Postdoctoral Scholar in History & Sociology of Medicine at University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

Job Type: Postdoc

Application Deadline: January 5, 2021

The Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in the history or sociology of medicine. The successful applicant will join our Program in Medicine and the Liberal Arts beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a one-year position with the expectation of renewal for an additional year.

Expertise in all areas of history or sociology of medicine are welcome, including perspectives on reasoning in biomedicine, public health, midwifery, and/or nursing; approaches within science and technology studies of medicine; examinations of non-western forms of healing; scholarship on disability studies; the nature of basic medical sciences (pathology, etiology, nosology, epidemiology); or analysis of clinical sciences of diagnosis, therapeutics, and regimen. The accepted applicant will participate in developing the new undergraduate Program in Medicine and the Liberal Arts, will engage in service and mentorship of students, will teach one course per semester and develop their teaching portfolio, will help with planning and organizing Center events, and will also engage in their own research and writing and make satisfactory progress towards publication goals. The postdoctoral scholar will be assisted in developing new professional skills and starting or continuing a research program with mentorship from the senior faculty and faculty development resources. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. within three years prior to the date of appointment. Salary: $55,000, plus benefits and a $5,000 research fund.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically through Interfolio ( and consist of a letter of application outlining qualifications and experience, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching evaluations (if available), a sample proposed syllabus, and the names and e-mail addresses of three potential referees. Correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Vania Smith-Oka, Director of the Reilly Center Program in Medicine and the Liberal Arts.

The University of Notre Dame is an international Catholic research university, and an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Posted: November 11, 2020