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Last updated 10/17/2014 by Jay Burlingham.

Assistant Professor, Digital Media and Visual Culture, UC Davis

Deadline: November 01 2014


Updated: October 17 2014

The University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in digital media and visual culture. The appointee will join a growing interdisciplinary team of researchers engaged in collaborative work on media ecologies and digital humanities. Applicants should have expertise in digital media as well as film and other visual media. Specialization in documentary media and/or big data analysis is especially desired. A Ph.D. in Media Studies, Film Studies, English, Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Studies, or a related field with a strong emphasis on media technologies, digital humanities, and visual culture should be completed by September 21, 2015. Evidence of excellence in scholarship is required. Experience working in a collaborative environment is desired. Applicants should demonstrate clear commitment to undergraduate education and the promise of excellent teaching at the graduate level. Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their own areas of specialization, as well as survey courses for the program in Cinema and Technocultural Studies. Appointment will be in Cinema and Technocultural Studies with possible cross-appointment in English, Computer Science, or Science and Technology Studies, depending on the background of the successful applicant.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for four references, and a writing sample through the online application form: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00374. For full consideration applications should be received by November 1, 2014.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

Assistant Professor, Game Studies and Critical Game Making, UC Davis

Deadline: November 01 2014


Updated: October 17 2014

The University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in game studies and critical game making. The appointee will join a growing interdisciplinary team of researchers engaged in collaborative work on media ecologies and digital humanities. Expertise in game studies and/or game making, evidence of excellence in research, a clear commitment to undergraduate education, and the promise of outstanding teaching at the graduate level are required. Applicants should have theoretical and practical knowledge of game design tools and methods, as well as a strong scholarly profile in theories of gaming, game design, mobile technologies, media archeology, physical computing, or digital art. Experience working in a collaborative environment and/or combining humanities research with critical making is strongly desired. Applicants should be fluent in the material platforms, software processes, and tools involved in producing digital games. Knowledge of media history and cultural theory would be an asset. Appointment will be in one or more of the following departments depending on the candidate’s background: Cinema and Technocultural Studies, Computer Science, Design, English, or Science and Technology Studies. Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their own field, in addition to teaching survey courses in the department(s) of appointment. The ability to teach contemporary media theory, cultural theory, science studies, and/or philosophy through practice-based studio classes is desired but not required. A Ph.D. in either Media Studies, English, Computer Science, Design, Media Arts, Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, or a related field with a strong emphasis on digital humanities, digital cultures, or computer games should be completed by September 21, 2015.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, links to online portfolio or examples of media work, contact information for four references, and a writing sample through the online application form: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00375. For full consideration applications should be received by November 1, 2014.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

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.

3 positions in Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University

Deadline: November 01 2014


Updated: October 12 2014

The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University seeks to hire for three faculty members in the areas of Computation and Communication; Media Studies; and Organizations and Networks. Candidates should apply for only one of these positions. The appointments will begin on September 1, 2015. The successful candidates will be expected to publish innovative research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and perform professional service commensurate with rank. The successful candidates will also be expected to play a substantive role in the development of the recently launched Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program (https://www.communication.northwestern.edu/programs/ms_leadership_creative_enterprises). Relevant work experience in the creative sector is preferred.

a. Computation and Communication (Search No. 24144)
Assistant or Associate Professor position for candidates with an interest in computation and communication. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: human-computer interaction; social media; big data; collective intelligence; crowdsourcing; and collaboration and coordination online.

b. Media Studies (Search No. 24153)
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position for candidates with an interest in media studies. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: digital media uses; media institutions; social media; big data; the production, distribution, exhibition, and consumption of media arts and culture; advertising and marketing; music, podcasting and sound; gaming and entertainment; entrepreneurship and innovation; regulation and policy; and media history.

c. Organizations and Networks (Search No. 24152)
Assistant or Associate Professor position for candidates with an interest in organizations and networks. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: team dynamics; social media and online networks; inter- and intra-organizational networks; entrepreneurship and innovation; leadership; collective action; and project management.

The Department of Communication Studies supports a popular undergraduate major, and graduate programs in Media, Technology and Society, and Rhetoric and Public Culture, as well as an interdisciplinary graduate program in Technology and Social Behavior. Through special resources for research support and scholarly event programming, the department is able to offer rich opportunities for scholarly development. School of Communication faculty also can have opportunities during their career at Northwestern to teach and conduct research at the Northwestern University campus in Doha, Qatar.

Candidates should send a letter of application, CV, publication samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to Professor Pablo J. Boczkowski, at LCEFacultySearch@northwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014.
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

Search Chair: Pablo J. Boczkowski Department of Communication Studies 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

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
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3
Email: stsadmin@yorku.ca

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.

Assoc Dir, Presidential Scholars in Society & Neuroscience/Center for Science & Society, Columbia U

Deadline: October 01 2014

https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=14115952 78820

Updated: October 02 2014

Reporting to the Faculty Director of both the Presidential Scholars in Society & Neuroscience and the Center for Science and Society, the Associate Director will be a pivotal contributor to strategically plan and immediately develop both nascent programs during their initial start-up phases. Responsibilities for the Presidential Scholars program and the Center for Science & Society will overlap considerably, with a number of distinct responsibilities as well:

Presidential Scholars in Society & Neuroscience
- Postdoctoral Program – Developing, publicizing, and facilitating competition for Postdoctoral Scholars; Assisting in recruiting mentors and fostering mentor relationships; Supporting day-to-day needs of postdoctoral scholars.
- Seed Grants – Developing and assisting in the evaluation of Seed Grant applications from faculty.
- Advisory Committee – Securing the long-term involvement of Advisory Committee members as a fundamental part of Presidential Scholar Community.

Center for Science & Society
- Research Clusters – Providing support for the six interdisciplinary Research Clusters, led by Columbia faculty, which form the heart of the Center. Research Cluster activities will include scholarly and public programming, curriculum and co- curricular development efforts, development and fundraising efforts, and implementation of new media efforts, public outreach and communications.
- Grant Competitions – Developing and assisting in the evaluation of Cluster programming grants, and of applications for seed grants and curriculum development stipends from faculty.

Shared responsibilities to the Program and the Center include:
- Development – Engaging in significant fundraising efforts to ensure the long-term sustainability of both the Program and the Center in coordination with the Arts & Sciences.
- Strategic Communications – Writing and executing comprehensive external communications plans (including the development of new websites).
- Community-Building – Fostering a vibrant and interdisciplinary community of scholars and students in science and society around Columbia and Barnard, and in the greater New York City area, as well as connecting with a wide range of staff, business, and public constituents.
- Event Planning – Organizing internal and external programming events, including reviewing and negotiating contracts, engaging in vendor relations efforts, and working closely with the University Events Management (UEM) office.
- Coordinating information- and resource-sharing with other Morningside, CUMC, and Barnard bodies, with a particular focus on the Arts & Sciences as well as the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, and Behavior Institute (Z-MBBI).
- Establishing and increasing the number of University- and city-wide shared resources.
- Organizing internal faculty advisory meetings.
- Hiring, training, and supervising an Administrative Coordinator that also supports both the Program and the Center.
- Working with administrative offices in the Office of the President and Arts and Sciences, overseeing the purchase and maintenance of furniture, equipment, and facilities, and assisting with space planning, renovations, and improvements to meet operational needs.
- Maintaining overall responsibility for the human resource processes and compliance obligations of the Project. Providing advice and counsel to staff, advisors, and students on Human Resources (HR) and related policies and procedures in coordination with the Office of the President and Arts & Sciences Human Resources offices.
- Preparing information for presentations as required by Faculty Director and the University’s senior management.
- Performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Minimum of four years related experience.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
- Demonstrated background in development, with a particular focus in foundation relations and/or major gifts.
- Some background in external communications, with specific competencies in social media marketing, website content development, and marketing databases.
- Experience planning high-profile events ranging from small meetings to large fundraising symposia, and everything in-between. Comfort handling logistically- complex vendor relations.
- Excellent organizational, written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills essential. Capable of energetic independent work, exercising independent judgment and initiative, and coordinating multiple responsibilities, often with competing priorities and deadlines. Also necessary are flexibility, new media knowledge, and a track record in management and program implementation.
- Full proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of applications, most notably Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access as well as the capacity to learn all relevant administrative systems used by Columbia University, is required.

Preferred Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences disciplines.
- Academic training and/or experience in the brain sciences and/or in science studies
is strongly preferred.
- Four years of work experience in a university or non-profit setting.

All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS):

Review of applications will begin 1 October 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Social Media & Mobile Technologies, University of Virginia

Deadline: November 01 2014

Updated: September 24 2014

The Department of Media Studies (http://www.mediastudies.virginia.edu) at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor, appointment beginning August 25, 2015. The successful candidate must have a PhD (or be ABD with expected completion of June 2015), evidence of innovative and effective teaching, and excellent research promise in the field of media studies. We are searching for a scholar who specializes in social media and mobile technologies. We particularly welcome candidates with a focus on one or more of the following: infrastructures, mobilities, and non-North American perspectives. Candidates should be well versed in theories of technology, globalization, and new media so as to complement current departmental strengths in global media, technology, and policy.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest that describes research agenda and teaching experience, curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information of three (3) references that can speak to research excellence. Also, under separate cover by e-mail please arrange for one (1) of the references listed in the CV to send a confidential letter of recommendation to: Professor Bruce Williams, Chair of Search Committee, mediastudiessearch@gmail.com.

For priority consideration, please submit all application materials and letters of reference by November 1, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Professor Bruce Williams, Chair of Search Committee, baw5n@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

Assistant Professor of Social Science w/specialization in STS, New Mexico Tech


Updated: September 22 2014

The Department of Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences (CLASS) at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Social Science with a specialization in Science, Technology, and Society. Teaching load is three social science courses per semester. Possible courses include Ethics of Scientific Innovation, Social Contexts of Science and Technology, Methods. Assistant Professor will also teach introductory courses in political science (Introduction to Political Science) or a course such as Introduction to Scientific Inquiry. Assistant Professor will also teach upper-level courses in research area and possible graduate courses. Required Ph.D. in Science and Technology or related field (e.g. Science, Technology, and Society; Sociology; Political Science; Economics). Areas of expertise/research are not limited, but might include the politics of water rights, energy, bioethics, global warming. Assistant Professor can institute a minor in field. Seeking scholars interested in trans-disciplinary research and teaching. To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Human Resources, Brown Hall Box 113, Socorro, NM 87801-4796. Email applications NOT accepted. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. New Mexico Tech is a nationally-recognized Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics university offering degrees through the PhD with a strong program in Technical Communication. For more information about New Mexico Tech, visit our web page at http://www.nmt.edu.

Associate/ Full Professor (Program Director), Arts Management, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Deadline: November 12 2014


Updated: September 22 2014

Position Start Date: August 13, 2015
Arts Management: Associate/ Full Professor (Program Director)
Institution: College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2014.

Arts Management is a dynamic and interdisciplinary program with an international perspective and a strong interest in energizing academic inquiry in the field. The Graduate Program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and is partnered by the UB Schools of Law and Management. The program aims to create effective arts managers and researchers who can draw from a thorough and critical understanding of the subject. The two-year program is designed to increase students’ ability to identify and solve complex, interdisciplinary problems and investigate tensions inherent in arts management and cultural policy making. The program serves a diverse and international student body. The University at Buffalo is a member of AAU and a Research 1 institution.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate should hold a PhD or terminal degree in arts management or related fields (e.g. sociology, sociology of culture, political sciences, cultural studies, critical theory, performing arts, visual culture, music). The specific discipline is not important. What is important is that the candidate possess a critical understanding of different cultural policy models and different arts management practices on an international scale and demonstrates her/his understanding of how they are related to larger social, economic and political issues.

The candidate should have a proven record in cultural policy research/publication justifying appointment as a tenured faculty member.

Faculty at the University are expected to teach four courses per year, maintain a robust research agenda, and provide service to the Program, College, University, and community.

As Program Director, additional duties include student advisement, faculty mentorship, and general administration and leadership of the UB Arts Management Program.

Applicants should apply at www.UBJobs.buffalo.edu (posting number 1400604) with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, a writing sample of 20 to 25 pages demonstrating scholarly work, and the names of three references.

Please email artsmgmt@buffalo.edu for further information.

UB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Asst Professor (tenure track), Department of Media, Culture, & Communication, New York University

Deadline: October 31 2014


Updated: September 22 2014

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University seeks a beginning assistant professor (tenure track) who specializes in contemporary media, identity formation, and social activism in African-American and/or other African Diaspora communities. Candidates should submit dissertations, book manuscripts, publications, and other samples of scholarly writing. They should also be able to demonstrate capacity for excellence in teaching through student evaluations, teaching observations, or similar materials.

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is home to 30 full-time faculty and serves approximately 750 undergraduate majors, 90 MA students, and 40 PhD students. NYU’s dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world. For more information see: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/mcc/

NYU is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2015, and an active agenda of research, publication, and teaching.

Responsibilities: Teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research, and engage in program, department, school-level, and university service.

Applications: Please apply via e-mail with a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references, and a significant sample of work to: mccnyusearch@gmail.com

Applications may be addressed to:
Professor Ben Kafka
Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development New York University
239 Greene St, 8th floor
New York NY 10003

Further information about the position can be obtained from Lisa Gitelman, Department Chair: gitelman[at]nyu{dot}edu.

Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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 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.

Open Rank Position in History and Social Studies of Medicine, UCLA

Deadline: November 01 2014


Updated: September 12 2014

UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior), are seeking applications for a full-time tenure-equivalent faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank; level to be commensurate with background and experience. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship that focuses on the intersection of the social sciences and medicine. Candidates must possess an established record of publication. A demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding is preferred. The position includes doctoral and postdoctoral teaching and training responsibilities; excellent teaching skills and the ability to mentor students is required. Though preference will be given to individuals with expertise in the history of medicine and who hold both an M.D. and a Ph.D., we welcome applications from scholars in other fields such as, but not limited to, sociology, anthropology, and public health.

The successful candidate will hold his or her primary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and a joint appointment in the department(s) best suited to his or her research. He or she will also play an active role in the newly created Social Science Track of the David Geffen School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program and in expanding the role of history and social studies of medicine within the Medical School. To apply, go to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00248. For further information please contact Joel Braslow, M.D., atjbraslow@mednet.ucla.edu. Review of applications will begin September 15 and the deadline for applications is November 1, 2014.

Assistant Professor, History of Science, Medicine & Technology, Bucknell University

Deadline: November 07 2014


Updated: September 12 2014

Bucknell University is hiring an assistant professor for a tenure-track position in the History of Science, Medicine & Technology.

The search committee will consider scholars whose research examines any aspect of the history of science, technology, or medicine in the world outside of the United States between the early 1600s and the end of the 19th century. The committee seeks candidates whose work is embedded within broader social, economic, and cultural processes; whose work has a global, transnational, or colonial aspect; and, whose work is confined neither to the history of the philosophy of science nor to the intellectual history of a discrete scientist. A PhD or ABD is required.

Submit a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a teaching portfolio; a sample of scholarship; and, three letters of recommendation.

Candidates for this position must address their comprehension of and commitment to diversity, the liberal arts mission, and the teacher-scholar model in their application materials. It is expected that the scholar hired for this position will teach courses on the history of modern science, technology, and medicine in general as well as more focused topics and courses in their area of research and/or regional specialization.

Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014. The position is open until filled.
Applications are only accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee. Please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/25504 to apply.
For more details: http://www.Click2Apply.net/j28ngzy

Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology

Deadline: December 01 2014


Updated: September 12 2014

I write to invite you to consider applying to the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, or to pass this invitation on to a qualifies colleague.

A recently establish partnership between NASA’s Astrobiology Program and the Library of Congress, the Bulmberg Chair, an annually selected position, supports a senior scholar in the sciences or the humanities to take up residence in the Library’s John w. Kluge Center and conduct research on the humanistic and societal impacts of astrobiology.

Dr. David Grinspoon, the inaugural chair, studied the Anthropocene Era through the lens of astrobiology, asking questions about the future of life on Earth. Dr. Steven Dick, the second chair holder, is investigating how the possible discovery of microbial or complex life in the universe might impact society.

The Astrobiology Chair creates an opportunity to research the range an complexity of societal issues relate to how life begins and evolves, and to examine religious, ethical, legal, cultural, and other concerns arising from scientific research on the origin, evolution and nature of life. Possibilities for research subjects are many.The following are meant to inspire, not limit, your creativity: legal issues related to governance of planets and space; the ethical implicates of cross-contamination; scientific and philosophical definitions of life; conceptions of the origins of life in theistic and non-theistic religions; comparison of the discussion of these issues in multiple nations and cultures.

Located in the Library’s magnificent Jefferson Building, the Kluge Center offers a rich intellectual atmosphere for informal discussion and exchange of perspectives.

Individuals are welcome to apply directly. For further information please consult the Center’s webpage: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/NASA-astrobiology.html. You may also direct questions to Dan Turello: dour@loc.gov. Full applications are due by December 1, 2014.

We invite you to disseminate information about the Chair widely, to your colleagues, academic departments, and personal networks. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

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 doughurt@purdue.edu 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.

Assistant Professor in Anthropology of Media, UC Davis

Deadline: October 27 2014


Updated: September 12 2014

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a Tenure track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology of Media. The Department seeks a cultural anthropologist who can make a significant contribution to the study of media, with a possible focus on the intersections of media and language. Potential topics include mediatized language registers, network culture, journalism, public space/culture. Area open, but there is some preference for Asia, the Middle East, and Central or Eastern Europe.

Teaching duties include four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. Supervision of graduate students, student advising, curricular development, and performance of University service are also expected. The successful candidate must have a completed Ph.D. by the first day of courses (September 24, 2015). Applications must be submitted through the online application system found at: http://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00356. The following materials are required: cover letter; curriculum vitae; research and teaching statements; copies of up to three publications; one sample graduate course syllabus in topic of expertise; and contact information for three references. For full consideration applications should be completed by October 27, 2014. The position is open until filled. The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

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 jobsearch.anthropology@mcgill.ca.

Assistant Professor, Culture and New Media, University of Toronto Mississauga

Deadline: November 21 2014


Updated: September 12 2014

The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the area of Culture and New Media at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2015.

We seek a candidate to build on the strengths of the Institute through research that examines the intersection of culture and new media in relation to the social, political, and economic dimensions of life in both Canada and abroad. We are particularly interested in individuals doing work in areas like digital culture, surveillance studies, and globalization.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree by the appointment start date (or shortly thereafter) in a related field and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on culture and new media and s/he will have a graduate appointment in one of the University’s tri-campus graduate departments.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology at the University of Toronto Mississauga focuses on teaching and research excellence in its four undergraduate programs: Communication, Culture and Information Technology (CCIT), Interactive Digital Media (IDM), Digital Enterprise Management (DEM), and Professional Writing and Communication (PWC). Currently, ICCIT is building a research complement in social networking and communication, interactive and immersive digital media and culture, and the theory and practice of design, with an emphasis on all aspects of digital media. ICCIT is also actively engaged with the community and profit and non-profit organizations.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format:

1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements
2) Publications

Applicants must have three referees send signed letters directly to Professor Anthony Wensley, Director, ICCIT, University of Toronto Mississauga via email to iccit.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 21, 2014.

For more information on the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, please visit our website: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/iccit

To apply online please click: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1401667

Tenure-track position in Environmental Humanities, Dept of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

Deadline: November 10 2014

Updated: September 12 2014

The Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in environmental humanities to begin in Fall 2015. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank; the successful candidate might be jointly appointed in Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment or another Arts & Sciences department. Theoretical and geographical areas are open, but we are especially interested in scholars working in fields that include: climate change and the anthropocene; non-renewable resources; slow violence; food sovereignty; toxicity and chemical infrastructure; and nature and natural disaster. Attention to issues of race and gender is welcome, as are candidates with experience working with environmental scientists. The Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2015. Letters of application and a curriculum vitae should be sent by November 10, 2014, to Pat Bodager, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Box 90091, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. All applications received by November 10, 2014, will be guaranteed consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Open Rank Faculty Position in Social Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington

Deadline: December 01 2014


Updated: September 12 2014

The School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for an asst/assoc/full professor position in social informatics (SI), in the informatics division, to begin in August 2015. Our intent is to hire the candidate, either senior or junior, best able to help our SI Group lead the development of Social Informatics, an opportunity greatly enabled by the recent merger into the SoIC of the IUB Department of Information and Library Science (ILS). Candidates with interests in ethnography, social and political values in computing, economic and policy perspectives on information technology, and internet and media studies are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have an established record (senior level) or demonstrable potential for excellence (junior level) in research and teaching, and a Ph.D. in a relevant area or (junior level) expected before August 2015.

The SI Group in the Informatics Division currently has six members whose work is grounded in social science and humanities perspectives, through which we study the way computing and society co-construct each other. As part of the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, we have strong ties to other faculty at IUB who share our orientation to Science and Technology Studies, including those involved in Human/Computer Interaction, the new IUB Media School, Cognitive Science, and The Information Society journal. SI faculty and their PhD students share interests in a wide variety of research areas, including Human-Robot Interaction, Information and Communication Technology for Development, Community Informatics, the History of Computing in International Perspective, Organizational Informatics, Computing and Language, Technology Ethics and the Law, Participatory Design, and related areas. The person hired will need to teach in our core curriculum, which includes information ethics and organizational informatics.

The SoIC is the first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with unsurpassed breadth. Its mission is to excel and lead in education, research, and outreach spanning and integrating the full breadth of computing and information technology. It includes Computer Science, Informatics, and Library and Information Science, with over 85 tenure-line faculty, 900 graduate students, and 1100 undergraduate majors. Its degrees include B.A. and B.S. in Computer Science, B.S. in Informatics, Master’s in Computer Science, Security Informatics, Bioinformatics, Human Computer Interaction Design, Information Science, and Library Science, and Ph.D.s in Computer Science, Informatics, and Information Science.

Located in the wooded rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living and the amenities for an active lifestyle. IU is renowned for its top-ranked music school, high-performance computing and networking facilities, and performing and fine arts.

Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research and teaching, and names of 6 references (3 for junior level) using the link below (preferred):

http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/972 (Social Informatics)

or by mail to Faculty Search, SoIC, 919 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47408. Questions may be sent to hiring@soic.indiana.edu. For full consideration applications are due by December 1, 2014.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design


Updated: September 12 2014

Academic & HR representatives from SUTD will be attending the AAA Annual meeting. If you would like to meet with them to discuss career opportunities, you are encouraged to submit a current CV, and a cover letter that includes information on your research interests and teaching philosophy. Candidates may submit these documents to roadshow@sutd.edu.sg

The Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) program at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), a new research university established in collaboration with MIT, invites applications for faculty positions at the rank of tenure track Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences.

The search is open to disciplinary specialization. Preference may be given to candidates with active research in the domains of Urban Studies, Public Policy, Development Studies, Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies, and the study of Human-Environment Interactions. We are particularly interested in scholars working in the fields of Anthropology, Economics, Geography and Political Science.

Candidates should demonstrate strong research skills, an active research program and an established record for or strong promise of peer-reviewed publications and scholarly productivity. Selected candidates will conduct research, teach elective courses in their fields of expertise and contribute to teaching the social science core course. We seek scholars with the capacity and interest to work in an innovative interdisciplinary academic environment that entails collaboration across multiple disciplines of the humanities, arts and social sciences. All faculty work closely with the HASS Lead to contribute to the continued development of the program as it grows.

Salary, benefits and leave policies are competitive at an international level.

SUTD values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Short-listed candidates may be invited to visit Singapore beginning early in 2015.

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.

Application Instructions:

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.

Asst Professor, Sociocultural Context of Science and Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Deadline: October 31 2014


Updated: August 20 2014

The Science, Technology, and Society Department of the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in the sociocultural context of science and technology for a position to begin during the 2015-2016 academic year. Candidates with expertise in any STS subfield are welcomed to apply. Candidates should also demonstrate the potential to contribute to an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies, for which planning is currently underway.

Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-division courses in STS, contingent on area of expertise and department needs (5 courses/year). Candidates should demonstrate commitment to effective teaching, innovative research and publication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. See http://apptrkr.com/508575 for links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Job Requirements:

• Ph.D. in humanities or social sciences by date of appointment
• STS expertise
• Ability to teach within the existing STS Department curriculum and to create new courses for the department
• Potential to contribute to the proposed undergraduate Environmental Studies degree
• Potential for innovative research and publication
• Potential for interdisciplinary collaboration
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

Minimum Education Qualfications: PhD

How to Apply: Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/508575 | Keyword Search: 1265BR.
Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and the following attachments:

• A brief teaching philosophy
• The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
• Contribution to Diversity Statement
• A writing sample

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Dr. C. Keiner, Associate Professor, RIT STS Department, cmkgsh@rit.edu.

Strategic Hire, Interaction Design, Theory & Practice with Critical STS Focus, Concordia University

Deadline: December 04 2014

Updated: August 15 2014

Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a tenure-track strategic hire position in the area of Interaction Design, Theory and Practice. Depending on the selected candidate’s profile, the appointment will be made either in the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. The goal of the strategic hire program is to augment existing research capacity at Concordia through the development of high profile interdisciplinary research clusters. The successful candidate will receive an attractive research support and teaching package.

Working with the internationally-known Hexagram Centre for Research-Creation in Media Art and Technology at Concordia as well as the larger Hexagram network (http://hexagram.ca), the strategic hire in Interaction Design, Theory and Practice will build on Concordia’s leadership in the growing field of digital media art and design to enhance our understanding of the cultural and technological potential of interaction within digital culture, develop new research partnerships and applications, and innovate programs and curriculum. Hexagram, which is the largest and most productive new media network in Canada, is an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty and cross- university research network dedicated to advanced research-creation and graduate training in new media art, design, technology and digital culture.

Applicants for this position should have a PhD, MDes, MFA or appropriate terminal degree in Interaction Design, Media Art, STS with a focus on Design, Computer Science and HCI, or related fields, as well as a superior record of research and/or research-creation.

We are seeking a candidate who conducts research and/or does creative work and has teaching and/or industry experience in at least one of the following areas of arts/entertainment HCI: interaction design, experience design, cognitive/social science methods or digital arts and design.

We are also particularly interested in applicants whose profile is:
- crosses art, design, computer science and Science and Technology Studies,
- employs experimental, ethnographic, and/or critical methods, and
- focuses on innovative design approaches within the context of ecological-economic sustainability and socio-cultural responsibility.

The successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated abilities to work in collaborative interdisciplinary settings, attract and mentor excellent graduate students and secure external funding. The candidate will also be expected to take a leading role within Hexagram at both the local Concordia antenna as well as within the larger Hexagram network.

The successful candidate for the position in Interaction Design, Theory and Practice will be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in one of several departments at Concordia including Design and Computation Arts, Computer Science and Software Engineering or Sociology and Anthropology.

Applications should be submitted electronically and consist of:
- a cover letter,
- curriculum vitae,
- copies of recent publications and/or portfolio of creative work,
- a statement of teaching philosophy/interests,
- a statement of research achievements,
- a three-year research plan and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:
Christopher Salter, PhD
Chair, Interaction Design, Theory and Practice Search Committee
c/o Mary Di Pietrantonio
Academic Personnel Administrator, Faculty of Fine Arts
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., EV 2.763
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8

All inquiries about the position should be directed toMary Di Pietrantonio:
Tel: 514-848-2424, ext. 4603
Fax: 514-848-4599

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2015. Appointments at a more senior level will also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications should reach the chair of the hiring committee no later than December 4, 2014.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Assistant Professor, History of Science and/or Technology in the Modern Age, Ohio University

Deadline: November 07 2014


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.

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

Deadline: November 03 2014


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 apo@ucsc.edu (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


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.

Assistant Professor, 19th-Century U.S History, Science/Medicine, University of Texas at Dallas

Deadline: November 01 2014


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


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