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Aarhus University (DEN) - Medical Anthropology [Non-TT][]

  • Three year assistant professorship in Medical Anthropology, to begin 1 Aug. 2015
  • We are looking for a person with a strong research profile in medical anthropology. Fieldwork experience of direct relevance for the anthropology of global health will be considered essential. Applicants who have experience of research in both the Global South and the Global North will be preferred.
  • The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in general teaching and curriculum development at the department, including the application of innovative teaching methods such as collaborative student involvement. The successful applicant will have special teaching responsibilities for the Master’s track on “Medical Anthropology and Glocal Ethnography” and will serve as the coordinator for this track. This involves teaching the introductory and elective courses; mentoring students to facilitate their early preparation of fieldwork (but not necessarily supervising all students on the track during fieldwork and thesis writing); and other related activities. The person appointed to the post will be required to complete a course in university teaching devised especially for assistant professors.
  • applicants must have PhD or 'equivalent qualifications'
  • If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years. Appropriate support will be given for this purpose.
  • The application should comprise a brief sketch of future research plans; apply online
  • Deadline: 6 Mar. 2015

Arizona State University (USA: AZ) - Full-time Lecturer in Anthropology and Global Health [Non-TT][]

  • Lectureship in Anthropology and Global Health, to start summer 2015
  • Full-time, benefits-eligible non-tenure eligible position renewable on a fiscal year basis (July 1-June 30) contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit.
  • See full advert on Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015 page
  • Deadline: 19 Apr. 2014

Bucknell University (USA: PA) - History of Science, Medicine & Technology[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor of the history of science, technology or medicine, to begin July 2015
  • 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. Apply at:
  • 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 7 Nov. 2014. The position is open until filled.
  • 12/04 - Skype interview request. x2
  • Thanks for the update. May I ask what geographic field?
    • Modern France & Atlantic. 
    • 18th-Century France
  • Campus visits have been scheduled (1/22).
  • Offer accepted, 4/3/15

Kings College London (UK) - History of Science or Technology[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in the History of Science and Technology, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • Applications are welcome from scholars with research expertise in any aspect of the history of any of the physical sciences or of technology, in any region of the world, in the period since 1800. We would particularly welcome applications from scholars whose work connects with areas of broader interdisciplinary focus at King's, such as international relations, war and conflict, and the environment. Applications from candidates with the demonstrable ability to attract external grant funding, and/or to engage with public audiences, would also be particularly welcome.
  • The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the delivery of teaching in this broad area at all levels, from introductory undergraduate lectures to PhD supervision. They will also conduct and publish top-quality research in their field of specialism.
  • All candidates should have research expertise in the history of science and technology and an enthusiasm for teaching this subject at university level. They should have completed a PhD in this area by the date of appointment. They should be prepared to teach both specialist undergraduate and MA modules in their area of expertise, and to supervise PhD students.
  • To apply for this post you will need to register with the university’s recruitment system HireWire to download and submit the application form.  Please note, should you wish to submit a CV or a short statement you will need to copy & paste these after the application form as part of the same document.
  • Deadline: 12 Apr. 2015
    • [30 Jul] Dr Chris Manias, Birkbeck (2008).

Northern Kentucky University (USA: KY) - History of Science and Technology[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of science and technology beginning August 2015.
  • Knowledge of trans-disciplinary studies and the ability to liaise with students and colleagues from the College of Informatics is essential.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in specialization that focuses on the 20th to 21st centuries is required. (geographic specialization open)
  • Link to Apply:
  • Attach letter of application and vita with the names of three references to Dr. Rebecca Bailey, Chair, History of Science and Technology Search Committee. For information on the Department of History and Geography, visit
  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
    • Skype interview request (11/24) x 2
  • Campus visits scheduled.

Ohio University (USA: OH) - History of Science and/or Technology in the Modern Age[]

  • 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.
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment (August 15, 2015), a strong research agenda, and teaching experience.
  • Apply at:
  • Review of applications will begin on 7 Nov. 2014 and continue until position is filled.
  • Skype interview request X3
  • any news?
  • Nope, nothing yet.
  • campus invite has gone out: Dec 8
  • Any update since the campus visits took place?
  • I haven't heard anything. Nothing like the wait... 
  • Agreed. Its unbearable. I promise to post here if I hear something.
  • Offer made.

University of California Berkeley (USA: CA) [Non-TT? part time?][]

  • The Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society at UC Berkeley invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Research (official listing says "Academic Coordinator I"), expected start date, 1 March 2015. 
  • The Academic Coordinator’s (AC) position is designed specifically to collaborate and coordinate with the Center’s Director and the Steering Committee to realize Center’s mission through four main duties:
  • Maintaining a cohesive identity for CSTMS; Building and maintaining a vibrant intellectual program; Grant-writing; and building research programs that capitalize on the AC’s own interests, including being a Co- PI on grants and co-author on publications with other members of the CSTMS community.
  • Basic/Minimum Qualifications required at time of application: PhD or equivalent in Science and Technology Studies or a related field.
  • Additional Required Qualifications: Experience writing grant proposals; At least one semester’s experience developing and running an academic speaker series or a conference; A capacity to develop long term visions, including concrete 3-to-5 year plans for fundraising and academic output.
  • Preferred Qualifications: One year experience in institution-building, e.g., developing institutional linkages and forging consensus; Experience in web design.
  • Salary range for this 75% position is $52,344 to $63,0162 (full-time annual rate), plus benefits, commensurate with training and experience.
  • To apply, include your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae (required), a statement of purpose cover letter (required), a statement about the range of ways the candidate might encourage further STS, History of Science, and Medical Humanities development at Berkeley, and a list of 3-4 professional references (required, though letters are not) to - Please address inquires to Prof. Massimo Mazzotti,
  • for full consideration 21 Jan. 2-15, the position will be opened until filled. Previous applicants need not reapply for this position.

University of California Berkeley (USA: CA) - History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology []

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • All application materials should be uploaded to the secure search portal at
  • Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2014. Questions pertaining to the application process can be directed to
  • Offer made.
  • Offer accepted.

University of California, Davis (USA: CA) - Modern French (19th/20thC)[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Modern French history, with a preference for specialisms in the history of science and/or medicine
  • See original posting (link above) on European History 2014-15 page

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Global Studies of STM[]

  • University Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Global Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and have an outstanding record of excellence in teaching, research and publication in this area
  • Preference will be given to applicants with current and planned programmes of research that will attract graduate students and postdoctoral researchers
  • The field of the lectureship may be the history, methods and policy dimensions of globalized STM. The lecturer’s expertise will also focus on a specific regional studies theme in collaboration with existing strengths in the University’s centres of research. Preference is likely to be given to applicants with research interests and teaching expertise that complement existing strengths within the Department and with the potential to develop further the links between HPS, the Centres for African Studies, South Asian Studies, Latin American Studies or East Asian Studies, as well as the Faculty of Human, Social and Political Science (HSPS), History, Geography and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES) with respect to teaching and research training in global studies of the sciences
  • To submit an application for this vacancy, please...Apply online. The system allows you to upload 3 documents. These should be arranged as follows: 1.) cover letter, curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined. Please include weblinks or doi's 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 to, ensuring that you include your surname in email subject line and in the file names.
  • Please quote reference JN02752 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 5pm (GMT) 14 Nov. 2014
    • longlisting will be complete by 18 Nov; shortlisting by 4 Dec; job talks scheduled for 12 Jan and interviews 13 Jan.(videoconferencing will be available if required)
    • Longlisted (11/18)
    • Very nice rejection email (12/5)
    • [14 Jan] position went to Yale ABD - specialism in Chinese history.

University of Kansas Medical Centre MD-PhD/Medical Ethics[]

  • Assistant professorship for a junior to mid-level physician-scientist with a scholarly commitment to medical ethics and the history, philosophy, and/or sociology of medicine.
  • The ideal candidate will have a record of successful scholarship in medical ethics drawing on disciplinary training in the history of medicine or related social sciences and demonstrate a commitment to build a nationally-recognized body of scholarly work. This recruitment is a collaborative effort with KU Hospital, as part of the ongoing initiative to advance ethics research, consultation services, education and training at KU Medical Center.
  • Interested parties should submit a CV and letter of interest.
  • Deadline: Not stated in ad. ad closes 26 Mar. 2015

University of Oklahoma-Norman (USA:OK) - Race, Gender, and Difference in Science, Engineering or Medicine [non TT - renewable][]

  • Ranked renewable-term Assistant Professor in the area of race, gender, and difference in science, engineering, or medicine, to begin 16 Aug. 2015
  • The position will run for three years...with renewal for the second and third years being contingent upon successful performance.
  • Teaching load 5 courses/year: one graduate and four undergraduate courses per year.
  • The anticipated salary will be $50,000 per year, plus benefits.
  • The successful candidate will have completed her/his PhD in the history of science, technology or medicine, history, STS, or related fields before August 16, 2015.
  • Applicants should provide a letter describing their research and teaching experience, a CV, an article-length writing sample, and an undergraduate syllabus developed by the candidate for a course relevant to the central themes of this position.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation should be sent to Suzanne Moon, Associate Professor and chair of the search committee at
  • review begins 16 Feb. 2015 and will continue until position filled

University of Puget Sound (USA:WA) - [non-TT, VAP] Science and Technology / Modern EuropeEdit[]

University of Regensburg (DEU) - Tenured Professorship[]

[posted without a link to the original job advert.  Please always include a link to the advert when you add postings AFII (talk) 06:56, July 11, 2014 (UTC)]

  • Tenured Professorship in the History of Science (W2), to begin Autumn 2015
  • PhD required, plus other achievements e.g. Habilitation and/or second book
  • "The successful candidate is expected to cover a wide range of topics in both teaching and research. In teaching he/she will be responsible for undergraduate and graduate courses, and is expected to cooperate with philosophers, historians and scientists. In research the focus should be on the history of the empirical natural sciences. Interdisciplinary cooperation is expected. Teaching is expected to be in German."
  • Applications should be submitted by regular mail, including c.v., list of publications, list of courses taught, copies of academic exams and degrees – but no offprints, to: Dekan, Fakultät für Philosophie, Kunst-, Geschichts- und Gesellschaftswissenschaften, D-93040 Regensburg, Germany
  • Deadline: 20 Jun. 2014.

University of Sydney (AUS) - [Non-TT; AUD91K per year plus benefits.][]

  • Two year Associate Lecturer in History of Science, to begin July 2015
  • You will teach two or three undergraduate courses per year, geographical and chronological speciality is open however you must be prepared to offer survey courses on the history of science, and teach a course on the scientific revolution.
  • To be successful in this role you will have: a PhD in the History of Science; the ability to engage in high-level research in HPS; a track record or clear potential for publications in leading venues; undergraduate teaching experience.
  • All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.REFERENCE NO. 2890/1214
  • Deadline: 6 Apr. 2015 [11.30pm Sydney time]

Yonsei University (KOR) - History Or Philosophy of Science[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History or Philosophy of Science, to begin March or Sept 2015
  • Attention will be given to applicants who are capable of teaching undergraduate courses in the history or philosophy of science that fulfill the college’s scientific literacy requirement. Substantive research specialties are otherwise open but preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to the UIC curriculum in various fields, including but not limited to history, philosophy and sociology.
  • Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester.
  • Interested applicants should send a short letter of application detailing research and teaching interests, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and c.v. by email to
  • Deadline: 10 Nov. 2014

History of Medicine[]

Binghamton University, State University of New York (USA: NY) - Premodern Medicine[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Premodern Medicine beginning in Fall 2015.
  • Candidates for this position should have an active research agenda that engages with the history of medicine between c. 800 CE and the onset of the scientific revolution, c. 1500 CE, and that provides a perspective on material and visual cultures.
  • Historians whose research encompasses medicine and medical culture in the Mediterranean World, broadly defined, including the Byzantine and Islamic Mediterranean, are encouraged to apply, as well as historians of science whose research intersects with the world of premodern medicine.
  • This position is affiliated with the recently established Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence in Material and Visual Worlds (, which supports innovative research, scholarship, and creative work related to the roles of materiality and visuality in human culture. [...] The search committee will include members of the Material and Visual Worlds steering committee, in addition to representatives of the History Department.
  • Applicants will submit a cover letter and an up-to-date curriculum vitae, research statement, sample course syllabi, writing sample (up to 20 pages), and three recommendation letters to Candidates may include other materials they deem pertinent to the application.
  • Link to Apply:
  • The committee will review applications until November 14, 2014, and campus interviews will be held in early December.
  • Interview (Skype) occurred 12/5.
  • Offer made.

Nazarbayev University (KAZ) - [Open rank; non-TT] Pre. for North or Latin America[]

  • Three year position with possibility of renewal for an open rank position in the History of Medicine, preferably with a specialization in North or Latin America
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and the names and contact information for three referees to:
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014

Swansea University (UK;Wales)- Medical History, after 1500[]

University of California, Los Angeles (USA: CA) - [open rank] History & Social Sciences of Medicine[]

  • tenure equivalent position at the Associate, Assistant or Full Professor level
  • 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.
  •  To apply, go to JPF00248.  For further information please contact Joel Braslow, M.D., at
  • Review begins 15 Sept. with a hard deadline of 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Any news on this one?  (11/25)
  • At least one candidate  interview done (19/12)
  • Received email saying I was not short-listed (26 Jan 2015)
  • Received email that they are considering top 3 candidates for now, but that I am on the short list (12 Feb 2015)

University of Leeds (UK;ENG) - History of Health, Family & the Everyday[]

  • University Academic Fellowship in the History of Health, Family & the Everyday
  • NB: these Fellowships are intended to offer a post-doc-like period of research which segues into a tenured position.  See: AFII (talk) 07:58, October 3, 2014 (UTC)
  • "You will be an outstanding participant in the lively research area of the social and cultural history of health, making a distinctive contribution to knowledge by shedding light on how personal experiences have changed over time; and engaging with, and contributing to, important current debates on historical methodologies and scales of historical analysis. You will work to strengthen existing internal and external collaborations on perceptions and experiences of health, illness and the family in the past, and into the present day, in order to develop a new impact case study in collaboration with other members of the School of History’s Health, Medicine and Society research group."
  • You will offer an historical perspective on health issues in contemporary society, building on the work of social historians whose work has had a broader resonance for society’s understanding of the family and life course.As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:  CV; A list of publications; A statement detailing your research and academic plan (no more than 2 sides of A4).
  • For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Graham A. Loud, tel: +44 (0)113 343 3601, email:  or Dr Shane Doyle, tel: +44 (0)113 343 3655, email
  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2014.
  • Is it just me or this wording entirely bizarre - an extraordinary mix of redundant words and suspiciously specific ones?
  • [20 Oct] - the posting looks normal to me, is there a particular bit that's troubling?  NB - the posting has disappeared, so I've put in a link to the advert on the uni's own jobs page.  AFII (talk) 14:21, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

University of Leeds (UK:ENG) - Medical Humanities[]

  • University Academic Fellowship in Medical Humanities
  • NB: these Fellowships are intended to offer a post-doc-like period of research which segues into a tenured position.  See: AFII (talk) 07:58, October 3, 2014 (UTC)
  • You will develop a research profile that will contribute to the University’s ambition to excel at REF2020, with a sustained record of internationally excellent (and some world-leading) publications and a strong record of presentations at international conferences. Acting as catalyst for collaboration across the Arts Faculty (and with other Faculties) in partnership with your School of PRHS mentor you will organise seminars with international speakers, network internationally at conferences and develop local collaborations, especially the Thackray Medical Museum.
  • You will also co-supervise PhDs and work on and further develop teaching in the School of PRHS and elsewhere in the area of Medical Humanities, especially history of medicine, including Discovery Theme modules; you will also develop the teaching and research potential for medical objects held within the University’s own Museum of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine
  • You will have significant proven research experience within the field of Medical Humanities, the ability to teach at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level to students in the arts, medicine, and biomedical sciences, as well as a clear and compelling vision for personal academic development. We seek to recruit an early career stages scholar with a record of high quality publication, successful generation of research income, evident commitment to inter-disciplinarity, and demonstrable engagement with research impact and collaboration with external partners.
  • As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:  A CV;  A list of publications;  A statement detailing your research and academic plan (no more than 2 sides of A4). For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Graeme Gooday, tel: + 44 (0)113 343 3274, email:
  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2014.
  • Rejection letter via email (12/15)

University of Warwick (UK) - [non-TT;~VAP][]

  • Three year Assistant Professorship in the history of medicine, for the period 1st September 2015 to 31st July 2017
  • You will conduct research and teaching in the History of Medicine both individually and in collaboration with colleagues within the Department, and across the University. You will be expected to build research networks in your specialism beyond the University. You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for and/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of the History of Medicine
  • You will undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research work and the design and delivery of specific areas of research-led teaching. In particular, you will be able to convene, lead seminar and offer a portion of the lectures for either or both of two large undergraduate modules in the History of Medicine, ‘Kill or Cure: The History of Medicine and Health,’ a first-year module, and ‘From Cradle to Grave: Health, Medicine and Lifecycle in Modern Britain,’ a second-year module.
  • All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter. Writing samples and module outlines will be requested from candidates at a later stage of the recruitment process and should not be submitted with the initial application. Please direct all informal inquiries to Professor Daniel Branch, Head of Department, at
  • Deadline: 20 Apr. 2015

Vanderbilt University (USA:TN) - Medicine, Health & Society[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship for a candidate "with expertise in the social and cultural aspects of medicine and health."
  • Interdisciplinary social scientists doing work on health equities or disparities, the politics of global health or public health, health policies or economies, structural competency, or medicine and social justice are particularly invited to apply.
  • Applications, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, information on teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly writing, should be addressed to Jonathan Metzl, Chair, MHS Search Committee, and submitted as a single pdf file via email to Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately, either via email or to the mailing address posted on the MHS website.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2014 and continues until position filled.
  •  Any news about this position?
  • No news a/o 16 Nov 2014
  • Still no news? (Dec 11)
  • nothing...(x2)
  • there was already at least one round of skype interviews.
  • Received rejection email today [1/21] indicating an "exceedingly high number of applicants"
    • Thanks for the update!  Did you have an on-campus interview or was this the first word since application? (1/23)
    • First word since sending in the application

Washington University in St. Louis (USA: MO) - History of Medicine[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Medicine, fall 2015
  • A Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2015 and evidence of scholarly potential are required.
  • Area and chronological expertise are open.
  • The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in the history of medicine, prepare classes in her/his area of specialization, be active in research and publication, perform university service, and contribute to a growing community of faculty interested in the medical humanities.
  • Please send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of reference (under separate cover) via e-mail to or via postal mail to the Chair, History of Medicine Search Committee, Department of History, Washington University, 1 Brookings Dr., Campus Box 1062, St. Louis, MO 63130.
  • Screening of applications will begin on 15 Oct. 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Has anyone had trouble emailing their materials to the above email? My email has bounced twice now. 
  • Yes, same problem. There was another email address that I found elsewhere,, and I sent my materials there as well. I got an acknowledgement of receipt shortly after that. 
  • Request for writing sample (10/31) x6
  • Rejection received by e-mail (11/10). "More than 80 candidates of great breadth and originality applied for this job." 
  • Anybody get an idea when the Committee would be in contact after the 11/14 deadline for writing samples? (11/20). 
  • Any word? (12/1).
  • Nothing here.  The Department website events page lists a faculty meeting scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, so maybe later this week?
  • My guess is that they are going to go straight to on-campus interviews in Jan/Feb, and skip preliminary interviews.  Has anyone heard anything along these lines? (12/6)
  • Not a peep on my end since the request for writing samples (12/6) x 3
  • Skype interview! (12/9) x3
    • Thanks for the update. May I ask what field(s)
  • Campus visit scheduled (12/18)
  • 3 candidates were invited to campus in January

Wesleyan University (USA; CT)- Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program[]

  • The Science in Society Program of Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT USA, seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 2015, with research and teaching interests in the social or cultural aspects of health, disease, and health care, focused on the United States. Teaching responsibility includes survey course on social/cultural aspects of medicine and health.
  • The Science in Society Program offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major in the history, philosophy and social studies of science, technology, and medicine, taught by faculty from multiple disciplines. Affiliation with another program or department is negotiable. Ph.D. in a relevant academic discipline, in hand or near completion, is required at time of appointment.
  • For full consideration: 10 Oct. 2014
  • Rejection email 11/7 x5
  • one of my friends told me there were a total 5 candidates invited for campus visit including my friend in early December.

History of Science[]

Tennessee Technological University (USA:TN) (pref. for experience in hist med too)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the HIstory of Science, to begin Aug. 2015
  • Required qualifications: Ph.D. in History from an accredited
    institution; recent experience teaching college-level history; ability to teach upper-division History of
    Science courses and the general education course “Science and World Cultures.” Preferred
    qualifications: Experience with educational technology and/or digital history; ability to offer courses on
    the History of England and/or the History of Medicine, or otherwise to best augment existing
    departmental specialties.
  • All applicants must apply online at and will be
    required to electronically upload a cover letter including a description of interest and qualifications;
    copies of all college/university transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon
    hire); curriculum vitae; and names and email addresses of three professional references who will be
    contacted by email to upload recommendation letters.
  • Screening begins: 15 Jan. 2015 and continues until position filled.
    • Any applicant invited to TTU for an interview must be prepared to provide additional
      materials and to give an appropriate lecture to faculty, students and guests
  • On Campus requested 2/4/15 (X1)

University of Notre Dame (USA:IN)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of science
  • Geographical and chronological specialty is open, but applicants must be prepared to offer survey courses on the history of science.  A successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the graduate program in the History and Philosophy of Science.
  • Candidates should send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Digital dossiers preferred but we accept applications on paper sent to Professor Patrick Griffin, Chair, Department of History, 219 O’Shaughnessy Hall, Notre Dame, IN  46556.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2014
    • email acknowledgement of application received [10/30] [mine on 11/4]
    • Email request for further materials [11/20].  The email mentioned they will meet 12/15 to identify ten candidates for "video interviews" on January 8 & 9. 
    • Has anyone received an invitation for a video interview? [12/29]
      • Nope [12/31]. No doubt we'll need to wait until the university reopens after New Year's.
    • Video interview request scheduled for 2nd week of Jan.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Campus visits are happening this month.

University of Oxford, Linacre College (UK) - Senior Hire[]

  • Professorship (Full Prof ++) of the History of Science, to begin 1 Oct. 2015
  • The professor will share the faculty’s vision of the scope of the history of science, which is less focussed on the history of scientific truth and more interested in reconstructing the practices of science, and the claims to science-based authority within given societies at given times.
  • The successful candidate will be a historian of international reputation with an outstanding research and publications record in any area or period of the history of science, excluding the ancient world and the history of medicine, as well as the ability to teach and inspire students at all levels and to undertake senior administrative duties. She or he will have the ability to capitalise on the history of scientific research at Oxford, encouraging interaction and collaboration with other disciplines and particularly with the University’s Museum of the History of Science. The post has a significant public role, and the new professor will be expected to promote the study of the history of science in Oxford, and to stimulate interest in the subject within the broader academic community, and the general public at large. The professorship is held in the Faculty of History and the appointee will be a professorial fellow of Linacre College.
  • For more details about the post and full application instructions, see
  • Deadline: 13 Apr. 2015

University of Pennsylvania (USA: PA) - History and Sociology of Science (Global Health)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history and sociological study of global health, to begin 1 July 2015.
  • In addition to contributing to the graduate program, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in the Health and Societies Program, a thriving interdisciplinary undergraduate major administered through the department.
  • Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, statement of research, and the contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation at   Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. 
  • Review of applications will begin 1 Oct. 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Campus visits start next week (

History of Technology[]

Harvard University (USA; MA) - History of Technology  [Past closing date][]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of technology, to begin 1 July 2015
  • Ph.D. required by start date
  • “The Department is especially interested in candidates who show exceptional promise as scholars, teachers and mentors, and whose work complements that of the current faculty.”
  • "Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a brief outline of present scholarly projects and future plans, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for 3 references. We also ask candidates to submit a sample of recent scholarly work. All materials should be submitted directly to the Harvard academic positions site at"
  • Application deadline is 19 Aug. 2014
    • NB: job READVERTISED 16 July with new job ref: andnew closing date: 9 Sept. 2014
    • Anyone know who the chair of the search committee is? I can call and ask the department secretary, just thought I'd save the person the trouble if someone knows.
    • Has anyone had their references requested yet (9/18)?
      • Nope (9/18)
      • last search this department did last two years, I wouldn't expect requests so soon after a deadline (in general, too) 
    • References requested. c10/06
    • On-campus visit invitation (11/8)
      • Is this the same person that had references requested? Not sure if anyone else got/will get campus visit invitations...or I should cross this job from my list. 
      • If you did not get a request for references, cross it off your list. Even if you did get a request, the head of the search committee usually sends out campus invites at the same time as there are only 3-4, and it looks like they went out Friday/Saturday. Don't hold your breath for Harvard, if they never contacted you, they never will. Move on.
    • Rejection via email (1/28)
  • Offer made.

Johns Hopkins University (USA: MD) - Modern Technology [Past closing date][]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in the history of modern technology, to begin 1 July 2015
  • Ph.D. required, but we will accept applications from doctoral students. In the case of graduate student applicants, all requirements for the Ph.D. degree must be fulfilled by September 1, 2015
  • "The position is open to all areas of scholarship within the history of modern technology in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. We are particularly interested in science-related technologies"
  • "Applications should include a description of scholarly activity and teaching experience along with a curriculum vitae. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent by October 15, 2014. Apply online via Interfolio at"
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2014 and continues until position filled.
    • Interview request (10/23)
      • Anyone else?
      • Um, you aked i.e. Harvard too. Are you new to job wiki?... You do realize not every candidate looks at job wiki, or simply does not make edits... If you see *just* one person make an edit for a rejection/writing sample/references/Skype/on-campus, you can safely assume *all* emails/phone calls went out already. So if you haven't heard from JHU, cross it off... Also, if this is your first year on the TT job market, understand that the committee, 9 out of 10 times will *not* contact you *at all* to tell you that you're not being considered. Only if you get a Skype/AHA conference interview will they *sometimes* tell you that didn't get a campus invite... 

Michigan State University - Lymann Briggs College (USA:MI) - Computing, Networks, or Big Data[]

  • Tenure system Assistant Professorship in the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Computing, Networks, or Big Data
  • PhD must be in hand by 15 Aug. 2015
  • The candidate must have a background in the history, philosophy, or sociology of science, technology, environment, or medicine, and studies computational or network sciences as a subject illustrating core HPS topics such as: expertise and trust; methods of data collection and analysis; or, participatory GIS. We also welcome candidates who use natural language processing or social network methods for studying collaborative research and scientific production
  • This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page, Posting #0318.  Applications must be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site ( A complete application will include a c.v. and teaching portfolio, along with a cover letter outlining the candidate’s scholarly expertise as well as their ability to teach within one or more of the specializations listed above and the pedagogical approaches the candidate applies in the classroom. For details on teaching portfolios see  In addition, three letters of recommendation must be sent electronically by the recommenders through the application system.
  • For best consideration: 1 Dec. 2014

Science & Technology Studies (inc. philosophy of science)[]

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (USA:CA) - STS (Science and Risk Communication)[]

Posted after the closing date AFII (talk) 10:07, November 25, 2014 (UTC)

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Science and Risk Communication
  • Candidates must demonstrate the ability/potential to collaborate across disciplines and contribute to the curricular and scholarly development of the interdisciplinary area of SRC. Although applications are sought from any traditional liberal arts discipline (arts, communications, humanities, social sciences) or interdisciplinary area, we are particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds in and/or connections to communication studies, journalism, and/or political science. Disciplinary expertise alone is not sufficient; that expertise must intersect in meaningful ways with science and technology.
  • DEADLINE: 15 Nov 2014

California State University (USA: CA) - Phil Sci & Environmental Ethics[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the philosophy of science and environmental ethics, to begin Fall Quarter 2015
  • "The successful candidate will teach coursework in the Philosophy of Science along with additional coursework as assigned. The successful candidate will be required to collaborate with other hires within the 2015 new hire cohort theme of Teaching Sustainability in Diversity towards producing and implementing educational models that promote student learning in an integrative approach to social justice and sustainability. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay may include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses"
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in Philosophy at time of appointment with specialized preparation in the Philosophy of Science and Environmental Ethics is required. Additional competency in one of the following areas is preferred: History of Science and/or Science and Ethics (particularly in the field of Biology) and/or Philosophy of Technology. Candidates with successful undergraduate teaching experience are preferred. Specific teaching experience within the California State University system is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, especially in the areas of social justice, sustainability, and pedagogy. Candidates must address the New Cohort Theme of Teaching Sustainability in Diversity
  • Please submit all of the following: a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita; a list of at least three academic references; and evidence of teaching effectiveness at:
  • SHORT DEADLINE: 26 Sept. 2014

Michigan State University (USA:MI) - two positions[]

  • Two faculty positions in Science Studies, to begin Aug 2015
  • Candidates must be committed to undergraduate teaching and should have their Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2015 with training in the history, philosophy, and/or sociology of science, technology, environment, or medicine or a closely related field.  Expertise in non-western science, writing pedagogy, or diversity and inclusion in science would be especially welcomed.  The successful candidate will have evidence of teaching experience.
  • Teaching Load: 5 'small' courses/year "including two or three sections of the first-year introduction to the history, philosophy and sociology of science and two or three upper-level courses.  They also will be expected to contribute professional service to the college, including membership on LBC committees"
  • Each of these two science studies academic specialist positions will start with a three-year probationary appointment that has the potential, after successful reappointment, to become long-term positions (for details see the MSU Faculty Handbook
  • This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page, Posting # 0036.  Applications must be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site (  A complete application will include a c.v., teaching portfolio, and a cover letter that outlines the candidate’s expertise as it pertains teaching in the college as well as the pedagogical approaches the candidate employs.  For details on teaching portfolios see  In addition, three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and expertise must be sent electronically by the recommenders through the application system.
  • For full consideration; 15 Oct. 2014 search continues until position filled
    • [9/25] Note that these positions are for 3 year "Academic Specialists;" they are NOT "Tenure Track" positions.
    • phone interview requests went out already
    • when? 
    • [10/24] e-mail rejection received

Rensselaer Polytechnic University (USA: NY) - Dept. Head & Full Prof.[]

  • Department Head and Professorship in Science and Technology Studies, to begin 15 Aug. 2015
  • 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.
  • To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for five (5) professional references electronically to:
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 27 Aug] and continues until position filled.

Rochester Institute of Technology (USA: NY) - Sociocultural Context of Science and Technology[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the Sociocultural context of science and technology, to begin within the 2015-16 academic year
  • teaching load: 5 courses/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."
  • 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
  • Apply online at  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,
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014

Offer made and accepted. 

Tufts University (USA:MA) - Cultural Anthropology/Science and Technology Studies[]

  • Assistant professorship in the Anthropology of Science and Technology
  • Applicants should possess a PhD by the time of appointment, be actively engaged in a program of field research, and demonstrate a strong record of scholarship. Geographical area open.
  • In addition to an active research program, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising. The successful candidate must be able to teach the Anthropology of Science and Technology as an introductory-level course, as a mid-level course with a regional or topical focus, and as an upper-level undergraduate seminar in the candidate’s area of research. The candidate will also be expected to teach History of Anthropological Thought in rotation. In addition to teaching and advising in Anthropology, faculty members sometimes advise students majoring in related interdisciplinary programs or engaged in other cross-disciplinary initiatives.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three confidential reference letters to Interfolio
  • Review of applications begins 1 Oct. 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of California Santa Cruz (USA: CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Feminist Science Studies[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor position in feminist science studies, to begin 1 July 2015
  • 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.
  • Teaching Load: 5 course/year 'equivalency workload' "hich normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities."
  • Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree required at time of application.
  • Apply at
  • 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
  • Deadline: 3 Nov. 2014
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2015
    • Writing Sample Requested (11/19)
    • Skype interview scheduled (11/26)

University of Virginia (USA: VA) - Science, Technology, and Society[]

  • Tenure track Asst or Assoc Prof Tenure-track in STS in the Department of Engineering and Society, to begin Fall 2015
    • Applicants should be from the History of Technology, Science, Technology, and Society, or other humanistic/social science fields concentrating on understanding technology.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, since STS teaches across the core curriculum for undergraduate engineers. Instruction in writing and other communications skills is one key concern in that coursework. The hire will play a prominent role in the programs that E&S provides to SEAS (such as the undergraduate thesis, engineering business, or the policy internship) as well as building connections to other departments in the Engineering School and the University."
  • Phd must be in hand 'at time of application'
  • The position is tenure-track, and candidates who have reached the rank of associate professor will be considered for tenure at the start of their appointment. The salary is commensurate to experience and will commence Fall 2015.
  • Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining both research interests and their approaches to teaching in the STS curriculum at SEAS. Applicants should also provide a curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and contact information of three references. Send all materials to https://jobs.virginia.eduunder Posting Number 0615564
  • We will begin reviewing applications on 15 February 2015 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

University of Washington-Bothell (USA: WA) - Science and Technology Studies[]

  • Tenure-track position in STS in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS). Potential areas of expertise include science and technology policy, science communication, citizen science, ethics, and history of science and/or technology.
  • Record of teaching excellence, evidence of commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and PhD are required at time of appointment.
  • "IAS as a whole stresses links among fields and methods of inquiry. We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to diverse student populations and communities. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy, and should be prepared to teach an upper-division core course that introduces students to interdisciplinary inquiry in a portfolio-based undergraduate curriculum."
  • Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in IAS; CV; research sample; sample syllabus; evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier. Email applications in one electronic file to Letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the process.
    • Preferred deadline: 15 October 2014
      • 11/4 - Request for letters of rec and responses to additional questions
      • 11/14- Request for phone interview 
      • 12/5 - Anyone hear anything after phone interview?
      • 12/5- Campus interview scheduled

Virginia Tech (USA:VA)- Biomedicine and Health Technologies[]

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Science and Technology in Society with an emphaiss on Biomedicine and Health Technologies, to begin 10 Aug. 2015
  • Ph.D. in STS or related field completed by August 2015.
  • The specialization within biomedicine or health technologies is open and may include, among others, disabilities, public health and/or health care disparities, biomedical applications, and genetic medicine. The successful candidate is expected to achieve a national research profile, teach undergraduate and graduate courses (four per year) and advise Ph.D. and M.S. students across our two campuses, and fulfill service responsibilities
  • The successful candidate must have a demonstrable background and research agenda in interdisciplinary Science and Technology Studies or a closely affiliated field. Evidence of a strong research program and teaching experience is required. We especially encourage applicants who will help grow the Department’s undergraduate Medicine and Society program and strengthen connections with the many health and medicine programs that span Virginia Tech’s colleges.
  • Interested candidates should apply online at and refer to posting RE0140130. As part of your online application please attach a C.V., a 2-page research statement, a writing sample, 3 pages demonstrating teaching effectiveness (this may include a teaching philosophy, a brief syllabus, course descriptions, and/or course evaluations), and a list of three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates who advance in the process.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2014 but applications are accepted until position filled
    • Phone interview request made
    • On-campus interview this week. (1/26/2015)

Yonsei University (KOR) - Science & Technology Studies[]

  • Tenure track faculty position in Science & Technology Studies, to begin March 2015
  • Ph.D. in Science, Technology & Policy studies or a closely related field such as History of Science, Sociology of Science or Philosophy of Technology, is required.
  • Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester and the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in English.
  • Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, Ph.D. dissertation abstract, and the names of 3 referees, and C.V. by e-mail Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. However, early applications are encouraged.

York University (Can) - Asst/Assoc Technology Studies[]

  • Assistant or associate professorship in Technology Studies, to begin 1 July 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"
  • "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: Chair, Science and Technology Studies Search Committee, 218 Norman Bethune College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3, Email:"
  • Dealine: 31 Dec. 2014
    • received email from the dept's program assistant asking if I'm a Canadian citizen or PR (Jan 7). They prioritize candidates who fall into either of that category.
    • request for writing sample (01/19)
    • someone told me that he's been invited for a campus visit in March (2/13)
    • offer made and accepted