Teaching Fellow in the History of Medicine (107148-0323)

University of Warwick


Full-time (1 FTE) fixed-term contract for 12 months.

The Department of History seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow in the History of Medicine for a fixed-term period of 12 months commencing on 1 September 2023.

The Warwick University History Department is one of the largest history departments in the UK, with teaching and research notable for its disciplinary range and geographical scope. The Department is comprised of 49 academic staff, 8 postdoctoral staff, 11 support staff, ~800 undergraduate students, and ~100 postgraduate students. The Department has a strong international reputation and consistently high rankings in both UK and international surveys. In the recent REF 2021 exercise 92% of research was ranked as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). The Department is committed to maintaining and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion amongst its staff and student community.

The Department is home to five research centres: the Global History and Culture Centre; the Centre for the History of Medicine; the European History Centre; the Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre; and the Centre for Global Jewish Studies. We also engage with two faculty research centres, the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance and the Centre for Caribbean Studies.

All staff have access to an Individual Research Account (currently £500) to support their research. In addition, you will be eligible to apply for faculty and university funding to support teaching and research initiatives. We will assign you a mentor from among the permanent members of staff who will help your continued professional development.

You will teach the following modules:

  • HI176 “Mind, Body and Society: The History of Medicine and Health”

And (depending on experience) contribute to one or more of:

  • HI113 “Europe in the Making, 1450-1800”
  • HI153 “Making of the Modern World”
  • HI2E1/HI2E2 “Historiography”
  • MA in the History of Medicine

You will also supervise final-year dissertations.

You will undertake lecturing, seminar teaching, essay tutorials, office hours, marking of undergraduate work, exam invigilation, and monitoring of student attendance in accordance with the Department’s quality assurance practices. You will also act as personal tutor to an assigned group of undergraduate students, providing pastoral support and guidance during the academic year. You will be actively engaged in research in the History of Medicine or a comparable field.

All applications must be accompanied by a CV and a covering letter. Writing samples might be requested from candidates at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process and should not be submitted with the initial application.

Please direct all informal enquiries to Professor Tim Lockley, Head of Department, at [email protected] .

Expected interview date: Mid-May 2023. Interviews may take place remotely via Microsoft Teams if this proves necessary.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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