Jobs: NEH Cullen Chair in History and Medicine, University of Houston

The Department of History at the University of Houston invites applicants for the NEH-Cullen Chair in History and Medicine. Established in 2020 and housed in the History Department, this distinguished professorship is critical to the University’s endeavor to link the humanities and the professions. The Chair will play an instrumental role in the research and teaching mission of the History Department. In addition, the Chair will have opportunities to collaborate with the faculty of heath professions colleges and programs around campus to determine how best to support their teaching mission.

We seek applications from scholars working on any aspect of the History of Medicine, broadly defined. Geographical and chronological concentrations are open, and all research areas will be seriously considered. Candidates with special interest in how race, ethnicity, gender, and class influence health disparities are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in History, History of Medicine, History of Science, or related field.  The candidate will have an ambitious research agenda, a record of publication, including at least two monographs, as well as teaching and professional service commensurate with that of a Full Professor for an appointment to a major endowed professorship. The holder of this Chair will be expected to train graduate students, teach undergraduate students, and develop and contribute to academic and community programs in History.  This primary responsibility will be balanced with potential teaching and programming collaborations with the university’s health professions colleges, which might include teaching the history of medicine to health professions students, sponsoring workshops, seminars, or conferences on the history of medicine as it pertains to practicing medicine in underserved communities, or developing other university and community programming vital to understanding health care disparities and promoting structural competency in medical and pre-medical education. The University of Houston is an institutional member of the Texas Medical Center, which is an internationally renowned center for medical training, research, and practice.

This position comes with a competitive salary as well as generous research support from an endowment funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Cullen Foundation. The University Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One Public Research University. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Complete applications should include  a letter of application, CV, copies of representative publications, and contact information for three recommendation providers. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Philip Howard at Applicants are to apply at under the faculty employment link. The search will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University of Houston prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. in History by July 2021.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Publications

Employee Status: Regular/Benefits

Job Posting: Dec 2, 2020, 6:37:30 PM

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Jobs: Professor or Associate Professor and serve as the Director of the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI), University of Virginia

The posting number is:  R0016298

The University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing invites applications for an established senior scholar to join the faculty at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor and serve as the Director of the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI). The ECBCNHI is dedicated to the preservation and study of nursing history and its contributions to the shaping of the American health care system. This distinctive position requires an eminent historian of nursing who will have opportunities to work with faculty, staff, and students in schools and departments across UVA Grounds. They will support an environment that openly and honestly values difference and allows room for a rich variation of perspectives, beliefs, experiences, and people. The Director of the ECBCNHI will provide leadership in all of these important areas.

The ECBCNHI is one of only two endowed nursing history centers in the world. It hosts a regular series of nursing history forums, sponsors an annual Agnes Dillon Randolph Award and lecture, awards annual research fellowships, and publishes a biannual newsletter, Windows in Time. It hosts scholars from around the world. To learn more about the center please visit our website:

Many professional schools in the health sciences – including medicine, public health, and public policy – have individual faculty whose expertise is in the history of the health sciences. The ECBCNHI, housed in the School of Nursing, is one such center. It is recognized internationally for its innovative educational programs and cutting edge research in the history of nursing. It has been successful in garnering grant support, with its faculty generating numerous award-winning scholarly publications and presentations and serving as officers of national nursing history associations.

To be considered candidates must be a distinguished historian of nursing with a substantial independent body of research work. This includes publication in peer-reviewed journals (usually single or lead authored), a track record of extramural funding, and publication of academic monographs or books with university presses. Their research must be based on sound methodology that presents both argument and analysis and must be rigorously executed such that it pushes the boundaries of the field. The candidate must also have evidence of invited lectures and presentations at national and international conferences.

We are seeking a master teacher with at least five years of teaching experience who demonstrates a passion for creating a collaborative scholarly and pedagogical environment to support students and faculty. Candidates must have a PhD in nursing, history, or other relevant field; and if a nurse, be eligible for licensure in the state of Virginia. Joint appointments with other schools or departments within the University of Virginia may be possible.

Rank and salary will be determined on qualifications and years of experience. Endowed Chair appointments are possible for highly qualified applicants who meet the School of Nursing criteria. Candidates must be able to meet the criteria for the UVA tenured process of Associate or Professor.

Ranked among the top nursing schools in the nation by US News and World Report, UVA aims to create a diverse community of students, scholars, and staff who aspire to achieve excellence in education, research, and clinical experiences. The UVA School of Nursing has been actively engaged in IDEA, our Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence Achievement initiative. We are deeply committed to developing a community that is inclusive, respectful, and considers diversity to be a key part of our excellence. We seek applicants whose experience, research, and teaching have prepared them to substantially contribute to this mission. We welcome, in particular, applicants from groups who have been historically underrepresented in nursing, including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and men.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per University policy.


PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0016298″.   Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, (R0016298) complete the application and see below for documents to attach.  Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box or you can combine them into one PDF.

Complete an application online and attach:

    • CV/Resume
    • Cover Letter