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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, (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, email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, 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/)
Deadline: March 01 2017
Updated: February 07 2017Boston College: Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences
Core Visiting Assistant Professor/Core Renewal Fellow in Science and Technology Studies
Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
Closes: Mar 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College invites applications for the position of Core Visiting Assistant Professor/Core Renewal Fellow in Science and Technology Studies. The appointment for this one-year visiting assistant professorship will be for the 2017–2018 academic year. Salary is competitive, and the position is potentially renewable. As a Jesuit, Catholic institution, Boston College requires all students to complete a fifteen-course liberal arts Core Curriculum as the foundation of their undergraduate education. Core Visiting Assistant Professors will teach signature courses in the Core. Developed for first-year students, these interdisciplinary Complex Problems and Enduring Questions courses are part of an ongoing revitalization of the Core Curriculum. You can learn more about BC’s Core Renewal here: http://www.bc.edu/core.
In one semester the visiting assistant professor will teach project-based lab sections associated with a Complex Problems course, “STEM in Context: Culture, Institutions, Ethics,” co-taught by faculty from History and Biology. In the other semester, he/she will teach two courses: an Enduring Questions course (paired with a second course designed with another Core visiting professor from Environmental Studies) and an elective in his/her field.
Ph.D. required and should be conferred between August 1, 2014 and August 1, 2017.
Applications should be submitted electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/40561
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Please submit a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample, three letters of reference, and a teaching statement. The teaching statement should address: (1) how the applicant’s approach to teaching can link interdisciplinary academic knowledge to the formative education of students as whole persons and active citizens; (2) potential topics for an Enduring Questions course paired with another course taught by a scholar in Environmental Studies; and (3) potential topics for an elective course in your field.
This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (877) 997-8807.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Deadline: March 01 2017
Updated: February 06 2017Position Title / Rank: Human Dimensions of Digital Technology and Big Data in Environmental and Resource Management
College: College of Social and Applied Human Science
Deadline: March 1, 2017
The Department of Geography at the University of Guelph invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in the human dimensions of digital technology and big data. This position will build on our existing strengths in food security, environmental governance, and energy transitions and extend departmental research and teaching proficiencies into the human geographies of the information age.
The successful candidate will be a social science scholar whose research examines intersections among digital technology, big data and analytics, society, and the environment. Application packages should illustrate potential to advance understanding of how digital technology and big data transform or reinforce interactions among communities, economic sectors, firms, government and government agencies, and/or consumers. Applicants whose research thematically focuses on environmental and/or food systems will be prioritized.
Possible research and teaching foci may include (but are not limited to): adoption and diffusion of digital technology and big data in natural resource management or agricultural harvesting (e.g., ‘smart’ agriculture, satellite monitoring technology in fisheries); economic, political, and ethical implications of digital technology and big-data across multiple scales (e.g., conservation-motivated surveillance at the global, landscape, and village/farm levels); development and implementation of digital technology and big data by transnational corporations across food and resource commodity chains (e.g., transportation logistics and consumer analytics); potential for digital technology and big data to restructure labour and labour relations in resource and agricultural sectors and/or to re-center power relative to rural people and places (e.g., mechanization/offshoring in food or resource processing; specialized genetic or cultivation techniques that allow production for high-end niche markets); and, digital technology and big data use by non-governmental organizations and/or community groups in environmental and food security campaigns (e.g., campaign-related social media and/or mobile apps etc).
The successful candidate must have a PhD in Geography or a related discipline, an established record of scholarly research, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The appointee will be expected to: contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs; advise graduate students; develop a strong, externally funded research program; and serve on departmental, college and/or university committees.
An application, including a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees, should be submitted electronically no later than March 1, 2017 to Dr. Janet Mersey, Acting Chair, Department of Geography, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1 care of Jennifer Beehler (email@example.com).
The Department of Geography at the University of Guelph has developed a reputation for outstanding research, innovative curriculum and teaching, dedicated service to the community and discipline, and collegiality. We are home to two Canada Research Chairs (one of whom is a Trudeau Fellow), a 2013 SSHRC Gold Medal Professor Emeritus, and multiple teaching award winners. For more information about the Department, see www.uoguelph.ca/geography. For information about joining the University and life in Guelph, see www.uoguelph.ca/facultyjobs/ .
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Guelph acknowledge the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.
The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: March 01 2017
Updated: February 01 2017Assistant Professor, Health and Human Values (NTE)
University of Arizona, The Honors College
Contact Information for Candidates:
Associate Dean, Honors College
The Honors College at the University of Arizona invites applications for a three-year renewable position in the core Honors Interdisciplinary faculty, and in particular to teach in the Honors College Health and Human Values minor. The minor is an intensive interdisciplinary program, intended to provide a knowledge and theory base in the social sciences and the humanities for high-ability students planning careers in the health professions.
Responsibilities will include teaching 3 courses per semester, and assisting with the coordination of the minor. Possible courses include team-teaching an introduction to the minor, teaching advanced electives within the minor, teaching small general education courses for the Honors College, and assisting with the coordination of the capstone for the minor. The position includes avenues for promotion to Associate or Full Professor, non-tenure eligible.
Additional duties may be assigned.
The successful candidate will hold an interdisciplinary PhD that combines the social sciences and humanities, or one in a social scientific discipline. Background and interests should focus on health and medical science related topics, informed by social and/or cultural perspectives. Likely disciplinary backgrounds include Anthropology, History, or Sociology, among others. Attention to matters of race, sexuality, border issues, gender, disability studies, and social class are of particular interest. A strong record of interdisciplinary and innovative teaching is important; administrative experience a plus.
Applicants should attach a CV, the names of three references, and a cover letter describing how the candidate’s experience fits with the Health and Human Values minor.
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
Deadline: March 03 2017
Updated: January 24 2017Associate/Full Professor Faculty Position
Arizona State University
School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a tenured faculty position (associate or full) focused on the future of innovation in society and to lead creation of the Center for Engineering, Policy and Society (CEPS). The center will serve as a focal point for a growing group of current and future faculty working collaboratively between the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Fulton Schools of Engineering.
We are particularly interested in candidates with foci in the societal aspects of one or more of the following areas: 1) information and communication technologies, including big data, social networks, smart cities and smart objects; 2) artificial intelligence and autonomous systems; 3) bioengineering, synthetic biology and health systems; 3) environmental or sustainable engineering and the Anthropocene; 4) advanced materials, including nanotechnology; and 5) humanitarian engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to have an independently funded and highly collaborative research program, teach and mentor students, participate in professional and university service, and engage with stakeholders in their work – all in concert with ASU’s emphasis on access, excellence and impact.
The anticipated start date is August 2017. The tenure home will be in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) and a share of the appointment will be in one of the six schools within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Required Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in an appropriate field by the time of appointment; substantial education and/or demonstrated expertise in a field of engineering; substantial expertise or training in the social sciences, humanities, and/or policy; demonstrated research and teaching interests at the intersection of engineering, policy and society; evidence of high performance in research, teaching/training and outreach/engagement appropriate to rank; and evidence of or strong potential for academic leadership.
Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to work across multiple domains and sectors; interest in engineering education, outreach and engagement through innovative techniques; and a specific interest in and ability to thrive within the context set by the New American University, the ASU Charter and its design aspirations.
As the newest element of ASU’s approach to building a “New American University” (http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/), SFIS (sfis.asu.edu) provides robust opportunities for intellectual fusion, use-inspired research, and global engagement via ongoing projects and centers. SFIS hosts a variety of graduate degrees including a Ph.D. in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology and a Master of Science degree in Global Technology and Development, as well as an undergraduate major, minor and certificate. Affiliated with SFIS is the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO; http://www.cspo.org) - consistently ranked one of the top science and technology policy think tanks in the world – and the emerging Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society.
The Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering offer more than 60 degree options at ASU’s Tempe and Polytechnic campuses and online. Enrollment has grown to more than 20,000 students from all 50 states and 121 countries. The Fulton Schools are known for the creativity of its faculty and their innovations in energy, health, sustainability, security and education. With nearly $100M in external research funding, the faculty are engaged in projects around the globe and known for their ability to tackle technical and societal challenges requiring multi-investigator transdisciplinary teams.
To apply, please submit: 1) a detailed cover letter that includes a description of the applicant's research and teaching interests and experience (limited to 4 pages); 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; and 3) the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin March 3, 2017; if not filled, a review will occur every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity (see ASU’s Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation policy at http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html). 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 Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: February 28 2017
Updated: January 11 2017The Hastings Center seeks applications and nominations for a full-time position of Research Scholar/Senior Research Scholar.
Description: This position offers a superb opportunity for an early career, mid-career or established scholar to devote themselves to research and public outreach on questions of national and international significance. The Hastings Center is a world-renowned bioethics research institute with an active research portfolio and outstanding collaborative relationships with researchers and institutions in the US and other countries.
The successful candidate will have strong analytic skills and the ability to identify and address major ethical, legal and social issues in health, health care and science. They will be committed to collegial, interdisciplinary work. Like Hastings Center’s current research scholars, the new member of our team will have experience securing grant funding that enables original research on timely topics. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research aims to inform health and/or science policy and practice.
In addition to Hastings’ commitment to original scholarship, we are committed to engaging the public. The successful candidate will have strong writing and speaking skills and the desire to become a public voice on issues of societal concern. Each member of our research team collaborates with the Hastings Center’s Communications Department in outreach to journalists, policymakers, opinion leaders, and other audiences. More information about the Hastings Center’s program areas, public outreach activities, and research projects is available at http://www.thehastingscenter.org/who-we-are/our-research.
Qualifications: Competitive candidates will have a PhD, JD, MD, or other relevant terminal degree or combination of degrees. Although a degree in bioethics is not essential, the successful candidate should have training or significant experience in bioethics, or be able to demonstrate that they have applied their disciplinary skills to bioethical concerns, health policy, or the governance of emerging technologies. Experience in project development and grant-writing is important.
To apply: send a letter of application describing your background, research interests, and fit for the position, along with: your resume or CV, two writing samples; and the names and contact information for two references to email@example.com. Electronic applications are preferred. Questions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will be answered promptly. Applications will be held in confidence.
To nominate: call or email Jodi Fernandes, Executive Assistant to the President at 845-424-4040 or email@example.com. Nominations will be held in confidence.
Application deadline: February 28, 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
The Hastings Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, health insurance, TIAA-CREF pension plan, generous vacation, sick leave and holiday schedules. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse staff and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
The Hastings Center is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan institution that since 1969 has been a leader in research, education, and policy recommendations on the ethical and social impact of advances in medicine, health care, and biotechnology. The Center is located in Garrison, New York, 50 miles north of New York City in the beautiful central Hudson River Valley, with easy transportation into and out of Manhattan. For more information about The Hastings Center, visit: http://www.thehastingscenter.org.
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