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Teaching Fellowship in Health Humanities and Race (Clark University)

  • January 27, 2017 12:07 PM
    Message # 4571870
    Deandra Taylor (Administrator)

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

    Teaching Fellowship in Health Humanities and Race

    CLARK UNIVERSITY, WORCESTER, MA. Health Humanities and Race. Renewable Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, beginning Fall 2017. The successful applicant will teach three courses the first year and four in the second year, beginning undergraduate to graduate level; give one public lecture based on research; and actively participate in the intellectual life of the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies. Candidates must have PhD in hand by start date, and be no more than three years past receipt of degree. 

    This interdisciplinary teaching appointment seeks to bridge humanities-based inquiry with medicine and/or the health sciences.

    Through this teaching fellowship in Health Humanities and Race, Clark University wishes to add to its strengths in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. Candidates must have research programs that study health, including but not limited to: illness, disability, disease, the provision of health care, the health sciences, or medical technology from a humanities-based approach with particular focus on race and ethnicity. Humanities-based approaches appropriate for this position include but are not limited to: cultural, historical, or philosophical studies of medicine, nursing, or public health; intersections with gender and sexuality; literary or artistic analyses of health, illness, or disability; studies of discourse and narrative in medicine; and ethics and social justice in the health professions.

    The successful applicant will be housed in the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies, a federation of interdisciplinary majors and concentrations including Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Peace Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. This interdisciplinary unit will facilitate collaboration with relevant departments, centers, and schools within the University, and provide a scholarly community and network of support for the successful candidate. The successful candidate may also participate in the Master of Health Science in Community and Global Health, offered through Clark’s International Development, Community and Environment department.

    Review of applications begins February 15, 2017; finalists will be invited for campus visits in March 2017.

    Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the position description and describes teaching experience, c.v., and three confidential letters of reference. Referees should send their letters by email attachment, and should write the name of the applicant in the subject line of the email. Nominations are invited. Applications, letters of reference, and nominations should be emailed to CGRAS@clarku.edu. 

    Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity and inclusion goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark University’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention.

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