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Last updated 04/10/2014 by Jay Burlingham.

Faculty Positions at Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education, India

http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/advt/faculty-positions-at-hbcse

Updated: April 10 2014

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is a National Centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), devoted to research and development in science, maths and technology education (STME). Faculty of HBCSE are responsible for the Ph.D. program in Science Education of the TIFR Deemed University. HBCSE is the nodal centre for Olympiads in science and mathematics, and for the National Initiative on Undergraduate Science.

We are keen to consider applications for faculty positions from candidates with a Ph.D and post-doctoral experience, and a proven excellent track record in any of the following:
the natural sciences, with a demonstrated interest in educational and social issues
the social sciences, with a demonstrated interest in educational and science / design / technology issues
research and development in science, maths or design and technology education

Please send applications with a curriculum vitae and names of at least three referees to the Centre Director, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400 088, India.

In addition to the full CV please also send the following information separately:
Name
Date of birth
M.Sc. subject/ area
Ph.D. topic
Ph.D. year of award
Current employment (Designation, Name and address of Institution)
Research experience (Eg. PDF/RA, No. of years)
Teaching experience (Subject/ area, Level, No. of years)
Whether passed GATE or NET
List of up to 5 major peer-reviewed publications
List of popular science or expository writings
Statement of purpose (Why do you wish to join HBCSE? In 25 words or less)
Research proposals (maximum 200 words each):
Outline a specific research project in your area of interest that you would like to pursue at HBCSE, and
Suggest possibilities of projects and materials to be developed within any program existing at HBCSE or in a new one with students and/or teachers.

Your write-up should state how your proposal aligns with HBCSE's mandate, i.e., research and development in science, technology and mathematics education from primary school up to undergraduate level. You may consider HBCSE's existing programs, how you might enhance them. You may also wish to suggest and argue for new lines of work that you think should be important for HBCSE to pursue and that align with HBCSE's mandate.

For enquiries please contact the Dean, Faculty of Science Education, via email - hbcdean [at] hbcse [dot] tifr [dot] res [dot] in

Entry level faculty members get a salary in the pay scale of INR 15600-39100 Grade Pay = 7600 (total monthly emoluments in March 2014, approximately INR 75,000/-) plus HRA at 30% of basic salary, in lieu of Institute housing (subject to availability), and health care benefits. Candidates with appropriate experience can be considered for higher levels.

Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts, New York Academy of Medicine

http://www.nyam.org/about-us/careers/curator-rare-books-and-1.html

Updated: April 10 2014

The NYAM Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health is looking for an experienced, innovative, and energetic curator. The curator will be a key member of the Center team, and will work closely with colleagues in the acquisition, intellectual management, and use of the rare book collections and develop physical and online exhibitions, web resources, programming, and events in the history of medicine, public health, and the book. The curator will also take a leading role in establishing the Center’s activities and profile within the scholarly community and broader public audiences. This position is an outstanding opportunity for a proactive individual working with a world-class collection in the history of medicine and public health, at a leading institution in New York City, found at the top of the “Museum Mile” along Fifth Avenue .

Research Coordinator at The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Deadline: May 05 2014

http://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/fo_ko_2014.nsf/application

Updated: April 10 2014

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) seeks a Research Coordinator (to begin on October 1, 2014) to:

-Support the academic management of the Institute
-Assist in the organization und management of research projects
-Supervise the visiting scholar and fellowship program
-Organize workshops and conferences
-Build and cultivate relationships with other national and international research institutions

The MPIWG is the world’s largest research institute in the history of science, with projects spanning many disciplines, cultures, languages, and epochs, see http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/index.html. It is a member institute of the Max Planck Society http://www.mpg.de/

Qualifications for the position include:

A university degree (a doctorate in a field related to the history of science is desirable but not essential);
Experience in academic management and public outreach
Experience with international scholars/ good cross-cultural competence (good command of English and German; personal experience studying or living abroad and further languages would be appreciated)
Engagement with the research topics of the Institute.

We are looking for a motivated and flexible person who is also able to work under pressure. We expect that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may however be submitted in German or English.

We offer a permanent position ranked up to the TVöD E15 level in the German system, which roughly corresponds to that of Senior Lecturer in Britain or Associate Professor in North America. Salary will be determined both by the position’s rank and individual factors.

Applicants of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Candidates are requested to submit as one single PDF-document a cover letter, curriculum vitae including list of publications, copies of certificates and names of three 3 referees who may be contacted and asked to submit letters if the candidate is among the finalists for the position no later than May 5, 2014 to: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/fo_ko_2014.nsf/application
Please note that only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Finalists for the position will be informed by the end of May, 2014 and asked to come for an interview on June 16, 2014 (travel expenses covered by the Institute).

For administrative questions please contact Ms. Claudia Paass, Head of Administration (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

Assistant Research Professor in Science Communication, University of Idaho

Deadline: April 24 2014

http://apptrkr.com/450642

Updated: April 10 2014

We seek highly motivated, creative individuals to apply for a new Assistant Research Professor position of Science Communication. The position will be housed at the award-winning McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS), located at the UI McCall Field Campus on the shores of beautiful Payette Lake. We are particularly interested in team players who have a passion for integrating scientific communication, education, and research in an outdoor setting.

The position includes 60% teaching and advising, 25% scholarship, 10% outreach, and 5% service within the MOSS Graduate Residency program. Commensurate with an academic year (9-month) non tenure-track appointment, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching innovative graduate courses in the MOSS graduate program, including social science research methods and proposal development; advising graduate students, developing an externally funded research program to expand the research infrastructure and capacity at MOSS, and working across disciplines with faculty from other universities, colleges, and departments participating in the MOSS program.

Salary is competitive, and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include vacation, university retirement; group life, medical, and dental insurance plans; sick leave, and sabbatical and semester leave opportunities, and living in the spectacular setting of McCall, Idaho. Desired position start date is August 1, 2014.

Qualifications:

Required: Ph.D. in natural resources/environmental sciences, environmental education, science communication, or closely related field by the time of appointment, and significant interest, knowledge, and experience with environmental education and science communication. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate potential for: 1) effective and innovative teaching at the graduate level, including the ability to advise and work with graduate students participating in teaching residency experiences, 2) developing an externally supported research and outreach program, and 3) advising graduate student projects leading to scholarly outputs. Strong teamwork skills and oral and written communication skills are essential, including the ability to publish in leading peer reviewed journals. Familiarity with current research in natural resource issues is essential.

Must: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.*

Desired: Experience as the primary instructor for a university-level course; professional experience with graduate student residency programs; outreach and extension experience specifically in the area of science communication; experience in leading and managing research and/or outreach projects; experience with writing competitive grants to gain external funding and knowledge of funding opportunities in environmental and STEM education K-12 programs; and experience with interdisciplinary research or outreach collaborations.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Application Procedure:

Complete the online application, including a letter of application, statements of teaching philosophy and research and outreach interests, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three references at http://www.hr.uidaho.edu. Three letters of reference, and inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Karla Bradley Eitel, Search Committee Chair
University of Idaho, CSS Department
P.O. Box 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), (888) 634-3918

Closing date: The search will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified, but not prior to April 24, 2014.

Materials Required:
Online Application (http://apptrkr.com/450642)
-Curriculum Vitae
-Letter of Application
-Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
-Statements of Teaching Philosophy and Research and Outreach Interests
-3 letters of Reference and Contact Information for 3 References.

Social Scientist (Science Resources Analyst - NCSES-2014-0002), National Science Foundation

Deadline: April 21 2014

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364903000?org=NSF

Updated: April 10 2014

Salary Range: $106,263.00 to $165,596.00 / Per Year
Job Announcement Number:NCSES-2014-0002

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking a candidate for a Senior Social Scientist/Science Resources Analyst within the Science and Engineering Indicators Program (SEI) in the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Arlington, VA.

SEI produces two Congressionally mandated reports and other analyses on a broad range of topics relating to science and technology (S&T) in the United States and globally. SEI analyzes and reports data in the following areas: K-12 mathematics and science education; higher education in science and engineering (S&E); the S&E workforce; U.S. and international research and development; innovation; outputs and influence of S&E research, including analyses of scientific publication patterns (bibliometrics); economic application of S&E knowledge; international competitiveness of knowledge intensive economies; and public attitudes towards and knowledge of S&T. SEI produces quantitatively based, policy neutral, policy relevant, and balanced analyses using a broad range of indicators. S&T policy makers in the federal government and elsewhere use SEI analyses and reports to understand the U.S. S&T enterprise in its global setting and to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. S&T and innovation systems.

Social Scientist (Science Resources Analyst - NCSES-2014-0001), National Science Foundation

Deadline: April 21 2014

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364902500?org=NSF

Updated: April 10 2014

Salary Range: $89,924.00 to $141,662.00 / Per Year
Job Announcement Number: NCSES-2014-0001

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking a candidate for a Senior Social Scientist/Science Resources Analyst within the Science and Engineering Indicators Program (SEI) in the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Arlington, VA.

SEI produces two Congressionally mandated reports and other analyses on a broad range of topics relating to science and technology (S&T) in the United States and globally. SEI analyzes and reports data in the following areas: K-12 mathematics and science education; higher education in science and engineering (S&E); the S&E workforce; U.S. and international research and development; innovation; outputs and influence of S&E research, including analyses of scientific publication patterns (bibliometrics); economic application of S&E knowledge; international competitiveness of knowledge intensive economies; and public attitudes towards and knowledge of S&T. SEI produces quantitatively based, policy neutral, policy relevant, and balanced analyses using a broad range of indicators. S&T policy makers in the federal government and elsewhere use SEI analyses and reports to understand the U.S. S&T enterprise in its global setting and to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. S&T and innovation systems.

Lecturer, Critical & Creative Thinking, University of Massachusetts Boston

http://bit.ly/CCTjob

Updated: March 04 2014

Half-time lectureship in Critical & Creative Thinking (CCT) graduate program and the Science in a Changing World track for a person with ability to teach online and blended courses that span psychology, conceptual development in math and science, and research and writing for mid-career professionals around reflective practice and CCT in general. More details: http://bit.ly/CCTjob

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The position could increase to full-time with additional teaching options if a proposed doctoral program in Creative and Transformative Education gets approved or if CCT student numbers increase. This possibility, of course, can't be committed to in the position description or initial appointment.

Full Professorship, Economics & Governance of Tech Innovation, Eindhoven University of Technology

Deadline: April 20 2014

http://jobs.tue.nl/en/job/full-professorship-economics-and-governance-of-technological-innovation-10-fte-177602.html

Updated: March 04 2014

The School of Innovation Sciences at the Eindhoven University of Technology invites candidates for a full-time and tenured position in Economics and Governance of Technological Innovation at the full professor level (preferably as of September 2014). Scholars with an interest in evolutionary economics, institutional economics, environmental economics and sustainability transitions are particularly encouraged to apply.

For further details, see: http://jobs.tue.nl/en/job/full-professorship-economics-and-governance-of-technological-innovation-10-fte-177602.html or contact professor Geert Verbong (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

Senior Lecturer/Admin Director, Collection of Hist Sci Instruments, Harvard

http://www.hssonline.org/profession/support/detail.lasso?-Search=Action&-Table=Events%20web&-Database=hssguides&-KeyValue=5913

Updated: December 16 2010

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments is the oldest and most extensive university-based collection of its type in the United States, holding some 20,000 instruments dating from the 17th century to the present. As part of the Department of History of Science, the Collection is at the cross-roads of new forms of scholarship in the study of material culture, and a major site for interdisciplinary work connecting the instruments to work in the sciences and humanities, from music, computation, and navigation to particle physics, chemistry, physiology, and psychology. As Senior Lecturer, the person occupying this position will work closely with students and faculty from the Department as well as other units inside the university to mount short and long-term exhibitions; he or she will have half-time teaching obligations and will work closely with the Faculty Director of the CHSI.

There are opportunities to develop courses in history of science. As Administrative Director, the person taking this job will be responsible for the fiscal and staff oversight of the collection, which includes management of budgets, internal controls, data reporting, staff appointments, payroll, and workflow.

Requires a PhD and at least 3 years experience with exhibitions, visual media, virtual and material collections. Demonstrated administrative and managerial experience.

Closing date for applications is January 5, 2011. Please submit your application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your cv and names of three referees.

Shakespeare 450

April 21 2014 to April 27 2014 | Paris

Deadline: August 28 2013

Updated: October 06 2013

Panel 10: Shakespeare and Natural History
As a part of the conference , this panel seeks to extend our understanding of how Shakespeare’s time was teeming with would come to be known as natural history. Today, 450 years after Shakespeare’s birth, we are the beneficiaries of more than just the poetry of the era. Shakespeare’s recognition of and interaction with the community of natural historians demonstrates the importance he and others of his time placed on this new field. At the same time we honor the legacy of his literary engagement, so too can we consider the impact that his generation had on the imminent scientific revolution and the interaction among science, literature and society that would follow.

A change in discourse is seen in the classification of strange beings around the time of Shakespeare’s birth, as documented by Lorraine Daston and Katharine Park. Elizabeth Spiller has extended this phenomenon to her analysis of The Tempest, explaining the connection to the unique characters in the play. Before the modern period, curious beings were appreciated as rare events. Wonders in the medieval period were collected but not organized; they were, as Daston and Park characterize them, not museums but thesaurus. By the early sixteenth century, groups of naturalists engaged in a collective enterprise to distinguish the inhabitants of the natural world, which had recently become larger with the discovery of varieties of plants and animals in the new world. Thus, as described by Brian Ogilvie, an international community arose to ponder the legends, reports, and evidence of nature. The information that arose from a network of sailors, farmers, and merchants provided information to scholars, who then compared the reports with information from the ancients and published their own analyses. Starting shortly before Shakespeare’s birth in 1564, as described by Ogilvie, an international community arose to ponder the legends, reports, and evidence of the natural world as exact, historical facts.

By 1590, as noticed by Ogilvie, the descriptive techniques used by the naturalists in Shakespeare’s time depended upon “a system of differences” – having a goal of helping other naturalists find continuity in the natural world and distinguish types from each other, rather than recreating a plant or animal as unique objects for contemplation. In the plays, certainly, we see characters who display this ethic, which should contribute to our understanding of their character. This fomenting discipline of natural history was part of the environment into which Shakespeare was born and began his work. Some of the authorities consulted by Shakespeare are natural histories, like the catalogs of plant and animal life that became popular in his century. Some plays, like The Tempest, draw heavily upon the discourse about monsters in his lifetime; others are more subtly flavored with botanical knowledge. Astrology - a practice that led individuals to observe the heavens and became more mathematical in Shakespeare’s day - figures in the texts, and the communities of correspondents and travelers in which natural historians played a part are in evidence as well. A special double issue of South Central Review attempted to rectify the “relative neglect” of the works of Shakespeare in the history of science, even at the same time it noticed a long tradition of considering the intersection of these themes in his work. What is more, as suggested by Carla Mazzio, today more so than in the Renaissance, the arts and science are “interanimated” (11). This panel will be an opportunity to build on this study of the characters, settings, and allusions in Shakespeare’s work to help us understand the echoes, controversies, and premonitions of the natural historian in his work.

For this panel, I am seeking a multidisciplinary group of Shakespeare scholars, Renaissance literature experts, historians of science, and classicists to engage the theme of Shakespeare and science along broad lines. For instance: 1. What echoes or foreshadowings of the new natural history are found in Shakespeare’s work? What classical or contemporary scientific texts are particularly important for Shakespeare scholars? Which plays, poems, or even characters lead themselves to our greater understanding of the discipline? 2. How do Shakespeare’s gestures toward natural history differ from the way the practice develops? In particular, what does the way he engaged with sources tell us about the practitioners of and assumptions about early modern science? To what extent is Shakespeare supporting this new discipline? Is it fair to call Shakespeare a natural historian? A popularizer of science? 3. In what way do the communities that Shakespeare depicts reflect the mobility exploited by natural historians or provide contrasting examples from earlier times? Can a better knowledge of particular fields, such Renaissance findings in botany/zoology, anatomy/medicine/pharmacology, astronomy/alchemy, or geology/geography/cartography, provide us with a richer understanding of Shakespeare’s work? Which key figures or texts from these disciplines should be as well known as Plutarch’s Lives or Holinshed’s Chronicles to Shakespeare scholars? 4. How can the evidence of natural history in Shakespeare help us better understand the interaction between science and literature in general? Does it offer us evidence of the social construction of scientific knowledge? Proposals for papers that address these or related topics are welcome. Proposers are encouraged to review the relevant articles in the Winter and Spring 2009 issue of South Central Review, in addition to the bibliographic notes about the contributors in Carla Mazzio’s editorial introduction to the special edition, before submitting.

Send your name, email, affiliation, abstract (250 words) and presentation title with a brief CV to Chris Leslie by email (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) by the extended deadline of August 28, 2013. Participants in this panel will precirculate draft papers with each other by April 7, 2014 to ensure a lively discussion at the conference. This conference is organized by The Société française Shakespeare and will take place in a variety of venues in the center of Paris. For more information, visit the Shakespeare Anniversary website: http://www.shakespeareanniversary.org/?-Shakespeare-450 Works Cited Daston, Lorraine and Katharine Park. Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750. New York: Zone Books, 2001. Mezzo, Carla. “Shakespeare and Science, c. 1600.” South Central Review 26.1&2 (Winter and Spring 2009): 1-23. Ogilvie, Brian. The Science of Describing. Chicago: U Chicago P, 2006. Spiller, Elizabeth. “Shakespeare and the Making of Early Modern Science: Resituating Prospero’s Art.” South Central Review 26.1&2 (Winter and Spring 2009): 24-41. Christopher S. Leslie, Ph.D. Instructor of Media, Science and Technology Studies Department of Technology, Culture and Society 5 MetroTech Center, LC 131 Polytechnic Institute of New York University Brooklyn, NY 11201