Jobs: University of Michigan Departments of Women’s Studies and History, Faculty position

History of Gender and Health. The University of Michigan’s Departments of Women’s Studies and History seek qualified applicants for a jointly-appointed assistant professor tenure-track, or professor at the rank of associate or full with tenure, in the history of gender and health. We seek candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching experience and interests in the history of gender and health in non-U.S. locations such as East Asia, Mexico, Central America, or Africa.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to implement a multidisciplinary approach that includes history and women’s/gender/feminist studies. Related interests may include: science, technology, and society studies; sexuality studies; ethnic and/or area studies; environmental history; health care; or intersectionality.

This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2019. Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree prior to the appointment in women’s studies, history or related disciplines. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in PDF format) to WS-History-Search2018@umich.edu.  Applicants should provide: • Cover letter addressed to Chair of the History of Gender and Health Search Committee • Curriculum Vitae • Statement of current and future research plans • Writing sample (no more than 25 pages) • Statement of teaching philosophy and experience (or a teaching portfolio containing such a statement) • Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards that can be part of a teaching portfolio) In addition, candidates should provide three letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly to WS-History-Search2018@umich.edu from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.  Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 1, 2018. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 8, 2018, and will continue until an appointment is made.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Jobs: Women’s Studies Lecturer III, University of Michigan

Women’s Studies Lecturer III Posting—Gender and Health

The Department of Women’s Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a full-time (100%) Lecturer III position to begin January 1, 2019, pending final authorization.  This is a non-tenure track position with a university-year appointment.

Duties and responsibilities for this Lecturer III position are expected to include teaching courses in our Gender and Health major and minor. The lecturer will offer a mix of courses in Women’s Studies that will complement our existing strengths and contribute to our departmental mission. We are especially interested in applicants who can teach large lecture courses on women’s health as well as smaller seminars in specific areas related to gender and health.  In addition to teaching, the candidate’s responsibilities will include providing assistance with the outreach, program coordination, and advising for students who have declared a major or a minor in Gender & Health. The lecturer also will serve as the principal academic advisor for students with a major or a minor in Gender & Health. The selected candidate will work with the departmental leadership team to create programming that will build community and facilitate communication and sharing of information among our undergraduates. Additional departmental service responsibilities may be assigned.

We expect that a successful candidate will hold a PhD in Gender, Sexuality, or Women’s Studies or a related field, and have expertise in an area of Gender & Health.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate subject matter expertise and teaching excellence about gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability in relation to healthcare, health policies, and/or health activism. Candidates should have a commitment to teaching students about inequalities in health care systems. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and engagement with diverse student populations will be an important criterion in our selection process. We expect that the applicant will be a visible and engaged faculty member in the department. We are seeking a broad range of applicants with training or experience in the fields of Gender, Sexuality, or Women’s Studies.

Terms and conditions of employment for this Lecturer III position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization (LEO). This is a nine-month position (i.e., runs September 1 through May 31 each year), with salary paid over a 12-month period, and is benefits-eligible. The initial appointment will be for one academic year. The possibility of renewal is contingent on performance, department need, and future funding.

Please apply online (posting #160817 on http://careers.umich.edu/). Questions regarding problems with application upload to WS-Lecturer@umich.edu. Candidates should submit a single attachment (in PDF format) to the online posting system with the following required materials:

  1. Letter of Application (no more than two pages)
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  1. Teaching Statement (includes teaching philosophy and experience in no more than five pages)
  1. Evidence of Teaching Excellence
  1. Two sample syllabi (from courses previously taught)
  1. Names and contact information of three recommenders who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications for this position. Letters are not required in the initial application submission stage.

The application deadline for full consideration is September 10th, 2018. We hope to extend an offer no later than, if not before, December 14, 2018.

Offers for this appointment are contingent on successful completion of a background screening.

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Jobs: Part-time Research Associate

A clinician historian seeks a part-time Research Associate

The Research Associate should have doctoral training in medical history, and experience in publishing articles in journals related to medical history. The research topic will be selected by the candidate but its focus will be modified, as needed, by the sponsor. The candidate will be responsible conducting the investigation and for providing progress reports. The primary aim of this research endeavor is to publish the work in a highly competitive journal, preferably related to medical history. The sponsor will participate in narrowing the focus of the research proposal and in editing or modifying the completed manuscript prior to submission. The candidate and sponsor would be co-authors on the published article.

To apply: submit the following application materials: 1) curriculum vitae; and 2) cover letter explaining qualifications, accomplishments in research and teaching, and collaborative research efforts. The application should be submitted electronically to mayone53@gmail.com

The sponsor will be supporting the candidate from personal funds. Remuneration for completing the project will be US $ 5000, payable in installments, if desired. Additional compensation of an equal or greater amount will be offered depending on the journal in which the article gets accepted for publication. All inquiries for this collaborative work will be kept in strict confidence.

Jobs: Chief Curator, Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum

Chief Curator
Department: Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum
Position ID: #6800

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Dittrick Medical History Center (center) is dedicated to the study of the medical past through a distinguished collection of rare books, museum artifacts, archives, and images. The Dittrick originated as part of the Cleveland Medical Library Association (est. 1894) and today functions as an interdisciplinary study center within the College of Arts and Sciences of Case Western Reserve University.

The goal of the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum is to promote historical scholarship in and understanding of the history of medicine and the health sciences, in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of the achievements of Case Western Reserve University in these areas. This is achieved through the collection, preservation, exhibition, and scholarly use of artifacts, books, manuscripts, and images of medical science and health care. The center supports CWRU’s active medical, undergraduate, and graduate academic programs in the history of science, technology, medicine, and medical humanities and bioethics.

The Chief Curator supervises and directs all aspects of the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum and provides the initiative and leadership to effect the integration of the Dittrick Medical History Center into the life of CWRU, so that this unique facility is consistently a distinguished asset to the University and the community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Design and oversee construction and installation of interpretive museum exhibitions, both in gallery space and online. (15%)
  • Develop the Dittrick collections through the acquisition of significant historical materials that foster understanding and appreciation of the history of medicine and the health sciences. (10%)
  • Conduct a program of scholarly research and publish results. Promote and facilitate teaching and researching at the center. Pursue scholarship in the history of medicine and medical technology. Provide professional leadership in the field of medical museology. (10%)
  • Develop work plans, evaluate needs and resources, set priorities, supervise their implementation and administration, and allocate resources for their most effective and efficient use. Plan future direction of the center. Develop, design and approve policies and procedures. (5%)
  • Provide broad oversight of departmental fiscal planning and budget. Ensure account records are maintained properly and oversee all expenses through ERP Financials. Administer agency accounts for the Friends of the Dittrick Medical History Center. Administer special projects agency account(s). (5%)
  • Supervise staff and student employees. Set goals for performance and deadlines. Organize workflow and ensure employees understand their duties or delegated tasks. Monitor employee performance and provide constructive feedback and coaching. Lead and motivate staff. (5%)
  • Oversee collection development and collection management, including documentation, conservation and storage. Provide for care, preservation, and access to collections. (5%)
  • Develop and direct a program of lectures for the Dittrick. Oversee the funding, administration, and publicity for these lectures. (5%)
  • Assume a leading role in publicizing CWRU’s legacy of achievement and innovation in biomedical science and technology, through the website, exhibits, and publications of the center, as well as a spokesperson on television and radio, and in print media. Direct the development and management of websites for the center and the Cleveland Medical Library Association. (5%)
  • Make recommendations (in association with Cleveland Health Sciences library staff) to the Cleveland Medical Library Association Board of Trustees for the expenditure of funds to enhance the Allen Memorial Medical Library and the center. (5%)
  • In collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences’ development team, solicit and raise funds for special projects, including exhibits, room renovation, storage renovation, lectures, etc. (5%)
  • Represent CWRU at regional, national, and international meetings. (5%)
  • Establish and direct liaisons with the leadership of local, national and international medical community. Participate in the activities of various organizations; Medical Museums Association, European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences, American Association of the History of Medicine, The Archiviest and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences, and the Ohio Academy of Medical History. Serve as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Medical Library Association. (5%)
  • Effect and direct creative synergistic partnerships of the Dittrick with local, regional, and international institutions such as; Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Western Reserve Historical Society, Ohio Museums Association and the Northeast Ohio Intermuseum Council. (5%)
  • Collaborate with CAS Development Office in planning and facilitating use of the Ditrrick and Allen resources for special functions, dinners, receptions, and conferences. Develop programming for alumni of the university. Provide venue for events and programs of CWRU Alumni Affairs Office and SOM Office of Alumni Affairs. Coordinate with central and CAS Development Offices in hosting fund raising receptions for the college. Solicit prospective donors. (5%)
  • Share responsibility for the physical and aesthetic development of the Allen Memorial Medical Library building. Liaise with university Plant Services and outside contractors in renovations made to the building. Oversee renovations of the Allen Memorial Library space. (5%)

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties as assigned.

CONTACTS

Department: Contact with the Dean and Associate Dean of Development and External Relations in the College of Arts and Sciences. Daily contact with Archivist/Museum Registrar and Photographer and Image Collection Manager. Contact with various professors using the Dittrick collections.

University: Contact with the Director and librarians of the Cleveland Health Sciences Library, special events coordinator, University Library director and collection development librarian, plant services staff, SOM Director of Communications and Director of Alumni Relations, SOM administration and faculty, and staff at various university departments.

External: Contact with the Cleveland Medical Library Association Board of Trustees. Contact with Dittrick Medical History Center volunteers. Contact with museums and national scholars, donors to collections, collectors of medical antiques, granting agencies, medical/historical groups, school groups and the general public.

Students: Contact with graduate and undergraduate students.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Direct supervisory responsibility for the Archivist/Museum Registrar, the Photographer and Image Collection Manager and student employees.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: 5 or more years of experience in special collections, museums, or related experience with administrative responsibilities.

Education/Licensing: PhD in History of Science, Technology or Medicine or related discipline required. Museum studies course work desired.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Intellectual capacity for, as well as interest in, the history of medicine as demonstrated by completion of PhD in history of science, technology or medicine.
  • Capability to translate complex information into compelling oral and written presentation, as well as museum gallery exhibitions and online exhibitions, so as to communicate effectively to internal and external audiences and constituencies.
  • Knowledge and conversancy with professional museum standards, practices, and procedures, ranging from collections management to ethical standards of the field.
  • Outstanding management and interpersonal skills; commitment to nurture and motivate staff; ensure staff have opportunities for professional development.
  • Full professional knowledge of the history of science, technology, and medicine, and their social and cultural context, with specific expertise in individual area of scholarly pursuit.
  • Knowledge of research techniques used in examining and evaluating written, pictorial, and artifactual records.
  • Skill in synthesizing and communicating the projects of research using a variety of techniques and media, and to a variety of audiences, ranging from scholarly to general public.
  • Knowledge of exhibit concepts, planning, and implementation.
  • Knowledge of issues and methods of collections documentation, storage, and conservation.
  • Knowledge of a variety of management concepts and techniques coupled with skill in managing and leading staff to implement goals and assure appropriate and equitable treatment of staff.
  • Familiarity with key software, including PastPerfect (for collections management), PowerPoint (for presentations and exhibitions), Microsoft Excel (for accounts), and PeopleSoft (Enterprise Resource Planning and Human Capital Management).
  • Reading knowledge of French or German preferred.
  • Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  • Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.

WORKING CONDITIONS

General office working environment. No adverse conditions.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE/HOW TO APPLY

CWRU offers a flexible benefits package including tuition waiver for employees and dependents; Respond in confidence, including salary history: jobs.case.edu, human resources job code #6800.