Assistant Professor History of Premodern Medicine

Binghamton University

Job type: tenure track

Application deadline: November 14, 2014


The History Department at Binghamton University, State University of New York, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Premodern Medicine beginning in Fall 2015.  Candidates for this position should have an active research agenda that engages with the history of medicine between c. 800 CE and the onset of the scientific revolution, c. 1500 CE, and that provides a perspective on material and visual cultures.  Historians whose research encompasses medicine and medical culture in the Mediterranean World, broadly defined, including the Byzantine and Islamic Mediterranean, are encouraged to apply, as well as historians of science whose research intersects with the world of premodern medicine. The successful candidate will continue the Department’s strong tradition in scholarly research, graduate training, and undergraduate teaching.  This position is affiliated with the recently established Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence in Material and Visual Worlds (http://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/tae2013.html), which supports innovative research, scholarship, and creative work related to the roles of materiality and visuality in human culture. Under its rubric, scholars from a wide variety of disciplines seek to understand things and images as gatherings of technologies, materials, histories, and interactions extending through space and time.  The search committee will include members of the Material and Visual Worlds steering committee, in addition to representatives of the History Department.

Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand or have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. by summer 2015.

Applicants will submit a cover letter and an up-to-date curriculum vitae, research statement, sample course syllabi, writing sample (up to 20 pages), and three recommendation letters to http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=53643. Candidates may include other materials they deem pertinent to the application. The committee will review applications until November 14, 2014, and campus interviews will be held in early December. Contact search committee chair Gerald Kutcher gkutcher@binghamton.edu with questions. Binghamton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Posted: October 03, 2014