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Help us spread the word! New Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity in the Medicine, Science, and the Humanities Program:

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Critical Approaches to Science, Technology, and Medicine (CAST-M)

Johns Hopkins University: Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences: Medicine, Science, and the Humanities Program


The Medicine, Science, and the Humanities Program (MSH), Johns Hopkins University, seeks applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history of science, technology or medicine, science and technology studies, or other related or allied fields.

The fellow will have teaching and administrative responsibilities in the new Critical Approaches to Science, Technology, and Medicine Masters (CAST-M) track–a new two-year academic MA track designed to support students from traditionally marginalized backgrounds to join and succeed in academia. The fellow will also teach one undergraduate course every semester at MSH program–the largest humanities major at Johns Hopkins University. MSH is an interdisciplinary, humanities-based major that provides students with a cross-disciplinary  understanding of the cultural and historical roots of scientific and medical inquiry, knowledge, and practice. CAST-M is a new two-year MA track meant to encourage graduate student diversity in the fields of science studies, medical humanities, history of science and technology, and history of medicine. We aim to recruit and support emerging scholars from backgrounds that are traditionally marginalized in STEM-adjacent humanities fields. This position is affiliated with the Institute for the History of Medicine and the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Duties include:

  • Pedagogical and administrative support for the CAST-M program, including teaching, following students’ progress, leading discussions and convening events, co-advising and grading student MA theses.
  • Participating in the publicity for CAST-M and the recruitment of CAST-M students (starting from the second cohort). This includes supporting the Director of Graduate Studies and administrative staff in arranging prospective student virtual visits, managing applications, and creating shortlists, among other related duties
  • With support from an assigned faculty member, convene the CAST-M proseminar, which brings together faculty and CAST-M students to discuss various questions related to academic professionalization.
  • Teach one undergraduate course each semester in the MSH program.

The fellow will be an active member of the MSH and History of Science, Technology, and Medicine community at Johns Hopkins University. The fellow will have protected time to pursue a sustained program of research and writing and will be assigned a faculty mentor to support their work.

The term of appointment is two years renewable up to four years, beginning July 1, 2023. Salary: $60,000 plus benefits.


We welcome applications from candidates with a background in the history of medicine, science, and/or technology, science and technology studies, anthropology, sociology, art history, or any other discipline with a focus on science, technology, and medicine. Candidates studying the intersection of science, technology, and/or medicine with questions of race, gender, sexuality, colonialism, and marginalization, as well as those critically engaging with science, medicine, technology, and engineering in the Global South and in communities subject to systemic discrimination are especially welcome.

We particularly encourage applications from candidates from traditionally marginalized backgrounds and those with experience and knowledge of dealing with questions of diversity in the field.

The successful candidate will have defended a Ph.D. in history of medicine or a related field by May 31, 2023.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) C.V., 3) sample syllabus for an undergraduate seminar on a theme of the candidate’s choosing, 4) dissertation chapter or other writing sample, and 5) statement on diversity and inclusion, where the applicant explains their views on how to further the CAST-M program goals, including, for example, how they plan to use the proseminar space to support the students and the program goals.

Applications are to be submitted via Interfolio. All applications and related materials are due by Friday, March 3, 2023. Short-listed applicants will be requested to provide two references who will be contacted by the search committee. Zoom interviews will be conducted in early April.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.


Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jeremy Greene for winning the 2022 Price/Webster Prize for “Innovation on the Reservation: Information Technology and Health Systems Research among the Papago Tribe of Arizona, 1965–1980,” coauthored with Victor Braitberg and Gabriella Maya Bernadett.

The Price/Webster prize is awarded by the History of Science Society in recognition of excellence in a research article published in Isis. The 2022 prize was awarded to Jeremy and his co-authors at the HSS prize ceremony over that last weekend.

Congratulations Jeremy!