Lecturer or Teaching Specialist in the History of [Modern] Medicine

University of Minnesota

Job Type: Fixed-Term

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021


Required Qualifications: Requirements for PhD in history of medicine or a related field must be completed by August 1, 2021. Job begins August 16, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications: 1 to 2 years teaching experience; track record of research presentation and/or publication.

Area of Specialization: History of 19th and/or 20th century medicine.

Areas of Competence: Ability to teach 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 in the History of Medicine’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 temporary position as Lecturer or Teaching Specialist, dependent on the candidate’s qualifications, in the History of Medicine. The competitive salary includes full benefits. 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 one additional course, and contribute to the Program’s service to the Medical School including teaching in medical courses and a history of medicine elective for medical students. 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.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete an online application using the University of Minnesota’s online employment system.

Applicants who are pursuing their PhD can apply here: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/339652

Applicants who have their PhD or will have their PhD by August 1, 2021, can apply here: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/339651

Please direct questions related to this opening to Mary Thomas, hmed@umn.edu.

Required Documents (submitted online): Curriculum Vitae; Cover Letter; Statement of Teaching and Research Interests; Sample publication or writing; names and contact information for three references.
In addition to the materials submitted with the online application, candidates must be able to provide three letters of reference upon request.
Review of applications will begin March 29, 2021.
Position is open until filled.

About the Program:
The Program in the History of Medicine (HMED) at the University of Minnesota is a division of the Department of Surgery in the Medical School. It is affiliated with the Program in the History of Science and Technology (HST) in the College of Science and Engineering in the joint Graduate Program in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) and a joint undergraduate minor. The HMED program has strong connections with the College of Science and Engineering, the College of Biological Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts. The HSTM program offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and teaches undergraduate students from across the University. For further information, please visit the Graduate Program in HSTM website at http://www.hstm.umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We are fully committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse faculty and candidates who will further expand that diversity are particularly encouraged to apply.

Posted: March 16, 2021