The University of Edinburgh is pleased to advertise a three-year temporary lectureship in history and sociology of medicine, located in the University’s prestigious Science Studies Unit. The successful applicant will replace a senior member of the Science Studies Unit for the duration of a three-year secondment. Applicants will be active researchers in the field of science studies, and will be capable of teaching in the areas of history and sociology of medicine. Expertise in the history or sociology of medicine in Africa or other developing regions will be viewed particularly favourably but is not a pre-condition of the post.

Job reference: 3005973

Salary: GBP 24,352 – GBP 36,959 .

The post is available from 1 September 2006. The closing date for applications is 4 July 2006. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 26 July.

For further information about this job, including a fuller description of the duties it will entail, see:

Requests for further clarification and informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr John Henry, Director, Science Studies Unit, 21 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LN; tel. 0131 650 4262, email [email protected].

Enquiries about the courses to be taught may be addressed to the member of staff being replaced, Dr Steve Sturdy, Science Studies Unit, 21 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LN; tel. 0131 650 4014, email [email protected].

Further information about the Science Studies Unit is available on the Unit website at:

Applications may be made on-line at All correspondence should quote job reference no. 3005973. If you have any comments or queries regarding application procedures, please email [email protected]