Research and Teaching Associate in History of Medicine 1500-1850

Research and Teaching Associate in History of Medicine 1500-1850

University of Cambridge – Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Salary: 27,319-35,646 pa

Limit of tenure: 2-years

As part of a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award on the theme ‘Generation to Reproduction’, with additional support from the Isaac Newton Trust, the Department seeks to appoint a two-year Research and Teaching Associate in the History of Medicine, 1500-1850. Candidates must propose research in the history of generation and/or reproduction, broadly understood, and be able to teach history of early modern medicine. The first year will be primarily devoted to research within the theme ‘Generation to Reproduction’ and to securing funding beyond the end of the second year. In the second year the successful candidate will take on greater teaching, examining and administrative duties, to cover the research leave of Dr Lauren Kassell. The post is available from 1 September 2010 and candidates should have been awarded a PhD (or equivalent) before taking it up. The post is supported by a six-month probationary period.

The application should be submitted in hard copy only and should consist of:

i. Parts I and III of the University’s coversheet for applications for employment, form PD18 (

ii. A full cv, including details of teaching experience.

iii. A list of publications.

iv. Statements about current and proposed research.

v. Two samples of recent work.

vi. The names of three referees, who should be asked to send references to the Administrator directly.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that these arrive by the closing date. Referees should be asked to comment specifically on the candidate’s ability to undertake this role in the department. We will accept references by email to: Applications should be sent to the Administrator, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH

Quote Reference: JN06288, Closing Date: 15 March 2010

Interview Date: 28/04/2010

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