Assistant Professor, History of 19th and/or 20th Century Medicine

Job Type: Faculty, Non-Tenured

Application Deadline: April 1, 2018



  • Must hold a PhD in history of medicine or related field.
    • Applicant may still be finalizing terminal degree with a completion date no later than Aug. 1st, 2018


  • 1-2 years of teaching experience.
  • Research publication.

Area of Specialization:

  • History of 19th and/or 20th century medicine.

Areas of Competence:

  • Ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the history of medicine. Candidates will be assessed according to overall academic preparation in the history of medicine, the relevance of their research to the program’s academic priorities and the field of inquiry, evidence of commitment to teaching, and skills as a teacher.
About the Job

This search is for a nine-month contract Assistant Professor.  The competitive salary includes full benefits, a comprehensive summary of available benefits can be found here . The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in Technology and Medicine in Modern America (HMED 3075) and Healthcare in History II (HMED 3002), plus two additional courses including an upper division course in the history of medicine that would complement the existing course schedule and a possible graduate seminar in the history of medicine. The appointee will also be expected to be an active member of the Graduate Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine and provide advice to HSTM graduate students.

About the Department

The Program in the History of Medicine (HMED) at the University of Minnesota is affiliated with the Program in the History of Science and Technology (HST) in the College of Science and Engineering, together forming the Graduate Program in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM). The HMED program is located in the Medical School and has strong connections with the College of Science and Engineering, the College of Biological Sciences, and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science. The HSTM program offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and teaches undergraduate students from across the University. For further information, please visit the Program website at

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Review of Applications will begin April 1, 2018.

This position will remain open until filled.

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Posted: February 28, 2018