Medical Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Deadline: 2009-12-15
The Humanities Research Center at Rice University will award one Postdoctoral Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Medical Humanities for a two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2010.

$40,000 stipend, plus benefits eligibility and an allowance for research and relocation. In consultation with a faculty mentor, the Fellow will develop an introductory-level interdisciplinary medical humanities course that will be taught once each year of the fellowship. In addition, the Fellow will collaborate with the faculty mentor to develop a year-long series of lunch lectures with invited outside speakers, to be held at Rice and at nearby medical institutions. The Fellow will be expected to make significant progress in research, and to present that research at a lunch lecture.

The Fellow will also participate in the intellectual life of the center by sharing research activities through a brown bag series with other HRC fellows. Applicants should describe how their research project would contribute to the intellectual community at Rice, and in particular, how it would contribute to medical humanities faculty research activity in the School of Humanities. Applications will be evaluated in part on the project’s potential interest to a range of scholars in different fields of medical humanities. Engagement with research problems and methods across disciplinary boundaries is expected, and a background in history, philosophy, art history, media studies, or literature would be especially welcome.

Rice University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. This fellowship will be awarded pending funding.

Medical Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship
Humanities Research Center – MS 620
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston TX 77251-1892
Email: [email protected]
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