The Centre for Medical Humanities and the Department of Geography seek to make a strategic appointment at Senior Lecturer or Lecturer level in Social Sciences for Medical Humanities from 1st January, 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will undertake high-quality research and will play a central role in the collaborative research projects of the Centre for Medical Humanities, a unique research centre funded by The Wellcome Trust. S/he will be based until December, 2013, in the Centre for Medical Humanities in a dedicated research post. Thereafter, the successful candidate will have a permanent position with the normal balance of research, teaching and administration in the Department of Geography.

The successful candidate will have an established international profile for their work on relevant aspects of wellbeing, health and the humanities, of a standard commensurate with the department’s recognition as one of the leading research centres in the recent Research Assessment Exercise.

The successful applicant will have knowledge and skills which provide the capacity and aptitude to work in a multi-disciplinary team, which includes medical, social science and humanities scholars and arts practitioners; a good grasp of current theoretical and empirical agenda within contemporary health practice; and the capacity and aptitude for public engagement with key institutions and user groups.

Applicants must state how they will contribute to the programme of work of the Centre for Medical Humanities in terms of research themes, international excellence and recognition, experience of recruitment of doctoral students and existing esteem indicators. The letter of application must include a personal research plan which supports and enhances the research strategy of the Department.

Applications close 11 October 2011. For further particulars please visit the recruitment web site.


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