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Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in History of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 10, 2023

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Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.


The Department of the History of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine invites applications for tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Department seeks to hire a historian of health and modern medicine in geographical or thematic areas not covered by existing Department faculty. We especially welcome candidates whose work includes a transnational or global dimension, who demonstrate innovative methodologies of historical research, who engage with the technological and material aspects of medical knowledge and practice, and who think in an integrated way about the history of science, technology and medicine and their place on both medical and arts & sciences campuses.

Our teaching remit stretches across several divisions of the University, including PhD and online MA students within our department’s degree-granting programs, MD and MPH students in the schools of medicine and public health, and undergraduates and graduate students in the Program of History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. In addition to excellence in historical scholarship and teaching, the successful candidate should also demonstrate a willingness to communicate the relevance of historical analysis with energy and enthusiasm to a variety of learners and audiences across Johns Hopkins and beyond. The Department of the History of Medicine is committed to diversity, equity, and justice; we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that attracts and values students, faculty, and collaborators of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, and genders.


Applicants must have defended a Ph.D. by July 1, 2024.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit through Interfolio a letter of application, C.V., statement of research interests, a sample syllabus, a chapter-length writing sample, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants must have defended a PhD by July 1, 2024. Applications and related materials are due by August 31, 2023, and letters of reference (if requested) will be due by October 1, 2023 .

Search Committee Chair, Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD.

Please address all application inquiries to Maggie Cogswell, Administrative Manager ( ).

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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