The School of Humanities at Rice University in Houston, Texas seeks applicants for an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track position as Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Medical Humanities, focusing on U.S. History of Medicine, Global Health Histories, or Ethical Issues in Health, including research emphasizing race, gender, and sexuality. Appointment of the candidate will be in the relevant Humanities department. PhD in related field required at time of appointment.
Applicants should be prepared to teach regularly-offered undergraduate and graduate courses in Medical Humanities, along with courses in their own field of expertise. The normal course load in the Humanities is 2:2. The application process is entirely web-based. Upload a letter of application, CV, a writing sample of ca. 25 pages, evidence of teaching excellence, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent (for tenured candidates: names of three referees) by November 1, 2018, to the attention of Prof. Kirsten Ostherr, Search Committee Chair, Office of the Dean of Humanities.
The Medical Humanities program was launched at Rice University in the fall of 2016 in response to student demand, faculty interest, and nationwide recognition that well-rounded students with humanities training bring valuable skills to health care and clinical research. The program takes a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research on human experiences of health and illness. We aim to increase equity and inclusiveness through learning focused on social and cultural history, diversity, ethics, and health disparities. The School of Humanities has identified Medical Humanities as a strategic priority that advances the university’s Vision for the Second Century (V2C2). Our program has strong collaborations with institutions in the Texas Medical Center, including the University of Texas Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Baylor College of Medicine, and numerous community organizations.
Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston's dynamic museum district and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of ca. 3900 undergraduates and ca. 2900 graduate students. Rice ranks no. 14 among national universities and third in undergraduate teaching (2018 US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities. Its hallmarks include a high level of faculty research activity; a 6:1 student-faculty ratio; a commitment to fostering diversity; and an intellectual environment that produces the next generation of leaders.
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Position Status: Full-Time: 9 months
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 16254
About Rice University
As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.