity statement, and names of three references. The diversity statement should explain how one’s research, teaching, and/or service contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion within a scholarly field(s) and/or how individual and/or collaborative efforts promote diversity, equity and inclusion inside and outside institutions of higher learning. 

Applications and inquiries should be sent to: Barbara Juknialis, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106-4976 or

Applications received by July 1, 2022 will receive full consideration.  

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 or to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.