Assistant Professor of Clinical, Palliative Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicines doctors are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff. With world-class research, teaching, and medical practice opportunities, why not choose the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine?


The Department of Family and Community Medicine is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Clinical to join the expanding Palliative Medicine program to provide clinical services at both University of Cincinnati Medical Center and West Chester Hospital. The individual will provide palliative care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team and further the College of Medicine mission through opportunities to participate in education, innovation, and scholarship within the field of palliative medicine. Opportunities for leadership are available based on experience and career goals.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities in the areas of clinical care, teaching, scholarship, innovation, and leadership as follows:

  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary palliative medicine team to provide palliative medicine services at UCMC and WCH.
  • Share on-call responsibilities including overnight and weekend home-call.
  • Attend Palliative Medicine team meetings.
  • Participate in service building and expansion initiatives.
  • Participate in quality improvement projects.
  • Serve on hospital committees as needed.
  • Utilize shared/split visits as indicated when collaborating with Advance Practice Providers. 
  • Contribute to a positive learning environment.
  • Supervise, teach, and provide feedback for Medical Students and Residents on Palliative Medicine electives.
  • Give lectures as part of the palliative medicine education series.
  • Provide education and serve as a resource for all healthcare workers in area of clinical expertise.
  • On average, each core faculty member is anticipated to complete two scholarly activities per year in any of the following areas: curriculum development; performance improvement; research; regional and national presentations; publications; peer review.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to obtain an unrestricted Ohio Medical License and DEA license.
  • Board Certification or Eligibility in Hospice and Palliative Medicine or a minimum of 10 years’ experience providing sub-specialty palliative medicine services in the hospital setting.
  • The skills to provide palliative care for a diverse population of adults including the ability to lead family meetings, goals of care discussions, and end-of-life discussions with cultural humility; complete psychosocial and spiritual assessments in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team; manage pain and non-pain symptoms that accompany life-limiting illness; provide end-of-life care.
  • Understanding of hospice eligibility criteria.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team and provide consultative care through:

  • Providing a supportive team environment through expressed enthusiasm, approachability, and respect for all members of the team.
  • Encouraging all team members to participate in the development of treatment plans.
  • Respect for differing opinions.
  • Openness to feedback from colleagues.
  • Prior experience working with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Experience precepting learners on palliative medicine topic.
  • Prior scholarship in palliative medicine.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 91404


Assistant Professor of Clinical, Palliative Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Date:  Sep 25, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Hospice, Palliative, Clinic, Family Medicine, Healthcare, Research