Paid Fixed-Term Anti-Racism Facilitator
Following the Society’s statement against racism, which we published in the summer of 2020, we are looking to provide a scholar with the experience of working as a facilitator to help us implement our actions and develop our work in this area. The facilitator could be a PhD or ECR scholar, or could be at a different stage in their career but keen to develop their skills in a new direction. The successful candidate would work with members of the committee and have the opportunity to develop a range of skills and be involved in work across the Society. We hope that this will be of benefit to the post holder, enabling them to develop their own career and skills, as well as helping us to achieve our aims as a Society.
- An understanding of EDI issues and evidence of insight into the experience of BAME scholars
- Expert communication skills, both written and verbal, as you will need to work with different members of the committee and be able to engage beyond the academy
- High levels of organisation and the ability to work collaboratively
- Ability to set up digital events such as webinars, discussion groups etc effectively
- Ability to work independently and effectively
- Experience of data collection and analysis
- Expert knowledge of the history of medicine/colonialism/race or similar
- Experience of editing and/or writing book reviews or similar
- Demonstratable potential to motivate others and effect change on a tight time scale
The successful applicant is expected to work 3 days per week (7.5 hours per day) over 3.5 months to reflect the Christmas break period (or the equivalent if more flexibility is needed) for a total sum of £5000. This will be paid either monthly or fortnightly, on a self-employed basis.
If you are interested please send a short 1 page statement outlining your experience and reasons for applying and a CV to email@example.com
Deadline: 8 October 2021
It is hoped interviews will be held the week beginning 18 October, with a start date for the successful applicant from 1 November or as soon as possible after that.
For informal enquiries and more information contact Dr Clare Hickman (firstname.lastname@example.org) as EDI officer for SSHM.
We would particularly welcome applications from Black and Afro-Caribbean ethnic groups scholars and those from less well represented groups within the Society. The successful candidate would work with members of the committee and have the opportunity, through mentoring, to develop a range of skills and be involved in work across the Society.
Call for Applications: Co-Editor for the Social Histories of Medicine series, Manchester University Press
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST HAVE NOW CLOSED
The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) is seeking a third editor for our book series, ‘Social Histories of Medicine’, as Keir Waddington is standing down after 13 years as co-editor. We invite applications from historians working on any area or time period of the history of medicine, and are especially interested in applications by historians with expertise in global histories of medicine. The successful applicant will have a proven track record of publication in order to be able to advise authors. We will consider applications from early-career historians who have a strong track-record of publishing. We are motivated in part by a desire for greater editorial diversity and would welcome applications from candidates from less well-represented backgrounds and disciplines. The new editor will work with both monographs and edited collections and will be mentored by the current editors, David Cantor and Elaine Leong.
More information on the series can be found at https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/series/social-histories-of-medicine/
The Co-Editor of ‘Social Histories of Medicine’ is expected to serve a term of five years. After five years, an extension can be agreed by the Co-Editor and the Executive Committee (EC) of the SSHM.
It is expected that all co-editors share the workload in equal terms as far as possible. All co-editors will fully participate in all editorial affairs, including dealing with incoming manuscripts, and peer reviewers, as well as soliciting submissions, and working with authors and Manchester University Press to prepare manuscripts for publication. The editorial team are advised by the Chair of the EC of the SSHM, and the publisher, Manchester University Press, and will be expected to arrange the practicalities of this cooperation. As part of their editorial duties, the co-editor will help to form an editorial board for the book series.
There are usually four meetings a year (some of which may be virtual) where the new co-editor may be present: two SSHM Executive Committee (EC) meetings, one Social History of Medicine (journal) Editorial Board meeting, and one SSHM Annual General Meeting AGM). The book series editors are members of the editorial board of the journal, Social History of Medicine, and are ex-officio members of the Society for the Social History of Medicine Executive Committee. The EC usually expects one of the editors to attend each of these meetings and so each editor is likely to attend a maximum of one or two meetings per year. The annual meeting of the Editorial Board usually occurs in the Northern summer; the three regular meetings of the EC are held in the Northern winter, spring and autumn; and the AGM is usually held in either July or September, depending on when our conference is scheduled.
The EC notes the generous cooperation offered by the Co-Editor when it comes to travel costs. The EC will reimburse reasonable travel costs (standard class train tickets using advance fares if possible, or economy class air fares, accommodation and conference fees if necessary) up to £1200 per year. This funding may be used to pay for registration for (virtual) conferences where the co-editor represents the series, and they can propose to the EC attendance at conferences to hold ‘Meet the Editor’ sessions. The Co-Editor is expected to consult with the SSHM Chair and Treasurer regarding the proposed event and costs, before booking flights / accommodation.
Please send your CV (no more than 6 pages), and a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) detailing your relevant experience, and including a statement on how you see your role in curating the book series to reflect the current state of the field. Applications should be emailed to email@example.com and addressed to Dr Rosemary Cresswell, Chair of the Society for the Social History of Medicine.
Deadline: Friday 17 September 2021
For queries about the role, please contact our current book series editors, David Cantor <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Elaine Leong <email@example.com>