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University of Copenhagen - Asst./Assoc. Professor, Medical Science Communication and/or Medical Science Heritage Production

Medical Museion is announcing 1-2 positions for its integrated research, teaching, heritage and outreach programme, focusing on contemporary medical and health sciences in a cultural, aesthetic and historical perspective.

On the outreach side, we are developing research-based science communication practices for a variety of audiences – spanning from health professionals to the general public – in the form of exhibitions and web products, and with special attention to the aesthetics of science communication. On the acquisition side, we are in the process of developing research-based curatorial practices (heritage production) in close cooperation with research institutions, hospitals, pharma and medical device companies, and patient organisations in the region (museum 2.0)

The appointees are required to do research at an international level and research-based teaching; however most of the teaching obligations are substituted with museum work (exhibitions, social web work, acquisitions).

This is a short summary only. Please read the full announcement text here:

Further info from professor Thomas Soderqvist. Director, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, ph. +45 28753801 or +45 35323801, email: Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla ,

Deadline for applications is 25 May 2010 2pm (Central European Time).

Contact Info:
Applications to:
The Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Copenhagen
Blegdamsvej 3B (Panum building)
DK-2200 Copenhagen, Denmark
(electronic applications are not accepted)

International Honors Program - Traveling Faculty, comparative study abroad with community health focus (MA, United States)

International Honors Program
Health and Community Programs 1 and 2
Job Announcement: Traveling Faculty

The International Honors Program (IHP), a program of World Learning/SIT, offers international, comparative study abroad programs. We are currently seeking traveling faculty members to join two interdisciplinary teams of faculty, fellows, and host country coordinators for IHP’s “Health and Community Program" in Spring 2011. Each of the two four-month programs will take approximately 33 students from upper-tier colleges and universities to four countries to explore issues of health and community from a comparative perspective. Program 1 begins in Basel, Switzerland and travels to India, China and South Africa. Program 2 begins in Washington, DC and will travel to South Africa, Vietnam and Brazil. Both programs will start in early January 2011 and end in mid-May 2011.

The program is designed for students who wish to study the complex issues of health, community, and globalization from a comparative perspective. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and are typically working towards careers in public health, biomedicine, alternative medicine, international and community development and medical anthropology. The program combines homestays with local families, conventional coursework, guest speakers, site visits, and field-based case studies with community activists, government leaders, and representatives of intergovernmental and non- governmental organizations. IHP’s learning model is inquiry-guided and experience-based.

We are seeking a complementary team of traveling faculty members who will facilitate learning and each teach two of the following courses (with possible areas of expertise noted):

•    Health and Globalization (expertise in political economy of health and aspects of globalization that affect health, such as health care reform, trade policy, migration, occupational health)
•    Public Health: From Biology to Policy (public health practitioner or researcher, clinical or biological background desirable, epidemiology or related field also desirable)
•    Health, Culture, and Community (medical anthropology or related field)
•    Community Health Research Methods (experience in community-based research, including participatory methods, qualitative and quantitative methods and interdisciplinary approaches)

The ideal candidates should have: a) a Ph.D. (or clinical degree/MPH equivalent) in a related field; b) expertise in two of the topic areas listed above and generalist knowledge across several areas of the curriculum; c) experience teaching at the college level and commitment to incorporating alternative (non-didactic) methods of teaching (i.e. methods that promote inquiry- and field-based learning, discussion, and self-reflection); d) research, practice, or consulting experience related to health in some part of the developing world (specific experience in countries in the program desired); e) the physical stamina, psychosocial health, and sensibilities (flexibility, adaptability, collegiality, cross-cultural competence) needed to effectively participate in an intensive, team-oriented study abroad program in multiple countries, and; f) the ability and desire to support students throughout the study abroad experience both in and outside of the classroom.

More information about IHP and the Health and Community Program (including syllabi, itineraries, etc) is available through our website:

Electronic versions of all application materials are required. Please send a letter of interest, along with a full CV, and contact information for three academic references, to: Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla . In your letter, please pay special attention to how you believe you would handle the conceptual, pedagogical, intercultural and interpersonal demands of a program like IHP’s Health and Community.

Deadline: April 26th, 2010 or until filled

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the compensation?
A: Salary is commensurate with experience, typically in the low 30s for the semester-long program, including preparation work (six-month contract). IHP provides flights, lodging and per diems to cover two meals per day and local transportation, except during the one-week vacation period. Basic accident and sickness insurance is also provided.

Q: What is the time commitment?
A: This is technically a contracted six-month position, but there is some advance preparation required. Traveling faculty are expected to attend a four or five day planning session over the summer (most likely in August). Ongoing course preparation and remote collaboration with country coordinators and Boston staff happens over the course of the fall. During the program (January to May), faculty teach two courses each and are expected to attend as many site visits, guest lecture sessions and colleague’s classes as possible, so that they are able to help students make connections and relate academic material to experiential components. Weekends are generally free, and there is a week-long vacation about halfway through the program. Candidates should be aware that this is an intensive program with a full schedule. Faculty must commit to participating in a learning community and be willing to spend time with students outside of the classroom.

Q: Can I have visitors or bring my family with me?
A: Family members are welcome to visit for periods of time during the program with advance notice. However, due to the nature of the position, it is generally not possible for family members to accompany traveling faculty for the full semester. We typically encourage faculty to limit visits by guests to no more than about two weeks, but can make exceptions under special circumstances. Expenses for guests are not covered by IHP.

Q: What are the accommodations like?
A: IHP is a program in motion, so you will stay in multiple places throughout the semester. Traveling faculty are typically housed in guest houses, simple hotels or homestays (if desired), which are booked by our country coordinators. Whenever possible, we book rooms with wireless internet or nearby access to wireless internet, though connections may sometimes be slow. Phones and SIM cards are provided for in-country calling. Faculty travel with the student group internationally on economy flights and locally by train, bus and public transportation.

Q: What kind of support will I have?
A: Generally, the traveling leadership team consists of two traveling faculty and a Trustees Fellow. The Trustees Fellow serves multiple roles, including assisting faculty with course preparation, coordinating logistics and acting as a group life facilitator and mentor. In addition, in each country, country coordinators carry out orientations, organize transportation and accommodations, contribute to the academic programming and provide support for both students and the traveling faculty team. It is important that team members share responsibility for the well-being of the group and work collaboratively with each other.

Contact Info:
Jesse DeLaughter
Assistant Program Director
IHP Health and Community
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Boston, MA 02118

Temporary Position Available in History of Science in the Early Modern Period, 1450-1750


Beginning January 2011

The University of Minnesota Program in History of Science and Technology, Twin Cities campus, invites applications for a one-semester visiting professorial (assistant to full, depending on qualifications) position beginning January 2011. The duties include carrying out an active research program and teaching two courses, one a history of science survey course (ancient to early modern) and the other a graduate seminar on the history of early modern science; the candidate’s major research area should be the early modern period. All requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed by 1 December 2010. Applicants for this position must go to

to provide basic personal information. You may then either complete the entire application process on-line, or send a letter of application with a description of your teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching ability, a CV, and publications or samples of writing to the address below.

You should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. (E-mail:

Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
Program in History of Science and Technology
108 Pillsbury Hall
310 Pillsbury Drive, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Applications will be reviewed starting 14 May 2010. Position is open until filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
Further Information:

Three vacancies for research associates are available at University of Leicester

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, talented social scientists to join the Social Science Research Group, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester. We are looking for people to provide high level social science research skills and a high impact, high quality contribution. Two posts will be available to conduct research on cultural and behavioural change in the NHS (until end March 2012). One post (24 months) will be available to support research in relation to implementation of research evidence in the Leicestershire Northamptonshire and Rutland NIHR CLAHRC (Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care), as well as a range of other projects. These are exciting opportunities to join a thriving research team and to contribute to high quality, high impact outputs.

Candidates should hold, or be nearing completion of, a PhD in a relevant discipline, or have equivalent experience in social science research. They must have training in and experience of using qualitative research methods, ideally in health settings.

Two posts will be available until end March 2012 in the first instance; the other post will be available for 24 months from date of appointment.
Further details at:
Closing date for applications: 23 April 2010

Social History of Medicine: Search for Co-Editor

Social History of Medicine seeks a new co-editor to join Graham Mooney (co-editor), Anna Crozier (book reviews editor), and Ruth Biddiss (assistant editor). The new co-editor will succeed Bill Luckin, who will retire at the beginning of 2011.

Social History of Medicine is the leading international journal in its field and covers all aspects of the social, cultural and economic history of medicine. It is published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for the Social History of Medicine. The journal appears three times annually but we are currently exploring options to
expand to four issues per year.

We are looking for a experienced, competent and well established medical historians who will ensure editorial cohesion. Expertise in all areas of history of medicine and/or time-periods will be considered but we are in particular looking for candidates with a background in pre-1800 and/or non-Western history of medicine.

Applicants are asked to send a C.V. and statement of interest to the Chair of the Society, Dr Lutz Sauerteig, Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6BH, UK (email: Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla ). The application should provide a brief
account of why the candidate is attracted to the post, an outline of  what they would contribute to SHM, and a synopsis of their relevant experience.

Informal enquiries about the nature of the post can be made by e-mail to Graham Mooney ( Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla ) or Bill Luckin (email: Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla ).

Further details about the journal and the Society for the Social History of Medicine can be found at

The search is open until the position has been filled.

Dr Lutz Sauerteig,
Chair of the Society for the Social History of Medicine
Durham University, Queen's Campus Stockton,
Wolfson Research Institute,
Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease,
Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6BH,
Tel. +44 (0)191-33-40702,

Assistant Curator vacancy, Thackray Museum

The Thackray Museum is looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Curator to join its team.  Highly motivated and audience-focused, the successful applicant will be able to prioritise tasks and contribute creatively while gaining a wide range of experience at the UK's leading medical museum.
Please submit a covering letter and application form by 5pm Monday 3rd May 2010.  Interviews will take place in the week of 17th May.
Further information and the application form are available on our website
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jim Garretts or Joanne Bartholomew on 0113 244 4343 or email Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla or Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla .

Vacature Erasmus University Rotterdam - Assistant Professor in Philosophy of the Social Sciences (especially of Economics)

The candidate is expected to:

Research: carry out internationally oriented research and publish in established international refereed journals;
contribute actively to the development of the Faculty’s research in the field of philosophy of economics;
contribute to the Faculty’s national and international research connections;
help attract research funding from national and international funding agencies and other organizations;

Teaching: perform teaching and supervising tasks for the Institutions: Erasmus Research Master programme in Philosophy and Economics;
help develop the programme’s curriculum;
contribute to other educational programmes offered by the Faculty at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;

Service: contribute to the management tasks of the Department;
take an active part in relevant national and international academic networks and organizations;
develop and maintain close contacts with relevant organizations and professionals in the field of philosophy and economics.

The successful candidate considers it a challenge and a privilege to contribute to the development of the Research Master programme. She or he has:
a PhD in philosophy, preferably in the field of philosophy of the social sciences, and ranks among the top 10% of his or her peer group;
a strong research track record, including publications in international refereed journals;
the potential to attract research funds from national and international funding agencies and to supervise Research Masters and PhD students;
prior teaching experience with the proven ability to inspire students from undergraduate to postgraduate levels, apparent from positive assessments by students and peers. Candidates who don’t possess a formal teaching qualification, are expected to acquire it within two years (according to the standards of the so-called Basis Qualifications for Teaching (BKO).
the ability and willingness to teach a wide range of topics in the field of philosophy of science and social or political philosophy and to develop new courses;
strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to work closely together with others in a team environment;
proficiency in spoken and written English. Non-English speakers have to meet the
C1-standards of the Common European Framework (CEF). International applicants are expected to acquire the Dutch language within two years.

Employment starts in September 2010 at the latest. Contracts will be running for a fixed term of three years with a possible extension. Depending on their track-record and performance, candidates may be invited to enter Erasmus University’s tenure track programme, which offers them the possibility to qualify for a tenured position as Associate Professor (UHD).

The conditions of employment correspond with the CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten (CAO NU). Salary is subject to training and experience and corresponds to Scale 12 CAO NU, with a maximum of € 4.970,- gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract.
In accordance with the CAO NU a placement in a starting grade (Scale 11 CAO NU, with a maximum of €4,374 gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract) is possible for the maximum duration of two years. Starting salaries tend to be near the lower end of the scale.

Working at the Erasmus University Rotterdam means working in a professional environment, where development is encouraged through an active career and mobility policy. Within the framework of this policy employees with (expected) permanent employment, initially start for a period of 5 years, followed by job performance interviews. Depending on the outcome of these interviews further steps in your career can be made. The Erasmus University Rotterdam highly appreciates flexibility: we have a 38-hour workweek, flexible working hours, possibilities to work part-time and maternal/paternal leave. Moreover, the University has a company childcare scheme, possibilities to participate in a terms of employment option model, company savings program and life insurance schemes and favourable collective insurance schemes. Employees can also make use of facilities such as sports facilities and library.

The expertise of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is concentrated in the disciplines economics,
Medicine and Health Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, History and Arts, Business Administration,
and Philosophy. In addition to the initial degree programmes and scientific research,
the University offers specific postgraduate study programmes and courses.
Erasmus University has around 20,000 students and some 2,000 staff members.

Faculty of Philosophy

The Faculty of Philosophy has about 400 students and 45 staff members. Programmes in philosophy and in philosophy of particular disciplines (such as economics, law, and so on) are taught both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Of special interest for the job opening is the two-year Research Master programme “Institutions” in Philosophy and Economics. Currently there are some 25 students in total enrolled in this program.

The Faculty also hosts EIPE, the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics. The best Research Master students can apply for a Ph.D position with EIPE. At present EIPE has some 10 Ph.D students.

Additional information about the vacancies can be obtained from:
prof. dr. Jack Vromen or dr. Julian Reiss
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Phone: +31 (0) 10 4088970 or +31 (0) 10 4088962

To apply, please send your application letter with your resume, publication list, a description of courses taught, (copies of) three key publications, (copies of) teaching assessments and the names and contact details of three referees before May 1, 2010 to the address listed below. Please mention the vacancy number FW/19032010:

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Dr. Willy Ophelders, room H5-33
P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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