Permanent and temporary professional positions.
Last updated 03/04/2014 by Jay Burlingham.
Lecturer, Critical & Creative Thinking, University of Massachusetts Boston
Updated: March 04 2014
Half-time lectureship in Critical & Creative Thinking (CCT) graduate program and the Science in a Changing World track for a person with ability to teach online and blended courses that span psychology, conceptual development in math and science, and research and writing for mid-career professionals around reflective practice and CCT in general. More details: http://bit.ly/CCTjob
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The position could increase to full-time with additional teaching options if a proposed doctoral program in Creative and Transformative Education gets approved or if CCT student numbers increase. This possibility, of course, can't be committed to in the position description or initial appointment.
Temporary 5-year appt as Lecturer (above the bar), UCD School of Information and Library Studies
Deadline: March 31 2014
Updated: March 04 2014
Applicants are invited for a temporary 5-year appointment as Lecturer (above the bar) in Information, UCD School of Information and Library Studies.
The successful candidate(s) will contribute significantly to the quality expansion of research in one or more of the following areas: digital curation, visualization / information design, informatisation of social/ organisational processes, information architecture, information systems design, related topics regarding the interplay of people, information, technology and social structures; and to participate effectively in the School’s educational programmes.
Note: Ideally, applicants will have completed a PhD in Information and Library Science or related discipline. Candidates who do not yet have a PhD in information and library science or related discipline but will have obtained this degree by the date of appointment may be considered.
2013 (2010) Lecturer (ATB) Salary Scale: €50,807 - €76,936 per annum
2013 (2011) Lecturer (ATB) Salary Scale: €45,726 - €69,275 per annum *
* Subject to all new entrants to public sector as of 01 January 2011
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines
Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies.
Closing date: 23.30hrs on Monday 31st March 2014 (GMT)
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 11:30pm on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in History of Science and Technology Policy, University of Ottawa
Deadline: March 31 2014
Updated: March 04 2014
The University of Ottawa and its Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in history of science and technology policy. Preference will be given to researchers working on innovation and Canadian policies in a global context from an historical perspective. The aim of the ISSP is to be the leading institute in Canada for research, teaching and knowledge transfer in the area of science, society and policy, and a major contributor to international dialogue, particularly on the topic of emerging technologies. The chairholder will assume a leadership role and contribute to capacity building at the ISSP.
Tier 2 CRCs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, please consult the following webpage: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#nominees.
Required Qualifications: A PhD in History or equivalent, superior achievement in the CRC’s identified area(s), a commitment to teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, excellent communication skills in either English or French with a passive knowledge of the other official language.
Rank and salary: Regular academic tenure-track appointment in the relevant Faculty.
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Application Package: Interested scholars are invited to submit an application consisting of the following:
• A cover letter;
• An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
• A research plan demonstrating the applicant’s strong commitment to research excellence, with details on how this research plan will mesh with the goals of the ISSP;
• A statement of teaching interests; and
• The names and email addresses of three people who may be contacted by the university for letters of reference.
The position will remain open until filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The application package should be sent by post, courier or email (a single PDF file is preferred, documents in Word format will also be accepted), to this address:
Dr. Mona Nemer, Vice-President, Research
University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland, room 246
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5
Phone: 613-562-5270 / Fax: 613-562-5271
Equity is a University of Ottawa policy: women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Canada Research Chairs Program imposes no restrictions on nominees with regard to nationality or country of residence. Procedures to allow non-Canadian chair holders to work in Canada have been established by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
The University of Ottawa is justly proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting. In certain cases, professors must have the ability to teach in both official languages to be granted tenure.
Tenure-track Assistant or junior Associate Professor in the History of Medicine, Yale University
Deadline: April 01 2014
Updated: March 04 2014
Full Professorship, Economics & Governance of Tech Innovation, Eindhoven University of Technology
Deadline: April 20 2014
Updated: March 04 2014
The School of Innovation Sciences at the Eindhoven University of Technology invites candidates for a full-time and tenured position in Economics and Governance of Technological Innovation at the full professor level (preferably as of September 2014). Scholars with an interest in evolutionary economics, institutional economics, environmental economics and sustainability transitions are particularly encouraged to apply.
Full Professorship in History of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology
Deadline: March 09 2014
Updated: February 15 2014
The School of Innovation Sciences at the Eindhoven University of Technology invites candidates for a full-time and tenured position in the History of Technology at the full professor level (preferably as of September 2014). Scholars with an interest in the intersection of history of technology with sustainable transition studies and innovation studies are particularly encouraged to apply.
Senior Lecturer/Admin Director, Collection of Hist Sci Instruments, Harvard
Updated: December 16 2010
The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments is the oldest and most extensive university-based collection of its type in the United States, holding some 20,000 instruments dating from the 17th century to the present. As part of the Department of History of Science, the Collection is at the cross-roads of new forms of scholarship in the study of material culture, and a major site for interdisciplinary work connecting the instruments to work in the sciences and humanities, from music, computation, and navigation to particle physics, chemistry, physiology, and psychology. As Senior Lecturer, the person occupying this position will work closely with students and faculty from the Department as well as other units inside the university to mount short and long-term exhibitions; he or she will have half-time teaching obligations and will work closely with the Faculty Director of the CHSI.
There are opportunities to develop courses in history of science. As Administrative Director, the person taking this job will be responsible for the fiscal and staff oversight of the collection, which includes management of budgets, internal controls, data reporting, staff appointments, payroll, and workflow.
Requires a PhD and at least 3 years experience with exhibitions, visual media, virtual and material collections. Demonstrated administrative and managerial experience.
NSF Senior Analyst, Science & Engineering Indicators Program
Updated: January 28 2010
For more information about SRS programs, including the Science and Engineering Indicators Program, please go to the website at http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=SRS.
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* Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment. Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment with a Federal agency include employees of state and local government agencies or institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, and other eligible organizations in instances where such assignments would be of mutual benefit to the organizations involved. The individual remains an employee of the home institution, and NSF provides funding toward the assignee’s salary and benefits.
April 21 2014 to April 27 2014 | Paris
Deadline: August 28 2013
Updated: October 06 2013
Panel 10: Shakespeare and Natural History
As a part of the conference , this panel seeks to extend our understanding of how Shakespeare’s time was teeming with would come to be known as natural history. Today, 450 years after Shakespeare’s birth, we are the beneficiaries of more than just the poetry of the era. Shakespeare’s recognition of and interaction with the community of natural historians demonstrates the importance he and others of his time placed on this new field. At the same time we honor the legacy of his literary engagement, so too can we consider the impact that his generation had on the imminent scientific revolution and the interaction among science, literature and society that would follow.
A change in discourse is seen in the classification of strange beings around the time of Shakespeare’s birth, as documented by Lorraine Daston and Katharine Park. Elizabeth Spiller has extended this phenomenon to her analysis of The Tempest, explaining the connection to the unique characters in the play. Before the modern period, curious beings were appreciated as rare events. Wonders in the medieval period were collected but not organized; they were, as Daston and Park characterize them, not museums but thesaurus. By the early sixteenth century, groups of naturalists engaged in a collective enterprise to distinguish the inhabitants of the natural world, which had recently become larger with the discovery of varieties of plants and animals in the new world. Thus, as described by Brian Ogilvie, an international community arose to ponder the legends, reports, and evidence of nature. The information that arose from a network of sailors, farmers, and merchants provided information to scholars, who then compared the reports with information from the ancients and published their own analyses. Starting shortly before Shakespeare’s birth in 1564, as described by Ogilvie, an international community arose to ponder the legends, reports, and evidence of the natural world as exact, historical facts.
By 1590, as noticed by Ogilvie, the descriptive techniques used by the naturalists in Shakespeare’s time depended upon “a system of differences” – having a goal of helping other naturalists find continuity in the natural world and distinguish types from each other, rather than recreating a plant or animal as unique objects for contemplation. In the plays, certainly, we see characters who display this ethic, which should contribute to our understanding of their character. This fomenting discipline of natural history was part of the environment into which Shakespeare was born and began his work. Some of the authorities consulted by Shakespeare are natural histories, like the catalogs of plant and animal life that became popular in his century. Some plays, like The Tempest, draw heavily upon the discourse about monsters in his lifetime; others are more subtly flavored with botanical knowledge. Astrology - a practice that led individuals to observe the heavens and became more mathematical in Shakespeare’s day - figures in the texts, and the communities of correspondents and travelers in which natural historians played a part are in evidence as well. A special double issue of South Central Review attempted to rectify the “relative neglect” of the works of Shakespeare in the history of science, even at the same time it noticed a long tradition of considering the intersection of these themes in his work. What is more, as suggested by Carla Mazzio, today more so than in the Renaissance, the arts and science are “interanimated” (11). This panel will be an opportunity to build on this study of the characters, settings, and allusions in Shakespeare’s work to help us understand the echoes, controversies, and premonitions of the natural historian in his work.
For this panel, I am seeking a multidisciplinary group of Shakespeare scholars, Renaissance literature experts, historians of science, and classicists to engage the theme of Shakespeare and science along broad lines. For instance: 1. What echoes or foreshadowings of the new natural history are found in Shakespeare’s work? What classical or contemporary scientific texts are particularly important for Shakespeare scholars? Which plays, poems, or even characters lead themselves to our greater understanding of the discipline? 2. How do Shakespeare’s gestures toward natural history differ from the way the practice develops? In particular, what does the way he engaged with sources tell us about the practitioners of and assumptions about early modern science? To what extent is Shakespeare supporting this new discipline? Is it fair to call Shakespeare a natural historian? A popularizer of science? 3. In what way do the communities that Shakespeare depicts reflect the mobility exploited by natural historians or provide contrasting examples from earlier times? Can a better knowledge of particular fields, such Renaissance findings in botany/zoology, anatomy/medicine/pharmacology, astronomy/alchemy, or geology/geography/cartography, provide us with a richer understanding of Shakespeare’s work? Which key figures or texts from these disciplines should be as well known as Plutarch’s Lives or Holinshed’s Chronicles to Shakespeare scholars? 4. How can the evidence of natural history in Shakespeare help us better understand the interaction between science and literature in general? Does it offer us evidence of the social construction of scientific knowledge? Proposals for papers that address these or related topics are welcome. Proposers are encouraged to review the relevant articles in the Winter and Spring 2009 issue of South Central Review, in addition to the bibliographic notes about the contributors in Carla Mazzio’s editorial introduction to the special edition, before submitting.