Jobs and Opportunities


The Opportunity

***This is a 2-year contract effective August 26, 2024 – August 25, 2026***

The UCLA Health Ethics Center is seeking applicants for its Clinical Ethics Fellowship Program. If selected, you will commit to a demanding clinical schedule that will involve providing supervised clinical ethics consultation, on call coverage, education throughout the UCLA Health system, assistance
in developing policies, service as a member of three ethics committees and participating in the Center’s scholarly and research projects.

Given the volume and complexity of UCLA ethics consultation (which includes transplant medicine, trauma surgery, oncology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, neurology, neonatology, pediatrics and gerontology), our close relationship with various academic departments at the university and the intensive individual mentorship and thorough assessment built into

our program, we believe that our program provides fellows with an unrivalled opportunity to acquire and refine the full range of skills necessary to offer clinical ethics consultation and education on a highly competent professional basis. It
is our confident expectation that those who graduate from our program will be uniquely placed, both nationally and internationally, to assume the responsibilities of leadership in clinical ethics as it emerges as a fully professional practice.

About the Ethics Center

The Ethics Center was founded in 2002 with the goal of strengthening our ethical commitments and improving the humanistic aspects of the health care we provide for our patients and their families. Serving the needs of UCLA Health’s four hospitals (which rank among the best in the nation), the Center enjoys robust institutional support and is a leader in developing innovative clinical ethics programs.

The UCLA Health Ethics Center’s primary commitment is to the promotion of excellence in patient care. Given the value-laden nature of health care, this excellence can only be achieved
in care environments where moral insight, sensitivity and commitment flourish. Our Fellowship program exists to educate and train gifted individuals who share this vision.


To qualify, you must have a PhD in bioethics/health care ethics or in philosophical ethics with a bioethics-related dissertation. Preference will be given to candidates with university-level teaching experience and significant ethics publication in peer review journals.

We’re seeking a compassionate and empathetic professional with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to use critical and creative thinking in navigating complex ethical issues. You must have a strong aptitude for clinical ethics, a commitment to the professionalization of clinical ethics, and be able to demonstrate significant potential to become a leader in the field. The ability to integrate cross-cultural care, end-of-life/ palliative care, psycho social and spiritual care into clinical care is critical to this role. A commitment to collaborative work in a fast-paced environment is essential.



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As you complete the online application you will need to submit/upload the following documents when applying to this position (all items must be combined into one Word document or PDF file and submitted into the "Upload Resume" feature):

  1. CV
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Three references (including name, email address and phone number)

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  • Utilize or for merging files into a single PDF
  • Follow the website's instructions for the merging process
  • Download and save the resulting PDF
  • Now you can upload the merged document to your application in the "Upload Resume" section

***Review of applications will begin on Friday, November 17, 2023 and continue until the position is filled***