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Social Studies of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Technology, and Medicine

The Department of Social Studies of Medicine (SSoM) invites applications for a new postdoctoral fellowship in gender, technology, and medicine.

Founded in 1966, SSoM is a dynamic, interdisciplinary research and teaching unit in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. SSoM faculty and postdocs study a wide array of topics, and represent the fields of history, architectural history, anthropology, sociology, and science and technology studies.

The SSoM fellow will be appointed for a year, with the possibility of a 2nd year renewal. The fellow is expected to be on campus during the tenure of the appointment, and will be furnished with a work space in the department. Approximately half of the fellow’s time will be spent developing their own research agenda and the other half will be spent working on projects with a designated SSoM supervisor.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in the social sciences, science and technology studies, history, bioethics, women’s studies, or a related field is required before the start date. They must also be no more than three years beyond receiving that degree by the start of the appointment.* Training in qualitative research methodologies is an asset. The appointment may begin as early as June 1, but no later than, September 2, 2017.**

Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged.

Applications should be addressed to Prof. Annmarie Adams (ssom [at] mcgill [dot] ca) and must include: 1) a cover letter that includes a description of current research, future plans for research, and interest in the position; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter); and 4) the names of three referees to provide letters upon request.  Applicants who do not have a completed Ph.D. at the time of application must include a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of their dissertation defense. 

* Please note: Candidates’ eligibility to hold a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship expires 5 years after the date on which their PhD was awarded, regardless of when they are hired.  Be sure to refer to the following link for further information on eligibility criteria:  http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows/registration/eligibility.

** Any offer to non-Canadian citizens/non-permanent residents is contingent on the candidate obtaining a work permit, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/international/workpermit


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