Positions and Opportunities


Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Department of Social Studies of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (L001065)

The Department of Social Studies of Medicine is seeking to hire at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). We are looking for a historian specializing in the history of medicine in any period from classical antiquity through the 18th century. The geographic focus of the candidate’s specialization is open. We welcome candidates whose work addresses cultural difference and/or global perspectives.  Interested candidates can apply here:



Professeur adjoint ou professeure adjointe (admissible à la permanence), Département des sciences sociales en médecine, Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé (L001065)

Le Département des sciences sociales en médecine ouvre un poste de professeur adjoint ou professeure adjointe admissible à la permanence. Nous sommes à la recherche d’un historien ou d’une historienne ayant une spécialisation en histoire de la médecine, pour n’importe quelle époque située entre l’Antiquité et le 18e siècle. Le champ géographique de la spécialisation est ouvert. Nous accueillons favorablement les personnes qui se sont penchées sur les différences culturelles ou les perspectives mondiales.




Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Ethics / Clinical Trials

McGill Biomedical Ethics Unit / Studies of Translation, Ethics, and Medicine (STREAM) is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow (PDF) with a background in the social sciences (e.g. sociology), decision sciences or who has qualitative research skills.* Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge of drug trials and a penchant for interdisciplinary work.

The NIH-funded project will use qualitative or other research methods to better understand how scientific and ethical review committees make decisions about launching first in human trials of drugs. This work will be complemented by ethical and conceptual analysis of decision-making surrounding early phase clinical trials.

The PDF will work under the supervision of Jonathan Kimmelman and in collaboration with a team based at University of California-Davis. Candidates must relocate to Montreal, Quebec.The PDF is encouraged to develop their own research within the scope of the project, and to publish both team and independently authored manuscripts.

Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.** Applications should include a cover letter describing research interests, a CV, a writing sample, and the contact information for 3 references. 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.

Applications should be sent electronically to:

Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD

Biomedical Ethics Unit / Dept. of Equity, Ethics and Policy

McGill University / 2001 McGill College / Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

jonathan.kimmelman [at] mcgill.ca


For details about STREAM, and the team members on this project, visit



* 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 after an offer has been made and a letter of invitation sent, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/international/workpermit


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