Visiting Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities and Health Studies

Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis

Job type: visiting

Application deadline: March 19, 2016


The program in Medical Humanities and Health Studies in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks a visiting assistant professor in Medical Humanities and Health Studies to begin August 2016, with the possibility of a second year appointment. Teaching responsibilities include survey courses in medical humanities, and upper-level/graduate interdisciplinary courses for a growing undergraduate major and graduate certificate offered by the program. Some teaching and grant work is possible with the IU School of Medicine and hospitals on campus. Doctorate required by time of appointment in a health-related humanities, social science or related discipline such as ethics, history, sociology, literature, anthropology, among others, which meet program needs; interdisciplinary teaching and research experience is preferred. Please send a cover letter with teaching philosophy and research experience, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and one brief writing sample (chapter or article) by February 29, 2016 to the following website: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/2203. Candidate interviews will begin as soon as possible after the deadline.

The Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program is a well-established and rapidly growing program based in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts on the Indianapolis campus.  The program has been the recipient of NIH, NEH, and Luce Foundation Grants, among others, which have spawned many publications and symposia. Nationally renowned for its health and other professional schools as well as community engagement, IUPUI is one of the Midwest’s premier urban universities, with more than 30,000 students enrolled on the campus adjacent to downtown Indianapolis. IUPUI is an AA/EOE employer, M/F/D, and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Posted: February 22, 2016