The Health and Exercise Physiology Department at Ursinus College has an adjunct teaching position for one lecture section of Sociology of Health and Illness.
The course is focused primarily on the United States, studying the types of disease afflicting Americans, the distribution of disease among the population, and how medical care is organized to respond to population health problems. To understand the links between health and society a consideration of how wider social processes influence health, for instance the organization of the economy, the media, cultural representations about disease, and values and practices associated with caring for the sick must also be considered. The course builds on sociological frameworks that ground understanding of 1) how patients experience illness; 2) situate health problems within the context of a society’s history, social arrangements, and cultural values and; 3) for health reforms to be meaningful they necessarily need to be accompanied by societal change. Taken together these theoretical foundations enable a critical approach to the study of health and medical care.
Classes begin on January 21, 2022 and the lecture component is scheduled to be held on Monday and Friday from 10:00-11:15 am.
Requirements and Qualifications
Master’s Degree in a related field of study is required but PhD is preferred.
Anticipated Start Date
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply please send a CV and email of interest to April Carpenter: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. Additional information about Ursinus College may be accessed on our web site: http://www.ursinus.edu.
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