The Program in Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Medical Humanities and Health Studies to begin August 2012. Teaching responsibilities include a survey course in medical humanities, and upper-level interdisciplinary courses for a new undergraduate major offered by the program. Some teaching and grant work is expected with Medical School and hospitals on campus. Doctorate in Medical Humanities or related discipline, plus interdisciplinary teaching experience is strongly preferred. Grant writing experience is desirable. Please send personal statement, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and one brief writing sample (chapter or article) by December 7, 2011 to: Medical Humanities Search, Medical Humanities program, Cavanaugh Hall 406, IUPUI, 425 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140. Candidate interviews to begin after deadline. Nationally renowned for its health and other professional schools as well as community engagement, IUPUI is one of the Midwest’s premier urban universities, with more than 30,000 students enrolled on the campus adjacent to downtown Indianapolis. IUPUI is an AA/EOE employer, M/F/D, and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
This looks like a great opportunity, but I find it particularly interesting that the Call expressly indicates that a "Doctorate in Medical Humanities" is desired. There is, to the best of my knowledge, only one institution in the world that grants a Ph.D in the medical humanities itself (although one other university grants a D.M.H., a Doctor of Medical Humanities). So this is a small pool, although the Call certainly indicates that holders of doctorates in related disciplines are also eligible for the position.
Kudos to IUPUI for expressly opening a TT line for junior interdisciplinary scholars in the health humanities; those kinds of positions are few and far between. (There is one more such position that is open; I will post that Call soon).
(h/t Lit&Med listserv)