Available positions for postdoctoral fellows with the McGovern Center


October 27, 2021

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The John P. McGovern, M.D., Center for Humanities and Ethics at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) invites applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. This position will require the successful candidate to engage in and help carry out the work of the Center while encouraging their development as a medical humanist and scholar.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate is expected to participate fully in McGovern Center activities. This includes 50% time supporting faculty members and existing programs, such as teaching in required and elective courses as well as helping faculty with research projects; and 50% in pursuit of their own research and scholarship either independently or in collaboration with others.

Position Requirements
The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Ph.D. in humanities or social sciences (while the area of expertise is open, preference will be given to scholars who focus on literature and medicine or clinical ethics);
  • Experience teaching in some area of medical humanities; and
  • Evidence of research/publication in the humanities or ethics related to healthcare.

The search will continue until filled. The fellowship will be awarded for two years with an annual stipend of $55,000 (plus benefits) and $2,500 allowance for research and travel.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Nathan Carlin.

Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three references.

For more information about the position and the McGovern Center, please visit the application portal.

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