Call For Applications – Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship, History of Medicine & the Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Call for applications

Open Date: Feb 01, 2022

Deadline: Mar 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of the History of Medicine and the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine (CMHSM), Johns Hopkins University, seeks applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in history of medicine and medical humanities. The fellow will have teaching and administrative responsibilities in the department’s online program in the history of medicine (OPHOM) which offers Certificate and MA degrees to part-time learners. The CMHSM is an interdisciplinary teaching and research unit that bridges the humanities, social sciences, and health sciences across the campuses of Johns Hopkins University to foster innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship and to train undergraduates, graduate students, and health professionals with skills to apply critical social analysis to the understanding of health and disease.

Duties include:
– Pedagogical and administrative support for OPHOM courses, including lecturing, facilitating class discussions, and grading.
– Liaising with OPHOM faculty members, administrators and instructional designers.
– Mentoring OPHOM Certificate and MA students.
– Organizing CMHSM events.
– Working with the CMHSM Director and faculty to develop new programs.
– Liaising with CMHSM faculty and trainees across multiple campuses of Johns Hopkins University.
– Developing content for OPHOM and CMHSM online and social media presence.

The fellow will have protected time to pursue a sustained program of research and writing, mentored by Department and CMHSM faculty, and is expected to make progress towards publication goals.

The term of appointment is two years, beginning July 1, 2022. Salary: $53,760 plus benefits.

Qualifications. The successful candidate will have:
– Defended a PhD in history of medicine or related field by May 31, 2022.
– A proven record of scholarship and teaching in the history of medicine, humanities and/or social sciences of health and medicine.
– Previous interactions with health science as well as arts and science campuses
– A strong research profile.
– Excellent organizational skills.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., sample syllabus, and dissertation chapter or other writing sample via Interfolio submission. Applications and related materials are due by Friday, March 18, 2022. Short-listed applicants will be requested to provide two letters of recommendation. Zoom interviews will be conducted in early April.

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