Associate to Full Clinical Professor – Medical Humanities

  • Allied Health
  • Faculty
  • Health Sciences
  • Waco, Texas

Website Baylor University

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 (

The Medical Humanities Program:  Baylor University’s Medical Humanities Program ( was established in 2004–one of the very first programs offering a baccalaureate degree in Medical Humanities.  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 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 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.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching & mentoring undergraduate students
  • Professional/scholarly/creative activities
  • Service to the University


  • Professional training and experience consistent with the clinical professor designation
  • Pedagogical excellence
  • 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. 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



Outstanding candidates holding a terminal degree (Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or D.Min.) 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.

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.

Application Instructions

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 (


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.


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