Global History of Medicine


Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012-14


Cogut Center for the Humanities and History Department Brown University




The Cogut Center and Department of History at Brown University invite applications for a two-year Mellon post-doctoral fellowship in the Global History of Medicine. The field is defined as any sub-set of the history of medicine that explores connections or interactions in more than one region, or that compares the history of medicine between two or more regions.

Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. The successful candidate must show exceptional scholarly promise and will be expected to teach one course a semester to complement courses in the history of medicine already offered at the university (these will be listed by the History Department and cross-listed with the Cogut Center).


The Fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center, where s/he will participate in Center activities as appropriate to their research. Fellows have the opportunity to interact with Brown faculty affiliated with the Center, to participate in fellows’ seminars, lectures, and conferences, and to participate in the planning of working groups and large-scale seminars on various topics. The Center seeks to provide a stimulating scholarly environment in which to pursue research, develop new interdisciplinary connections, and network with others.


The appointment will begin on July 1, 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter. Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.

Fellows receive stipends of $52,000 and $54,080 in their 1st and 2nd years, respectively, plus standard fellows’ benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget.


Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference, by February 3, 2012, to Prof Harold J. Cook, Department of History, Box N, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, and international scholars are encouraged to apply.