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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Santa Clara University

Associate Director of Health Care Ethics (Fixed-Term)

The Associate Director of Health Care Ethics is a senior-level position assisting the Director of Bioethics in managing the Bioethics program for the Ethics Center. Areas of responsibility will include: program development, management, and assessment; ethics consultation with community partners; undergraduate, professional, and community education; contract management; and communication. This position reports to the Director of Bioethics.


  1. Provide clinical ethics consultation including assessment of effectiveness for the Ethics Center’s contracted health care partners
  2. Provide ethics education and policy review and development for the Ethics Center’s contracted health care partners
  3. Develop materials and opportunities for bioethics education for local and global communities
  4. Prepare materials for the Ethics Center website on bioethics including the Center’s blog
  5. Develop and execute research regarding ethical dilemmas encountered in health care in areas such as health care delivery, ethics consultation, ethics education, and organizational ethics
  6. Respond as appropriate to media and other inquiries received by the Ethics Center
  7. Other duties as assigned by Director of Bioethics

Salary Information: Hiring Range: $2,668.83 – $3,606.54 semi-monthly, commensurate with experience

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