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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. History of Medicine Tenured Professor.
The Department of the History of Science at Harvard University is conducting a search for a tenured professor in the history of medicine and its allied fields. We are particularly interested in candidates who work in global contexts and will complement and extend the department's existing strengths. Candidates should have an exceptional record of research and proven excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and research statement by July 1st, 2013. Materials should be uploaded to the Harvard academic positions site.The committee will request additional materials as needed from candidates over the summer.
Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we actively encourage applications from women and members of minority groups.
Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri. Research Fellow in the Center for Digital Theology.
Saint Louis University, a Jesuit Catholic institution dedicated to education, research, healthcare and service, seeks applications for a full-time, twelve-month limited contract, Research Fellow (Senior Research Assistant) in the Center for Digital Theology. The successful candidate will join a research team which is developing a web-based editing application for pre-modern texts. This new digital tool will support the creation and publication of digital editions that employ one of the five major editing methods of scholarly editing (Lachmannian, diplomatic, single-manuscript, base-text and mouvance). Development is already underway and will be completed by December 2014.
The Research Fellow will be responsible for one of six use cases that will test the functionality and feature set of the software. The successful candidate for this position will collaborate with Professor Monica Green of Arizona State University on an edition of an eleventh-century medical text in Latin. The main tasks will be to complete transcriptions of the extant manuscript witnesses, assist in creating the editorial apparatus, and prepare the edition for digital publication using features of the software in development. In addition to the work of scholarly editing, the Research Fellow will also participate in bug reporting, usability testing and weekly staff meetings.
The successful candidate will possess a doctorate in medieval studies (or a single humanities discipline with a medieval research focus). A background in medical history is preferred. S/He will have strong, demonstrated skills in Latin paleography. The successful candidate will also have taken advanced courses in editing or will have at least one year experience in scholarly text editing. In addition to Latin, skill in ancient/medieval Greek and/or Arabic will be highly beneficial, as is competence in modern European languages. S/He must also possess strong interpersonal skills, be able to work in a team environment, and be able to work to set deadlines.
The position will commence on 1 September 2013 and will terminate on 31 August 2014. Working off-campus (telecommuting) may be an option for exceptional candidates. The annual salary will be $50,000, paid on a monthly basis. The position includes medical and other minor benefits. For benefits details, consult SLU.s HR web-site: http://www.slu.edu/x40345.xml.
Review of Applications will begin 15 April 2013. Applications are to be submitted on line at jobs.slu.edu. Please include a letter of application, a CV, and a list of three referees. Potential applicants are welcome to contact Professor James Ginther, Director, Center for Digital Theology, for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Professor Monica Green at Monica.Green@asu.edu. Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
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EMORY UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GA. Health and Humanities. Assistant Professor (tenure-track), beginning Fall 2013. Four courses per year, beginning undergraduate to graduate level. Usual advising, committee, and other non-teaching duties. PhD required. This position is one of several new faculty appointments in the humanities made possible by support from the Mellon Foundation. These interdisciplinary appointments seek to bridge humanities-based inquiry with other disciplines by applying its traditional principles to new fields of study, through using new approaches to examine traditional areas of research, and by exporting principles of critical inquiry across the humanities and the academy more broadly.
Through this tenure-track position in Health and Humanities, Emory University wishes to add to its strengths in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. Candidates must have research programs that study health, illness, disability, disease, the provision of health care, the health sciences, or medical technology from a humanities-based perspective. Broad fields of interest appropriate for this position include but are not limited to: cultural, historical, or philosophical studies of medicine, nursing, or public health; studies of race, gender, sexuality, and social justice in health care; literary and artistic explorations of health and illness; disability studies; studies of discourse and narrative; and the ethics of the health professions.
The successful applicant will have a tenure home in a particular humanities department, but will be expected to collaborate with and benefit from different departments, centers, and schools (especially the many health-related schools) within the University. This position is open to scholars across the humanities, including African American studies, area studies, art history, film and media studies, history, all literature and language departments, religion, philosophy, science and technology studies, and women?s, gender and sexuality studies. Review of applications begins December 1, 2012, and applications received before December 15, 2012, will be given full consideration; finalists will be invited for campus visits beginning in February 2013. Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the position description and describes research plans, c.v., writing sample, teaching portfolio, and three confidential letters of reference. Referees should send their letters by email attachment, and should write the name of the applicant in the subject line of the email. Nominations are invited. Applications, letters of reference, and nominations should be emailed to Dr. Mark Risjord, Search Committee Chair at email@example.com.
Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks applications from women and minorities.
The Department of History of Science at the UW-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the history of recent life sciences, extending back to the mid-twentieth century. The position begins in August 2013. Applicants should already hold a doctorate in History of Science, Science and Technology Studies, History, or related disciplines, or they must complete the doctorate by the time of the appointment. The successful candidate will help to advance research and teaching in the historical, political, cultural, and ethical dimensions of recent life science. The successful candidate will contribute to strengthening the humanities at the UW by drawing on historical perspectives and promoting interdisciplinary synergy within the humanities in ways that engage critically with the recent life sciences. This person should be prepared to engage in the intellectual life of a faculty with diverse interests, as well as embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education and engage in significant ongoing research. The successful candidate is also expected to perform departmental, university and community services as appropriate. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, complete graduate transcripts, and a writing sample of approximately 40-50 pages (the equivalent of a journal article, dissertation or book chapter), along with three signed letters of recommendation to Eileen Ward, History of Recent Life Science Search Committee, 210 Bradley Memorial, 1225 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706-1528. Electronic submission of materials in pdf format will also be accepted, and should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries can be directed to the same email address. When submitting materials via email, please be sure to include the applicant?s full name in the subject line. The letter of application should include information about the applicant?s anticipated course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with current and future research. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 5, 2012. Review of applications will begin in January and preliminary interviews will be conducted in late January or early February. The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications and nominations for the Director of its newly created Center for Advanced Research in the Humanities. The Director, who would report directly to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences, should be a humanities scholar with a strong and active research record commensurate with the rank of full professor. Demonstrated ability to secure external funds, to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies, to work strategically with a faculty executive committee, and to articulate the importance of the humanities to internal and external audiences are required. A well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise at VCU is required. The successful candidate will have experience in areas such as budgeting and allocation of resources into academic initiatives, personnel management, and strategic planning. The ability to create, articulate and implement a collaborative vision and future direction for the Center is essential. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU required.
Please submit letter of application, full cv, and three letters of recommendation. All material should be submitted electronically in PDF format to J. Michelle Wilde, email@example.com. Review of applications will begin in mid-September and will continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at MLA and AHA in January.
VCU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.