Employment Opportunity: William K. McGee Jr. Fellowship in Bioethics and Aging (Houston, TX)

September 10, 2015

The Hope and Healing Institute (Houston, TX) invites applications for the William K. McGee Jr. Fellowship in Bioethics and Aging. The goal of the William K. McGee Jr. Fellowship is to merge the heart of pastoral care with the academic curiosity of bioethics in the development of practical programs, training, and resources that facilitate humane, compassionate care for the aged and support for their families. In pursuit of this goal the McGee Fellow works directly with a number of constituencies including physicians, nurses, mental health care professionals, clergy, caregivers, and the elderly. Topics to be investigated within bioethics and aging at the Hope and Healing Institute (HHI) include end-of-life treatment and decisions, quality of life, confidentiality, mental competency, and faith/spirituality in medicine.

The successful candidate will pursue independent and interdisciplinary research relevant to bioethics and aging with a special emphasis on end-of-life decisions. Responsibilities of the Fellow will include the review and critique of relevant scientific, clinical, philosophical, legal, political, and/or ethical literatures, as well as the development and elucidation of new perspectives, programs and approaches. The Fellow will be expected to include public outreach in research dissemination strategies. Writing for lay journals, news media, and on-line publications and blogs is anticipated in addition to publishing in relevant peer-reviewed journals.

This is a 2-year position (with an option for a one year extension). Applicants must have completed their doctorate in a relevant area of study (e.g., psychology, theology, social work, philosophy). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and continue until a successful candidate is hired. Applications must include a CV, (scanned) transcripts, a writing sample, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Applications should be submitted electronically to Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D., CEO, Hope and Healing Center & Institute ([email protected]).

 

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