Professor, Cullen-NEH Chair – History & Medicine – (FAC001579)

first_imgThe Department of History at the University of Houston invitesapplicants for the NEH-Cullen Chair in History and Medicine.Established in 2020 and housed in the History Department, thisdistinguished professorship is critical to the University’sendeavor to link the humanities and the professions. The Chair willplay an instrumental role in the research and teaching mission ofthe History Department. In addition, the Chair will haveopportunities to collaborate with the faculty of heath professionscolleges and programs around campus to determine how best tosupport their teaching mission.We seek applications from scholars working on any aspect of theHistory of Medicine, broadly defined. Geographical andchronological concentrations are open, and all research areas willbe seriously considered. Candidates with special interest in howrace, ethnicity, gender, and class influence health disparities areespecially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will holda Ph.D. in History, History of Medicine, History of Science, orrelated field. The candidate will have an ambitious researchagenda, a record of publication, including at least two monographs,as well as teaching and professional service commensurate with thatof a Full Professor for an appointment to a major endowedprofessorship. The holder of this Chair will be expected to traingraduate students, teach undergraduate students, and develop andcontribute to academic and community programs in History. Thisprimary responsibility will be balanced with potential teaching andprogramming collaborations with the university’s health professionscolleges, which might include teaching the history of medicine tohealth professions students, sponsoring workshops, seminars, orconferences on the history of medicine as it pertains to practicingmedicine in underserved communities, or developing other universityand community programming vital to understanding health caredisparities and promoting structural competency in medical andpre-medical education. The University of Houston is aninstitutional member of the Texas Medical Center, which is aninternationally renowned center for medical training, research, andpractice.This position comes with a competitive salary as well as generousresearch support from an endowment funded by the National Endowmentfor the Humanities and the Cullen Foundation. The UniversityHouston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One Public ResearchUniversity. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching,research, or community service has prepared them to contribute toour commitment to diversity and excellence. The University ofHouston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.Complete applications should include a letter of application, CV,copies of representative publications, and contact information forthree recommendation providers. Please direct all inquiries to Dr.Philip Howard at [email protected] . Applicants are toapply at under the faculty employment link. The searchwill continue until the position is filled.The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the Universityof Houston prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis ofsexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.Qualifications :Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. in History by July2021.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of thefinal candidate. All positions at the University of Houston aresecurity sensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img

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