University of Pennsylvania – Assistant Professor in social, cultural and/or historical dimensions of health and illness

The University of Pennsylvania Department of the History and Sociology of Science seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in the social, cultural, and/or historical dimensions of health and illness, to begin 1 July 2006. Ph.D. in anthropology, sociology, history, or related discipline required. Candidates with research interests in international or cross-cultural aspects of medicine, the social determinants of population health, or the history of health and medicine are of particular interest. The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in the Health & Societies Program, an interdisciplinary undergraduate major administered through History and Sociology of Science.

Please send cv, cover letter and three letters of recommendation to the chair of the search committee, Professor Steven Feierman, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 249 S. 36th Street, Suite 303, Philadelphia PA 19104. The search committee will begin reading files on October 1, 2005 and will continue reading until a candidate is chosen. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Contact Info: Professor Steven Feierman History & Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania 303 Logan Hall, 249 S. 36th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104/6304