Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine


McMaster University invites applications from historians who demonstrate an outstanding early record of achievement for a tenure track appointment as the endowed Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine. McMaster University is a research-intensive university with a long standing reputation as Canada?s most innovative university. The Hannah Chair will be based in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and will be cross appointed to the Faculty of Humanities. The incumbent is expected to make a significant contribution to the research and educational mission of the university. The appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

The individual will fulfil the intent of the Hannah Chair endowment by developing scholarship in the history of medicine and encouraging medical students, as well as other health professional students in the Faculty of Health Sciences to be interested in the history of their discipline and be a resource to them. The successful candidate will provide a regular lecture/rounds series in the history of medicine open to the wider university throughout the year, as well as acting as a resource to the MD Program Curriculum Committee and the History of Medicine Interest Group.

In the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities, the successful candidate will be expected to teach one undergraduate course per year, commensurate with the cross appointment. The individual will also participate in graduate supervision and education to further scholarship in the history of medicine.

Candidates should hold a PhD in History with demonstrated research productivity in the History of Medicine. Candidates should submit a detailed statement of research, teaching and outreach interests, Curriculum Vitae and one sample publication. They should also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent by the application deadline. Applications received by September 1, 2013 will be assured of consideration. The starting date of the appointment is negotiable, but is anticipated to be January 1, 2014.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visual minorities, aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

Enquires and applications should be sent via email care of:

Dr. Alan J. Neville
Associate Dean, Education
Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University HSC 2E18
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1
[email protected]