The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London seeks to appoint a new member of academic staff, at any rank from Lecturer to Professor, with research field complementing the expertise of the current core staff. (See for further information about the Centre.)

Any and all fields will be considered, although we have identified three areas of particular need: 1) the medieval period, with working research skills in Arabic, Latin, or Hebrew; 2) gender and medicine; 3) modern biomedical science and medicine.

An active research programme in the history of medicine is the highest priority, but the candidate will also be asked to contribute to the work of the Centre, including to teaching in a degree programme for medical students, to teaching at the Masters’ level, to PhD supervision, to sponsoring post-doctoral fellows, and to working with the press and public, colleagues in other fields, and other constituencies for the advancement of the discipline.

The closing date for applications will be 7 May, with interviews in London to be arranged by early June. We hope to have completed the appointment process by 1 October 2004, or even to have someone in place by that date. Informal initial interviews may be possible for North American candidates at the upcoming AAHM meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, between 29 April and 2 May (about which, see

Please send a letter of application, a c.v., and the names of three people whom we can contact for references, to Prof. Harold J. Cook, The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 24 Eversholt St., London NW1 1AD. Further inquiries may be made to him at [email protected] .

Further particulars about the application process are available from the Administrator of the Centre, Alan Shiel, at [email protected].