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Medical Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow (2 Positions)

Employer
Wheaton College, Anthropology Department
Location
Norton, Massachusetts
Salary
Wheaton College maintains a flexible and competitive staff compensation and benefits program.
Closing date
Oct 13, 2023

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Position Type
Pre-Tenure
Discipline
Cultural Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Medical Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, Other
Organization Type
Academic
Level of Experience
Entry-level

Job Details

Wheaton College invites applications for two (2) post-doctoral to tenure-track teaching fellows in medical humanities. The post-doctoral fellow will hold two-year position and, based on excellent performance may be considered for a tenure track position immediately following the post-doctoral fellowship.
 

Post-doctoral fellows will offer their specialized knowledge and invigorate Wheaton College’s course offerings in global narrative medicine and digital health humanities, broadly conceived. During their tenure post-doctoral fellows will support the development of a web-based open-source teaching and learning resource.
 

Post-doctoral fellows will contribute three courses per year collaborate on a multi-scholar teaching and learning initiative and have lead responsibility for the development of two new courses during their two-year tenure. The work of post-doctoral fellows will take place under the general direction of a designated department chair and the PI of the Mellon Grant. The postdoctoral fellow will be supported by a robust mentoring and onboarding environment that will include cohort and vertical mentoring for new faculty. Post-doctoral fellows will be included in the New Faculty Seminar which onboards new tenure track and professors of practice.
 

We seek humanities scholars whose research interests on race are developed through the study of ethnography of biomedicine; health inequities in medical communication; the relationship between medicine and media; algorithmic health disparities; global narrative medicine; and/or transnational narratives of illness and healthcare.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Requires a minimum of a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a humanities discipline.
  • Scholarship focus on the intersections of race and medicine.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in teaching medical humanities or related courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate student teaching and mentoring.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills. The candidate who fills this position will become an integral part of the community of teacher-scholars dedicated to building a medical humanities curriculum at Wheaton College.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Requires a minimum of a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a humanities discipline.
  • Scholarship focus on the intersections of race and medicine.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in teaching medical humanities or related courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate student teaching and mentoring.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills. The candidate who fills this position will become an integral part of the community of teacher-scholars dedicated to building a medical humanities curriculum at Wheaton College.

Applicants should submit the following documents via employer site (https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/3982):

  • a letter of interest,
  • C.V.,
  • a one-page statement that evidences the candidate’s teaching and research interest in global narrative medicine and/or digital humanities medicine, and
  • complete contact information for three references.

Upon advancing to a finalist stage, candidates may be required to prepare additional materials.

First review of applications will take place on October 13, 2023 but the positions will remain open until filled.

For queries please contact Associate Provost M. Gabriela Torres at torres_mgabriela@wheatoncollege.edu

Company

Wheaton College provides a transformative liberal arts education for intellectually curious students in a collaborative, academically vibrant residential community that values a diverse world. Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700 undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23% of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Wheaton was founded in 1834 as a female seminary.

 

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  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
  • This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
  • This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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