Instructor (non-tenure track) - Department of Bioethics

The Department of Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the Instructor level. 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 and educational activity in Medical/Health Humanities, Social Medicine, Bioethics, or related areas. In particular, we are seeking candidates with expertise in a number of areas, including the ethics of mental health, disability studies and justice, and medical humanities.

The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s teaching programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. Candidates will be encouraged to collaborate with the Department’s multidisciplinary faculty in scholarship and service activities. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and scholarship. This position will begin ideally in Summer or Fall 2023, but start date is negotiable.

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, eating disorders and body image, biobanking, clinical ethics, and other evolving ethics related research areas. The Department also has thriving undergraduate minor and MA programs in Bioethics and Medical Humanities and welcomed its second cohort into its newly-relaunched and highly successful PhD program in the fall of 2022. The Department also boasts an outstanding record of university, regional, national, and international service.

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, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Botanical Garden, 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 B. Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, writing sample, diversity statement, and names of three references via Interfolio at The diversity statement should explain how one’s teaching, research, 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 received by June 23, 2023 will receive full consideration. 

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

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.