Postdoctoral Fellowship in History or Sociology of Medicine

Author: Goulding, Robert

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The Reilly Center is hiring a postdoctoral researcher for our Program in Health, Humanities, and Society, in the history or sociology of medicine. Applications are open now through this Interfolio link, and review of applications will begin on January 5, 2021. More details:


The accepted applicant will participate in developing the new undergraduate Program in Health, Humanities, and Society, will engage in service and mentorship of students, will teach one course per semester and develop their teaching portfolio, will help with planning and organizing Center events, and will also engage in their own research and writing and make satisfactory progress towards publication goals. The postdoctoral scholar will be assisted in developing new professional skills and starting or continuing a research program with mentorship from the senior faculty and faculty development resources. Salary: $55,000, plus benefits and a $5,000 research fund.


Expertise in all areas of history or sociology of medicine are welcome, including perspectives on reasoning in biomedicine, public health, midwifery, and/or nursing; approaches within science and technology studies of medicine; examinations of non-western forms of healing; scholarship on disability studies; the nature of basic medical sciences (pathology, etiology, nosology, epidemiology); or analysis of clinical sciences of diagnosis, therapeutics, and regimen.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. within three years prior to the date of appointment.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  Applications should be submitted electronically through Interfolio and consist of a letter of application outlining qualifications, experience, research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching evaluations (if available), a sample proposed syllabus, and the names and e-mail addresses of three potential referees. Correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Vania Smith-Oka, Director of the Reilly Center Program in Health, Humanities, and Society.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Background Check 

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges.  Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment.  Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position.  Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate.  The full procedure can be viewed at