Baltimore, Maryland
Starting at $63,000
Nov 10, 2023
Dec 04, 2023
Johns Hopkins University
Position Type
Research Faculty
Full Time
Organization Type
Level of Experience

The Medicine, Science, and the Humanities Program (MSH) at Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for a Teaching and Research Track (TRT) Faculty at the rank of lecturer in medical anthropology, anthropology of science and technology, STS, or other related or allied fields. The initial appointment will be for three years, starting July 2024. The position is renewable and eligible for promotion following Johns Hopkins University procedures and regulations outlined here.


MSH, the largest humanities major at Johns Hopkins University, is an interdisciplinary, humanities-based major that provides students with a cross-disciplinary understanding of the cultural and historical roots of scientific and medical inquiry, knowledge, and practice.


The lecturer will have teaching and administrative responsibilities in the MSH Program: teaching two undergraduate courses per semester, including MSH-required courses, advising undergraduate students, and participating in different program events alongside other faculty.


Emerging scholars from traditionally marginalized backgrounds in STEM-adjacent humanities fields are especially encouraged to apply. This position is affiliated with the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Duties include:


  • Teach two undergraduate courses each semester in the MSH program, including the required “Science Studies and Medical Humanities: Theory and Methods” course.
  • Participate in teaching other MSH required courses, such as Research Capstone and Advanced Theories and Methods in STS and Medical Humanities (part two of the required “Science Studies and Medical Humanities: Theory and Methods” course)
  • Advise undergraduate students majoring in MSH, including senior thesis writers.
  • Participate in advising MA students in the Critical Approaches to Science, Technology and Medicine CAST-M (more details on the CAST-M program can be found here)
  • Participate in MSH intellectual community, including events, collaborative work, and program development and expansion.

The lecturer will be an active member of the MSH and History of Science, Technology, and Medicine community at Johns Hopkins University. The appointment begins on July 1st, 2024.


Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications, starting at $63,000. JHU offers all faculty a full package of benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, and retirement benefits.


Qualifications We welcome applications from candidates with a background in anthropology, sociology, the history of medicine, science and/or technology, science and technology studies, art history, or any other discipline with a focus on science, technology, and medicine. Candidates studying the intersection of science, technology, and/or medicine with indigenous knowledge/practice, sexuality, gender, race, colonialism, and marginalization, as well as those critically engaging with science, medicine, technology, and engineering in the Global South and communities subject to systemic discrimination are especially welcome.


We particularly encourage applications from candidates from traditionally marginalized backgrounds and those with experience and knowledge of dealing with questions of diversity in the field.


The successful candidate will have defended a Ph.D. in their respective field by June 30, 2024.


Application Instructions Applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) C.V., 3) a sample syllabus for an undergraduate seminar on a theme of the candidate’s choosing, 4) a dissertation chapter or other writing sample, and 5) a statement on diversity and inclusion.


Applications are to be submitted via Interfolio. All applications and related materials are due by Monday, December 4th, 2023. Short-listed applicants will be requested to provide two references who the search committee will contact. Zoom interviews will be conducted in November.