Postdoc in history of medicine (60%), Zurich, Switzerland

The history of medicine group within the Center for Medical Humanities of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, seeks to make two appointments (60%) at postdoctoral level, tenable from 1 September 2015. Applications are welcome from scholars with research expertise in any aspect of the history of medicine, in any region of the world, in the period since 1900. We would particularly welcome applications from scholars whose work connects with areas of global health, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, drug therapies and public health. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the delivery of teaching in this broad area at all levels. The history of medicine section at Zurich builds on Erwin H. Ackerknecht’s legacy of an internationally respected, research-active environment and hopes to be a leading voice for the development of Medical Humanities at the University of Zurich. The successful candidate will play an important role in the further development of the teaching, research, public engagement and international reputation of the history of medicine group, as well as working closely with colleagues in the Bioethics and History Departments and in other departments and faculties in Switzerland and elsewhere. Further information on the history of medicine group is available on Applications should be sent electronically by 29 May 2015 to Professor Flurin Condrau, Center for Medical Humanities, University of Zurich,