22 de noviembre de 2014

Call for Applications Columbia University in the City of New York Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience

Columbia University is pleased to announce three postdoctoral positions for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in a humanities or social science discipline—such as psychiatry, psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts—and who have extensive acquaintance with and critical understanding of neuroscience research.  These Presidential Scholars will form the inaugural members of an innovative program that will eventually include nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Over the last decade, Columbia University has assembled a distinguished group of neuroscientific researchers in the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute which, with the infusion of new funds and a new building, stands poised to become one of the most important loci of neuroscience research in the world.  Columbia University is committed to supplementing the groundbreaking experimental inquiry of the neuroscience faculty by systematic investigation into the conceptual underpinnings and the social foundations and consequences of such newly obtained knowledge.  The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience will add the perspective of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to intensify and broaden the neuroscientific research base and help advance transformative interdisciplinary research throughout the University.

The goal of this interdisciplinary experiment is to train and foster a new generation of scholars with the capacity to advance understanding of the humanist and social dimensions of mind, brain, and behavior.  In order to foster true interdisciplinary research, each Presidential Scholar will work very closely with two senior mentors, one drawn from neuroscience and the other from the humanities or social science discipline closest to the work of the scholar.  The Presidential Scholars, mentors, and affiliated faculty will meet bi-weekly throughout the academic year, inviting guest discussions from accomplished scholars around the world and serving as a locus for the Presidential Scholars’ presentation of their own work. 
Successful applicants will be appointed in the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University.  Appointments will be made at the level of postdoctoral scholar or scientist, or associate research scholar or scientist, with a start date of July 1, 2015 for the 2015-16 academic year.  Renewal for the second and third years will be based on satisfactory performance.  The annual salary will be approximately $80,000, plus benefits.

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must hold the doctoral degree by July 1, 2015 (and have received the doctorate after July 1, 2010) in a humanities or social science discipline, and must demonstrate extensive acquaintance with and critical understanding of an aspect of neuroscience.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled.  All applications must be submitted through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include:  a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, writing sample of up to 30 pages (article or book chapter),  proposal for an interdisciplinary research project (or projects) that builds on your own disciplinary background and an aspect of neuroscientific research,  work sample or portfolio (if applicable – for applicants with a background in the Arts), and three letters of reference.   For more information and to apply, please go to academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60129
For questions about the application process, please contact researchinitiatives@columbia.edu.
Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Deborah Coen

Associate Professor of History
Barnard College, Columbia University
410 Lehman Hall
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-7449

Curar-se en salut

El projecte ha estat dissenyat per l’arquitecte Dani Freixes i el seu despatx Varis Arquitectes i ha estat comissariada per Alfons Zarzoso, conservador del MHMC. Exposició produïda per l’Ajuntament de Sant Feliu de Guíxols i el Museu d’Història de la Medicina de Catalunya.

CfP: Tropical Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean - a historical perspective

The workshop is organised by Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/ Fiocruz and the University of York as part of the British Academy-funded collaborative project Public health policies and practice in the Caribbean and Latin America: a historical perspective.
Part of a series of international workshops that explore the knowledge and practices related to the history of tropical health and medicine in Latin America and the Caribbean from the 18th century to the present, this three-day symposium focuses on malaria, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, dengue, yellow fever and other diseases that affected the people from that region in the colonial and post-colonial period. In particular, it will pay attention to the clinical, laboratory and epidemiological studies of these diseases and the institutional methods adopted to tackle these diseases but will also raise important questions regarding the historicity and pertinence of the concept of tropical medicine.
We welcome proposals for papers from established scholars, early career reseachers and postgraduate students on any part of the Caribbean and Latin America that address one or more of the above-mentioned diseases and engage with one or more of the following themes and issues:
- the production of scientific knowledge- exchanges of knowledge and practice between colonies and metropole- interactions among different social actors (e.g. doctors and patients, doctors and government officials, and national governments and NGOs)- scientific and sanitary networks- the role of national, regional and international health organisations
Abstract submission – 1 February 2015
Abstract acceptance notification – 1 March 2015
Abstracts of 300 words maximum and presentations are accepted in Portuguese, English and Spanish. All proposals and a one-page cv must be submitted electronically to the e-mail workshoptropicaldiseases@fiocruz.br.

Seeking Managing Editor for Somatosphere

Somatosphere seeks a Managing Editor to help run the day-to-day operations of the website, as well as to develop new projects and initiatives.  The Managing Editor will work with members of the site’s Editorial Collaborative, regular and guest contributors to: oversee the submission, editing, and formatting of posts; manage the site’s social media presence; and aid in developing new series and projects.  We are looking for candidates with: strong written and verbal communication skills; experience in editing scholarly writing; familiarity with WordPress, HTML and social media; a background in a particular field of the social sciences and humanities of medicine, health, and science (anthropology, sociology, history, STS, geography, etc.); a commitment to Somatosphere’s aims and potential.  Candidates with experience in academic publishing and/or SEO management are particularly welcome.

This is a part-time paid position, with an expected time commitment of approximately 7-10 hours per week. Candidates can be located anywhere geographically, but must have regular internet access.

Somatosphere (http://somatosphere.net) is a collaborative scholarly website which has been covering the social sciences and humanities of medicine, health, and science — and particularly medical anthropology — since 2008.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of three references to Eugene Raikhel, Editor at eraikhel@uchicago.edu by December 1.

Eugene Raikhel
Assistant Professor
Dept of Comparative Human Development
5736 S. Woodlawn Ave, #203
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
Tel. 773-702-9219

Graduate applications Invited to Montana State: MA and PhD programs in Environmental History and Science and Technology

The Department of History & Philosophy at Montana State University in Bozeman welcomes applications for its MA and PhD programs in Environmental History and Science and Technology. The department has a strong concentration of prominent scholars working in these fields. Brett Walker is a recent Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the 2011 ASEH George Perkins Marsh best book award for Toxic Archipelago. Tim LeCain won the same ASEH best-book prize in 2010 for Mass Destruction and was a 2011-12 Senior Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center in Münich. Robert Rydell is the world's leading expert on Worlds Fairs. Michael Reidy is a well-known historian of British science and technology currently completing a book on mountaineering. The department also is home to the Wallace Stegner Chair which will be occupied by Mark Fiege in the spring of 2015. The MA and PhD in Environmental History provide world-class instruction and mentoring within a small collegial program that permits close interactions between faculty and students. The program has proved successful in placing its graduates in both academic and non-academic positions.
Bozeman is a beautiful mountain community with unsurpassed opportunities for outdoor recreation and a vibrant cultural environment.
Students accepted into the PhD program are typically provided with competitive funding packages. Funding at the MA level is dependent on qualifications. The deadline for applicants that wish to be considered for funding is 31 January 2015.
We would be appreciative if you could pass this email on to potentially interested students.
For more information, please contact:
Timothy James LeCainDirector of Graduate Studiestlecain@montana.edu