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  caroline.marley@strath.ac.uk
  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:






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 http://hr.mit.edu/careers:
•       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 castpostdoc@mit.edu:
•       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 castpostdoc@mit.edu.

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: https://arts.mit.edu/cast/

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.