Associate to Full Professor, Clinical Non-Tenured, Medical Humanities
Location: Waco, Texas
Internal Number: 3217834
Associate to Full Professor, Clinical Non-Tenured, Medical Humanities Medical Humanities
Location: Waco, TX Open Date: Jul 07, 2022 Deadline: Oct 01, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description: The Medical Humanities Program at Baylor University is pleased to invite applications for a clinical professor position at the associate or full professor level. This position is expected to contribute to the tradition of outstanding teaching at Baylor University and to the signature academic initiatives identified in the University's vision document, Illuminate (baylor.edu/illuminate).
The Medical Humanities Program: Baylor University's Medical Humanities Program (baylor.edu/medical_humanities/) was established in 2004--one of the very first programs offering a baccalaureate degree in Medical Humanities. A recent gift from the DeBakey Foundation establishing the Michael E. DeBakey, MD, Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Chair for Medical Humanities reflects the elite status of Baylor University's commitment and contribution to the field.
There are now over 100 such programs in the United States, and the field continues to rapidly expand (Health Humanities Baccalaureate Programs April 2021 Report). Our mission is to provide a truly transformational education for students seeking careers in healthcare, the medical arts and affiliated professions under the guidance of faculty who are committed to compelling scholarship and dedicated to service. We value excellence in teaching integrated with engagement and service to our community.
Our program is redefining how undergraduate students who aspire towards careers in and around healthcare can be educated and equipped, not only with an outstanding foundation in the sciences, but also with a rich exposure to the humanities. We seek to provide students with the unique opportunity to consider ethical and spiritual issues they will encounter in healthcare, to explore the deepest meanings of health and healing, and to embrace the sacred nature of their vocation.
Our curriculum consists of courses taught by faculty from many other disciplines, including English, religion, philosophy, history, sociology, and psychology. Central to this degree are courses that focus on the role of Christian spirituality in healthcare, the importance of the relationship between patient and practitioner, and the changing nature of healthcare in the 21st century. The faculty in our program have strong ties to the Waco medical community which allows us to offer outstanding opportunities for clinical experience, mentoring and service.
Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of around 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the 'Great Colleges to Work For' from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Baylor University has a strong commitment to faculty development and diversity. The Baylor community is fully committed to nurturing an environment for knowing, being, and doing across campus where people of all backgrounds can come together. In line with Baylor's mission, we seek to embody Christ's teachings of love and inclusivity across boundaries of racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, religious and other expressions of human difference.
Baylor's commitment to excellence means having documented skills in instruction of students as diverse as ours. In fall 2021: 17% of students were First Generation College Students (FGCS); 60% of students were female; 26% were Underrepresented Minority (URM) students. Student demographics range as follows: Multiracial 5%, Hispanic 16%, Asian 9%, African American 5%, and White 61%. The successful candidate will demonstrate competencies in diversity, equity and inclusion across the continuum of curricular design, classroom implementation and extracurricular engagement.
In keeping with evolving diversity, equity and inclusion competencies such as those expressed in the American Association of Medical College's July 2022 statement entitled 'Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Competencies Across the Learning Continuum', we expect our faculty to 'demonstrate an understanding of the manner in which people of diverse cultures and belief systems perceive health and illness and respond to various symptoms, diseases, and treatments' and teach in such a way that their students 'learn to recognize and appropriately address gender and cultural biases in health care delivery.'
Appointing unit: Medical Humanities Program
Rank and title: Associate/Full Clinical Professor
Discipline: Medical Humanities
Service period: 10 month
Clarity: This is for a clinical position. It is not for a tenure track position.
Anticipated start date: August 2023
Number of positions your search is approved to fill: one
Teaching & mentoring undergraduate students
Service to the University
Professional training and experience consistent with the clinical professor designation
Interdisciplinary engagement: The Medical Humanities Program intersects with multiple units in the university, including the Honors College, and The Robbins College for Health and Human Sciences. We also have a significant role in the Baylor Ethics Initiative (Human Flourishing, Leadership & Ethics Research). The candidate who fills this position will become an integral part of the 'community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to critical and creative research about how Christian beliefs and practice relate-presently and potentially-to the broader cultural, social, economic, and political systems that we inhabit as local, national and global citizens.'
Administrative activities such as curricular oversight, student recruitment, and support for adjunct faculty and service to the College of Arts and Sciences
Commitment to the mission and goals of the Medical Humanities Program and Baylor University
Qualifications: Outstanding candidates holding a terminal degree (such as Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., J.D., D.Min. D.N.P, etc.) within an area of professional or academic specialization that intersects with healthcare are invited to apply. Consistent with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class research institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:
Clinical experience that may include direct patient care, medical education, healthcare administration, and/or involvement in healthcare policy.
Pedagogical experience including the ability to teach both introductory and upper-level courses and advise undergraduate research and theses.
Active professional engagement at local, state, and/or (preferably) national levels.
Demonstrable competency in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion
Preference will be given to candidates with experience and expertise in working with interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams and pedagogical approaches that integrate the arts and humanities with medicine and the health sciences. This is a clinical position but consideration will be given to any history of research and publication, grant funding, and service to the field and to the community through experience in medical education and/or clinical settings, healthcare policy, healthcare law, or healthcare administration.
The appointment begins in August 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applicants must submit an initial application packet that contains:
1. A cover letter that specifically addresses how you, the applicant, meet qualifications and can fulfill responsibilities.
2. A full curriculum vitae.
3. Unofficial transcript of the terminal degree.
4. Statement of religious faith
All required materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Select candidates will subsequently be asked to provide three letters of reference, a philosophy of teaching statement, and an official copy of the transcript of doctoral degree. Applications received by October 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Dr. Lauren Barron, search committee chair (Lauren_Barron@baylor.edu).
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.