Senior Research Fellow/Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine (88257-028)

University of Warwick - Department of History

Wellcome Trust University Award

The Department of History seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine. You will conduct research in the history of medicine, and be prepared to work in collaboration with colleagues within the Centre for the History of Medicine, the History Department, and across the University. You will be expected to build research networks in your specialism beyond the University.

You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of the history of medicine. You will have undergraduate teaching experience, and experience of/or the potential to engage in postgraduate teaching. You will have knowledge of applying for funding, and the potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management. You will be expected to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department.

While we encourage applications across all time periods and subject areas, we are particularly keen to attract candidates with a strong research and publication record in the history of medicine in Britain or British Empire after c.1800, as well as work that crosses interdisciplinary boundaries, to include history of science and technology, anthropology, and geography.

You will initially be funded by the Wellcome Trust University Award scheme. Please note that the appointment is a two-stage process, with the University of Warwick nominating the preferred candidate for consideration by the Wellcome Trust for a University Award. This candidate, on nomination to the Wellcome Trust, will be required to produce a funding application, outlining a major research project resulting in high quality outputs to be conducted within the University Award period. Please note that no appointment will be made without a successful application for a Wellcome Trust University Award.

You will initially be appointed as a Senior Research Fellow for the first three years, and then transfer to the permanent post of Assistant Professor at the start of your fourth year.

All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter. Writing samples may be requested from candidates during the latter stages of the recruitment process and should not be submitted with the initial application.

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Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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