University of Minnesota, Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
One-year Post-Doctoral Position in the History of Chronobiology
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|Location:||Minnesota, United States|
The University of Minnesota Program in History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Twin Cities campus, invites applications for a ten month post-doctoral associate beginning July or August, 2011. The HSTM program has received a National Science Foundation Grant in order to explore and begin to build resources in the history of the study of biological rhythms, known generally as chronobiology. The duties include co-teaching a graduate seminar on the subject, helping to organize and run a small conference, and otherwise contributing to the research project and building an infrastructure for future research and teaching.
Candidates must be prepared to work in the contemporary history of the life sciences since 1940, and this background could include work in the history of medicine, biology, or chemistry. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to pursue a project of his or her own that relates in some way to the history of chronobiology. A cover letter should indicate how the candidate’s research interests relate to the topic of chronobiology as a multidisciplinary area of research and as an emerging specialty.
All requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed by June of 2011. A Ph.D. in History of Science, History of Medicine, or History with an appropriate research specialization is preferred. The position carries standard post-doctoral benefits.
To be considered, applicants for this position must apply on-line at the UMN Employment website, at employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=91164, Requisition#169158. Candidates may then either complete the entire application process on-line or, after initial on-line application, send a letter of application with a description of teaching and research interests, a CV, and publications or samples of writing to the address below. Candidates should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Questions about the position may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jole Shackelford, Head of the Search Committee
Program in History of Medicine
MMC #506 Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Applications will be reviewed starting December 10, 2010. Position is open until filled.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
|Primary Category:||History of Science, Medicine, and Technology