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Open/Mixed[]

Purdue University (USA:IA) - Science & Technology Studies excl. Asia[]

  • tenure-track, assistant professorship in the History of Technology.
  • Ph.D. in history, science & technology studies, or related fields required
  • The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the History of Technology, broadly defined to include its social, cultural, political, legal, military, economic, or transnational aspects, and will contribute to the intellectual life of the department. The geographic area is open, excluding Asia. Please see our concurrent search in the History of Science and Technology in Asia
  • Application Procedure: Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, as PDF documents: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please); 4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book); and, 5) a statement of commitment to diversity. Questions about the position should be directed to Michael G. Smith, chair of the search committee, at mgsmith@purdue.edu
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2021
  • [15 Nov] first-round interview request

Purdue University (USA:IA) - East Asian S&T[]

  • Tenure-track, assistant professorship in the History of Science and Technology in East Asia
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in East Asian history and the History of Science and Technology in East Asia, broadly defined to include its social, cultural, political, environmental legal, military, economic, or transnational aspects, and will contribute to the intellectual life of the department
  • Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, as PDF documents: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please); 4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book); and, 5) a statement of commitment to diversity. Questions about the position should be directed to Randy Roberts, chair of the search committee, at rroberts@purdue.edu.
  • review begins: 1 Nov. 2021
  • any news?
  • any update?
  • long-list interview on 30 Nov

Purdue University (USA:IA) - Medieval Science & Religion[]

  • tenure-track, assistant professorship in Medieval History of Science and Religion.  
  • Ph.D. in history required.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of the Medieval World as well as contribute to the intellectual life of the department
  • Application Procedure: Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, as PDF documents: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please); 4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book); and, 5) a statement of commitment to diversity. Questions about the position should be directed to Melinda Zook, chair of the search committee, at mzook@purdue.edu.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2021

---Any news?

  • any updates?
  • any updates?
  • did anyone hear anything? any update will be appreciated
  • [Nov 16] Request for Zoom interview; interviews conducted early December
  • [12 Jan] Has anyone heard anything about campus visits?

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - A. G. Leventis Chair in Ancient Greek Scientific and Technological Thought[]

  • Full professorial level Chair in Ancient Greek Scientific & Technological Thought
  • We are seeking a world-renowned academic to become the inaugural holder of the Chair and lead the further development of this field at Exeter. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of innovative research and publications, as well as the capacity to attract major research funding, to lead and inspire colleagues, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, to deliver high quality teaching at all levels and to communicate the importance of ancient science and technology to a broad and diverse audience
  • Deadline: 9 Dec. 2021

University of Rochester (USA:NY) - Open Rank, Medical Humanities & Bioethics[]

  • Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level faculty member for a position, tenure track.
  • Candidates must have an excellent record of quality teaching and scholarship, including a demonstration of a strong scholarly career track. PhD or JD required. Additional clinical degree, bioethics credentialing, and experience in an academic health center preferred. We especially welcome faculty who bring an equity lens to their teaching and who demonstrate a strong record of collaboration in scholarship and research.
  • Teaching: Teaching in existing medical school courses and Medical Humanities & Bioethics electives; Teaching, or co-teaching, one course in the Master's in Medical Humanities Program; Directing the URSMD Bioethics Pathway Program; Advising student-run bioethics interest groups; Working with the Director of the Division of Medical Humanities and the Director of the Clinical Bioethics Program to organize meetings, conferences, and educational outreach programs; Develop a research program that leads to presentations at national meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals; Mentoring students in undergraduate and graduate medical programs
  • Preferred and Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an excellent record of quality teaching and scholarship, including a demonstration of a strong scholarly career track. PhD or JD required. Additional clinical degree, bioethics credentialing, and experience in an academic health center preferred. We especially welcome faculty who bring an equity lens to their teaching and who demonstrate a strong record of collaboration in scholarship and research.
  • Application Details: Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #227159 at http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/
  • Deadline: not stated in ad
  • 29 Jul: No deadline or start date are provided in the posting. I emailed the department to inquire, and I was told that there is no fixed start date and the committee is hoping to conduct interviews the first week of August.
  • 6 Aug: Did you ask the best way to apply? the online application system only includes a place to upload a CV.
  • 6 Aug: Initial application is just the CV; I later received an email invitation to submit additional materials from the department.

Medicine[]

Denison University (USA:OH) - Medicine, Health & Healing excl. metropolitan Europe[]

  • tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the history of medicine, health, and healing (in any time period or region of the world, excluding a singular focus on metropolitan Europe) beginning August 2022
  • Teaching Load: 3/2 to include introductory survey courses as well as a diverse array of reading and research seminars in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The successful candidate will also teach core courses in the History major as well as direct independent student research projects. Teaching interests should broaden our curriculum and complement regional and chronological departmental strengths
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application that describes both their teaching interests and approaches to teaching and that outlines their research agenda. Within the application letter, candidates should discuss their commitment to supporting a diverse student community, fostering inclusivity on a small college campus, and exposing students to a wide range of ideas and perspectives. Candidates must also submit a C.V., sample syllabi, an article-length writing sample, and 3 letters of recommendation
  • Review begins: 8 Nov. 2021
  • Anything here? (Dec. 14)
    • [15 Dec.] Invite for Zoom interview received
    • [17 Jan.] have campus visit invitations gone out?

Johns Hopkins University (USA:MD) - History of Health and Medicine[]

  • Tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of the History of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • "The Department is committed to broadening the history of health and medicine, and seeks a new colleague to address areas not covered by existing faculty, specifically in the history of medicine, health and healing in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa, or other geographical areas which would extend the reach of our Department"
  • "We seek a scholar whose research is innovative and agenda-setting"
  • Teaching: "PhD and online MA students within our department’s degree-granting programs, MD and MPH students within the broader schools of medicine and public health at Johns Hopkins, and undergraduates and graduate students through joint appointment in the Program of History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences"; and "[f]aculty members teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the Schools of Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and Public Health"
  • "A successful candidate will bring energy and enthusiasm to this broad array of learners; in addition to excellence in historical scholarship and teaching they should also demonstrate a willingness to communicate the relevance of historical analysis to a variety of audiences across Johns Hopkins and beyond"
  • PhD must be in hand by July 1, 2022
  • application materials: "letter of application, C.V., statement of research interests, a sample syllabus, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference"
  • Deadline 15 Oct. 2021
    • Any news on this search?
    • [17 Nov] personalized rejection email received from department (not through interfolio) on
    • [Dec 14] Have interviews happened?
    • ^ Yes.

University of Alabama, Birmingham (USA:AL)[]

  • full time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of History of Medicine beginning in Fall 2022.
  • The area of specialization is open, but the department will prioritize applicants whose teaching and research can be placed in a transnational context and/or that explore health disparities across axes of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and region.
  • The faculty member will teach specialized upper-level undergraduate and/or master’s level courses as well as survey courses in our Core curriculum. Candidates must have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment and show a commitment to research, teaching, and service.
  • To apply, follow this link: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9587. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. We may ask for other materials at later stages
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2021
  • 29 Oct: first-round interview invite
  • on campus invite
  • has anyone heard anything?

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Before 1800 - [Non-TtT[]

  • 5-year fixed term Assistant or Associate Professorship in the History of Medicine and Health before 1800, to start on 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • Responsibilities will include contributing to all aspects of undergraduate and graduate teaching, assessing graduate applications and student funding applications, supervising, and examining, leading research activities in the history of medicine and health, and various administrative duties for the Department.  
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit : http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/32300. Applicants can upload a maximum of 3 three documents. These should be arranged as follows:   1.) Cover letter, curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document. Please include weblinks or DOIs for your publications, where possible; 2.) Details of teaching experience and research interests; 3.) Three samples of recent work. If you are unable to upload your work samples, please email these as attachments to   jobs@hps.cam.ac.uk, ensuring that you include your surname and the job reference in the email subject line and in the file names. References: Please provide the names and contact details of three referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of longlisted candidates directly (unless you advise otherwise). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role.
  • Deadline: 25 Dec. 2021
  • longlisting Jan 22 & first interviews Feb 22
  • Any updates on longlisting? [13 Jan]13 Jan]


University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA:WI) - American public health[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the history of American public health, to begin 1 Jul. 2022
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment and demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. A commitment to medical education, as well as undergraduate and graduate education, is essential.
  • The successful candidate will engage in significant ongoing research and publication, and will offer courses at all levels, including introductory courses in the history of American public health, as well as other more specialized courses in the candidate's field of interest.
  • The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the 1) teaching of students, residents, and/or fellows, 2) service, and 3) scholarly research missions of UW Health, the School of Medicine and Public Health, the Department of Medical History and Bioethics. These duties will be performed at the following percentages: 40% Teaching, 20% Service, 40% Research. An essential part of these duties will also be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.
  • Ph.D. in History, History of Medicine, History of Science, or closely related field required.
  • Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu, click on "Apply Now" and submit: - cover letter of application, - curriculum vitae, and - a chapter- or article-length writing sample At the time of submitting your application, candidates will be asked to provide information for three references. After submitting the application, the references will automatically receive an electronic link to upload a signed letter of reference on your behalf.
  • For full consideration: 18 Oct. 2021
    • long-list interviews happened. Any updates?
    • (dec 21) No news. Did on-campus visits happen?

Science[]

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Modern Life Sciences[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenure-track Associate Professor in the History of the Modern Life Sciences
  • Applicants with interests in the history of Race and Ethnicity in the Life Sciences are encouraged to apply
  • Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10555). 1. Cover letter. 2. Curriculum Vitae. 3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices, draft syllabi may be included). 4. Research statement. 5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. 6. Names and contact information of 3 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required by the closing date of 15 October, and the application is considered complete only when three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. 7. Writing sample or copies of publications.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2021
  • [Dec. 6] any updates on this search?
  • [Dec.6] Nothing yet for me, but at this point it has been 7 weeks since the application deadline, so I'm not getting my hopes up
  • [Dec 7] Nothing yet.
  • campus visits happening
  • [Dec 13] Re: previous entry—Campus visits hapenning?? Before Long/short listing and interviews??? Or have they just opted to not send rejection letters...
    • They did Zoom interviews a while back

Illinois State University (USA:IL)[]

  • 9 month probationary tenure track assistant professorship in History of Science, to begin 15 Aug. 2022
  • Interested candidates please complete an online application for posting number 512050 at https://jobs.illinoisstate.edu/ and additionally submit the following items: a letter of application, c.v., a chapter-length sample of scholarship, and three confidential letters of reference.  Please send materials electronically to historysearch@ilstu.edu
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2021
  • (Nov 15): zoom interview invite

Johns Hopkins University (USA:MD) - Physical Sciences[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the modern physical sciences, broadly construed with the anticipated start date of July 1, 2022
  • The position is open to all areas of scholarship within the history of modern physical sciences in the 18th- 21st centuries.
  • Teaching: The position involves undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as supervision of graduate students at M.A. and Ph.D. levels. Candidate must be able to teach our core undergraduate survey course in the history of modern science (18th- 21st centuries) along with a parallel graduate reading course that prepares students for qualifying exams
  • Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a description of scholarly and teaching activity, and three letters of reference.  All application material should be submitted online via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/91583
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2021 and continues until position filled
    • (Early December) - rejection letter

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Non-Western before 1900[]

  • permanent Assistant Professorship in Non-Western History of the Sciences before 1900, to start on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Responsibilities will include contributing to all aspects of undergraduate and graduate teaching, assessing graduate applications and student funding applications, supervising, and examining, leading research activities in the history of science before 1900, and various administrative duties for the Department.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit : http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/32310. Applicants can upload a maximum of 3 three documents. These should be arranged as follows: 1.) Cover letter, curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document; Please include weblinks or DOIs for your publications, where possible; 2.) Details of teaching experience and research interests, 3.) Three samples of recent work.  If you are unable to upload your work samples, please email these as attachments to jobs@hps.cam.ac.uk, ensuring that you include your surname and the job reference in the email subject line and in the file names. References: Please provide the names and contact details of three referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of longlisted candidates directly (unless you advise otherwise). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role.
  • Deadline: 25 Dec. 2021
  • Longlisting: early January 2022 - Informal meetings and interviews: February 2022


Technology[]

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (DEU) - Technology & Environment[]

  • Professorship for the History of Technology and the Environment, to begin 1 Oct. 2022
  • The future chair holder should be able to cover the field of the History of Technology and the Environment on an international level, including approaches from the fields of Cultural History and the History of Knowledge. They should be experts working on questions such as the acquisition and use of resources (technologies, technological and knowledge resources, the effects of technological processes on the environment etc.) from a historical perspective. Working on questions of work techniques, knowledge about work processes, methods and social impacts, the successful applicant will be able to contribute to and strengthen the connection between the faculty’s focal areas of research “Work Matters” and “Resources”.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, information on the applicant’s academic career to date, lists of publications, classes taught and third party funding, academic certificates, a filled-in application form that can be downloaded here, and a concept outline on research and teaching. These materials should be sent by email (one pdf only) to the Dean of the Faculty of History of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, email: dekan- gw@rub.de
  • Deadline: 16 Jan. 2022

Stevens Institute of Technology (USA:NJ) - Computers and Society (NTT)[]

  • Teaching Assistant Professor (full-time, non-tenure-track, multi-year renewable faculty appointment) in Science and Technology Studies
  • Candidate will teach an undergraduate course on “Computers and Society,” whose primary enrollees are Computer Science majors, as their main teaching duties, starting in Fall 2022, in Hoboken, New Jersey (directly adjacent to Manhattan)
  • "Candidates should have a PhD (or be ABD) in a field affiliated with or closely related to Science and Technology Studies, including the History, Anthropology, Sociology, or Philosophy of Science and/or Technology. ... The successful candidate will also possess experience teaching STS-related courses at the undergraduate level, with preference given to candidates whose work makes connections between technical aspects of computing technologies and their social outcomes."
  • Applications including a letter of intent, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and the names and contact information for three references, should be uploaded as a SINGLE DOCUMENT to https://stevens.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hoboken-NJ---Main-Campus/Teaching-Assistant-Professor-of-Science---Technology-Studies_RQ25124
  • Questions can be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Alex Wellerstein
  • Review begins: 3 January 2022 and continues until position filled.

University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - Information Science[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in the history of information sciences, digital infrastructures and devices, and computing and related areas, in any geographical or cultural context, to begin 1 Jul. 2022
  • Applications including a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and teaching statement, should be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/94366 .
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2021 and continues until position filled.
    • updates? 12/22 None here.
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