Academic Fellowships in Clinical and Organisational Ethics , Canada

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Academic Fellowships

Study Subject : Clinical and Organizational Ethics.

Employer : The University of Toronto.

Level : PhD.

The Joint Centre for Bioethics invites applications for paid Academic Fellowships in Clinical and Organizational Ethics starting in July 2011.

The Fellows will spend one year supporting ethics programs in JCB healthcare partner organizations, contributing to the intellectual / scholarly activities of the JCB, and thereby enhancing skills in clinical and organizational ethics activities (consultation, policy development, teaching, research ethics, research, and other organizational / clinical ethics program initiatives).

There will be an emphasis on developing leadership capacity in these areas.

Through the JCB, Fellows will have numerous opportunities for multi – disciplinary ethics networking, continuing education, and access to a wide range of clinical ethics and organizational ethics expertise in a variety of health care settings.

The Academic Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for Fellows to make significant contributions to the ethics programs at the JCB healthcare partner organizations, and to broaden and deepen their own scholarly and clinical / organizational expertise.

The stipend for this fellowship is CAD $38,000 / year plus 4% vacation pay.

The ideal candidates will hold a graduate degree in bioethics or have a professional degree with significant bioethics training, and will have had some previous experience in applied clinical and / or organizational ethics, including consultation and teaching.

Applicants will be ranked based on five criteria :

  1. previous training in bioethics,
  2. experience in an applied clinical and / or organizational setting (preferably in clinical and / or organizational ethics),
  3. commitment to a future in clinical and / or organizational ethics,
  4. potential to make intellectual / scholarly contributions to bioethics, and
  5. interpersonal skills.

If currently enrolled in a degree program, graduate students must have completed their degree or have formally submitted their thesis for defense before start of the Fellowship.

Graduate students must have their supervisor send a letter confirming their graduation or formal submission of the thesis before the start of the fellowship.

Application Deadline for Academic Fellowships : January 10, 2011.