Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – History of Medicine

Faculty Of History, Wellcome Unit For The History Of Medicine, University of Oxford Academic-Related Research Staff Grade Ia: Salary £20,044 – £30,002 P.A. (Subject To Review From 1 August 2006 As Part Of The Implementation Of The National Framework Agreement For Staff In Higher Education): The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford, is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to develop its programme of research in the history of disease, health and medicine in Europe’s former colonies. This programme of research is supported by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award. In this instance, the Unit requires a Research Fellow to undertake a three-year project on some aspect of the history of veterinary medicine and/or animal diseases in the former European colonies. The successful candidate will direct his/her own research under the guidance of the Director, Dr Mark Harrison. Successful applicants will hold a doctorate in the history of disease/medicine, or a relevant area of agrarian history. Preference will be given to applicants who wish to work on an Asian topic or one that has a trans-colonial dimension but candidates wishing to work on other contexts, such as Africa, will be considered. Other desirable skills include relevant vernacular languages and experience of working in archives of the area specified for study. Further particulars are available from the Administrator, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 45 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (email: [email protected]) and these must be obtained before application. Applicants should submit three copies of a two-page proposal, outlining their proposed research and their research to date, together with three copies each of a covering letter and their curriculum vitae. These and two letters of reference should be sent directly to Ms Carol Brady, the Administrator of the Wellcome Unit, by the closing date. The closing date for applications is noon on 30 June 2006. Interviews will be held in Oxford on 3 July 2006.