University of California – San Francisco – Postdoctoral Fellowship

Location: California, United States Institution Type: College/University Position Type: Post-doctoral Fellow Main Category: History of Science/Medicine/Technology Secondary Categories: Humanities

The Program in the History of Health Sciences, in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship from candidates with research interests in the history of alternative medicine. The fellow will be expected to make use of the California Homeopathic Institutions Records, a rich archival collection held at UCSF, during the term of the fellowship. In addition to dedicated time for research and writing, the position also offers possibilities for limited graduate-level teaching.

Applicants must hold the Ph.D. in history, preferably in the history of medicine or science. The position is for two years and offers a competitive salary and health benefits.

Inquiries should include a C.V., a brief research proposal, writing samples, and three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant’s work.

The application deadline is 15 January 2009; the fellowship can begin as early as 1 July 2009 and no later than 1 September 2009.

Contact Info: Professor Elizabeth Watkins c/o Kimberly Bissell History of Health Sciences Program Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine University of California, San Francisco 3333 California St., Suite 485 San Francisco, CA 94143-0850