Fellow in the History of Medicine
Call for applications
Requisition # 29473APPLY NOW
The Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center seeks an outstanding candidate for a two-year fellow in the history of medicine to start July 1st, 2018. The appointee will be proposed for an academic title of Instructor on Biomedical Sciences. This is expected to be a joint venture with the History Department at the University of California Los Angeles. Applications from individuals who study questions relevant to the history of medicine in the modern period are welcome, with preference for deeply researched projects that address why this field matters today. (The PhD must be in hand before the fellowship’s start date.) The appointee, with the expectation of a concurrent appointment as Visiting Faculty in UCLA’s Department of History, will enjoy substantial time to pursue research, and will have teaching assignments in both institutions.
The Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a new research unit within the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Division of Graduate Research Education. The Medical Center, in the heart of Los Angeles, is one of the nation’s leading non-profit medical institutions. It is a teaching hospital of UCLA and has a large academic enterprise with substantial extramural funding.
The Cedars-Sinai’s Program in the History of Medicine explores the body and its cultural contexts from the early modern period to the present. Researchers cover a wide range of sub-disciplines and seek to educate the medical community about the shapes that medicine and science have taken across the centuries. Our inquiry is bound by a commitment to rigor and experiment, and an ecumenical embrace of methods, disciplines, and evidence. Through original research and educational programming, we seek to understand the knowledge of the past with reference to the knowledge we generate today.
The Program is cooperating with the history of science and medicine field in the Department of History at UCLA to identify and develop research and pedagogical initiatives in the history of medicine. Upon successful appointment as visiting faculty, the researcher will have academic privileges at UCLA.
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates are requested to address the following materials to Dr. Leon Fine, Director of the Cedars-Sinai Program in the History of Medicine and to upload the following documents with their application:
- a cover letter
- curriculum vitae
- a research proposal, with an explanation of how the current project (or projects) enrich the purpose of the history and/or philosophy of medicine now (1500 words maximum)
- one writing sample (i.e. a dissertation chapter, an article, or a book chapter)
- the names and email addresses of three referees who have agreed to write on the candidate’s behalf
Deadline for submission: March 15, 2018.
We will contact select candidates for preliminary Skype interviews by March 30, 2018.
To learn more about the Program in the History of Medicine, please visit our website at: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Graduate-Research-Education/History-of-Medicine-Program/.
Melissa Lo, Ph.D.