Postdoctoral Fellowship,
Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine
Johns Hopkins University

The Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, seeks applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship.  The Center is an interdisciplinary teaching and research unit that bridges the humanities, social sciences, and health sciences across the campuses of Johns Hopkins University to foster innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship and to train undergraduates, graduate students, and health professionals with skills to apply critical social analysis to the understanding of health and disease.

The fellow will work closely with faculty and trainees across multiple campuses of the University to foster the intellectual life of the Center, with protected time to pursue his or her research and writing.

The successful candidate will have:

  1. Defended a PhD in anthropology, history, sociology, philosophy, literature, or related field by May 31, 2018
  2. A proven record of interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in the humanities and/or social sciences of health and medicine
  3. Previous interactions with health science as well as arts and science campuses
  4. A strong research profile
  5. Excellent organizational skills

Duties will include organizing Center events; working with the Director and faculty to develop new programs; liaising with faculty and trainees across multiple campuses of Johns Hopkins University; and developing online content for the Center’s online and social media presence. The fellow will pursue a sustained program of research and writing, mentored by Center faculty, and make satisfactory progress towards publication goals.

Closing date for applications: March 31, 2018. Skype interviews will be conducted in April. The term of appointment is two years, beginning July 1, 2018. Salary: $47,484 plus benefits.

Please send: cover letter; CV; statement of interest in medical humanities and/or social medicine; dissertation chapter or other writing sample; and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to our program coordinator, Marian Robbins at

Johns Hopkins University is an AA/EOE and actively encourages applications from minority and women scholars. NOTE: The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a routine background check.