The Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center seeks an outstanding candidate for a two-year fellow in the history of medicine to start July 1st, 2018. The appointee will be proposed for an academic title of Instructor on Biomedical Sciences. This is expected to be a joint venture with the History Department at the University of California Los Angeles. Applications from individuals who study questions relevant to the history of medicine in the modern period are welcome, with preference for deeply researched projects that address why this field matters today. (The PhD must be in hand before the fellowship’s start date.) The appointee, with the expectation of a concurrent appointment as Visiting Faculty in UCLA’s Department of History, will enjoy substantial time to pursue research, and will have teaching assignments in both institutions.
The Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a new research unit within the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Division of Graduate Research Education. The Medical Center, in the heart of Los Angeles, is one of the nation’s leading non-profit medical institutions. It is a teaching hospital of UCLA and has a large academic enterprise with substantial extramural funding.
The Cedars-Sinai’s Program in the History of Medicine explores the body and its cultural contexts from the early modern period to the present. Researchers cover a wide range of sub-disciplines and seek to educate the medical community about the shapes that medicine and science have taken across the centuries. Our inquiry is bound by a commitment to rigor and experiment, and an ecumenical embrace of methods, disciplines, and evidence. Through original research and educational programming, we seek to understand the knowledge of the past with reference to the knowledge we generate today.
The submission deadline is March 15, 2018. For more details and application instructions, please visit the fellowship website.