Jobs: Lecturer Global Health Studies Program, University of Iowa

The Global Health Studies Program in the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs at The University of Iowa invites applications for a Lecturer. We are seeking candidates whose work is grounded in the study of global health, broadly defined.  Areas of specialization are open, but the successful candidate should have a terminal degree in any global health-related discipline—these can include but are not limited to Public Health, Sociology, History, Communications, Gender Studies, Geography, Health Sciences, Anthropology–by August 21, 2019.

The Global Health Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the complex factors influencing health and disease locally and around the world. The academic curriculum builds upon the humanities, social sciences and health sciences to help students understand underlying forces—such as history, culture, gender and sexuality, economics, politics, race and ethnicity, the environment, law, and technology– which lead to health disparities worldwide. We offer a BA, BS, certificate, and minor. Please see to learn more about our program.

This is a 100% time appointment position with a 3/4 teaching load and service as honors and certificate advisor.  Departmental service for this position serves the instructional purposes of the Global Health Studies Program including the mentorship of student independent research projects.

As per University policy, the initial appointment is for one academic year (August 2019-May 2020) renewable each year up to two years, with subsequent three-year appointments possible subject to satisfactory review.  For more information about the University of Iowa’s policy for instructional faculty see

The appointment will begin August 21, 2019. Candidates should have terminal degree in a Global Health-related field in hand by that date.

The Global Health Studies Program, the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs, and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Submit applications online to requisition number 73645 at The application should include a cover letter, a cv, and evidence of teaching ability (eg. sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc.), which should be uploaded directly at Jobs@Uiowa. Please include the contact information of two professional references in your letter.

The review of applications will begin on April 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Mariola Espinosa,

Fellowships: Medical Heritage Fellow

The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) seeks a motivated fellow to assist in the continuing development of our education and outreach programs.  Hosted by one of our member institutions in New York, Boston, New Haven, Philadelphia, or San Francisco, the fellow will develop curated topical collections or sets for MHL website drawn from the over 280,000 items in our Internet Archive library. These curated collections provide a means for our visitors to discover the richness MHL materials on a variety of topics relevant to the history of health and the health sciences.  As part of this work, the fellow will have an opportunity to enrich metadata in MHL records in Internet Archive to support certain types of scholarship/inquiry, such as women and gender studies, disability studies, or issues of race and equity in healthcare. The fellow will also begin developing educational materials tied to K-12 and/or university level curriculum.

The fellowship is paid and may be taken for course credit.


  • Based on the input of MHL members and others, work on the creation of curated sets of materials drawn from MHL collections.
  • Develop educational materials tied to K-12 and/or university level curriculum
  • Enrich MHL metadata to highlight underrepresented topics in our Internet Archive collections.
  • Regularly create blog posts and other type of social media for posting to MHL accounts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position is open to all qualified graduate students with a strong interest in medical or health history, with additional interests in library/information science or education. Strong communication and collaboration skills a must. Fellows are expected to learn quickly and work independently.


The fellowship will take place anytime between the end of May 2019-mid-August 2019

HOURS: 20 hours per week, over 12 weeks.

SALARY: $20/hour

To apply, please provide the following:

  •     Cover letter documenting interest in position
  •     Curriculum Vitae
  •     2 References

Please submit your application materials by April 30th, 2019 to:

Attn: Fellowship committee

Fellowships: The Medical Humanities China-UK (MHCUK) Partnership Early Career Medical Humanities Fellowships 2019/2020

The MHCUK Partnership is a pioneering collaboration between three Chinese institutions (Shanghai University, Fudan University, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences) and two UK institutions (The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde, and the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) at the University of Manchester).  Its chief purpose is to connect, and foster co-working between, UK and Chinese researchers in the Medical Humanities.  It is supported by investment from each institution and a major funding award by the Wellcome Trust.

Invitations are now invited for the MHCUK Early Career Medical Humanities Fellowships.  They are designed for candidates who will be in the fourth year of doctoral study or in the first two years of a postdoctoral career in the academic year 2019/20.  Successful applicants will spend a year working in Shanghai across the three institutions.  Up to three Fellowships are available.

Further Particulars

  1. The Fellowship will provide the costs of one return airfare, visas, and a stipend of £12,000 to meet accommodation and living expenses.  Fellows will also have access to an additional £1,000 for research trips and/or conference attendance.
  2. An award is intended to provide successful candidates with a twelve-month period in China starting in September 2019. During this time Fellows will be supported to:
    1. contribute to teaching activities in English (no more than five hours a week)
    2. pursue their own research agenda (anticipated activities include completing the thesis where not submitted, or preparing it for publication where doctorate has been awarded; securing a book contract for a monograph; submitting journal article(s); mapping a postdoctoral project and preparing funding applications).
    3. play an active role in the wider Medical Humanities research and training environment.
  3. The Fellows will have the opportunity to develop Chinese language skills.
  4. Accommodation will be on campus at one of the universities in Shanghai. Facilities are modern and affordable and none more than a half hour’s travel by Metro from the city’s bustling downtown.
  5. Applications are welcome from those working on any aspect of health broadly conceived from a medical humanities and/or social sciences background. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, History, Anthropology, Literary Studies, Ethics and Philosophy, Law, Sociology, Translation Studies, etc.  There is no expectation that research will be focused on China or Asia, and no preference for any particular period or place.
  6. Successful candidates should acknowledge the partnership, their host institution and the Wellcome Trust in all publications and academic activities which result from an award.


  1. Please submit an academic cv of no more than two sides of A4, a 250 word summary of research to date and a 250 word outline of proposed future research by noon (UK time) on May 6th to
  2. Interviews will take place on or around May 17th. An induction event will take place in Glasgow on or around June 21st.  Successful candidates will take up their posts in China in September.
  3. For more on the partner institutions see:

Prizes: Forum for the History of Human Sciences

The Forum for the History of the Human Sciences is accepting submissions for


1. FHHS/JHBS John C. Burnham Early Career Award: Submissions will be due on May 15, 2019. Honorarium: $500. Please submit a PDF to

2. Article Prize. Articles must be published at the time of submission. Submissions will be due on May 15, 2019. Please submit a PDF to

For details, see the FHHS website ( or the descripitons below:

FHHS/JHBS John C. Burnham Early Career Award

The Forum for History of Human Science (FHHS) and the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Science (JHBS) encourage researchers in their early careers to submit unpublished manuscripts for the annual John C. Burnham Early Career Award, named in honor of this prominent historian of the human sciences and past-editor of JHBS. The author of the paper will recieve an honorarium of US $500.

Guidelines for the award: Unpublished manuscripts in English dealing with any aspect of the history of the human sciences. The paper should meet the publishing guidelines of the JHBS. Eligible scholars are those who do not hold tenured university positions (or equivalent) and are not more than seven years beyond the Ph.D. Graduate students and independent scholars are encouraged to submit. Manuscripts may be re-submitted for the prize, as long as they have not been published or submitted to another journal and the submitting scholar is still in early career. The manuscript cannot be submitted to any other journal and still qualify for this award. Past winners are not eligible to submit again.

The winning submission will be announced at the annual History of Science Society meeting. The winning article can then be submitted to JHBS with FHHS endorsement and will undergo the regular review process and is typically accepted. When the article is accepted for publication, the publisher of JHBS will issue a US $500 honorarium. Submissions will be due on May 15, 2019. Please submit a PDF to

FHHS Article Prize

The Forum for History of Human Science awards a biennial prize (a nonmonetary honor) for the best article published recently on some aspect of the history of the human sciences. The article prize is awarded in odd-numbered years. The winner of the prize is announced at the annual History of Science Society meeting.

Entries are encouraged from authors in any discipline, as long as the work is related to the history of the human sciences, broadly construed, and is in English. To be eligible, the article must have been published within the three years previous to the year of the award. Preference will be given to authors who have not won the award previously. Articles must be published at the time of submission. Submissions will be due on May 15, 2019. Please submit a PDF to

Grants: Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry Advance Practice History Research Scholar Award

The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI) is announcing the Advance Practice History Research Scholar Award. The goal of this research award is to disseminate scholarship regarding advance practice nursing to an international audience. By strengthening relationships and collaborations to increase access to historical scholarship, the ECBCNHI hopes to advance historical scholarship to practitioners.

Dr. Barbara Sheer has made a gift of $5,000. This will be a one-time award with the potential for continuation.

The due date is May 1 with the intention of the recipient using the award the following academic year.

Eligibility: Any student pursuing a Ph.D. or an established scholar. This award is not limited to nursing scholars and could include other historians of medicine and healthcare. Recipients will be asked to provide a full research proposal, including:

  1. A concise statement of research they wish to conduct b. A narrative describing the project placed within the context of the present state of historical knowledge, including background, sources and appropriate citations c. Identification of resources to be utilized d. An itemized budget detailing the ways they will be using the research funds e. A current CV 4. Proposals and supporting materials will be received by ECBCNHI and distributed to each of the Review Committee Members by the late spring date determined.

The recipient must agree to provide a research presentation after the proposed project is complete to selected faculty (donor included if desired). In addition, they must produce submission-ready paper for publication and thank you letter for the donor.

Please send all materials to Barbra Mann Wall at

Grants: Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award

Looking for funds to research at Yale’s Medical Historical Library? The Medical Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its twelfth annual Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award.

The Medical Historical Library, located in New Haven, Connecticut, holds one of the country’s largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets. Special strengths are the works of Hippocrates, Galen, Vesalius, Boyle, Harvey, Culpeper, Priestley, and S. Weir Mitchell, and works on anatomy, anesthesia, and smallpox inoculation and vaccination. The Library owns over fifty medieval and renaissance manuscripts, Arabic and Persian manuscripts, and over 300 medical incunabula.  The notable Clements C. Fry Collection of Prints and Drawings has over 2,500 fine prints, drawings, and posters from the 15th century to the present on medical subjects.  The larger Prints, Posters and Drawings collection contains over 7,000 additional images, some related to international public health, protest and activism and social justice.  The Library also owns an extensive Smoking and tobacco advertising collection, the Robert Bogdan collection of Disability photographs and postcards, medical imagery from popular publications donated by Bert Hansen, and smaller collections of patent medicine ephemera from noted collector William Helfand.

The 2019-2020 travel grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and other researchers who wish to use the collections of the Medical Historical Library.  There is a single award of up to $1,500 for one week of research during the academic fiscal year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.  Funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and photographic reproductions. The award is limited to residents of the United States and Canada. Applicants will need to apply through our fellowship site, and upload a curriculum vitae and project description, including the relevance of the Medical Historical Library collections to the project, as well as provide two references attesting to the particular project. Preference will be given to applicants beyond commuting distance to the Medical Historical Library.  This award is for use of Medical Historical special collections and is not intended for primary use of special collections in other libraries at Yale.  Applications are due by Monday, APRIL 29TH, 2019.  They will be considered by a committee and the candidates will be informed by early June 2019.  Winners may be asked to do a blog post discussing their research.

The application period is now open!  Please apply online by April 29th, 2019.

Requests for further information should be sent to: Melissa Grafe, Ph.D, Head of the Medical Historical Library and John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, P.O. Box 208014, New Haven, CT 06520-8014, Telephone: 203- 785-4354, Fax: 203-785-5636, E-mail:

Additional information about the Library and its collections may be found at:

Prizes: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Urdang Medal and Kremers Award

Call for Nominations for 2019 Urdang Medal and Kremers Award

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is now accepting nominations for the Urdang Medal and the Kremers Award, two of the most prestigious awards for scholarly work in the history of pharmacy. The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 30, 2019.

The George Urdang Medal is awarded for an original and scholarly publication, or series of publications, pertaining primarily to historical or historico-social aspects of pharmacy. The Medal may also be awarded for popular works intended to achieve more widespread appreciation for, and better understanding of, pharmacy and its past among members of the pharmaceutical profession, allied professions, or the public.

The Urdang Medal is awarded without restriction as to citizenship of the author or place of publication. Evaluation is based on competence of research and skill of interpretation and presentation. The nominee’s age, total number of publications or previous honors is not given primary consideration.

Nominations are evaluated by a committee consisting of three members of AIHP’s Committee on Awards and three historians of pharmacy from countries other than the United States. If awarded, the 2019 Urdang Medal will be presented at the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, which will be held in Washington, DC in early September 2019.

The Urdang Medal was established in 1952 in honor of Professor George Urdang, one of AIHP’s founders and a renowned scholar of the history of pharmacy.

Download a Nomination Form (.pdf) for the George Urdang Medal.

The Edward Kremers Award was established in 1961 to honor Edward Kremers, a pioneer of American pharmaceutical education, distinguished American historian of pharmacy, and one of AIHP’s founders.

The Kremers Award is conferred on the same basis as the Urdang Medal, except that the candidates for the Kremers Award must be citizens of the United States.

Download a Nomination Form (.pdf) for the Edward Kremers Award.

The deadline for submitting nominations for either award is April 30, 2019. Complete nominations forms should be emailed to or mailed to the office of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 777 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI  53705.

Fellowship: MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship

The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) offers a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellow will collaborate with MIT faculty and invited guests on the production of an international symposium and a publication issuing from the event (please see the 2014 symposium Seeing/Sounding/Sensing and subsequent book, Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense, and the 2017 symposium Being Material and subsequent book, Active Matter). Additional duties of the CAST fellow include development and teaching of cross-disciplinary courses or workshops, and possibly supervision of students engaged in undergraduate research opportunities (UROPs) at the intersection of the arts, science and technology.

Young scholars from any relevant field will be considered, but a demonstrated interest in working beyond one discipline is essential, and administrative experience and capabilities are required. The position offers opportunities for publishing, curating, and producing exhibitions, performances or conferences; previous experience in one of these domains is highly desirable. Scholars whose work engages the role of the arts and humanities in the major new initiatives at MIT around nanotechnology and computing are encouraged to apply.

Terms of Appointment
Applicants should designate a primary academic discipline at MIT within which they would ideally be placed, even though their work is cross-disciplinary. MIT Departments who have agreed to host the successful candidate are: Anthropology; Comparative Media Studies and Writing (CMS/W); History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art (HTC); Music and Theater Arts (MTA); Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP).

Appointments will be for two years, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021. The fellow will teach at least one course, but no more than three during the appointment. S/he and must be in residence at MIT during the entire term of the position. Teaching obligations will begin in the second semester of the appointment.

The salary will be $66,300 in the first year with a 2.5% increase in the following year, health benefits, and a fund of $2,500 each year to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.

Eligibility and Selection
Applicants must have received the PhD, DMA or other terminal doctoral degree no earlier than July 1, 2016 and no later than July 1, 2019. If applicants have not formally received a doctoral degree at the time of application, they must forward certification from the Department Head or the Graduate Studies Office at their institution to confirm that they are expected to earn a PhD prior to July 1, 2019. The CAST Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow may not hold other appointments during the period of the fellowship.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the US. Selected candidate may be eligible for J-1 visa sponsorship.

Application Materials Required
Upload to MIT’s applicant tracking system:
Submit the following (applying to Job #16890) via MIT’s applicant tracking system at
•       Letter describing teaching and research experience, and contribution to the creative mission of the Center and the intellectual project of the symposium (see below).
•       Curriculum vitae.
Email to
•       One-page description of an undergraduate cross-disciplinary class.
•       One-page description of a possible CAST symposium topic Seeing / Sounding/ Sensing,” “Experience” and “Being Material”.
•       Three letters of recommendation.
•       Letter of Certification from the Registrar’s Office, Department of Graduate Studies, or Department Head, certifying that the applicant will be formally awarded a PhD diploma by July 1, 2019. This requirement is only relevant for applicants who have not yet formally received a PhD at the time the application is due.
•       Finalists will be asked for writing samples.

Questions about the position should be directed to

About CAST
Established in 2012 in the Office of the Provost, CAST facilitates and creates opportunities for exchange and collaboration among artists, engineers, scientists and scholars in the humanities. CAST is a joint initiative of the Office of the Provost, the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS). Evan Ziporyn, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Profess of Music, is Faculty Director, and Leila W. Kinney is Executive Director. The Center is committed to fostering a culture in which the arts, science and technology thrive as interrelated, mutually informing modes of exploration, knowledge and discovery. Read more about the Center’s leadership and activities:

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Jobs: Lecturer in the History of Medicine, Yale University

Yale University seeks a non-tenure track Lecturer in the History of Medicine, to begin July 1, 2019.  Ph.D. in hand in any area of the history of modern medicine.  An initial one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.  The primary appointment will be in the School of Medicine, and duties will include a 2/1 teaching load in the undergraduate and graduate Program in the History of Science and Medicine (Department of History) as well as participation in lectures and small group discussions for medical students.

Yale University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

A letter of application, current curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, and two letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to John Harley Warner, Chair, History of Medicine
Search at

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2019, until position is filled.  Questions may be directed to, Kathleen Keenan, History of Medicine, Administrative Supervisor.

Calls for Papers: Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine Biennial Conference 2019

Call for Papers

Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine Biennial Conference 2019:

Beyond Borders: Health and Medicine in Historical Context

Date: 3-7 December 2019

Venue: Auckland New Zealand

This conference is located in Auckland New Zealand. Whilst New Zealand is far removed geographically from the epicentre of many significant past medical developments, we believe it is important to view the history of health and medicine in a broad international perspective, with ideas and systems taking on different forms in different contexts. It is this intersection between the local and international which will form a major theme of our conference.

This biennial conference is not exclusive in terms of its themes, and aims to reflect the diversity of the discipline of the history of health and medicine. We welcome papers from all areas of that history, including health systems, public health, indigenous health, mental health, biography, hospital history and nursing history. We also welcome papers/panels relating to medical museums/exhibitions.

Submissions from scholars across the range of career stages are welcome, especially those from postgraduate and early career researchers. We offer competitive travel grants to postgraduate students to attend the conference.

Call for Papers opens: 14 January 2019 an closes 31 May 2019

Please see our conference website for further details:, or check out our facebook page: ANZSHM Conference 3-7 December 2019.