Cedars-Sinai and Huntington Library Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Medicine

The Program in the History of Medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in partnership with The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, announces a search for one post-doctoral fellow for a two-year appointment in the Program in the History of Medicine. The program is seeking a scholar who would benefit from joining a program in close contact with clinicians and biomedical researchers and whose research will engage deeply with The Huntington’s extraordinary collections, which contain extensive and diverse materials that encourage approaches from a rich variety of perspectives. Scholars whose research investigates the history of medicine and makes excellent use of Huntington collections are encouraged to apply. For more information about the Program, visit our website: History of Medicine Program | Cedars-Sinai.
During the two years of employment, the appointee to this position will be expected to be in the office full-time and split their time equally between the Program in the History of Medicine and The Huntington. They will be expected to engage in independent and/or collaborative research and publication utilizing The Huntington’s collections; design and teach two public-facing six-week courses for the Program in the History of Medicine; attend and help organize the Cedars-Sinai Speaker Series in the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences; and engage in formal and informal activities with other fellows at The Huntington, as well as in occasional Huntington public programs and outreach, as required.
Cedars-Sinai is a world-class hospital and academic medical research center with an exceptionally diverse faculty and patient community. Its mission is explicitly linked to pursuing health equity and providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college and graduate students. A demonstrable commitment to this mission in research and teaching is a preferred qualification.

Required qualifications include: a PhD or MD degree received after 2019 and before the start of the fellowship, evidence of excellence in teaching commensurate with experience, and publications appropriate to the candidate’s discipline and experience. All candidates should submit a statement that articulates how their research project(s) would benefit from time at a hospital and academic medical research center and would integrate The Huntington collections into their contributions to current disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship.
To apply: Applicants must use Cedars-Sinai’s online portal https://jobs.cedars-sinai.edu/job/los-angeles/postdoctoral-fellowship-history-of-medicine/252/56895364736 to submit the following material:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • evidence of teaching experience;
  • the names of three referees familiar with the candidate’s academic qualifications;
  • a one-page statement articulating their interest in learning from and collaborating with practicing clinicians and biomedical researchers;
  • a two-page statement articulating their interest in The Huntington collections;
  • a writing sample or publication

Inquiries should be sent to: Associate Professor Gideon Manning, Chair, Cedars-Sinai/The Huntington Search Committee, at Gideon.Manning@csmc.edu.
Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2024. Interviews are anticipated to be scheduled with shortlisted candidates in early February.