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Birkbeck, University of London (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT:~VAP][]

  • Three or Four (advert unclear) year Lectureship in the History of Science and Medicine, to begin 1 Oct. 2017
  • We seek to appoint an outstanding scholar working on any aspect of the field, but the appointee should also have wider teaching competency in modern (post-1800) British history
  • The successful candidate will engage in scholarly research and publication; take responsibility for organisation, supervision and teaching in the broad field of the history of science and medicine (including direction of the History of Science and Medicine MA programme); contribute to teaching and supervision in modern British history at undergraduate and postgraduate level; and participate in Departmental, School and College administration as required.
  • For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Frederick Anscombe, Assistant Dean ( A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification is [Here]
  • Deadline: 1 Jun. 2017
    • Intend to interview week beginning 12 Jun.

Boston College (USA:MA) - [non-TT:VAP] STS[]

  • Core Visiting Assistant Professor/Core Renewal Fellow in Science and Technology Studies, for 2017-18
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Deadline: 1 Mar. 2017
    • [30 Mar.] Rejection by email 

Christopher Newport University (USA: VA) - Modern or Early Modern European History of Science or Medicine[]

  • Tenure-track position in History, effective August 21, 2017
  • This position will specialize in the history of Europe (Modern or Early Modern) with special emphasis on the history of Science and/or Medicine broadly defined.
  • The successful candidate will teach upper and lower division courses in the candidate’s area of research and in the University’s liberal learning core.
  • The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3.
  • The Ph.D. in History or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor.
  • Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.
  • To apply, submit a letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts (copies acceptable for initial screening), a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of scholarly work, a sample syllabus for a course you typically teach, and three letters of reference to: Director of Faculty Recruitment, History (European History of Science or Medicine) Faculty Search, Search #8356, Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606-3072 Or
  • Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2016.
  • [21 Oct] Skype interview

Idaho State University (USA:ID) - History of Energy[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Energy
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • The area of specialization is open; however, we encourage applications from scholars whose work reflects transnational contexts of historical developments.
  • Submit letter of application, C.V., and contact information for three references online at Inquiries may be sent to: Department of History, Idaho State University, 921 S 8th Ave, Stop 8079, Pocatello, ID 83209-8079 - Email:
  • Review begins 15 Jan. 2017 and continues until position filled

Kings College London (UK:Eng) -[senior hire] Philosophy & Medicine[]

  • Peter Sowerby Chair (Professor or Reader) in Philosophy and Medicine, to begin 1 sept. 2017
  • The Philosophy Department at King’s College London is seeking an outstanding philosopher with research expertise and teaching experience in areas of philosophy with impact, application, and significance in relation to medicine, to lead the Peter Sowerby project: Philosophy & Medicine: Competence and ability to teach at all levels are required. An international research profile is required
  • The successful candidate will show evidence of excellence in research and will have the ability to teach to the highest professional standards at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the designing and convening of modules, lecturing, seminar teaching, providing formative feedback, supervising dissertations at all levels, and examining. She/he will have pastoral duties as a personal tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will undertake administrative duties as required by the Head of Department.
  • For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Bill Brewer:
  • apply online
  • Deadline: 21 May 2017

Nanyang Technological University (SGP) - Medical Humanities[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the Medical Humanities
  • The History Programme invites qualified academics to apply for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Medical Humanities. This position will be a joint appointment between the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (75%) and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (25%).
  • HSS and LKCSM seek to appoint a scholar within the field of "medical humanities" (history of medicine, medical sociology, medical anthropology, medical philosophy, or studies of global health). We particularly encourage applications by candidates whose research will complement our existing strengths in social studies of science and technology and "global Asia" and develop our research in interdisciplinary fields including: traditional and modern medicine in Asia; the cultural contexts of health and health care; cross-cultural studies of mental health; global health challenges; gender and health; environment and health; studies of reproductive and end-of-life health; or health policy. Although the precise specialization is open, some preference will be given to applicants whose work demonstrates relevance to Asia.
  • The successful candidate will lead the Medical Humanities integrated theme at LCKSM. This will involve teaching existing medical humanities workshops to be delivered in years 1 and 2 of the medical curriculum and developing materials and activities for upper division medical students. A further responsibility of the post holder will be the maintenance and expansion of LKCSM’s medical humanities resources
  • To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment ( and email your application package (consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, teaching and research statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), three selected reprint/preprints of publications, and the names and email addresses of three potential referees) to: The Search Committee (Medical Humanities), School of Humanities and Social Sciences, History Programme, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332 Email: Applications sent via email should include a reference to “Assistant Professor (Medical Humanities)” in the subject line. Please send your enquiries about the position to the above email address.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016

Nazarbayev University (KAZ) - Open Rank[]

  • open-rank faculty position (3 year renewable) in the history of science and technology.
  • Candidates must have a PhD in hand by August of 2017.
  • Area of specialization and period are open, although the department is especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching include comparative and/or non-Western contexts, and who are capable of offering general surveys outside the history of science and technology.
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching classes (teaching load is 2 + 2 with TA support for large classes), curriculum and program development, and research
  • To apply, please send a letter of interest, current c.v., contact information of three referees, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample to
  • More information about the school is available at Questions related to the position, the university, or living and working in Astana can be sent to Daniel Scarborough (
  • Deadline: 1 Mar. 2017 readvertised with new deadline 26 Mar. 2017

New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA:NJ) - [open rank] pref. STM or Legal[]

  • Tenured or tenure track position in history, to begin Sept. 2017
  • Rank and chronological/geographical area(s) of expertise are open. Preference will be given to applicants whose research and scholarship fall within one or more of the following fields: history of science, history of technology, legal history
  • Tenure-track applicants should have evidence of scholarly accomplishment and effective teaching, with Ph.D. in hand by August 2017. Tenured applicants should be recognized for their distinction and professional accomplishment.
  • Send letter of application, C.V., and three letters of recommendation ... as directed at, posting #0603615.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016
  • [16 Dec] Request for additional materials
  • [16 Jan] Set up Skype interview
  • [17 Mar] E-mail rejection: position has been filled.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Dept. of Technology, Culture & Society (US:NY) - [Non-TT; Adjuncts][]

NB - posted without link to original advert. Please ALWAYS INCLUDE A LINK to the original posting when adding new positions AFII (talk) 08:51, June 16, 2017 (UTC)

  • Adjunct positions to begin Sept. 2017
  • The Department of Technology, Culture and Society at NYU Tandon School of Engineering is seeking PhDs in anthropology, sociology, STS, history of science, or related fields to teach the following undergraduate classes in fall 2017.
  • Recent graduates and exceptional ABDs (with teaching experience) are invited to apply. There is some flexibility in terms of course materials, instructor methods and assignments.
  • Please send a short message of interest and CV to the Director of STS, Amber Benezra,
  • Courses to be taught
  • Ethics and Engineering M,W 10:30am-12:20pm This course examines issues relating to engineering practice and applied technology. We will study foundations for moral decision making such as professional codes and ethical theories such as Kantianism and utilitarianism. These ethical tools will be applied to a range of case studies. We will also seek a deeper understanding of important issues and challenges stemming from technology with an eye to how globalization and its attendant cultural and moral pluralism affect them.
  • Magic Bullets and Wonder Pills T,Th 4:00pm-5:50pm We will spend the semester investigating the history of psychoactive drugs and related medical technology, through a ‘Science and Technology Studies’ (STS) lens. After establishing some of the core concepts in STS theory, we will turn to the development of a number of different psychoactive drugs, and what these drugs tell us about wider social and structural inequalities, science and the politics of knowledge and corporatist logics
  • Deadline: Open until Filled.

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) history/sociology of biomedicine[]

  • Chancellor's Fellow (open rank hire, research focused in first years) in the History/Sociology of Biomedicine
  • We now seek to make a strategic appointment of a scholar who will pursue historical research to interrogate the compelling questions generated by the increasing complexity of biomedicine and its interface with individuals and society.
  • You will be expected to contribute to developing an interdisciplinary research programme in Biomedicine, Self and Society, which brings together researchers from STIS, the Social Studies of Health and Medicine group in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and a growing group of medical lawyers and bioethicists in the School of Law. You must be committed to working in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment and supporting the development of interdisciplinary research across science and technology studies, medical sociology, bioethics, law and health policy.
  • In the longer term, you will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies. In particular, you will take responsibility for delivering the popular level 1 survey course in History of Medicine.
  • Deadline: 2 May 2017

University of London, The Warburg Institute (UK:Eng) - [Senior Hire], History of Art, Science & Folk Practices[]

  • Professorship (Full Prof ++) in History of Art, Science and Folk Practice - Mellon Chair
  • The Warburg Institute has been awarded a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a chair in the history of art, science and folk practice and an associated post-doctoral research position. The Institute is seeking an historian of science, an historian of art, or an anthropologist who, ideally, combines work in the areas of the history of art and images, the history of science, and both historical and present folk practices. The parameters of these fields will be broadly conceived, but the cross-disciplinarity implicit in the description of the post takes its cue from the work of Aby Warburg in each of these areas
  • The successful candidate will be critical to restoring, developing and elaborating the theoretical, cultural historical and anthropological implications of Aby Warburg’s work to the Institute. S/he will hold a PhD and will have substantive research experience and an outstanding publications record in his/her field.
  • To apply for this opportunity, please submit a comprehensive CV and covering letter, through the University of London careers page.
  • To ensure you include all required information within your CV and covering letter, please read carefully the application instructions within the Job Description, under ‘How to Apply’. This electronic document is available to you on the University of London careers page here.
  • SHORT Deadline midnight 30th May 2017
  • intend to interview 4 July 2017.

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science [Non-TT:~VAP][]

  • 22-month Departmental Lectureship (~VAP) in the Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, to begin 1 Oct. 2017
  • The person appointed will be expected to provide undergraduate and graduate teaching in Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Cognitive Science. This will include designing and delivering 16 hours of lectures or graduate classes for the Faculty in each academic year, and undertaking 8 contact hours of tutorial or small group teaching for St Anne’s College per week. In addition, the appointed person will conduct research in the area of Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, and will undertake administration for the Faculty and the College including, but not limited to, participating in the annual admissions exercises and acting as assessor for undergraduate and graduate examinations. The precise configuration of duties and areas of teaching will be agreed on appointment
  • The successful candidate should normally have received the degree of PhD or DPhil by 1 October 2017, or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by that date, but candidates who do not meet this requirement may be considered, if they have attained a comparable level through their publications.
  • Candidates must have an outstanding research record appropriate to the stage of their career with evidence of, or evidence of potential for producing, significant research in the area of Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science. She or he must provide evidence of the ability to provide excellent teaching in the area of Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Cognitive Science and must have the ability and willingness to assume pastoral responsibilities associated with undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to act as an assessor at graduate and undergraduate level. The person appointed will be provided with office space in St Anne’s College.
  • Applications for this post are to be made online. Applicants will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of their online application. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click the[apply button].
  • Deadline: noon 7 June 2017

University of Pennsylvania (USA: PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Humanities[]

  • The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in environmental humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
  • We are interested in exceptional scholars who take innovative, pioneering approaches to such areas of inquiry as history and the environment; the arts, culture and the environment; environmental ethics and philosophy; environmental theory; environmental justice in a global perspective; the Anthropocene; the nonhuman in the humanities; and varieties of environmental knowledge. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Earth and Environmental Science, English, German, History, History and Sociology of Science, or Philosophy. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate.
  • This will be the first in a cluster of appointments in various aspects of the environmental humanities. The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in building such a program and in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme of environmental humanities. The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his home department and will participate in the development of curriculum pertinent to the theme of the cluster.
  • Applications should be submitted on-line at and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate's perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, an uploaded publication (either a link to a journal publication or some other writing sample), and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation.
  • Review of applications will begin November 3, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Strathclyde (UK:Scot) - History of Sci, Tech & Innovation[]

  • Chancellor's Fellowship in the History of Science, Technology & Innovation
  • The Fellowships will normally be appointed at Lecturer level and will offer an accelerated academic career, with the expectation that candidates will achieve promotion within the 5 year Fellowship period. Fellows who meet the criteria for promotion by the end of the 5 year period and continue to demonstrate a strategic fit in terms of research interests, will continue in an open-ended ("tenured" equivalent) academic appointment at the appropriate level. Exceptionally, where a candidate has an established track record in research leadership, appointments may initially be made at Senior Lecturer level with an expectation that promotion to Reader level will be attained within 5 years
  • To apply you must hold a PhD and have postdoctoral research experience, with an emerging publication track record in high quality academic journals or equivalent. Your research interests should align with the identified strategic priority areas of the University
  • Initially, the focus of the Fellow will be on establishing an impressive research portfolio, aligned to the strategic priorities of the University and with appropriate attraction of external funding. Over the course of the Fellowship additional duties in the areas of teaching and citizenship will be assigned to the Fellow in line with the duties of a Lecturer (or Senior Lecturer, as appropriate).
  • To apply you must provide the following: A fully completed Application Form; A detailed CV, including publications record; A 5 year Strathclyde based research plan which clearly identifies with which strategic area you consider yourself to align Applications should be made online at
  • Deadline: 13 Nov. 2016

University of Virginia (USA: VA) - [Open Rank] STS and Environment in sub-Saharan Africa[]

[Posted without link to original advert. please always include a link to the original advert when you add new postings AFII (talk) 12:42, October 28, 2016 (UTC)]

  • Open rank (Assistant, Associate, Full Prof) position in science, technology, society, and the environment in sub-Saharan Africa, to begin 25 Jul. 2017
  • Preference will be given to candidates who hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor, but we will also consider candidates at the advanced Assistant Professor level who have a proven record of scholarly engagement and publication
  • PhD must be in hand by start date.
  • We are especially interested in applicants whose work focuses on the historical, cultural, sociopolitical, and environmental contexts out of which technological innovations and questions regarding environmental change in Africa emerge. We welcome applications from a range of fields, including but not limited to anthropology, sociology, geography, history, political science, African Studies, and Science and Technology Studies.
  • Examples of desirable research foci include: the indigenization of technology as it relates to social, political economic, and cultural responses to environmental change; the role of environmental development NGOs; the intersections between indigenous knowledges and technologies and perceptions about global climate change, and such issues as ecological migration
  • To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0619715 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article or chapter-length scholarly work (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references.
  • Review begins 5 Nov. 2016 & for full consideration apply by 26 Nov. 2016 although search will remain open until filled.
    • [4 Jan] Received a rejection email on 31 Dec.

University of Warwick (UK)[]

  • Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology
  • We welcome applicants working in any area of this field. However, we particularly encourage those who will be able to enhance existing research strengths in the department. Of particular relevance to this post are our Centre for the History of Medicine, our Global History and Culture Centre and our expertise in the histories of imperialism, gender and sexuality. Our geographical coverage is broad and encompasses the modern and early modern history of Britain, Europe, South and East Asia, East Africa and the Americas, including the Caribbean
  • You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of the history of Science and Technology. You will have undergraduate teaching experience, and experience of/or the potential to engage in postgraduate teaching. You will have knowledge of applying for funding, and the potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management. You will be expected to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department. Please direct all informal inquiries to Professor Daniel Branch, Head of Department, at
  • Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on [this button]
  • Deadline: 3 Nov. 2016
  • Nov 15: invited to interview on 28-29 Nov. They are moving really fast.
    • Successful candidate a recent Cambridge PhD.

Virginia Tech (USA:VA) - STS[]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in Science and Technology Studies, to begin 10 Aug. 2016
  • Research specialties may include, for example, ethnography of digital cultures, social informatics, the politics of innovation, or participatory design
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year...The successful candidate also will participate in the University's Strategic Growth Area in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which integrates research, experiential programs, and teaching to provide a critical understanding and framework for innovation and entrepreneurship across the university. Accordingly, one course per year will be in a new Innovation Pathways Minor
  • Phd must be in hand by start date
  • Applications must be submitted electronically at, posting TR0160144.Attach a letter of interest, a C.V., a 2-page research statement, a writing sample, a 3-page demonstration of teaching effectiveness (for example, 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. Address queries to the search committee chair, Matthew Wisnioski at:
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2016 and continues until position filled
    • Has anyone heard from this committee yet? (Jan 3)
    • Nothing here (Jan 4)
    • Asked for additional materials in December, but nothing here since (Jan 31)
      • Can I ask what additional materials they wanted?
      • Back in December they asked me for a writing sample. Nothing since then.
      • Ah, ok. I was also asked for the writing sample because I forgot to inclue it in the online application. I haven't heard anything since. 

Stevens Institute of Technology (USA: NJ) - Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Science & Technology Studies[]

  • Tenure-track position in Science and Technology Studies, effective fall 2017.
  • "Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a field relevant to Science & Technology Studies including, but not limited to, History of Science and / or Technology; Sociology of Science; and Science, Technology, and Society. Candidates who focus on the social dimensions of science, technology, medicine, or the environment are encouraged to apply."
  • Research field should be historical in nature, but periodization and specialization is extremely open-ended. Strongly preferable if candidate is capable of teaching a course on the Scientific Revolution and surveys of history of science/technology, but candidates that could contribute to teaching needs in other strong ways should not be discouraged from applying.
  • Strong preference will also be given to candidates whose work embraces interdisciplinary themes and digital scholarship.
  • Application submitted at [1]: CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, 3 references. Address queries to the search committee chair, Alex Wellerstein ( See also this set of notes on the search from the chair.
  • Posted December 2, 2016, review begins January 10, 2017 and continues until position is filled.
    • [Jan 17] Contacted for Skype interview
  • [Feb 7] Any news?
  • [Feb 8] Candidates for campus visits contacted
  • [Feb 16] Rejection received via e-mail
  • [March 6] Any indications about who the candidates are? Or at least their specialisms?
  • [May 30] Anybody know what happened with this position?
  • Very belated update, but two hires were (eventually) made. 

University of Hong Kong (HKG) - Humanities in medicine[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in the Humanities in Medicine, to begin 1 Sept. 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • This position is "on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract."
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree and a proven track-record of research in any area that complements the Centre’s existing strengths. In addition, teamwork skills are essential. As a key member of the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, the appointee will be expected to help develop the Centre’s interdisciplinary research programme and deepen links with the Faculty of Medicine. While primarily based in the Centre, he/she will hold a concurrent appointment in a relevant academic unit of the Faculty of Arts, where he/she will be expected to teach a half-load of disciplinary undergraduate courses and to teach postgraduate students. The University and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects of many kinds. Teaching development grants are also available to assist with the development of innovative undergraduate courses.
  • Information about the Centre can be obtained at Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Robert Peckham (e-mail:
  • Applicants should send a completed application form, a letter of application, a full C.V., and a writing sample of scholarly work, along with three reference letters sent by their recommenders to Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at Please clearly state the post applied for on the application form.
  • Deadline: 15 May 2017
  • [4 July] skype interview

Xavier University[]

  • Non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position, to begin Aug. 2017
  • One year position but renewable for up to three years
  • History of Science, Medicine, or Technology 
  • Region and time period are open
  • Typical courseload will be four courses per semester but with no more than two preparations.
  • Ph.D. by August 2017 preferred.
  • Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.
  • Application letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial graduate transcripts should be sent to Darleen Frickman at
  • Deadline: 6 Mar. 2017
    • [22 Mar] Request (by phone) for Skype interview
  • Offer made and accepted

History of Medicine[]

Queen's University (CAN) - [Senior Hire][]

  • Tenured or tenure track position as the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine
  • Candidates must hold a PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent). The PhD must be in History, or a cognate discipline, and the candidate must have a strong research record in the History of Medicine. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will have a record of independent research of the highest quality. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the School, the Faculty, the University, and the broader community. Preference will be given to candidates who have educational experience in the health care professions, particularly medicine, and knowledge of the Canadian health care context
  • To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
  • A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);  a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications); a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations, if available); and, the names and contact information of three individuals who, if requested, will provide letters of reference. lease submit your application electronically to: Dr. Leslie Flynn, Vice-Dean, Education, Faculty of Health Sciences (c/o Ms. Christine Mandy:
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2016 and continues until position filled
  • Rec'd an email with request for reference letters - 11/29/16

Anything since the reference letter requests?

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA:NE) [Senior Hire][]

  • Endowed professorship - Associate or Full - in the History of Medicine, to begin Aug. 2017
  • The successful candidate will serve as the Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and as the Director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Humanities in Medicine program. Scholars from any sub-field and any period in the history of medicine broadly are welcome to apply. The position requires a Ph.D., a demonstrated track record of excellent scholarship and teaching, as well as interest in leading an academic program.
  • To be considered for the position, applicants must complete the Faculty/Administrative Information Form at, requisition F_150262, and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing samples, and have three confidential letters of reference sent to Professor David Cahan, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 612 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0327.
  • Review begins 7 Oct. 2016

University of Roehampton, London (UK) - post-1800[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in the History of Medicine (post-1800)
  • For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of Department: Professor Mike Edwards 020 8392 5143 or
  • To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, please visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.
  • Deadline: 8 Nov. 2016
  • Intend to interview 'in the New Year'
  • Has anyone heard anything on this post?
  • [15 Dec] Received a nice rejection letter today

History of Science[]

Harvard University (USA:MA) - History of Modern Science and Technology in East Asia[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of modern (20thC forward) science and technology in East Asia, to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • PhD expected by start date
  • The Department is especially interested in candidates who show exceptional promise as scholars, teachers, and mentors, and can offer broad courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that will complement those of the current faculty
  • Applications should include a curriculum vitae, an outline of present scholarly projects and future plans, a statement of teaching experience and approach, a writing sample, and the names and contact details of three persons who will write letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted directly to the Harvard academic positions site at
  • Deadline: 21 Oct. 2016.

Institute for Advanced Study (USA:NJ) - [Senior Hire][]

  • Professorship in the History of Science
  • [Appointment] will be in the History of Science, including life and applied sciences, without limitation to period or culture.  Only candidates with distinguished scholarly accomplishments will be considered.
  • Applications and nominations, including bibliography and curriculum vitae, should be sent ... by email to or by mail to: Administrative Officer, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540.  All communications will be held in strict confidence.
  • Deadline: 31 Mar. 2017

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Hist of Philosophy/Science pref. early modern philosophy[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in the History of Philosophy/History of Science, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • "broadly construed to include: history of philosophy (all periods), history of science (all periods and sciences), intellectual history, and history of ideas. Applicants with a background in philosophy, HPS, science and technology studies, intellectual history or history of ideas are all encouraged to apply. The ability to teach early modern philosophy and a masters level unit on the history of science is strongly desirable. The University invites applications from candidates who have an outstanding record of research or research potential in this area"
  • Contact: Professor Havi Carel, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill. BS6 6JL. Email: For further information on the department:
  • Long-listing is planned to take place on or before 12th May 2017. Short-listing is planned to take place in week beginning 15th May 2017. Candidates may be invited to give a presentation prior to their formal interview, as part of the final selection process. It is expected that the final selection process will be held on 16th June 2017.
  • Deadline: 3 May 2017

University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA:WI)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of science, to begin Aug. 2017
  • We are especially interested in applications in the following areas: (1) history of science or technology before 1800; (2) history of the human sciences; or (3) history of information technologies. We are also interested in applicants whose area of study lies outside the United States
  • We are particularly interested in candidates who can promote interdisciplinary synergies between the History of Science, Medicine, & Technology (HSMT) program and other study programs in the Department of History; the Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies; and/or other programs in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences
  • PhD must be in hand before start date
  • All applications must be submitted online at Search for 88583.  Electronic applications must include PDF files of the following:  letter of application, curriculum vitae, and one article-length writing sample or chapter.  If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project.  You will be asked to provide contact information for three references; they will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference.  The letter of application should include a statement of interest that discusses current and future research as well as anticipated course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should comment specifically on their capacity to teach current HSMT undergraduate courses as well as new courses that would complement existing offerings
  • Deadline: 24 Jan. 2017
    • Intend to conduct initial interviews by phone or skype.
  • [21 Feb] Any word, yet?
  • [21 Feb] Skype interviews have been scheduled 
  • [17 Mar] Has campus interviews been scheduled/taken place?

History of Technology[]

Auburn University (USA:AL)[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in the history of technology, to begin 16 Aug. 2017
  • "Candidates already holding a PhD in History are desired, although outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of their doctoral candidacy (ABD) will be considered. Appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor requires the earned degree by August 16, 2017"
  • "We especially desire candidates with active research agendas and teaching experience. The successful candidate will be able to make contributions to teaching in the Technology and Civilization sequence of the university core curriculum, as well as the undergraduate program and the graduate program"
  • To apply for this position, please visit Applicants will be required to attach a letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and provide contact information for three letters of recommendation
  • The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment
  • Review begins: 28 Nov. 2016
  • Anyone hear back on this one?
  • [27 Dec] Invitation for online (Skype-esque) interview
  • [27 Jan] Set up campus interview

The New School (USA:NY)[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in political, social, and cultural history of technology in the modern era (nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • Some preference will be given to applicants whose work lies outside the United States, or who conduct transnational and comparative research. A PhD in History is required
  • We invite scholars working on all topics related to technology, especially technologies that involve: the infrastructures of markets, labor organization, media and communication, reproductive and other technologies of the body, urban life, surveillance and violence, infrastructures of colonialism and imperialism, ecology, energy, transportation, calculation and computation.
  • Interested candidates must apply online at:
  • Deadline: 21 Nov. 2016
    • Request for interview [Dec 16]
    • Any news about this search? [Jan. 17]
    • First-round interviews were held on Jan 3 and Jan 11.

Purdue University (USA:IN) - pref. western/military[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of technology, with a specialisation in western tech, and a possible teaching and research field in military technology
  • Ph.D. in History required
  • The successful candidate will develop undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of technology in western civilization and military technology as well as contribute to the intellectual life of the department
  • Please submit a letter of application, C.V., writing sample (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book), evidence of teaching excellence, and at least three letters of reference.  Questions about the position should be directed to Doug Hurt, Head, at  Electronic applications can be sent to Rebecca Gwin, Administrative Assistant or to the Department of History, 672 Oval Drive, University Hall 231, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
  • Review begins: 30 Nov. 2016 and continues until position filled.
[8 Dec] Received AHA interview invitation x2
[14 Dec] Rejection via email

Ruhr-University Bochum (DEU) - History of Mining[]