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Last updated 08/21/2014 by Jay Burlingham.

Assistant Professor in Science & Technology Studies, University of Washington-Bothell

Deadline: October 15 2014


Updated: August 21 2014

Science and Technology Studies – Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track (One Full-Time Position)

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks dynamic educators who integrates research with teaching in science and technology studies and/or the history and philosophy of science. Potential areas of expertise include science and technology policy, science communication, citizen science, ethics, and history of science and/or technology. The successful candidate will join a faculty that spans the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences in a curriculum that values interdisciplinarity, diversity, and community-engaged research and pedagogy. Record of teaching excellence, evidence of commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and PhD are required at time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

IAS houses undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the UW as a whole. IAS houses twelve undergraduate majors, including degrees in Science, Technology, and Society; Environmental Studies; and Mathematical Thinking and Visualization, among others. It also offers Master of Arts degrees in Cultural Studies and Policy Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics. IAS as a whole stresses links among fields and methods of inquiry. We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to diverse student populations and communities. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy, and should be prepared to teach an upper-division core course that introduces students to interdisciplinary inquiry in a portfolio-based undergraduate curriculum.

For more information about IAS, UW Bothell, and the position, go to http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/, or e-mail the search committee chair, Professor Colin Danby, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Preferred deadline: 15 October 2014. Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in IAS; CV; research sample; sample syllabus; evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier. Email applications in one electronic file to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the process.

University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service. Candidates should expect to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. IAS is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Asst Professor, Sociocultural Context of Science and Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Deadline: October 31 2014


Updated: August 20 2014

The Science, Technology, and Society Department of the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in the sociocultural context of science and technology for a position to begin during the 2015-2016 academic year. Candidates with expertise in any STS subfield are welcomed to apply. Candidates should also demonstrate the potential to contribute to an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies, for which planning is currently underway.

Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-division courses in STS, contingent on area of expertise and department needs (5 courses/year). Candidates should demonstrate commitment to effective teaching, innovative research and publication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. See http://apptrkr.com/508575 for links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Job Requirements:

• Ph.D. in humanities or social sciences by date of appointment
• STS expertise
• Ability to teach within the existing STS Department curriculum and to create new courses for the department
• Potential to contribute to the proposed undergraduate Environmental Studies degree
• Potential for innovative research and publication
• Potential for interdisciplinary collaboration
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

Minimum Education Qualfications: PhD

How to Apply: Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/508575 | Keyword Search: 1265BR.
Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and the following attachments:

• A brief teaching philosophy
• The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
• Contribution to Diversity Statement
• A writing sample

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Dr. C. Keiner, Associate Professor, RIT STS Department, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Assistant Professor, Justice and Socio-Technical Change, Arizona State University

Deadline: October 15 2014

Updated: August 20 2014

The Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) and the School of Social Transformation (SST) at Arizona State University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the general area of Justice and Socio-Technical Change (JOB#10827) with an anticipated start date of August, 16, 2015.

The successful candidate will be one who thrives in an interdisciplinary environment, ties empirically grounded scholarship to real-world problems and activities, is committed to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and brings an innovative agenda for exploring complex interactions among technology, public policy, and social outcomes. For more information about CSPO, go to http://www.cspo.org. For more information about SST, go to http://sst.clas.asu.edu.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree by the time of appointment. Degree must be in a social science discipline or a related interdisciplinary field. Candidates with a Ph.D. or terminal degree in the natural sciences or engineering will also be considered provided they demonstrate significant policy-relevant practical or research experience.

Desired qualifications include demonstrated experience using combinations of quantitative and qualitative research methods; working collaboratively and across disciplinary boundaries; engaging with policy-makers or other constituencies outside of academia; and developing innovative approaches to teaching. Additional desired qualifications include superior writing skills and a strong publication record.

Preference will be given to candidates working on problems related to one or more of the following:
· Technological change and wealth distribution
· Technological change and employment issues, such as job displacement
· Social media and social movements
· Social and economic dimensions of big data, including issues of privacy and security
· Justice implications of emerging brain sciences and technologies.

To apply, please send—as a single pdf—a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (name, address, phone, and email) to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014; if not filled every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity (see ASU’s Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Nonretaliation Policy athttp://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

Strategic Hire, Interaction Design, Theory & Practice with Critical STS Focus, Concordia University

Deadline: December 04 2014

Updated: August 15 2014

Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a tenure-track strategic hire position in the area of Interaction Design, Theory and Practice. Depending on the selected candidate’s profile, the appointment will be made either in the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. The goal of the strategic hire program is to augment existing research capacity at Concordia through the development of high profile interdisciplinary research clusters. The successful candidate will receive an attractive research support and teaching package.

Working with the internationally-known Hexagram Centre for Research-Creation in Media Art and Technology at Concordia as well as the larger Hexagram network (http://hexagram.ca), the strategic hire in Interaction Design, Theory and Practice will build on Concordia’s leadership in the growing field of digital media art and design to enhance our understanding of the cultural and technological potential of interaction within digital culture, develop new research partnerships and applications, and innovate programs and curriculum. Hexagram, which is the largest and most productive new media network in Canada, is an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty and cross- university research network dedicated to advanced research-creation and graduate training in new media art, design, technology and digital culture.

Applicants for this position should have a PhD, MDes, MFA or appropriate terminal degree in Interaction Design, Media Art, STS with a focus on Design, Computer Science and HCI, or related fields, as well as a superior record of research and/or research-creation.

We are seeking a candidate who conducts research and/or does creative work and has teaching and/or industry experience in at least one of the following areas of arts/entertainment HCI: interaction design, experience design, cognitive/social science methods or digital arts and design.

We are also particularly interested in applicants whose profile is:
- crosses art, design, computer science and Science and Technology Studies,
- employs experimental, ethnographic, and/or critical methods, and
- focuses on innovative design approaches within the context of ecological-economic sustainability and socio-cultural responsibility.

The successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated abilities to work in collaborative interdisciplinary settings, attract and mentor excellent graduate students and secure external funding. The candidate will also be expected to take a leading role within Hexagram at both the local Concordia antenna as well as within the larger Hexagram network.

The successful candidate for the position in Interaction Design, Theory and Practice will be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in one of several departments at Concordia including Design and Computation Arts, Computer Science and Software Engineering or Sociology and Anthropology.

Applications should be submitted electronically and consist of:
- a cover letter,
- curriculum vitae,
- copies of recent publications and/or portfolio of creative work,
- a statement of teaching philosophy/interests,
- a statement of research achievements,
- a three-year research plan and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:
Christopher Salter, PhD
Chair, Interaction Design, Theory and Practice Search Committee
c/o Mary Di Pietrantonio
Academic Personnel Administrator, Faculty of Fine Arts
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., EV 2.763
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8

All inquiries about the position should be directed toMary Di Pietrantonio:
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Tel: 514-848-2424, ext. 4603
Fax: 514-848-4599

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2015. Appointments at a more senior level will also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications should reach the chair of the hiring committee no later than December 4, 2014.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Division Director, Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines

Deadline: October 15 2014


Updated: August 15 2014

Colorado School of Mines invites applications for Director of the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies. This exceptional opportunity is for a scholar-educator to advance and shape the critical role of humanities and social sciences within the mission of a technological university.

The Division Director is responsible for all aspects of academic leadership, management, planning and operations in the Division. By serving as an advocate for the Division in collaboration with university administration and academic faculty, the Director will lead the department in defining and delivering a humanities and social sciences curriculum that supports the mission, vision, and values of Mines. The Director will collaborate with LAIS faculty to enhance and create new opportunities for humanities and social sciences education at Mines. The Director will also promote cross-campus collaboration between humanities and social science faculty in an applied science and engineering setting, oversee the division’s interdisciplinary programs, support faculty research initiatives, encourage pedagogical excellence and work to recruit and retain faculty.

The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate in any humanities or social sciences field or closely related area (e.g., engineering education, engineering and public policy) and a demonstrated record of exceptional teaching, scholarship, and service meriting appointment at the rank of full professor. (In addition to applicants who are currently full professors, consideration will be given to those who are senior associate professors with academic credentials sufficiently advanced to meet the qualifications for the rank of Full Professor at Mines.)

For the complete job announcement and directions on how to apply, visit: http://inside.mines.edu/HR- Academic-Faculty

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bowdoin College

Deadline: October 01 2014


Updated: August 07 2014

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bowdoin College seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Sociology beginning fall 2015. The successful candidate will demonstrate a promise of successful scholarly engagement and a strong commitment to teaching. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose research focuses on either Urban Sociology or Sociology of Culture (popular culture, new media and/or consumption). The teaching load is two courses per semester, including courses in the candidate’s area of specialization and contributions to the Department rotation in Introduction to Sociology and either Introduction to Social Research or Classics of Sociological Theory. Applicants who can offer interdisciplinary perspectives or connections to other departments or programs on campus are desired. Ph.D. prior to appointment preferred; advanced ABDs considered.

Please visit https:/careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. For more information about Bowdoin and the department, see http://www.bowdoin.edu/socanthro/

Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.

Assistant Professor, Science and Society Program, Wesleyan University in Connecticut

Deadline: October 10 2014


Updated: August 07 2014

The Science in Society Program of Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT USA, seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 2015, with research and teaching interests in the social or cultural aspects of health, disease, and health care, focused on the United States. Teaching responsibility includes survey course on social/cultural aspects of medicine and health. The Science in Society Program offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major in the history, philosophy and social studies of science, technology, and medicine, taught by faculty from multiple disciplines. Ph.D. in a relevant academic discipline, in hand or near completion, is required at time of appointment. Affiliation with another program or department is negotiable. Please submit electronically, to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4435 a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement(s) of research and teaching interests, writing sample and the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications received after October 10, 2014 may not receive full consideration. Wesleyan University is a highly selective liberal arts college with a two-course per semester teaching load and strong support for both research and teaching. Wesleyan is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, 860-685-3927.

Tenure-track Asst Professor in Digital Studies and Social Justice, University of Michigan

Deadline: October 01 2014

Updated: August 01 2014

The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture and the Residential College seek qualified applicants for a jointly-appointed tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Digital Studies and Social Justice. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2015.

We seek candidates whose work explores how the everyday practices of digital cultures reflect, reproduce, or create inequalities, whether of class, race, gender, sexuality, ethnic identity, or ability. Applicants’ research and teaching interests should center on digital technologies – i.e., social media, virtual worlds, gaming and/or mobile media – and the critical analysis of inequality in relation to these technologies. Teaching and research will encompass the social impact of new technologies as well as representations of marginalized populations on digital platforms. Candidates may also take up the challenges and opportunities for social activism offered by digital environments. Scholars who bring a background in race, ethnic, gender, disability, and/or LGBTQ studies are encouraged to apply, as are those engaged in visual culture studies, digital storytelling, or digital production.

Michigan’s Department of American Culture has launched a major initiative to develop pioneering digital studies curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Michigan’s Residential College is a four year undergraduate living-learning community with on-site theater facilities, photo labs, music performance spaces, and art studios, and a pedagogical philosophy that emphasizes participatory education and community engagement. The successful candidate will enhance the Department of American Culture and the Residential College’s joint effort to develop new approaches to digital studies research and innovative teaching. Evidence of excellence and inventiveness in both teaching and research is therefore crucial.

Ph.D. required prior to appointment.

Candidates should submit application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Include:
- Cover letter addressed to: Chair, Digital Studies and Social Justice Search Committee
- Vitae
- Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
- Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
- Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards)
- Statement of current and future research plans
- Three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.

Questions regarding the position can be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) as well.

Deadline for submission of applications is October 1, 2014. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Assistant Professor, Science Communication, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Deadline: October 01 2014


Updated: July 26 2014

UW-Madison's Department of Life Sciences Communication (http://www.lsc.wisc.edu), located in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS), seeks applications for a tenure track assistant professor in science communication. The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record in science communication, ideally using as contexts of inquiry one or more of CALS key strategic areas (health, food, bioenergy, climate change, community development, ecosystems). The candidate will teach cutting-edge courses in science communication in one of the college’s fastest-growing undergraduate majors. The candidate will also advise Masters and Ph.D. students and teach graduate level courses in their area of expertise in LSC’s M.S. programs and in our Ph.D. program (jointly administered with UW’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication), one of the most highly-ranked graduate programs in communication internationally. Ability to work in interdisciplinary settings and willingness to work with units across CALS will make this new colleague a perfect addition to our faculty.

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), History of Technology, Harvard University

Deadline: September 09 2014


Updated: July 26 2014

The Department of the History of Science at Harvard University is conducting a tenure -track search (assistant professorial level) in the history of technology. A Ph.D. is required by the expected start date, and the Department is especially interested in candidates who show exceptional promise as scholars, teachers and mentors, and whose work complements that of the current faculty. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2015. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a brief outline of present scholarly projects and future plans, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for 3 references. We also ask candidates to submit a sample of recent scholarly work. All materials should be submitted directly to the Harvard academic positions site at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5554. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application deadline is September 9, 2014.

Please contact Deborah Valdovinos at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions.

Assistant Professor, History and Sociocultural Study of Global Health, University of Pennsylvania

Deadline: October 01 2014


Updated: July 23 2014

The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of History and Sociology of Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the history and sociocultural study of global health, to begin July 1, 2015. In addition to contributing to the graduate program, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in the Health and Societies Program, a thriving interdisciplinary undergraduate major administered through the department.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, statement of research, and the contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/274. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, contact Beth Linker, chair of global health search committee, Department of History and Sociology of Science, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The Department of History and Sociology of Science is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor, History of Science and/or Technology in the Modern Age, Ohio University

Deadline: November 07 2014


Updated: July 23 2014

The Department of History at Ohio University invites applications for a new position in the history of science and/or technology in the modern age. Research interests should reflect the social, economic, ecological, or political context of scientific/technological development. The chosen candidate will offer courses in both the history of science and technology and in a traditional geographically-defined field. An ability to teach classes with a global and comparative perspective is preferred, but candidates specializing in all geographical fields are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will develop introductory and upper-level survey courses within his or her discipline, and participate in interdisciplinary courses at the introductory or advanced level in collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines, including the natural sciences.

Assistant Professor, Feminist Science Studies, University of California Santa Cruz

Deadline: November 03 2014


Updated: July 16 2014

The Department of Feminist Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in feminist science studies. We welcome applicants from all fields and disciplines (including the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering). The appointee must have a rich knowledge of science/technology/medicine studies with a dynamic research program. Research foci rooted in the global south and Indigenous epistemologies are especially welcome. Interests may include, but are not limited to, colonial and postcolonial science studies; critical race studies; multi-species relations; sexuality and queer studies; transgender studies; disability studies; science, arts, and media; and health and environmental justice. The appointee will be expected to participate in UCSC’s unique Science & Justice Research Center and graduate training program. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree required at time of application. Record of research and scholarship in preparation or forthcoming. Record of college or university teaching.

Position Available: July 1, 2015, [with academic year beginning September 2015]

To Apply: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and scholarship statement, teaching statement, 2 syllabi and/or teaching evaluations, writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and 3 current letters of reference*. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00131
Refer to Position #JPF00131-15 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on 11/03/2014.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete, and letters of recommendation received, by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2015.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (831) 459-4300

Visit the APO web site at: http://apo.ucsc.edu

Professor/associate professor (tenure track) in STS at the TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and

Deadline: September 22 2014


Updated: July 15 2014

The TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo invites applications for a full-time, permanent (tenure track) position as professor/associate professor with an expected starting date of fall 2015. Depending upon her/his qualifications, the successful candidate will be appointed as a full professor or an associate professor. In accordance with the university’s regulations, an associate professor may apply for promotion to full professor at any suitable time.

The TIK Centre carries out research, graduate education, and dissemination activities within two main scientific areas, namely Science & Technology Studies, STS and Innovation. The Centre has degree-awarding programs at Ph.D. and master levels, including the European master in Society, Science and Technology, ESST master. The Centre encompasses about 30 faculty/staff and is situated within the social science faculty of the University of Oslo. For more information about the TIK Centre, see http://www.sv.uio.no/tik.

The successful candidate to the current position will be expected to initiate and lead research within STS (specifically within the Centre’s research group “Science, Technology and Culture”), to participate in teaching and supervisory work, to acquire external funding of research projects, and to contribute to the on-going scientific, out-reach and administrative work of the Centre.

Basic/minimum qualifications required at time of application:
• Ph.D. (or equivalent academic qualifications) within STS
• In-depth theoretical knowledge and empirical work within STS; strong, documented research competence within this field, particularly within the past five years
• Documented pedagogical skills and an ability to take active part in teaching, academic leadership and administration
• Leadership skills, personal suitability and motivation for the position

For additional qualifications and more information about the position, including guidelines about how to apply, see http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1205295/65773?iso=no. The University of Oslo offers competitive salaries, as well as good pension and welfare benefits.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor, History of Technology, Johns Hopkins University

Deadline: October 15 2014


Updated: July 14 2014

The History of Science and Technology Department at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the position of assistant professor in the history of technology, starting July 1, 2015. This is a tenure-track position. Ph.D. required, but we will accept applications from doctoral students. In the case of graduate student applicants, all requirements for the Ph.D. degree must be fulfilled by September 1, 2015.

The position is open to all areas of scholarship within the history of modern technology in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. We are particularly interested in science-related technologies. Candidates should have a strong scholarly record and teaching experience, or show promise of excellence in both scholarship and teaching. The position involves undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as supervision of graduate students at M.A. and Ph.D. levels. Candidate must be able to teach our core undergraduate survey course in the history of modern science (18th-20th centuries), along with a parallel graduate reading course that prepares students for qualifying exams. The Department emphasizes comparative study of history of science and technology and has strengths both in early modern and modern history of science and technology.

Applications should include a description of scholarly activity and teaching experience along with a curriculum vitae. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent by October 15, 2014. Apply online via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/25077. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Johns Hopkins is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.

Assistant Professor, 19th-Century U.S History, Science/Medicine, University of Texas at Dallas

Deadline: November 01 2014


Updated: July 14 2014

The School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century American History. Field of specialization is open, but will give particular consideration to candidates who have strengths in one of the following areas: Antebellum/Civil War, African-American, Native American, race, or history of science/medicine. Appointment begins August 1, 2015. Ph.D. required.

Review of applications begins November 1, 2014. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of course syllabi, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to: http://provost.utdallas.edu/facultyjobs/welcome/jobdetail/par140506

For more information on the School, see http://ah.utdallas.edu/ . UTD is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty.

Department Head and Professor, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Updated: July 14 2014

The Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations for the position of Department Head. The Department Head will hold a full-time, tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Professor. The position may commence as early as August 16, 2015, but shall remain open until filled.

The Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), located within the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer, is one of the oldest and most internationally recognized departments of its kind. The department offers graduate degrees in STS through the doctoral level and three undergraduate degrees: Science, Technology, and Society; Sustainability Studies; and Design, Innovation, and Society.

The Department Head provides leadership and long-term planning while directing the academic, operational, and budgetary activities of the department. The Department Head is expected to foster creative and deliberative processes among the department’s faculty to advance the vision and mission of this interdisciplinary department.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly achievement in the interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies emblematic of tenured senior professorial rank as well as outstanding leadership and administrative skills. The level of experience required is that which is typically acquired over a 10-year progressively responsible tenure track academic career. Candidates must possess a clear commitment to advancing STS as an intellectually diverse and conceptually innovative field of inquiry. A terminal degree or foreign degree equivalent in a related field including, but not limited to science and technology studies, anthropology, history, history of science, political science, sociology, sustainability, or technology policy is required.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for five (5) professional references electronically to: apply.interfolio.com/25091

Asst Professor, Digital Media & Global Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Deadline: September 15 2014


Updated: July 14 2014

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Digital Media and Global Affairs. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2015.

Applicants must have a Ph.D.by date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have innovative research programs and teaching interests in global security, with a particular emphasis on cyber security, and interest or proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary research teams from across engineering and social sciences. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. The School is seeking candidates whose work engages with policy, with a deep understanding of new tools and techniques (such as data mining, analytics and crowd sourcing) and their impact on global security. Applicants must have an excellent theoretical knowledge of the core literature in their disciplines as well as superior research and teaching abilities. The Munk School of Global Affairs is also home to the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights, and we welcome applicants whose research integrates with the Citizen Lab’s resources and global network.

The successful candidate will be fully appointed in the professional Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program at the Munk School, and will be expected to contribute to the core teaching needs of the program. The Master of Global Affairs degree at the Munk School is an exciting, new professional graduate degree designed to equip students with knowledge and skills for careers in government and international institutions, the private sector, and NGOs.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at: http://uoft.me/academicopportunities Job# 1401282

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF format.

In addition to the online submission, applicants must also arrange for at least three referees to e-mail letters (PDF format, signed, on letterhead) directly to the department via email to the attention of Professor Janice Stein, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, care of Sarah Namer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Letters must ARRIVE by the closing date, September 15, 2014. At least one of the three letters should comment on the candidate’s teaching.

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit us at: http://www.munkschool.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

2015 Nanyang Assistant Professorship Call

Deadline: September 30 2014


Updated: July 14 2014

Successful candidates will:
- Receive start-up research grants of up to S$1 million
- Enjoy attractive remuneration package and other benefits including assistance with accommodation
- Hold tenure track appointments and play lead roles in the university's new wave of multi-disciplinary, integrative research.
- Candidates should be under the age of 40 years at the date of application, within 10 years of gaining their PhD or equivalent degree, possess years of post-doctoral research experience in their respective discipline, and ready for independent leadership of their own research groups.

About the University
Young and research-intensive, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the fastest-rising Asian university in the world’s top 50. Scaling 33 places in the past three years, NTU is now ranked 41st in the QS World University Rankings 2013 and 2nd globally among young elite universities.

NTU offers engineering, science, business, humanities, arts and social sciences, and medicine. Its new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine is set up jointly with Imperial College London.

With 400 partnerships including joint PhD programmes with top academic institutions and joint laboratories with industry leaders such as BMW, Rolls-Royce and Robert Bosch, NTU is also ranked No. 1 globally for industry income and innovation.

Helmed by Professor Bertil Andersson, winner of the 2010 Wilhelm Exner Medal, NTU is known for its cutting-edge research and revolutionary technological innovation. According to Thomson Reuters Incites 2012, NTU is the No. 1 Asian university in terms of research citation impact.

NTU’s share of external competitive research funding awards has increased more than six-fold over five years. It is a world leader in sustainability research, with more than S$1 billion in competitive funding in this area. NTU is home to several multi-million dollar institutes and centres, including the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Earth Observatory of Singapore and Institute on Asian Consumer Insight.

The lush NTU campus - the biggest in Singapore - is named is one of the top 15 most beautiful campuses by American Express’s Travel + Leisure magazine. A cosmopolitan hub of more than 100 nationalities, the NTU community comprises 33,500 students and 4000 faculty and researchers. Attracting top-notch international faculty and researchers the world over, NTU is ranked 9th in the world for faculty diversity.

We invite you to be part of this world-class university through the Nanyang Assistant Professorship scheme.

2 Tenure-track Asst Prof positions (1 sociology), Comparative Human Development, UChicago

Deadline: September 08 2014


Updated: July 14 2014

The Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary department whose faculty includes anthropologists, biologists, linguists, psychologists, sociologists and methodologists whose methods and theories cross individual social science disciplines. Research in the Department explores the social, cultural, psychological, and biological processes of individual and societal changes that vary across time, between cultures, and between species.

The department announces two openings for tenure track assistant professors; we hope to make at least one appointment in sociology. Special attention will be paid to applicants whose research contributes to social scientific understandings of the life course, immigration, bilingualism, medicine and health, and the relationship between people and non-human animals. The successful candidate will have an innovative research agenda, which both complements and expands existing departmental strengths. Applicants must have PhD already in hand and have demonstrated that the groundwork has been laid for an outstanding career.

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website. Application documents must be submitted online at http://tinyurl.com/nnvkqmy. Applicants are required to upload 1) a cover letter 2) a current curriculum vitae and 3) the names and contact information of three referees. At a later date we may request letters of recommendation and writing samples.

The application process will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of September 8, 2014. The position will begin on July 1, 2015.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity/Disabled /Veterans Employer: http://facultyhandbook.uchicago.edu/page/statement-non-discrimination