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Permanent and temporary professional positions.

Assistant Professor, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

Deadline: October 01 2015

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 of science, to begin July 1, 2016. In addition to contributing to the graduate program, the successful candidate will ...

One-year, full-time position in Social Context of Technology and Science, James Madison University

Deadline: July 13 2015

James Madison University's Department of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) invites applications for a one-year, full-time position focusing on the social context of technology and science. We seek a colleague who is interested in joining an innovative, interdisciplinary technology and ...

Associate Scientist, California Ocean Science Trust

Deadline: July 13 2015

The California Ocean Science Trust ( is a non-profit boundary organization established by the state of California. We work across the traditional boundaries between government, science, and communities to build trust and understanding in ocean and coastal science. ...

Assistant/Associate Professor in Agricultural and Life Science Communication, Purdue University

Appointment: Academic year appointment (10-month) at the level of assistant or associate professor; tenure-track position (primary teaching appointment; minority research appointment).

Position Description: The successful candidate will develop an internationally recognized program as a faculty ...

Research Scientist, Ethics of precision medicine for the brain, Perelman School of Medicine, UPenn

The Penn Project on Precision Medicine for the Brain (P3MB) in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine seeks a research scientist to join a multi-disciplinary team studying the ethical and policy challenges raised by ...

Faculty Position, Science & Tech Innovation Policy, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Founded in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world renowned international research university in Asia’s most vibrant city. The University comprises more than 500 faculty members whose research ranges from science to engineering, business, humanities and ...

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

Deadline: November 03 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 ...

Assistant Professor in the History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology

Deadline: October 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 ...

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

Deadline: September 22 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 ...