University of Minnesota – Assistant Professor, History of Medicine—Non-American, medieval to 1800

Location: Minnesota, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Assistant Professor

Main Category: History of Science/Medicine/Technology
Secondary Categories: Medieval History
Early Modern History
The University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the History of Medicine beginning academic year 2010-2011. Preference will be given to applicants who specialize in the history of medicine outside North America prior to the 19th century. A Ph.D. in the history of medicine or related field (received by 1 Oct. 2009) and undergraduate teaching experience are required. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate history of medicine survey course covering the Babylonians through the Enlightenment, directing electives for medical students, providing lectures in the Medical School curriculum, and offering specialized courses for undergraduate and graduate students. All candidates must demonstrate the promise of significant scholarly research and publication and will be expected to provide active service. The Program in the History of Medicine is located in the Medical School and, jointly with the Program in the History of Science and Technology, offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

Applications should be submitted online to the University of Minnesota’s online employment system at The job reference number is 162110. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their work, teaching experience, and plans for future scholarship, as well as a curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing such as an article or chapter, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin 1 Oct. 2009; the position is open until filled. Start date is negotiable but the successful candidate will begin no later than Sept. 1, 2010.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Mary Thomas, Administrator
Program in the History of Medicine
505 Essex St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
[email protected]

Contact Info:
On-line applications only,, Job Reference #162110.