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Two tenure track positions in STS, CalPoly San Luis Obispo

Deadline: October 25 2017

Updated: September 27 2017

The College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, CA, seeks applications for up to two full-time (academic year), tenure-track hires (one Assistant Professor, one Associate or Full Professor) in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) starting September 13, 2018. Candidates must demonstrate the ability/potential to collaborate across disciplines and contribute to the development of the STS minors and the emerging Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) major. Although applications are sought from any traditional liberal arts discipline, we are particularly interested in applicants with explicit backgrounds in STS and who may find their tenure homes in one of the following departments: Communication Studies, Political Science, and/or Social Sciences (Anthropology, Geography, and Sociology). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, visit to complete the required online application and apply to requisition #104588 (Assistant Professor) or #104596 (Associate or Full Professor). Applicants should attach 1) a cover letter, 2) CV, 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching statement, syllabi, student evaluations), 4) samples of scholarly work, 5) a diversity statement describing how one's teaching, research and/or service at Cal Poly will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and 6) a transcript copy showing highest degree earned. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing your application. An official transcript will be required for hire. Applicants may also send specific position queries to the search chair and ISLA/STS Director, Dr. Richard Besel ( Review Begin Date: October 25, 2017. For full consideration, please have all materials submitted by the review begin date of October 25, 2017. EOE.