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Deadline: October 15 2017
Updated: June 15 2017The Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 2018, with substantive research and teaching interests in transnational studies of contemporary science, technologies, or medicine, and expertise in relevant empirical research methods. The Science in Society Program is an interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major in the history, philosophy and social studies of science, technology, and medicine, conjoined with coursework in a science. Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, relevant area studies, or other relevant academic discipline, in hand at time of appointment is required to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. within one year of hire. Applications received after October 15 may not receive full consideration. Please contact Jill Morawski (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Science in Society Program, with any questions regarding the position or application process. Wesleyan University is a highly selective liberal arts college with a two-course per semester teaching load and strong support for both research and teaching. Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, email@example.com, 860-685-3927. Please submit electronically, to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5929 the following: curriculum vitae, reprints, a statement of research plans, teaching interests, syllabi, teaching evaluations (if available), and email addresses for three recommenders. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we also invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.
Updated: June 13 2017The Department of Technology, Culture and Society at NYU Tandon School of Engineering is seeking PhDs in anthropology, sociology, STS, history of science, or related fields to teach the following classes in fall 2017. Recent graduates and exceptional ABDs (with teaching experience) are invited to apply. There is some flexibility in terms of course materials, instructor methods and assignments.
Please send a short message of interest and CV to the Director of STS, Amber Benezra, firstname.lastname@example.org. Open until filled. Adjunct positions are unionized and well-compensated.
Ethics and Engineering M,W 10:30am-12:20pm
This course examines issues relating to engineering practice and applied technology. We will study foundations for moral decision making such as professional codes and ethical theories such as Kantianism and utilitarianism. These ethical tools will be applied to a range of case studies. We will also seek a deeper understanding of important issues and challenges stemming from technology with an eye to how globalization and its attendant cultural and moral pluralism affect them.
Magic Bullets and Wonder Pills T,Th 4:00pm-5:50pm
We will spend the semester investigating the history of psychoactive drugs and related medical technology, through a ‘Science and Technology Studies’ (STS) lens. After establishing some of the core concepts in STS theory, we will turn to the development of a number of different psychoactive drugs, and what these drugs tell us about wider social and structural inequalities, science and the politics of knowledge and corporatist logics.
Deadline: June 30 2017
Updated: June 13 2017The International Council for Science (ICSU) invites applications for the position of Director of its Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific which is hosted at the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), in Kuala Lumpur.
ICSU is a non-governmental organization with a global membership of national scientific bodies (122 Members, representing 142 countries) and International Scientific Unions (31 Members). ICSU’s mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. To do this, ICSU mobilizes the knowledge and resources of the international science community to:
Identify and address major issues of importance to science and society.
- Facilitate interaction amongst scientists across all disciplines and from all countries.
- Promote the participation of all scientists—regardless of race, citizenship, language, political stance, or gender—in the international scientific endeavour.
- Provide independent, authoritative advice to stimulate constructive dialogue between the scientific community and governments, civil society, and the private sector.
The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is responsible for promoting and facilitating the increased participation of countries and scientific organizations of the region in the activities of ICSU and its Members. It also ensures that ICSU’s strategy and activities are responsive to the needs of the region and assists in strengthening science and scientific capacity building in Asia and the Pacific. The Office receives strategic and scientific guidance from the ICSU Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific (RCAP). RCAP develops strategic plans and approves work plans for the Office. Members of the Regional Committee are nominated by ICSU National Members in the Asia and Pacific region.
The Director is responsible for the activities of the Regional Office under the direction of the ICSU Executive Director (based in Paris). The staff of the Office will consist of a total of three persons. The Director is appointed by ASM in collaboration with and approval by the ICSU Executive Board for a period of three (3) years from the date of appointment. The said appointment may, thereafter, be extended for a period as may be determined by the ICSU Executive Board and ASM.
ICSU is seeking candidates with the following:
Qualifications and knowledge
- A PhD degree in a scientific discipline (or equivalent experience)
- Proven experience in science management including experience in the organization and coordination of international inter-disciplinary and collaborative science initiatives
- Fluent in written and spoken English
- Demonstrated ability to lead a small team
- Experience in fundraising for scientific activities
- Prior knowledge of ICSU and its major partners and of regional initiatives for science in the Asia and Pacific region would be an additional advantage
- Excellent skills in strategic planning, as well as financial and people management
- Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of project stakeholders, including researchers from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds
- Strong intercultural awareness
The position requires frequent international travel.
Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, cover letter and the contact details of three referees (all documents preferably in one combined PDF file) via e-mail, with “ROAP Director” in the subject line, to email@example.com. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr Heide Hackmann, Executive Director, and should demonstrate the fit between the candidate’s profile and the above description.
Applications should be received no later than 30 June 2017 (midnight, Paris time). It is expected that the Director will start his/her appointment in August 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. This position is only open to citizens of countries of the Asia and Pacific region.
For more information on ICSU, please visit: http://www.icsu.org
Deadline: June 16 2017
Updated: May 28 2017Canada Research Chair: Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture
Tier 2 (SSHRC)
The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) invites a highly engaged academic to join our research team in the role of Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture. The successful candidate for this position will have a program of research that fits within the broad, interdisciplinary category of the Social Studies of Science; they will have extensive and varied experience with digital humanities tools (including GIS or alternative mapping software), both within their own scholarly work and within the classroom; they will have a strong record of teaching communication and leadership to undergraduate and graduate students, and a clear understanding of how their own academic research intersects with their teaching of these subjects. Preference will be given to those candidates who have developed a research profile that suggests obvious future collaboration with members of the UPEI research community.
Our Vision: We seek a dynamic researcher who engages in independent and collaborative multidisciplinary research who is recognized by their peers as a potential leader in areas of increasing national and international significance and of emerging importance at UPEI. UPEI has identified experiential learning as one of it pillars within UPEI's Strategic Plan. This CRC position is situated within the innovative new program in Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture (Faculty of Arts) to maximize the benefit that undergraduate students will gain from the expertise, experience, and experiential learning opportunities provided by the successful candidate.
Our focus: The Faculty of Arts’ new Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture (ACLC) program is designed to play a central role in the revitalization of liberal arts education at UPEI. Interdisciplinary in nature, the ACLC program will encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration in teaching and in the creation of research-based, community-embedded projects. It is within this context that a Tier 2 CRC with a strong record of combining collaboratively-based research with the teaching of communication and leadership skills and theories is sought. A core feature of UPEI’s strategic plan, experiential learning lies at the heart of the ACLC program. A Tier 2 CRC with an interest in the innovative delivery of Social Studies of Science curriculum through the knowledge translation involved in multi-site digital humanities projects will provide students with a variety of opportunities to combine their academic studies with hands-on technical work in community and professional contexts.
A CRC with research interests in science studies will be in a strong position to contribute to the Faculty of Arts’ relatively new program in the Social Studies of Science – an area of exploration in the Arts at UPEI that brings together faculty from History, Anthropology, Sociology, English, Environmental Studies, Philosophy, and Diversity and Social Justice Studies. The Social Studies of Science program is currently working to increase cross-faculty (Arts-Science) collaboration. Ideally, the new CRC would also be able to contribute to some of the current major interdisciplinary initiatives at UPEI, key amongst which are the expansion of our Environment Studies research capacity, and our undertaking to increase our knowledge base and research profile relating to Indigenous experience.
Applicant requirements: The CRC in Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture will be a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, conditional on the successful applicant being approved as a Tier II Canada Research Chair by the CRC Secretariat.
The Canada Research Chairs Program has been established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster and enhance their role as world-class centres of research excellence. Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Further information about the CRC program and nominee eligibility is available at http://www.chairs.gc.ca.
To be qualified, a candidate must have a PhD and have developed a strong, collaborative research program that will overlap well with the objectives of the Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture program, in an area of study associated with the Social Studies of Science. A record of attracting competitive research funding and mentoring students, and the demonstrated potential to assume a leadership role at UPEI are essential requirements for the successful candidate. Preference will be given to those candidates who have developed research profiles that connect well with current research initiatives at UPEI.
Visit the UPEI Human Resources Academic Positions web site for the link to the Canada Research Chair in Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture posting: http://www.upei.ca/hr/academic-positions.
Review of applications will begin on 16 June 2017 and will continue until a nominee is selected.
Applicants are requested to submit a CV, a cover letter that addresses research and teaching interests, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name in the file name.
Inquiries can be sent to:
Dr. Lisa Chilton, Director, Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE, Canada C1A 4P3
Updated: May 23 2017The University of Texas at Austin invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Information (the Texas iSchool). The Texas iSchool is seeking an accomplished, innovative, and transformational leader who will work with the faculty, staff, students, and university administration to lead and further develop the school during this exciting time of rapid change and evolution in the management and delivery of information.
The Texas iSchool is committed to making a difference in the lives of all people by enabling and supporting the curation, organization, and experience of information in ways that enhance lives. Currently enrolling over 300 students in its Master of Science in Information Studies, Master of Science in Identity Management and Security, Certificates of Advanced Study, and Ph.D. programs, the Texas iSchool is a founding member of the iSchools Caucus, a growing international association of leading information schools
Ideal candidates for this position will combine exemplary achievements in the field of information with strategic leadership, entrepreneurial ambition, collaborative and creative strength, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and a passion for the mission of the Texas iSchool and the University. This is an opportunity to join a university that is on a dramatic upward trajectory, with a strong executive leadership team; a collaborative council of college and school deans; and excellent faculty, staff, and students. An exceptional research record and international reputation of scholarly distinction and accomplishments in the field of information commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor at the University is required, as is an earned doctorate in information or a related field, interdisciplinary training and research experience, and the ability to inspire and evaluate faculty and student research excellence across a wide range of research specialties. The iSchool is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
The University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. All applications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remain confidential, should be directed to:
Beverly Brady, Managing Associate
Matthew Tzuker, Senior Associate
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
To access the position profile, please visit the search website at: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/dean_search
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Deadline: May 01 2017
Updated: April 04 2017As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, North Carolina (NC) State University is building a research cluster focused on Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (Global WaSH). We are in the process of hiring innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will advance NC State’s position as a national leader in multidisciplinary water and environmental research, education, and outreach that can be harnessed to develop scalable water and sanitation solutions in underserved areas around the world.
We seek a social scientist whose work will contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations and is anchored in underserved communities. Training in either qualitative or quantitative methodologies would be welcome as would a disciplinary background in fields such as anthropology, environmental sciences, history, international development, policy science, and public health. Specific research approaches may include, but are not limited to, environmental justice/equity design and evaluation of behavioral and community interventions, and the science and technology of water provision or human waste management. Geographic expertise is expected in the Global South, with some preference for regions with the greatest needs in the WaSH domain. Rank is open with some preference for candidates positioned to take on leadership roles within the cluster.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for three references. Applicants should also submit a vision statement that discusses how the applicant would fit and work within the Global WaSH cluster, and that identifies potential home departments in the College of Natural Resources or the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Materials for consideration will be accepted electronically via http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/60159. A comprehensive review of applications will begin on 1 May and continue until the positions are filled. Questions about the positions may be directed to Dr. Francis de los Reyes, email@example.com, (919) 515-7416.
Updated: March 09 2017The Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position at the assistant professor level with expertise in transnational studies of science and technology and in related empirical methods. Responsibilities include teaching core courses in socio-cultural studies of science and technology and upper level courses in area of expertise, and contributing to academic advising of majors. The visitor course load is five courses (3/2) per academic year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2017. Wesleyan has a strong commitment to both scholarship and undergraduate teaching. The appointment will begin September 1, 2017.
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, 860-685-4771, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online via https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5780
You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement (4) information regarding teaching which may include teaching statement; syllabi, and teaching evaluations, (5) and writing samples not to exceed 50 pp. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your experiences engaging a diverse student body and (6) the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation.
Updated: February 27 2017Deadline: Open until filled
Positions: Teaching Assistant and Instructor
Location: The course is offered at the Princeton University summer site of Johns Hopkins CTY
Session Dates: June 22 - July 15, 2017
This course is offered to talented high school students who come to our 3-week summer program. Classes are held daily from 9:00AM 3:00PM, and then 7:00– 9:00PM with breaks for activities/lunch/dinner (total 7 hours of teaching per day).
Some course work in policy making is required for TA position. Graduate level course work and independent teaching experience is required for instructor position.
More information about the course can be found here: Science, Technology, and Public Policy,” http://cty.jhu.edu/summer/grades7-12/princeton/catalog/courses.html#spub
More about instructor position can be found here http://cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer/positions/residential/instructor.html.
More about TA position can be found here http://cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer/positions/residential/teaching_assistant.html
Apply online via: http://cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer/apply/index.html
Please contact: email@example.com for more information.
Deadline: April 12 2017
Updated: February 23 2017The Social Science faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for a Lecturer for the 2017-2018 academic year. The successful candidate will provide social scientific instruction on the relationships between science, and society. Course assignments may be at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels, and may occur in a variety of modalities (online, on ground, hybrid), on the Polytechnic campus. In addition to a typical course load of four (4) courses a semester, the successful candidate will also be expected to participate in service to the institution and profession as appropriate. Course load is determined by the faculty head. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible position renewable on an academic year basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Salary is competitive commensurate with experience. Candidate must reside in Arizona, or be willing to relocate.
- Terminal degree in any Social Science Discipline, with emphasis or interest in Science and Society Studies broadly defined
- Evidence of professional interest in Science and Society Studies
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness
- Evidence of teaching online and in-person
- Experience in course management systems such as Blackboard and online homework systems
- Experience working in a collaborative environments within and across disciplines
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Two (2) or more years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level
- Experience in the design of lecture curriculum using innovative teaching techniques and modes of delivery
- Demonstrated service to the profession
To apply, visit https://cisa.asu.edu/jobs and upload your application as one combined .pdf document under job number 11908. Only
electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must contain:
1. A letter of interest outlining qualifications and experience as it relates to the position
2. Curriculum vitae
3. One-page statement of teaching philosophy
4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
5. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)
The application deadline is 04/12/2017 at 5pm; and if not filled, then every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Official
Transcripts required prior to first day of employment. A background check is required prior to employment. For technical assistance
with your application contact firstname.lastname@example.org, for position-related questions contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Keith Hollinger at
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis
protected by law. (See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html; see ASU’s Title
IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/)
Updated: November 07 2015The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in either the non-tenure clinician-educator track or the tenure track. Track will be commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include 60% protected research time with minimal administrative commitments. The successful applicant will teach up to two courses a year in the Department’s graduate program. Applicants must have an M.D and/or Ph.D or equivalent degree.
Applicants who have earned a J.D. will also be considered. Applicants must have demonstrated excellent qualifications as a teacher and bioethics-related scholar.
The Department is dedicated to advanced empirical and conceptual research on theoretical and applied issues in bioethics. We are seeking a scholar whose work bridges empirical and conceptual methods and has concrete and substantial policy implications. The successful candidate will be expected to seek grant funding to support her/his research activities as well as a portion of her/his salary.
The Department has four major areas of research focus: resource allocation and priority-setting, global health ethics, neuroethics, and ethics and policy in science and research. There are 11 full time faculty members in the Department, with backgrounds ranging from medicine to philosophy to law to anthropology. Salary is a 12-month competitive salary based on medical school scale. Proposed start date is July 1, 2016 or later.
Applicants should upload a CV, cover letter, and statement of research interest (maximum 2 pages) with the online application.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.
The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Apply for this position online at: https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty_ad/index.php/g/d4054