Global History of Medicine
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012-14
Cogut Center for the Humanities and History Department Brown University
The Cogut Center and Department of History at Brown University invite
applications for a two-year Mellon post-doctoral fellowship in the Global
History of Medicine. The field is defined as any sub-set of the history of
medicine that explores connections or interactions in more than one region,
or that compares the history of medicine between two or more regions.
Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than
Brown within the last five (5) years. The successful candidate must show
exceptional scholarly promise and will be expected to teach one course a
semester to complement courses in the history of medicine already offered at
the university (these will be listed by the History Department and
cross-listed with the Cogut Center).
The Fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center, where s/he will
participate in Center activities as appropriate to their research. Fellows
have the opportunity to interact with Brown faculty affiliated with the
Center, to participate in fellows’ seminars, lectures, and conferences, and
to participate in the planning of working groups and large-scale seminars on
various topics. The Center seeks to provide a stimulating scholarly
environment in which to pursue research, develop new interdisciplinary
connections, and network with others.
The appointment will begin on July 1, 2012, or as soon as possible
thereafter. Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.
Fellows receive stipends of $52,000 and $54,080 in their 1st and 2nd years,
respectively, plus standard fellows’ benefits and a $2,000 per year research
Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum
vitae, and three letters of reference, by February 3, 2012, to Prof Harold
J. Cook, Department of History, Box N, Brown University, Providence, RI
02912. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, and
international scholars are encouraged to apply.