Internal Appointment of Wits University research secondments

Monday, 1 December, 2014 - 11:30

In 2013 WiSER launched a Medical Humanities project in association with the Faculty of Humanities at Wits University and in close collaboration with Schools in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Supported by a Mellon Grant for Medical Humanities one of WiSER’s goals is to promote this emerging field of knowledge through vibrant interdisciplinary and collaborative work, within Wits as well as beyond it.  To this end, two WiSER awards have been earmarked for successive secondments of Wits teaching and research staff for 2015, 2016 and into the first half of 2017, for people who wish to work within the Medical Humanities project.  Each secondment will be for a period of up to 1 year, subject to the agreement of the relevant head of School and Dean.

Applications are now invited for secondments to WiSER during the period 1 January 2015 to 31 Dec 2015.  Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

•   the academic merits of the research proposal
•   its relevance and contribution to the University and WiSER’s research endeavour (assessed in relation to one or more of the themes areas in Medical Humanities outlines in the research programme report attached to this).
• the applicant’s capacity and willingness to mentor more junior researchers.

Successful applicants will be appointed at a level comparable to their current status in their home departments.

For further information please contact Dr Catherine Burns or Professor Sarah Nuttall, Director of WiSER, on or

A brief account of the Medical Humanities WiSER research and public communication agenda, including the main research themes, can be consulted at:

Applications should be sent to Ms Najibha Deshmukh at Applications should include a detailed research proposal, a motivation of its relevance and contribution to one or more of the WiSER-led Medical Humanities research themes, and an updated CV.

Closing Date:  30th November 2014

WISER Research Theme: