This position is part of collaboration between History, Philosophy, Social Science and Medicine. The position will be located in the Department of History in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry at the University of Sydney. The appointee will work with Chief Investigator Professor Warwick Anderson and collaborators to applying humanities or social science methods to the analysis of biomedical science and health policy.
The applicant will advance science and technology studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the same time as engage with scientists at the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) in their studies of chronic disease and metabolic disorders. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to the politics, governance and ethics theme of the CPC.
The successful applicant will:
- Work alongside internationally renowned experts in the field
- Contribute to applying humanities or social sciences to the analysis of biomedical science and health policy
- Full-time, fixed-term position for 3 years (with possible extension for a further 12 months subject to funding and need), Academic Level A, salary $92K-$98K p.a. plus leave loading and generous superannuation
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in History with:
- PhD in in a humanities or social science discipline relevant to the theme of politics, governance and ethics in health
- commitment to applying humanities or social science methods to the analysis of biomedical science and health policy
- demonstrated outstanding capacity for scholarly research and writing
- evidence of ability to contribute to the research field through publications
- expertise in science and technology studies.
The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour and offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment.
The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History, and Philosophy. The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2247/1118F to apply.
Closing date: 16 December, 2018 (11:30pm, Sydney time)