Permanent and temporary professional positions.
Last updated 12/19/2014 by Jay Burlingham.
Assistant or Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, University of Virginia
Deadline: February 15 2015
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
Two-Year Research Position at CSEP, Illinois Institute of Technology
Deadline: January 31 2015
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 email@example.com . 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.
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.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at El Paso
Updated: November 13 2014
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso is seeking an Assistant Professor of Sociology with research specializations in education, work/occupations, sociology of science, or medicine, with a focus on social inequalities. We seek a scholar with an interest in underrepresented minorities and women in higher education, the training and retention of health scientists and professionals, academic research careers, or professional and workplace diversity issues. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers undergraduate majors and minors in Sociology and Anthropology and a MA degree in Sociology.
The new hire will be expected to synergize with UTEP’s new National Institutes of Health-funded BUILDing SCHOLARS (Building Undergraduate Infrastructure Leading to Diversity: Southwest Consortium of Health-Oriented education Leaders And Research Scholars) Center. The Center will train the next generation of biomedical and socio-behavioral scientists and engineers from underrepresented groups for careers in health research. The Center will address the needs of undergraduate students in the Southwestern US through a multi-institution consortium which includes colleges and universities in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.
Responsibilities include teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs, mentoring students in research, and maintaining an active research program, which includes developing research related to NIH’s BUILD initiative (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-13-016.html) and UTEP’s BUILDing SCHOLARS Center more specifically.
About UTEP & El Paso: Celebrating its Centennial year in 2014, The University of Texas at El Paso is the second oldest academic institution in The University of Texas System. UTEP is the only national research university with a Mexican-American majority student body and is second among all continental U.S. colleges and universities in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics. The University enrolls 23,000 students and employs more than 3,000 faculty and staff. The University’s rapidly growing research portfolio in the sciences, engineering, health fields, and other areas brings in more than $83 million per year, ranking UTEP fourth in federal research expenditures among the public universities in Texas. With a 2013 and 2014 ranking by Washington Monthly magazine as one of the top 10 universities in the nation – and #1 for promoting social mobility among its graduates – UTEP is well on its way to becoming the first national research university with a 21st-century student demographic. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website: www.utep.edu.
El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It is the safest large city in the United States. Sheltered by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it the nation’s leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest city in the United States.
Required Qualifications: Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Sociology by the start date, with demonstrated success in research and an interest in teaching and mentoring students. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Appointment Date and Salary: Anticipated appointment date is fall 2015. Salary will be competitive for rank. The position comes with an attractive start-up package, funded through UTEP’s NIH BUILDing SCHOLARS Center.
Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please submit as separate documents (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita, (3) evidence of teaching proficiency and (4) one sample of scholarly work to Sara Grineski (firstname.lastname@example.org). (5) Three letters of reference should be sent to Sara Grineski (email@example.com) under separate cover.
For questions or more information, contact: Sara Grineski, Associate Professor of Sociology, BUILDing SCHOLARS Research Enrichment Core Director, and Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.
Science, Technology, and Society instructors, Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey
Updated: November 13 2014
Full-time instructors are sought to teach the course Science, Technology, and Society, and possibly other related courses in the Faculty of Engineering at Bilkent University in Ankara. The course is required of all engineering majors and is taken by over 500 students each year. It covers a breadth of topics such as: ethics in engineering, history and philosophy of science and technology, political positions and science and technology issues, science and religion, energy, ecology, population, health and technology, intellectual property, technological disasters, responsibilities of scientists and engineers, technology and the democratic process, historical and contemporary critical attitudes towards technology; information technology and its consequences: work, the structure of organizations and society, economics, security, privacy, reliability, and social control, effects on human psychology and social relationships.
Prospective instructors should be prepared to cover and review such subjects at a level suitable for a breadth course. Candidates with different backgrounds will be considered. A degree in engineering is highly desirable.
Bilkent University is among the top 100 universities in 2013, worldwide, for engineering and technology, according to Times Higher Education rankings. The medium of instruction is English. Each application should include a resume and the names and addresses of three or more individuals who will provide letters of recommendation.
Please send all nominations and applications to:
Professor Levent Onural, Dean of Engineering
Bilkent, Ankara TR-06800, Turkey
Information about the university and the Faculty of Engineering and Bilkent University can be found at http://mf.bilkent.edu.tr/ and http://www.bilkent.edu.tr .
Asst/Assoc Prof, Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington
Deadline: January 15 2015
Updated: November 12 2014
The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington seeks a top caliber researcher and teacher to join our growing and dynamic department in 2015. We are most interested in candidates whose research is outstanding in quality and originality. The specialty of the position is open, though we particularly encourage applications in the areas of Human-Centered Engineering, Human-Centered Computing, Product Design, Research-through-Design, Science & Technologies Studies, Infrastructure Studies, and Tangible & Embodied Interaction. We are also interested in candidates who engage critically with theory in their research.
Our department has a core interest in research-based approaches to design that place people at the center of activity. HCDE is an interdisciplinary community that incorporates a range of research traditions. More information about our department can be found at http://hcde.washington.edu.
We will consider candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds who use innovative methodological and theoretical approaches to address current challenges in human-centered design and engineering. We expect our new colleagues to be engaged with emerging research trends in their area(s) of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop a substantial program of research including peer-reviewed publications and external funding. Candidates should show evidence of strong promise in teaching as well as scholarship.
The department is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position (9-month service period), although an appointment may be made at the rank of Associate Professor if circumstances and qualifications warrant. Applicants must have an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent by the date of appointment.
HCDE offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and will supervise doctoral dissertations. The yearly teaching load is three courses (one per quarter) plus supervision of research groups. Teaching opportunities will be based on our current course offerings and the individual’s areas of scholarly expertise. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty conducting interdisciplinary research in human-computer interaction and the design of sociotechnical systems. Current faculty research includes work in infrastructure studies, human-computer interaction, research through design, health and behavior change, visualization, computer-supported cooperative work, crowdsourcing, computer-mediated communication, ICTD, engineering design, scientific collaboration, emerging communication technologies, and engineering education. The department is the home of dynamic, collaborative faculty labs, and faculty members regularly collaborate with colleagues in Computer Science and Engineering, the Information School, and the School of Art. Faculty members also routinely engage in research projects with affiliates from the region’s noted high-tech industry. Seattle is home to many prominent technology companies, along with a robust startup and global health community.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.
Appointment begins in Autumn 2015. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015.
To apply, send (1) a letter of application, (2) current c.v., (3) statement of research and teaching goals, and (4) and at least three letters of recommendation. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Julie Kientz, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
Inquiries: Robin Donovan: firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Kientz: email@example.com.
Science and Justice Research Center: Assistant Director of Research and Academic Programs
Deadline: November 03 2014
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.
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.
Tenure-track position (Asst/Assoc Professor), Science and Technology Studies, York University
Deadline: December 31 2014
Updated: October 12 2014
The Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), Faculty of Science, York University invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Technology Studies at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2015. The position will focus on contemporary issues related to technology, and will complement the Department’s existing strengths in history of science and technology. Areas of specialization may include: law and regulatory practices, political economy, sociology of technology, anthropology of technology, or cognate fields in STS. Candidates must have a PhD in Science and Technology Studies, or in a related field, and should show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and in scholarly research and publication. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in STS, in addition to teaching in the Natural Science general education curriculum. The candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Dec. 31, 2014. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and three current letters of reference (at least one letter should address teaching) should be sent to:
Science and Technology Studies Search Committee 218 Norman Bethune College
4700 Keele St.
Canada M3J 1P3
All positions at York University are subject to final budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Assistant Professor in the History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology
Deadline: October 15 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
R. Mark Lubbers Chair in the History of Science, Department of History at Purdue University
Deadline: January 05 2015
Updated: September 12 2014
The Department of History at Purdue University seeks nominations and applications for the R. Mark Lubbers Chair in the History of Science. Scholars with a Ph.D. in history or the history of science and the rank of full professor, a strong publication record and research agenda as well as exemplary teaching experience are encouraged to apply. The area of specialization and time period are open. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of science, provide leadership for program development in the history of science, medicine, and technology, and contribute to the intellectual life of the department, College of Liberal Arts, and Purdue University.
Send letters of nomination and applications to: R. Douglas Hurt, Head, Department of History, University Hall, 672 University Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907. Inquiries should be directed by email to email@example.com or by phone to 765-494-4123.
The initial review of applications will begin on January 5, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Joint Tenure Track Appointment in Critical Development Studies, McGill University
Deadline: November 15 2014
Updated: September 12 2014
The Department of Anthropology and the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) at McGill University invites applications for a jointly appointed Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Critical Development, with a disciplinary focus in Anthropology, effective August 1, 2015. We are seeking candidates with conceptually informed ethnographic projects whose work is centrally concerned with the critical exploration of development, broadly defined. The successful candidate will bring anthropological insights to timely issues concerning development in ways that also speak to and illuminate foundational anthropological concerns. We are interested in candidates who explore the ethnography of everyday life in the face of larger global processes and power relations. Theoretical and geographical areas are open. Areas of research may include (but are not limited to): development rationalities, norms, and temporalities; technologies and techniques of development; bureaucratic, market, and governmental logics; global political economy; urbanization; human rights/humanitarianism; gender; violence; environmental and ecological degradation; economic and political collapse; structural inequalities. Competitive applicants must have outstanding records of teaching and research and demonstrate high potential for developing strong research programs supported by external funding. Successful candidates will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate theory courses, develop courses at all levels in their areas of specialization, and exhibit a commitment to service in both units and the university. Candidates should have already completed the PhD or be very near completion.
McGill University is centrally located between the mountain park and downtown in Montreal, which is a safe, culturally diverse, cosmopolitan and bilingual (French/English) city, with a high quality of cultural life and publically funded health care. McGill is an international and research intensive University, with an exceptionally able undergraduate and graduate student body, which enjoys collegial governance, extensive employee benefits (health, dental, life insurance and pension) and co-operative research and teaching ties with other Montreal universities.
McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is an English language institution, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.
Review of applications will begin by November 15, 2014, but applications submitted up to January 15, 2015 will be considered. Applicants must fill out the online application form at [http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4555] and upload a cover letter addressing the candidate’s research interests and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and contact information for three referees. For further information, please consult the following websites: for the Department of Anthropology (http://www.mcgill.ca/anthropology) and for the Institute for the Study of International Development (http://www.mcgill.ca/isid). Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Professor in Digital Humanities, Rutgers University
Deadline: December 31 2014
Updated: September 12 2014
Closes: Dec 31, 2014 at midnight Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours)
The School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University invites applications for a tenured faculty position in Digital Humanities at the rank of Associate Professor. With this appointment, Rutgers University seeks to build on a successful Digital Humanities initiative led by a core group of faculty drawn from a range of Humanities disciplines including English, History, American Studies, Comparative Literature, French, and Women's and Gender Studies. We encourage applications from scholars trained in any of the humanistic disciplines. The successful applicant will have a tenure home in the appropriate SAS department but will also work with faculty and students from across the university to develop research and instruction in the Digital Humanities, media, and culture.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a relevant field and a record of effective teaching and innovative research that reaches across the divide between conventional and digital approaches. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach in his or her home department and also contribute leadership to the university-wide DH initiative: supervising postdoctoral fellows, helping to train graduate students in digital methods, developing an undergraduate curriculum, and coordinating faculty-led initiatives with the University Libraries’ Digital Humanities working group.
Applicants should submit a letter of inquiry addressed to Professor Meredith McGill, Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative, a current curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a sample of recent scholarship through the Interfolio portal. Review of applications will begin on November 1st and will continue until the position is filled.
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.