Lecturer in Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
United States


Lecturer in Medicine

Requisition #: A-128273-3

Status: Full Time

Type: Faculty

School: Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Department/Program: Medicine, Science, and the Humanities Program

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 21218

Closing Date: 10/16/2023 at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time

General Description

The Medicine, Science, and the Humanities Program (MSH), Johns Hopkins University, seeks applicants for a Teaching and Research Track (TRT) Faculty at the rank of lecturer in medical anthropology, anthropology of science and/or technology, STS, or other related or allied fields. The initial appointment will be for 3 years starting January 2024. The position is renewable and eligible for promotion following Johns Hopkins University procedures and regulations as outline here.

MSH, the largest humanities major at Johns Hopkins University, 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.

The lecturer will have teaching and administrative responsibilities in the MSH Program: teaching two undergraduate courses per semester including MSH required courses, advising undergraduate students, and participating in different program events alongside other program faculty.

We aim to recruit and support emerging scholars from traditionally marginalized backgrounds in STEM-adjacent humanities fields. This position is affiliated with the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Duties include:

?     Teach two undergraduate courses each semester in the MSH program, including the required "Science Studies and Medical Humanities: Theory and Methods" course.

?     Participate in teaching other MSH required courses, such as Research Capstone and Advanced Theories and Methods in STS and Medical Humanities (part two of the required "Science Studies and Medical Humanities: Theory and Methods" course)

?     Advise undergraduate students majoring in MSH

?     Participate in advising senior thesis writers

The lecturer will be an active member of the MSH and History of Science, Technology, and Medicine community at Johns Hopkins University. The term of appointment is one year, with renewal subject to budget, beginning January 1, 2024. Salary: $60,000 plus benefits.


We welcome applications from candidates with a background in anthropology, sociology, the history of medicine, science, and/or technology, science and technology studies, 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 indigenous knowledge/practice, sexuality, gender, race, colonialism, and marginalization, as well as those critically engaging with science, medicine, technology, and engineering in the Global South and 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 their respective field by December 31, 2023.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) C.V., 3) a sample syllabus for an undergraduate seminar on a theme of the candidate's choosing, 4) a dissertation chapter or other writing sample, and 5) a statement on diversity and inclusion.

Applications are to be submitted via Interfolio. All applications and related materials are due by Monday, October 2nd, 2023. Short-listed applicants will be requested to provide two references who the search committee will contact. Zoom interviews will be conducted in October.

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.

To apply for this position, visit: apply.interfolio.com/128273

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.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
  • The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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