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Application Deadline: Assistant Professor – History of Medicine

September 6

Baylor University seeks an Assistant Professor of History of Medicine to start August 2025. Details for this position can be found at apply.interfolio.com/148215.

Position Description

The Baylor University History Department seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the History of Medicine at the Assistant Professor level, effective August 2025. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in history or a related field and be able to demonstrate a research and teaching agenda appropriate for an R1 institution. The candidate must also be willing to participate in interdisciplinary collaboration and seek external research funding. Chronology and geography are open.

The application deadline for initial materials is September 6, 2024, 11 pm CDT.

Qualifications

The successful candidate:

  • Should possess an earned doctorate in history or a related field, with a dissertation defended before August 1, 2025;
  • Will be able to demonstrate a research and teaching agenda appropriate for an R1 institution and complement the existing strengths of the Department of History.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following:

  • research publication;
  • undergraduate and/or graduate teaching;
  • undergraduate and/or graduate mentorship;
  • interdisciplinary collaboration (particularly with Medical Humanities or Bioethics);
  • seeking external research funding.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following initial materials electronically via Interfolio:

  1. A letter of interest,
  2. A curriculum vitae,
  3. An official transcript for the highest degree conferred or in process,
  4. A list of three references.

At a later time, applicants considered for interviews will be asked to complete a required, self-disclosed Religious Affiliation Form. Selected applicants will also be asked to provide a sample syllabus and an article-length writing sample representing current research (unpublished or published). Recommendation letters will also be requested at this time.

About Baylor

With a main campus located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor University is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor University is a private, not-for-profit university governed by a predominantly Baptist Board of Regents and is operated within the Christian-oriented aims and ideals of Baptists and is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, a cooperative association of autonomous Texas Baptist churches. Baylor University is also affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, a cooperative association of autonomous Texas Baptist churches, and is an associate member of the Baptist World Alliance. As a religiously controlled institution of higher education, Baylor University is exempt from compliance with select provisions of certain civil rights laws, and Baylor University is also exempt from prohibitions against discrimination based on religion. As a religiously controlled institution of higher education, Baylor University is exempt from compliance with select provisions of certain civil rights laws, and Baylor University is also exempt from prohibitions against discrimination based on religion. As such, the University prescribes standards of personal conduct that are consistent with its religious mission and values and lawfully considers a person’s religion in the employment context. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Contact: To learn more about the above position, the Department of History, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Baylor University, please visit www.baylor.edu/history. Please contact Office Manager Dianne Schmidt (Dianne_Schmidt@baylor.edu) with any questions regarding the application process. For questions about the position, please contact Elesha Coffman, the chair of the search committee (Elesha_Coffman@baylor.edu).
Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/148215
Primary Category: History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Secondary Categories: None
Posting Date: 07/01/2024
Closing Date 09/06/2024