The Department of History and the Health, Medicine and Society Program at Lehigh University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of History with a specialization in the History of Public Health and Medicine, effective 15 August 2024. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in History or a directly related field by the date of employment. The geographical, thematic and temporal focus is open.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 2:2-equivalent load of courses at all levels of the History Department’s graduate and undergraduate curricula, as well as at all levels of the Health, Medicine, and Society Program’s undergraduate curriculum. We welcome candidates whose work includes a transnational or global dimension, who demonstrate innovative methodologies of historical research, and who think in an integrated way about the history of science, technology and medicine and their place across disciplinary boundaries. The successful candidate will help strengthen the Department’s and Program’s profiles in research, scholarship, and graduate studies, while furthering the Department’s and Program’s traditions of excellence in both undergraduate teaching and service to the University and the profession.
The Department of History features a distinctive graduate program focused on transnational history that offers both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Our faculty pursue interdisciplinary scholarship, and we welcome scholars with international backgrounds. The successful candidate in this search will have the opportunity to participate in other of the College of Arts and Sciences’ interdisciplinary programs and research centers besides the Health, Medicine, and Society Program, programs such as Global Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Latin American and Latino Studies; Asian Studies; Africana Studies; and Environmental Studies–and programs in the College of Health.
Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA, a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an article- or chapter-length piece of scholarship, and contact information for three references by October 1, 2023 to Academic Jobs Online. At a later stage of the search, selected candidates will be asked to submit letters of recommendation, further evidence of scholarship, a teaching portfolio, a research statement, and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The Department plans to hold semifinalist interviews via Zoom in late October and on-campus visits for finalists in late November and early December. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Shellen Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. In 2020, the University President and Board of Trustees Chair publicly committed to making Lehigh an actively anti-racist institution. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering. In 2020 Lehigh was named one of “Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities” by Campus Pride, and it is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available here. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found here. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.