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Last updated 01/16/2015 by Jay Burlingham.

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialists, University of California, Berkeley

http://apptrkr.com/565031

Updated: January 16 2015

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management seeks academics to apply as an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist to conduct applied research and outreach in each of the following areas: Forest Health; Rangeland Planning & Policy; and Water Resources & Climate Change Adaptation. These are full time career-track research and outreach positions (http://ucanr.edu/About_ANR/What_is_ANR/). The expected start date is July 1, 2015.

For more information, including required qualifications and application materials, go to:
http://apptrkr.com/565031 for Forest Health
http://apptrkr.com/566152 for Rangeland Planning & Policy
http://apptrkr.com/566153 for Water Resources & Climate Change Adaptation

The next review date is January 12, 2015 for the Forest Health and Rangeland Planning & Policy positions. The next review date for the Water Resources & Climate Change Adaptation position is December 23, 2014. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to the review dates; these positions will remain open until filled. Please direct questions to espm_recruit@berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Academic Coordinator, Science Studies/History of Science CSTMS, University of California Berkeley

Deadline: January 21 2015

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00440

Updated: January 14 2015

The Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (CSTMS) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for an Academic Coordinator I in the area of science studies / history of science, at 75% with an anticipated start date of March 1, 2015. This is a one year position eligible for extension.

The mission of the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (CSTMS) is to advance research and teaching on the intersections of science and society. It creates venues for interdepartmental collaboration, faculty-originated initiatives, and topical research units. It also supports development at both the undergraduate and graduate level, though it is not in itself a degree-granting program. The Center disseminates research findings via public outreach, an online presence, and publications. The intellectual foundations of the Center are the History of Science and Technology, Science and Technology Studies, and the Medical Humanities.

The Academic Coordinator’s (AC) position is designed specifically to collaborate and coordinate with the Center’s Director and the Steering Committee to realize Center’s mission through four main duties:
1. Maintaining a cohesive identity for CSTMS, including physical and virtual representations. This includes representing the Center among several University departments, affiliated academic, governmental, and private institutions, as well as professional societies, and the public.
2. Building and maintaining a vibrant intellectual program for the CSTMS community, including colloquia and working groups.
3. Grant-writing, which entails developing longer-term visions for CSTMS’s institutionalization and intellectual trajectory.
4. Building research programs that capitalize on the AC’s own interests, including being a Co-PI on grants and co-author on publications with other members of the CSTMS community.

The AC stays abreast of emerging and future trends in global Science and Technology Studies (STS) and History of Science and Technology (HST) scholarship, and leveraging the intellectual resources of the Center to make it an active contributor to that conversation. In addition, the AC is expected to be conversant in a wide range of disciplines, from engineering to anthropology to history to rhetoric. In making the Center a home for research and learning, the most successful programs the AC runs will be the ones that have resonance across disciplines. Currently, there are several projects the Center runs: Science and Technology Governance; The Cloud and the Crowd; Nuclear Futures; and Gender and Science. It is expected that the AC will work both to sustain these and develop new projects of a similarly diverse nature.

Basic/Minimum Qualifications required at time of application: 
• PhD in Science and Technology Studies or a related field.

Additional Required Qualifications:
• Experience writing grant proposals.
• At least one semester’s experience developing and running an academic speaker series or a conference.
• A capacity to develop long term visions, including concrete 3-to-5 year plans for fundraising and academic output.

Preferred Qualifications:
• One year experience in institution-building, e.g., developing institutional linkages and forging consensus.
• Experience in web design.

Salary range for this 75% position is $52,344 to $63,012 (full-time annual rate), plus benefits, commensurate with training and experience. To apply, include your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae (required), a statement of purpose cover letter (required), a statement about the range of ways the candidate might encourage further STS, History of Science, and Medical Humanities development at Berkeley, and a list of 3-4 professional references (required) to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/

Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting you references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

The next review date is January 21, 2015. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration. However, the position will be opened until filled. Previous applicants need not reapply for this position. Please address inquires to Director Massimo Mazzotti, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, University of California Berkeley, mazzotti@berkeley.edu.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

The University is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Innovation and Global Development, Arizona State University

Deadline: February 06 2015

Updated: January 06 2015

Open Rank Faculty Position (JOB#11506)
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Innovation and Global Development
Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-eligible faculty position focused on innovation and global development policies and practices. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date is August 2015. The appointment will reside in the newly-created School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) with strong interdisciplinary ties to other ASU units including the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independently funded and highly collaborative research program; teach and mentor students; participate in professional and university service, and engage stakeholders. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to share responsibility for developing a planned research center devoted to imagining and exploring socio-technical responses to international development challenges, especially through understanding how innovations emerge, how they diffuse across society, and what impacts those responses have on policies and practices for building pathways to sustainability. This center will investigate these questions through such areas as innovation for food systems, water and sanitation, resource management, energy access, transport, public health, and information, and communication systems; and will also emphasize public engagement in conducting these projects.

The successful candidate will have significant demonstrated policy-relevant practical or research experience, or demonstrated practitioner experience in the fields of innovation and global development commensurate with a tenure-eligible appointment.

Desired qualifications include: a Ph.D. or terminal degree by the time of appointment in social science, global development, natural sciences, engineering, or related interdisciplinary field; demonstrated experience or potential to apply a systems approach toward multiple empirical interests relevant to the position; a research focus on East Africa, South Asia, Latin America and/or China; a record of successful extra-mural funding, publication, teaching and mentoring, and/or engagement commensurate with rank.

As the newest element of ASU’s approach to building “the New American University” (http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/), the SFIS will provide robust opportunities for intellectual fusion, use-inspired research, and global engagement via ongoing projects and centers. SFIS hosts a variety of graduate degrees including a Ph.D. in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, and a Master of Science degree in Global Technology and Development. The planned research center will be part of the CSPO (http://www.cspo.org) - consistently ranked one of the top science and technology policy think tanks in the world – and will collaborate with ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability, the Decision Center for a Desert City, and The STEPS Centre at the University of Sussex.

To apply, please submit: 1) a detailed cover letter that includes a description of the applicant's research interests and experience; 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; and 3) the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF document to cspo@asu.edu. Review of applications will begin February 6, 2015; if not filled, a review will occur every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity (see ASU’s Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Nonretaliation Policy at http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html). All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law (see ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Director in the Science, Technology and Society Program

Deadline: February 09 2015

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/386247400

Updated: January 06 2015

The National Science Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate for a Program Director in Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program position within the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES Division), within the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences (SBE Directorate), Arlington, VA. The position also includes managing the cross-directorate Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) program.

The Division of Social and Economic Sciences seeks to enhance our understanding of individual, social and organizational behavior by creating and sustaining social science infrastructure, by supporting disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that advances knowledge in the social and economic sciences and by facilitating community building among scientists of all types. More information about SES programs can be found here: http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?org=SES

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program:

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) Program:

The goal of the CCE STEM program is to support research that addresses the formation of ethical STEM students, faculty, and researchers at all levels, through a variety of means beyond conventional classroom instruction. CCE STEM research proposals investigate such critical questions as, "What constitutes effective ethics education and which cultural and institutional contexts promote effectiveness and why?"

For more information, see: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/386247400

Assistant or Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, University of Virginia

Deadline: February 15 2015

https://jobs.virginia.edu

Updated: December 19 2014

Assistant or Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Department of Engineering and Society (E&S), School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), University of Virginia. The Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) in the Department of Engineering and Society ( http://www.eands.virginia.edu/eands/) is seeking an outstanding scholar who studies science, technology, and engineering. Applicants should be from the History of Technology, Science, Technology, and Society, or other humanistic/social science fields concentrating on understanding technology. Research specialties could include the design of sociotechnical systems, innovation and entrepreneurship, future studies, engineering leadership, the environment and sustainability, big data, or the social dynamics of the professions, among other topics.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, since STS teaches across the core curriculum for undergraduate engineers. Instruction in writing and other communications skills is one key concern in that coursework. The hire will play a prominent role in the programs that E&S provides to SEAS (such as the undergraduate thesis, engineering business, or the policy internship) as well as building connections to other departments in the Engineering School and the University.

We welcome candidates who have recently received their doctorates (must have degree in hand at the time of application) as well as those with more teaching or research experience. The position is tenure-track, and candidates who have reached the rank of associate professor will be considered for tenure at the start of their appointment. The salary is commensurate to experience and will commence Fall 2015.

Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining both research interests and their approaches to teaching in the STS curriculum at SEAS. Applicants should also provide a curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and contact information of three references. Send all materials to https://jobs.virginia.edu under Posting Number 0615564. We will begin reviewing applications on 15 February 2015 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to developing diversity in faculty and welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Vanessa P. Pace, Administrative Assistant
University of Virginia
Department of Engineering and Society
P.O. Box 400744, A237 Thornton Hall
351 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4744
Phone: 434-924-3425
Fax: 434-924-4306

Two-Year Research Position at CSEP, Illinois Institute of Technology

Deadline: January 31 2015

http://cseplibrary.blogspot.com/2014/11/two-year-research-position.html

Updated: November 25 2014

Illinois Institute of Technology’s Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) invites applications for a two-year research position beginning in Fall 2015. The position is for a post-doctoral researcher or a Ph.D. student who has strong research interests in philosophical and ethical issues in neuroscience. The Ph.D. student must have finished his or her course work and have a Master’s degree or an equivalent. He or she will work within the two-year research project “Neuroethics – on the interplay between neuroscience and ethics” funded by the Swiss Cogito Foundation. The research project investigates philosophical and ethical implications of neuroscientific research. It focuses on the question of how far neuroscientific research results can serve as an adequate basis for arguments concerning moral judgment and ethical theory. Given the interdisciplinary character of the project, we especially welcome candidates with a research specialty both in philosophy/ethics and neuroscience. The salary is $39,000 per calendar year plus benefits.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to ehildt@iit.edu . Inquiries may be directed to Elisabeth Hildt, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3241 S Federal Street, Chicago, IL 60616.
Email: ehildt@iit.edu.

Deadline: January 31, 2015.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. It actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans and other underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

Science and Justice Research Center: Assistant Director of Research and Academic Programs

Deadline: November 03 2014

https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00179

Updated: October 14 2014

The Science and Justice Research Center (SJRC) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Research and Academic Programs (AD). The SJRC, brings together faculty and graduate students from across all divisions of the University to address contemporary problems that entangle questions of science and knowledge with those of ethics and justice. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to SJRC’s efforts to foster a new domain of research and teaching in science and justice. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include biodata and society, biotechnology and the environment, environmental modeling and environmental politics, technoscience and difference, and sustainability. The AD will: 1) develop the Center’s research profile through grant-writing and building research programs that reflect the Center’s research foci; 2) develop the Center’s public profile; 3) develop and teach up to two classes per academic year; 4) develop collaborations with researchers and affiliated Centers and Institutes both on and off-campus; 5) expand the Science and Justice Broader Impacts Initiative to a campus-wide program. The AD will hold two university appointments. The primary appointment will be as a coordinator at 100% (fiscal year basis). When teaching, the coordinator appointment will be reduced and a lecturer position will be added (lecturer appointment usually 37.5% for a five unit course). At no time will the appointment drop below 100%. For more information visit: http://scijust.ucsc.edu/.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or foreign equivalent degree in Science and Technology Studies or closely allied field. Demonstrated record of research, teaching, and grant writing in higher education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience in institution-building e.g. developing institutional linkages and forging consensus; capacity to develop long term visions including three year plans for fundraising and academic output; training in a field of science or engineering; demonstration of interdisciplinary collaboration; demonstration of national and international leadership potential; experience in web design and university administrative work can be addressed in the letter of application.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open Sep 15, 2014 through Jun 30, 2015
Next review date: November 3rd, 2014
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee
Note: If an Initial Review Date is given, you must complete your application by that date to ensure full consideration.

Assistant Professor in the History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology

Deadline: October 15 2014

http://rhetoric.berkeley.edu/news/news-item/2014-09-13/position-assistant-professor-in-the-history-and-rhetoric-of-science-and-t

Updated: September 15 2014

Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology, for an expected start date of July 1, 2015. At the time of application, applicants must either have a Ph.D. or equivalent, or be near completion of a Ph.D. dissertation or equivalent. A completed Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the start of employment. Additional qualifications include evidence of strong research agenda and excellent scholarly potential, research and teaching that complement existing strengths in the Department, and the ability to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should demonstrate broad competence in the history and theory of science and technology. Area of specialization and period are open. The Department is interested in candidates whose research and teaching include comparative and non-western dimensions. Candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than thirty pages, and three letters of recommendation. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those whose letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the U.C. Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
All application materials should be uploaded to the secure search portal at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00485. Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2014. Questions pertaining to the application process can be directed to rhetoric_search@berkeley.edu.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. The University is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents (see http://calcierge.berkeley.edu for details). The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching and research.

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

Deadline: September 22 2014

http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1205295/65773?iso=no

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.