University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – historian of modern medicine

Location: North Carolina, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

The Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in the social/cultural history of modern medicine. Applicants should hold a doctorate in history or a related discipline, and demonstrate commitment to both teaching and research. Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is most likely, but faculty rank is negotiable based on credentials and experience, and all qualified candidates are encouraged.

Specific areas of scholarship should complement those of our multidisciplinary faculty, which include moral philosophy, literature, anthropology, sociology, political science, law, epidemiology, health services research, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and surgery. Candidates with expertise in history of science and technology are particularly welcome. The School of Medicine adjoins the campus of the College of Arts and Sciences, and offers a uniquely hospitable environment for cross-disciplinary work in a wide range of fields. Opportunities for collaboration extend from a possible affiliation with the Department of History to affiliations with other campus units, including: our new Center for Biomedical Ethics (affiliated with our department); the School of Public Health; the Duke-UNC Program in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology.

Responsibilities of this position will include regular teaching in our year-long multidisciplinary survey course, “Medicine and Society”, which meets weekly throughout the academic year, and a one-semester weekly seminar to be designed by the candidate. An active program of scholarship and publication is essential; prospects for attracting extramural funding are important, particularly for more senior applicants. Administrative responsibilities will be contingent on experience. Women and minority applicants are especially welcome. Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae to: Barry Saunders, PhD, MD, History Search Committee Chair; Department of Social Medicine, CB# 7240, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7240, [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A description of the department and faculty is found on our web site, UNC is an Equal Opportunity Employee employer.

Contact Info:
Barry Saunders
History Search Committee Chair
Department of Social Medicine
CB# 7240, University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7240