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Last updated 07/26/2014 by Jay Burlingham.

Assistant Professor, Science Communication, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Deadline: October 01 2014

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=80444

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

http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5554

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.

Professor of STS (Technology and Culture) at KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany)

Deadline: August 15 2014

http://www.academics.de/jobs/w3-professur_stiftungsprofessur_fuer_technikkulturwissenschaft_103623.html

Updated: July 26 2014

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) invites applications for a permanent position as full professor in STS (technology and culture). Please consult the official advertisement for further details:
http://www.academics.de/jobs/w3-professur_stiftungsprofessur_fuer_technikkulturwissenschaft_103623.html

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

Deadline: October 01 2014

http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/274

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

https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/10548

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.

Supervisory Museum Curator (Chair), National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Deadline: August 18 2014

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/373134900

Updated: July 23 2014

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (NMAH) is seeking an experienced scholar to serve as Curator and Chair of the Division of Medicine and Science. The incumbent will pursue his/her own research in the history of American science or medicine; collect historically significant artifacts and manage existing collections; develop and direct exhibition projects and educational programs; and lead the Division of Medicine and Science’s curatorial staff. This position is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced scholar-administrator to work with an unparalleled medical and scientific collection at one of the world’s leading museums, serving nearly 5 million visitors per year in Washington, DC.

This is a full-time, permanent, federally-funded position at the GS-14 level ($106,263 to $138,136 per year, plus substantial benefits), with promotion potential to GS-15. The position is open to all U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals. The National Museum of American History is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Duties:
· Serves as member of the Curatorial Affairs management team advising the Associate Director on long-term plans and intellectual emphases for the museum, the division, and specific exhibitions.
· Leads and manages the Division of Medicine and Science staff; develops recommendations for research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programs; and implements museum plans and priorities.
· Serves as Project Director for major exhibitions.
· Pursues his/her own research of a substantial scholarly level in history of science or medicine; writes and publishes scholarly articles, monographs, books, and various forms of digital scholarship; and is active in professional organizations.


Qualifications Required

Basic Requirements:
1. Degree in museum work; or in an applicable subject-matter field related to the position. OR
2. Combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. OR
3. Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown in #1 above.

Additional Requirements (Specialized Experience):
In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position, specialized experience is defined as researching, collecting, and exhibiting material culture related to history of American science or medicine. This experience is demonstrated through a range of research products such as scholarly articles, teaching, lectures, oral histories, archival holdings, museum collections, exhibitions, and/or public programming.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should consult the official job announcement and apply online via USAJobs.gov, Job Title: Supervisory Museum Curator (Chair), GS-1015-14, job announcement #14A-MR-299567A-DEU-NMAH. See https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/373134900. We will be accepting applications through August 18, 2014.

For questions concerning the application process, contact the museum’s personnel manager, Erika Mack-Dillaber: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); 202-633-3555. For questions about the Division of Medicine and Science and the advertised position, contact Curator and Interim Chair Deborah J. Warner: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); 202-633-3421.

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

Deadline: November 03 2014

https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00131

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

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.

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

Deadline: October 15 2014

http://apply.interfolio.com/25077

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

http://provost.utdallas.edu/facultyjobs/welcome/jobdetail/par140506

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

http://www.hass.rpi.edu/pl/2014-job-announcement-department-head-sts

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

Two Assistant Professor positions in Philosophy and Ethics, Eindhoven University of Technology

Deadline: July 31 2014

http://jobs.tue.nl/nl/job/two-positions-of-assistant-professors-in-philosophy-and-ethics-189661.html

Updated: July 14 2014

The Department of Philosophy and Ethics at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands seeks two full-time, fixed-term assistant professors with strong teaching competency in the area of applied ethics for an initial appointment of three years. Candidates will have earned a PhD in philosophy by the date of application and demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. The department has particular needs in teaching applied ethics, medical ethics, engineering ethics, and decision theory to engineering students. Fluency in English is required (the ability to teach in Dutch will be considered a strength). Since the Department strives for a better gender balance, women are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Philosophy and Ethics has a strong tradition in fundamental research in ethics and philosophy of science, as well as applied philosophy in an interdisciplinary setting. It is carried out in the dynamic environment of a cutting-edge, innovative science and technology university. For more information about the Department of Philosophy at Eindhoven see http://p-e.ieis.tue.nl/.

Eindhoven University of Technology is a leading research university in science and technology with a diverse, international faculty. Eindhoven is located in the South of the Netherlands, 90 minutes by train from Amsterdam (Airport). It has its own airport with direct flights to London and several other European cities.

For more information about the two positions see http://jobs.tue.nl/nl/job/two-positions-of-assistant-professors-in-philosophy-and-ethics-189661.html. You can apply for these positions by using the 'apply now' / 'solliciteer direct'-button on this website.

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

Deadline: September 15 2014

http://uoft.me/academicopportunities

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

http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/NAP/index.html

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

http://tinyurl.com/nnvkqmy

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

Associate Director of Research at Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, UC Berkeley

Deadline: June 30 2014

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

Updated: May 31 2014

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 July 15, 2014. This position has the working title of Associate Director of Research and 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, 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 or equivalent 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 $50,820 to $61,176 (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/JPF00440.

Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your 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.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

Initial review date is June 30, 2014. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration. However, the position will be opened until filled. Please address inquires to Director Massimo Mazzotti, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, University of California Berkeley, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.