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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (USA: CA) - Open Rank Director of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program[]

  • DIRECTOR, Science, Technology, and Society Program (Tenure Track, OPEN RANK, Associate/Full Professor Preferred), beginning 12 Sept. 2019.
  • The position includes a strong expectation for teaching excellence, scholarly productivity and professional development, and service to the department, college, university, and community. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to lead the growth and operation of the STS minors and emerging interdisciplinary programs, including a possible Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) major and department, and other opportunities. The successful candidate should demonstrate leadership ability, a broad vision for the future of STS/IS in the College of Liberal Arts at Cal Poly, and the ability to effectively collaborate across disciplines. Applications are sought from any discipline represented by one of the college's 15 tenure-line departments.
  • This position carries both teaching and administrative duties. Credit toward tenure may be awarded depending on years of teaching experience, professional development, and rank. The administrative assignment is for an initial period of three years, renewable at the Dean's discretion. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate's qualifications and experience.
  • Teaching Load: 12 units/quarter "Candidates will also have a significant reduction in course load in the first one to two years to help establish an active program of research/scholarship/creative activity and to oversee the leadership of the STS/IS Program. For this position, teaching and service assignments will be divided between the interdisciplinary programs and the home department in proportions agreeable to all parties. The successful candidate will teach courses such as Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society; Advanced Project-Based Learning in Science, Technology, and Society; Interdisciplinary Research Methods; and/or specific courses as determined by areas of expertise and programmatic need. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administration."
  • Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills: PhD in Science and Technology Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies or related field, or PhD or equivalent with a STS emphasis in any of the following disciplines in the College of Liberal Arts: Communication Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology & Child Development, Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Geography), Women's & Gender Studies and World Languages & Cultures (i.e., Spanish, French, German). MFA or other terminal Masters Degree would qualify as a terminal degree in the following CLA disciplines: MFA for Art and Theatre; MA/MS for Journalism and Graphic Communication. Evidence of successful university teaching and programmatic leadership are required. Applicants must have training that intersects in meaningful ways with STS, which can come from a range of disciplinary homes, and must approach scholarship, teaching and service from an interdisciplinary perspective. Teaching, research and service must reflect a level of activity appropriate for rank. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications / Skills: Preference will be given to candidates with a record of demonstrated excellence in programmatic leadership and development in an STS context. Experience in an administrative role and/or academic leadership position in higher education is highly desired.
  • TO APPLY, visit http://WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG to complete the required online faculty application and submit to requisition #104953. Attach (1) Cover Letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (4) Evidence of teaching effectiveness and teaching evaluations, (5) a Statement of Professional/Research Goals, (6) a Statement of Diversity and Inclusion describing past experience and contributions to diversity and inclusion efforts, and a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, research, and/or service at Cal Poly (upload under "Other"), and (7) unofficial copy of transcripts. Sealed official transcripts showing highest degree earned will be required prior to appointment. Please be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three professional references when completing the application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed as references. Applicants needing computer/internet access may contact Cal Poly Human Resources at: (805) 756-2236, for information on available resources. Applicants may also send specific position queries to the search chair, Elizabeth Lowham at This position is open until filled.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2018

Clarkson University (USA:NY) - History of Science or Technology[]

  • The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Clarkson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History of Science or Technology (period and geographic location open) at the rank of assistant professor.
  • The teaching load is 3:2, with three courses in the fall (only two preparations), including two sections of a first-year, writing-intensive course focused on a theme of the applicant’s choosing, and two history courses in the spring. There is ample opportunity for course development in the candidate’s area of expertise. Minimum qualifications include PhD in History (in hand by August 1st, 2019) and evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching.
  • Located in the Saint Lawrence River Valley, between the Adirondack high peaks and Ottawa and Montreal, Clarkson University provides easy access to both outdoor recreation and international social and cultural opportunities.
  • Interested applicants should submit their application materials,including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, prior teaching evaluations, if available, a diversity statement and a minimum of three letters of recommendation to Clarkson University’s website.
  • Review begins immediately. For full consideration appicants should apply by April 1st 2019.
  • Apply online
  • [21 Mar] Search Committee Member here - we've had a few queries and would like to assure people that there is NOT and internal candidate for this post
  • [31 Mar] Has anyone been able to attach letters from ChronicleVitae on this application? It's not letting me and the Clarkson system doesn't appear to be emailing my recommenders for letters.
  • [11 April] Invitations to interview on campus sent. That's a wrap
  • [April 5] Request for phone interview 
  • [April 12] Campus invites sent
  • [April 15] But not all rejections sent. Why not? 
    • Position is open until filled, so things haven't been closed out yet?
    • They should be. They're not going to go back to the waiting list. Campus invites were sent. They're going to hire one of the people they invited to campus. Obviously.
  • [May 13] Offer made.

Duke University (USA: NC) - Hist Sci and/or Tech[]

  • The Department of History at Duke University invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure track position requiring teaching and research in the history of science and/or technology, or a related field. Duke University values faculty who can form interdisciplinary alliances across departments and schools; candidates who can connect to other university entities such as the Pratt School of Engineering, the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Sanford School of Public Policy, or other arts and sciences departments are particularly welcome.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample (article or chapter) along with three letters of recommendation to Professor Margaret Humphreys, Chair of the Search Committee, via the following website:
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2018   
    • heard that first round interviews happened at AHA conference 
      • Yes, on January 4 and 5
    • Huh. This one went completely past my radar. Anyone know where it was advertised?
    • Any updates post-AHA interviews?
      • None so far (1/14)
    • [17 Jan] Invitation to campus
    • [17 Jan] Congrats! Got the cut here.

Durham University (UK:Eng) - Hist Sci &/or Tech[]

  • Assistant Professor (UK Scale 7/8) in the History of Science and/or Technology
  • Based in one of the UK's leading centres for the study of history, you will make an important contribution to the development of a dynamic research culture, building on the expertise of a strong cluster of historians with interests in the history of science and/or technology. Making use of your own outstanding knowledge and the University and region’s important resources in the field, you will carry out and publish excellent and original research. Passionate about the history of science and/or technology, you will help to develop and extend our suite of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, and share your enthusiasm through exceptional teaching
  • You'll need: A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in the history of science and/or technology or a related subject (either completed, or currently in progress); The ability to produce world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department; The confidence to supervise PhD students; To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income; Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability attain fellowship of the HEA; Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Apply Online
  • Deadline: 14 Jan. 2018

[4 Feb] Rejection email

Grand Valley State University (USA:MI) - [Non-TT][]

  • Full-time Visiting (non-tenure-track) appointment for the 2019-2020 academic year, with the possibility for renewal, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor (or at the rank of Visiting Instructor if ABD).
  • Teaching load: 4/4 including upper division courses in History of Medicine and Health and surveys in History of Science, World History and/or American History. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity institution.
  • Interested candidates are asked to submit via email or post a letter of application, teaching materials (examples include statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, assignments) and curriculum vitae, followed by three letters of reference and a transcript, to: Dr. William Morison, Chair, Department of History, Grand Valley State University, MAK D-1-160, Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403,
  • Review begins: 20 May 2019 and continues until position filled

Rice University (USA: TX [Open Rank] - Medical Humanities (incl. U.S. History of Medicine or Global Health Histories) -- ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGE[]

  • Open-rank, tenured or tenure-track position as Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Medical Humanities, focusing on U.S. History of Medicine, Global Health Histories, or Ethical Issues in Health, including research emphasizing race, gender, and sexuality. Appointment of the candidate will be in the relevant Humanities department. PhD in related field required at time of appointment.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "Applicants should be prepared to teach regularly-offered undergraduate and graduate courses in Medical Humanities, along with courses in their own field of expertise"
  • Apply at:
  • The application process is entirely web-based. Upload a letter of application, CV, a writing sample of ca. 25 pages, evidence of teaching excellence, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent (for tenured candidates: names of three referees) the attention of Prof. Kirsten Ostherr, Search Committee Chair, Office of the Dean of Humanities.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018.
  • Has anyone made contact about what specifically is wanted in the "evidence of teaching excellence"?
  • Reference letters requested (applied for tenured position) (x2)
    • do you know if they asked for letters from all senior applicant referees?
  • Any news here? [8 Dec] - nothing here (applied for assistant position) -- first round interviews happening mid December
  • Has anyone who had a Zoom interview in mid-December heard anything after the email from the chair of the search committee over the holidays? [4 Feb]

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Life, Human and Earth Sciences[]

  • University Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in the history of the life, human and earth sciences, to begin 1 Sept. 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
  • Responsibilities will include contributing to all aspects of undergraduate and graduate teaching, assessing graduate applications and student funding applications supervising and examining, leading research work in the history of life, human and earth sciences, and various administrative duties for the Department.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and have an outstanding record of excellence in teaching, research and publication in this area.
  • To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Applicants are able to upload a maximum of 3 three documents. These should be arranged as follows: 1.) cover letter, curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document. Please include weblinks or doi's for your publications, where possible; 2.) details of teaching experience and research interests; 3.) three samples of recent work.
  • References: Please provide the names and contact details of three referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of longlisted candidates directly (unless you advise that you do not wish us to do so). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role in the Department.
  • Any further queries regarding this position can be addressed to
  • Please quote reference JN17080 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 18 Feb. 2019
  • Job talks and informal meetings: all day on 2 May 2019; Interviews: afternoon of 3 May 2019; Start Date: 1 September 2019
  • Notification about longlisting [Feb 26]. Shortlisting scheduled for March 11.
  • Any news?  [March 13]
  • [11 Apr.] Job talks have been anounced (internal mailing list, but candidates' names can be seen on the Departmental calendar scheduled for 2 May.
  • that looks like a senior hire (ie reader or senior lectuerer or professor) rather than lecturer as advertised.
  • [16 Apr] It does, although my informal enquires told me that the payscale was not negotiable beyond lecturer status. It'll be frustrating if that is not the case after all.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT][]

  • 1-year teaching associate in the history of modern science and technology with an emphasis on the period after 1900.
  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2020 in the first instance.
  • The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (and will hold a PhD certificate) before taking up the post.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the lecturing, supervising, examination and administration of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department. The candidate should be prepared to deliver lectures and supervise written work on a broad range of topics in the history of science and technology from 1900 until the present. The position will start on 1 September 2019, and will include an initial 3-month probation period.
  • apply online.
  • Applicants are able to upload a maximum of three documents, these should be arranged as follows: 1) Cover letter, curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document. Please include weblinks or doi's for your publications, where possible. 2) Details of teaching experience and research interests. 3) Two samples of original written work. If you are unable to upload your work samples, please email these as attachments to, ensuring that you include your surname in email subject line and in the file names. Please provide the names and contact details of three referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of shortlisted candidates directly to request references (unless you advise that you do not wish us to do so). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role in the Department.
  • Shortlisting: end of June 2019 Interviews: mid-July 2019
  • Deadline: 17 Jun. 2019

University of Kent (UK:Eng) - Science & Tech [Non-TT:~VAP][]

  • Lecturer (~VAP) in the History of Science and Technology to teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules during the 2019/20 academic year
  • The post is for a fixed term period until 31 Jul 2020.
  • As Lecturer in History of Science & Technology (Teaching and Scholarship) you will: Teach in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures using the teaching materials, methods and approaches you have developed; Supervise students' work and advice on study skills; Assess students' work and progress and provide constructive feedback; Foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
  • To be successful in this role you will have: A first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline; Previous experience of teaching history of science/technology; Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills and an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn.
  • Please click the apply button to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process please contact the Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: HUM0895 Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.
  • Intend to interview 14 Mar. 2019.

University of Michigan (USA: MI) (Open Rank) - History of Gender and Health[]

  • Assistant professor tenure-track, or at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure, in the history of gender and health, to begin 1 Sept. 2019
  • We seek candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching experience and interests in the history of gender and health in non-U.S. locations such as East Asia, Mexico, Central America, or Africa.
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to implement a multidisciplinary approach that includes history and women’s/gender/feminist studies. Related interests may include: science, technology, and society studies; sexuality studies; ethnic and/or area studies; environmental history; health care; or intersectionality.
  • Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree prior to the appointment in women’s studies, history or related disciplines. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research.
  • Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in PDF format) to Applicants should provide: Cover letter addressed to Chair of the History of Gender and Health Search Committee; Curriculum Vitae; Statement of current and future research plans; Writing sample (no more than 25 pages); Statement of teaching philosophy and experience (or a teaching portfolio containing such a statement); Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards that can be part of a teaching portfolio). In addition, candidates should provide three letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly to from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.
  • For full consideration 1 Oct. 2018. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 8, 2018, and will continue until an appointment is made.

University of Oxford (UK:Eng)[]

  • Associate Professor (or Professor) in History of Science to begin 1 Sept. 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • The appointment will be made in association with a Senior Research Fellowship at Harris Manchester College.
  • You will have research and teaching expertise in post-1800 history of science in one or more of the following broadly defined areas: the history of the life or earth sciences; the history of the environmental sciences; the history of the physical sciences; the history of the cognitive sciences; the history of the biomedical sciences; the history of chemistry; the history of mathematics; the history of technology/engineering. We particularly encourage applicants with interests in the global reach of science and technology, for example, in terms of its use as a tool of imperialism, or the appropriation and development of Western science and technology by non-Western societies.
  • In addition to carrying out research, you will give lectures, classes and tutorials; supervise, support and examine students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and undertake administrative duties for both the Faculty and College. You will also play a strategic role in developing research programmes in the field and actively participate in the governance of the Faculty and College.
  • You will have a doctorate and an internationally recognisable academic and research track record within the field (appropriate to your career stage and individual circumstances). You will have the ability to educate and inspire graduate and undergraduate students, and sufficiently wide historical interests to contribute effectively to the long-term development of the study of the history of science at Oxford. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • SHORT deadline: noon 11 Jan. 2019
  • [6 Feb] Heard second hand that the shortlisting meeting was scheduled for the week of the 28 Jan, so presumably notification has been sent out to successful candidates by now.
  • [13 Feb] Any news?
  • [14 Feb] Nope - I emailed them at the beginning of this week to ask for an update and I haven't heard back yet.
  • [14 Feb] Thank you. Please keep us posted.
  • [14 Feb] I got a very polite response to my query saying that they have shortlisted, so if you haven't heard I'm afraid it's a 'no'.
  • [14 Feb] Thanks, that's helpful.
  • [19 Feb] Has anyone actually received an official rejection letter yet?
  • [19 Feb] Yes, dated today (x2)
  • [23 Oct 2019] for reference, this job went to Catherine Jackson (Cambridge, 1989/UoL, 2009) - a full prof at U Wisconsin.

University of Toronto, St. George Campus (CAN) - STS[]

  • Tenure stream assisstant professorship in Science and Technology Studies, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • Research fields of interest include, but are not limited to, the social/humanistic studies of (i) computer, information, or data science and technology; (ii) biomedicine, or biomedical science and technology, including neuroscience; (iii) environmental science and technology, including climate science. Geographical areas of research focus are open.
  • Candidates must hold a PhD in STS, history of science and/or technology, philosophy of science and/or technology, or a closely related discipline by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter.
  • Candidates must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, both research and teaching in science and technology studies, and competencies in STS method and theory. They must demonstrate the ability to engage with and contribute to research and teaching in history or philosophy of science, technology, and/or medicine. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by a record of publications or forthcoming publications in top-ranked journals or other leading venues and presentations at significant conferences in STS, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Publications and/or conference presentations in the history or philosophy of science, technology, and/or medicine will be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative, competitive and externally funded research program.
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate teaching excellence through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy and the teaching dossier (including sample course materials and teaching evaluations), and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the IHPST’s research-intensive graduate programs and its undergraduate programs in science and society and history and philosophy of science by teaching undergraduate courses on the introduction to STS; graduate courses on STS theory and method; and by developing courses related to the candidate’s own research expertise. In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to teach some of the Institute’s existing courses, such as Science and Values and the proseminar Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science.
  • Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of academic writing, and a teaching dossier (including sample course materials and teaching evaluations)... Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Institute via e-mail to ... Submission guidelines can be found at:
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2018.
  • This search seems to happen & get cancelled every year. Don't hold your breath.
  • I've heard that the search committee is different than last year's and is likely to hire someone this time.
  • [28 Nov] Any news on this one?
  • [3 Jan] I assume the search is cancelled again?
  • heard through the grapevine that interviews happend already
  • [4 Feb] Cancelled again! 

University of Wisconsin La Crosse (USA: WI) - History of Science - or STS - or History of Medicine[]

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in World History and the History of Science, Science and Technology Studies (STS), and/or the History of Medicine, beginning Fall 2019.
  • Phd (in history or related field) should be inhand (or near to compltions) by start date. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2020
  • Period and geographic region of specialization are open, although preference will be given to applicants who can enhance departmental course offerings and contribute to curricular changes and programs that reflect our institutional mission. Areas of expertise might include the history of science or of technology, history of life or natural sciences, or history of medicine, although candidates may combine any of these in their research and teaching. This position entails the unique opportunity to collaborate across campus with programs outside history and faculty in various disciplines. A successful candidate will teach 12 credits (typically 4 courses) per semester -- the majority consisting of undergraduate World History and General Education courses -- combined with advanced undergraduate courses in their area of specialty.
  • Required:   Coursework in and evidence of ability to teach courses on History of Science or STS, History of Medicine, or related fields.  Evidence of ability to teach World History general education courses. Evidence of ability to teach courses in historiography and historical methods, as well as historical research and writing. Evidence of ability to start an active program of research.
  • Preferred: Research specialization/experience in History of Science or STS, History of Medicine, or related fields.  Evidence of ability to enhance departmental course offerings and contribute to curricular changes and programs that reflect our institutional mission.  Evidence of ability to recruit, retain, and facilitate graduation of students from under-represented backgrounds.  Evidence of ability to research and teach about history in a global context. Desire and experience to incorporate students in research activities.
  • This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications beginning 10 September 2018. Applicants must provide a letter of application, vitae, unofficial graduate transcript(s), and the names, email address and phone numbers of three professional references. Finalists may be requested to provide additional supporting materials. Contact Dr. Heidi Morrison, Search and Screen Chair,,
  • Also posted in World/Global/Transnational History 2018-19
  • [Oct 29] had a skype interview on Oct 16. Has anyone heard anything since then?
  • [Discussion about this post moved to the Talk page - please keep postings on the main pages focused on the job search and updates and use the talk pages for further discussions/general talk about hiring practices/etc AFII (talk) 10:40, January 23, 2019 (UTC) ]
  • [Dec 3] interviewed via Zoom in October- have not heard anything
  • [crossposted from Talk page] " I got a generic rejection letter from the HR Department a week or so ago. Oh well. Hope they found someone who fits the position better. " [posted 23 Jan]

Yale University (USA: CT) - History of Science, Technology, Health or the Body[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in transnational or cross-cultural history of science, technology, health, or the body, to begin July 1, 2019.
  • As a member of the Program in the History of Science and Medicine, the successful candidate will be appointed fully in the Department of History. The search is open to scholars studying any era and any region, with a preference for scholarship that ranges beyond Europe and the United States.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., statement of research interests, a teaching statement or sample syllabus, a chapter length writing sample prepared for anonymous reading, and three letters of reference at
  • Questions can be addressed to Erica Lee,
  • Review begins 15 Sept. 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is found
  • Committee soliciting additional information ahead of an initial meeting.
  • [15 October] Invited to Skype interview
  • [19 October] Anyone ask or recieve information about next steps in the search?
  • [29 October] Invited to on-campus interview


Johns Hopkins University (USA:MA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in the history of medicine, to begin Jul. 2019
  • With expertise in the history of disease, medicine, and/or public health extending beyond Europe and North America
  • Work of particular interest to the Department includes transnational studies, focus on colonial and postcolonial medicine, and/or international and global public health. The Department is located in the Institute of the History of Medicine, which is part of the School of Medicine.
  • The successful applicant will have a strong research portfolio and teaching experience, and will hold a PhD by June 2019 in History, History of Science, History of Medicine, or in a related field with a historical focus.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., statement of research interests, a sample syllabus, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference. To apply for this position, please visit
  • Review begins: 30 Nov. 2018 and continues until a suitable candidate is found
  • rejection, 11 Jan [x2]

University of Newcastle (UK:Eng)[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in Public History
  • The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University is undergoing a period of expansion and is seeking to consolidate its strong performance in research and teaching by appointing five outstanding Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in History. We welcome applications from anywhere in the world from suitably qualified candidates who are committed to the highest calibre of research and teaching, and who have clear plans for developing individual and collaborative research. Particular preference may be given to applicants whose expertise in History complements our existing research strengths in: Public History, History of Radical Ideas, Maritime History, Environmental History, Medical History
  • You will be expected to: deliver high-quality, impactful research, develop PhD research supervision, innovate in building research collaborations, and help to grow research funding success in History. You will bring an outstanding track record of publications. You will also be expected to demonstrate a commitment to delivering innovative and imaginative, high-quality teaching via a range of research-informed undergraduate and taught postgraduate modules in History and combined honours degree programmes.
  • For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of History, Dr Felix Robin Schulz ( ) and/or the Head of School, Prof. Helen Berry (
  • Further details
  • Deadline: 23 Apr. 2019
  • [28 May] generic rejection letter

New College of Florida (USA:FL) - [non-TT;VAP] Medical Humanities[]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities, field open.
  • Renewable up to 3 years.
  • Ph.D. in an appropriate field with degree completed at time of appointment is expected.
  • The goal for this position is to contribute a humanistic, qualitative, and historical perspective to a health cluster that includes new positions in Medical Anthropology and in Epidemiology and Global Health.
  • New College faculty collaborate with colleagues in their home disciplines and contribute to the college’s liberal arts curriculum more broadly, including established interdisciplinary areas in International Studies (Asian, Caribbean and Latin American, European); Environmental Studies; Gender Studies; Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and emerging clusters in Health, Human and Artificial Intelligence, Migration and Borders, Sustainability, and Visual and Performing Arts. . The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop courses that build upon scholarly expertise, contribute to a vibrant undergraduate liberal arts curriculum, and help define and explore Medical Humanities at New College. A joint-appointment in a related area is possible as appropriate.
  • Areas of teaching and/or scholarship might include: conceptions of health and illness; the history of science and medicine and/or broader histories of embodiment, magic, and/or the scientific revolution; medical knowledge and practices from regions beyond western Europe particularly the Americas, Africa, and/or Asia; the ethics of health choices and medical practices or technologies; the visual and/or material culture of medicine, health and embodiment; intersections of medicine with race and gender/sexuality; dis/ability and embodiment; LGBTQ health and embodiment; and law and bodily regulation.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In addition, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor undergraduate senior theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate examination committees. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a program of scholarly research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.
  • Interested candidates should apply online at Please send the following documents in .docx or .pdf format to a letter of application, a current CV, and unofficial graduate transcripts. In addition, provide 1) a statement about teaching philosophy; 2) a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment; 3) A writing sample (published or unpublished); 4) and three brief course descriptions (300-500 words), one directed to students in their first or second year new to the field, and two topical courses related to the candidate’s expertise for advancing students. (New College faculty design their own class content and syllabi in consultation with colleagues rather than teaching courses from a general catalog.) Applicants should send the names and contact information for three references.
  • Deadline: review begins 10 Nov. 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Hong Kong (CHN) - Humanities & Medicine[]

  • Tenure track Associate or Assistant Professorship in the Humanities and Medicine, to begin 1 Sept 2019.
  • 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. Direct tenure may be offered to outstanding candidates applying for the Associate Professor rank.
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree and a proven track-record of research that complements the Centre’s existing strengths.
  • The Centre is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the spatial and environmental dimensions of health and disease. We welcome applications from scholars with backgrounds in environmental studies, political ecology, cultural geography, or other approaches to the study of human-environment relations. 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 at the M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels.
  • The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload a letter of application, a full C.V., and a writing sample of scholarly work. Applicants should also have three reference letters sent by their recommenders to
  • Deadline: 15 Feb. 2019 (including for references)

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

  • Endowed professorship in the history of medicine at the Associate or Full Professor rank, to begin Aug. 2019
  • 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 or via email to
  • For further information contact David Cahan at
  • Review of applications will begin on 7 Sept. 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Strathclyde (UK:Scot) - Health & Well Being, post-1900[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in post-1900 historical studies in one of our strategically important research areas, namely ‘Health and Well Being Across Time and Place’.
  • This multi-disciplinary research area includes research that addresses how societies across the globe have understood, described and tried to achieve health and well-being during different periods of history. It addresses how culture, politics, economics, migration and technological change have all influenced both disease patterns and society’s attempts to promote health. By analysing historical experience of and knowledge about health and wellbeing, it seeks to inform today’s debates about how best to fight disease and promote healthy lifestyles.
  • In order to apply, you should have: A PhD and postdoctoral research experience; An emerging publication history in high quality academic journals; and Research interests which align with our areas of strategic priority
  • The key area of strategic priority for this position is women’s health and reproduction, aligning with our new programmes in Gender Studies and enabling interdisciplinary teaching and research supervision. Interests in literary and/or film studies are also desirable. Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Maureen McDonald, PA to Head of School (
  • Deadline: 7 Oct. 2018

University of Strathclyde (UK:Scot) - [Non-TT] Medicine & Gender[]

  • 12 month Teaching Associate (~VAP) in the History of Medicine with a specialism in Gender History
  • We are looking for an excellent and enthusiastic researcher and teacher, with a growing research reputation in the field, and a record of good academic and administrative skills. The successful candidate must have expertise in nineteenth and twentieth century history of sexuality, health and medicine. They will be capable of delivering and contributing to the existing undergraduate programme in History, including leading and teaching the class, 'Sex, medicine and society in Britain and Ireland, c.1880s-1980s'. The candidate must be able to teach in the MSc Health History including the module 'Gender, health and modern medicine since 1800' and the team-taught class ‘Research Skills, Sources and Methods for Historians’. They will also be expected to contribute to other undergraduate classes in the history of health and medicine. They will supervise undergraduate and master's students' dissertations and actively engage with the activities of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare. The successful candidate may have the opportunity to contribute to the School’s interdisciplinary teaching including the MSc class ‘Advanced topics in Gender Studies’. History at the University of Strathclyde as part of this multi-disciplinary School of Humanities, expects staff to work collaboratively across the School and foster links across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Patricia Barton, History Subject Leader (
  • Deadline: 30 Jul. 2019
  • intend to interview 9 Aug. 2019

Yale University (USA:CT) Modern - [non-tt;Lecturer][]

  • 1 year (potential for second year) Lectureship in the History of Modern Medicine, to begin 1 Jul. 2019
  • Teaching Load: 2/1
  • A letter of application, current curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, and two letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to John Harley Warner, Chair, History of Medicine Search at
  • Review begins: 1 Mar 2019 and continues until position filled
  • 20 Mar. Has anyone heard from them?
  • Nope. Don't expect to. I think the time to interview would have been at OAH (or will be AAHM?). Maybe they're doing phone/Skype interviews late? They could just let us know what's going on, but of course that's too much to ask. 
  • colleague had a skype interview a couple of weeks ago
  • Offer made a few days ago


University of Copenhagen (DEN) - [Senior Hire][]

  • Full professor of history of science, to begin 1 Jan. 2019
  • We seek a professor to design and develop a new research centre for the history of science located at the Niels Bohr Archive and who will conduct innovative historical research projects involving the Niels Bohr Archive‘s rich archival collections (which are constantly being supplemented).
  • The professor is expected to collaborate closely with the Director of the Niels Bohr Archive in developing the Archive, its activities and its resources. The professor will be appointed in a university position the Department of Science Education and will be affiliated with the section’s research group on history and philosophy of science and science studies.
  • Applicants must document an outstanding, international publication record in the history of 20th century science, as well as a strong record in acquiring external funding, in developing and running a successful research unit, and in supervising junior scholars. Knowledge of the development of twentieth century physics is required.
  • Duties include fund raising for the center, research management such as supervision of research fellows and other staff as well as the professor’s own research. In addition, the professor may offer courses and thesis supervision to students at the University of Copenhagen.
  • Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.
  • Further information on the Niels Bohr Archive can be found at; further information on the Department of Science Education can be found at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department Hanne Andersen at , phone +45 93565245 or to the chairman of the Board of Directors for the NBA, Vilhelm Bohr at , phone +14438504026.
  • The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically... Please include: Curriculum vitae including information about external funding, project management and supervision of junior researchers; Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent); Research plan – description of current and future research plans; A description (~5 pages) of the applicant’s visions for a research center in history of science at the University of Copenhagen, including its relation to the Niels Bohr Archive as well as to the research group on history and philosophy of science and science studies at the Department of Science Education; Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines; Complete publication list; Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers
  • You can read about the recruitment process at - Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0574.
  • Deadline: 12 Aug. 2018
  • Intend to interview 7 Dec.

University of Copenhagen (DEN) - History & Philosophy[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history & philosophy of science, to begin Feb. 2019
  • The tenure track assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within philosophy of science for science students, especially students from programs in biology, chemistry, geology, geography or nanoscience. To a limited extent, the position may also include other duties.
  • internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact. The Department collaborates closely with other departments at the Faculty of Science, and applicants should have sufficient competences in the natural sciences to develop and participate in cross-departmental collaborations on courses at the BSc, MSc and PhD level.
  • Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered.
  • Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department Hanne Andersen at .
  • The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking HERE - Please include: Curriculum vitae including: Please describe and document international network and relations; Please describe and document internationally based activities; Positions held at universities/research institutions outside Denmark; Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other activities in the media; Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants.; Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent); Teaching portfolio (see; Research plan - description of current and future research plans, including how these plans will fit at the Faculty of SCIENCE ; A description of how the applicant perceives the role of philosophy of science in science education at various levels, how to teach philosophy to science students, and the range of science programs in which the candidate will be qualified to develop cases and other forms of teaching material for courses in philosophy of science
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document: Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students; Teaching experience; Formal pedagogical training; Complete publication list; Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers
  • Deadline: 26 Aug. 2018
  • Interviews to be held 17 Jan. 2019
  • PhD has to be in hand by application deadline.

University of Maryland (USA:MD) - Natural Sciences [Tenured][]

  • Tenured associate professorship in the history of the natural sciences
  • Time period and geographical focus are open, with a preference for the time period after 1600. A strong record of publications, research, and teaching are required. The successful candidate will research and publish actively, teach graduate and undergraduate history courses, mentor graduate students, serve on administrative committees at the University of Maryland, and participate regularly as a faculty member in the Department of History.
  • The successful candidate will also work with the Center for the History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics in College Park, Maryland, as part of their professorial activities. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.
  • For best consideration, submit a letter of interest, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample (approximately 30 pages) to
  • Deadline: 18 Feb. 2019

University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA)- [Senior Hire][]

NB: Posted after the deadline had passed AFII (talk) 09:28, November 23, 2018 (UTC)

  • Associate Professor or higher in History of Science
  • The successful candidate will be engaged with the history of science broadly conceived, in any time period or place, and will have a record of significant research, influential publications, and effective teaching.
  • Candidates should apply online at Please attach a letter of application, CV, and research and teaching statements.
  • The Department of the History and Sociology of Science is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2018


Aarhus University (DNK)[]

  • Associate professorship in the history of ideas with a special focus on technology/the intellectual history of technology, to begin Oct. 2019
  • We are looking for an innovative and dedicated candidate with a focus on Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. The associate professor will be expected to develop and strengthen the department’s profile in the history of ideas.
  • The associate professor will be responsible for teaching and developing the intellectual history of technology based on a history of ideas approach at the department. And the successful candidate must demonstrate strong research-based teaching competences in this field. Broadly defined, the history of technological ideas/the intellectual history of technology is the study of how technologies and particularly ideas of technology have influenced perceptions of society, humanity and nature.
  • The successful applicant must also demonstrate strong methodological competences in the history of ideas. It is an advantage but not a requirement that the successful candidate has strong research-based competences in one or more of the following subfields: Antique and early modern thinking; The history of religious ideas; The history of psychological, pedagogical and cultural ideas (Bildung ideas).
  • The successful applicant will be expected to develop and participate in research projects in the history of technological ideas/the intellectual history of technology, as well as contributing to one or more of the other core areas in the department’s history of ideas programme (the history of aesthetic ideas, the history of philosophical ideas, the history of religious ideas, the history of political and economic ideas, global intellectual history and the history of ideas in the human, social and natural sciences). The School of Culture and Society places emphasis on research of a high international standard, including interdisciplinary collaboration, participation in collective research projects and the attraction of external research funding. The research activities will be evaluated in relation to the actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify any periods of leave they may need without research activities (e.g. maternity/paternity, illness, etc.) in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of their academic career when evaluating their productivity.
  • full job description
  • Deadline: 9 Jul. 2019

Auburn University (USA:AL) - [Non-TT: Instructor][]

  • one year (possibility of renewal for up to one additional year contingent upon need, funding, and satisfactory performance) non-tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor.
  • The appointee will be primarily responsible for teaching multiple sections of our two-term core undergraduate sequence in the history of technology, Technology and Civilization, but may also have the opportunity to teach courses in her/his area of specialization depending on departmental needs. Area of specialization within the history of technology is open.
  • Ph.D. in History or a related discipline prior to employment is desired, but outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of doctoral candidacy will be considered.
  • To apply for this position, please visit Applicants will be required to attach a letter of application, vita, research sample, graduate transcripts, teaching portfolio, and the contact information for three recommendation writers
  • Deadline: 8 Mar. 2019

University of Minnesotta, Twin Cities (USA:MN)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in history of technology, specializing in computing and information sciences, to begin Fall 2019
  • This includes but is not limited to data analytics, informatics, communications, software studies, algorithmic regulation, and computing and information sciences as they relate more broadly to political economy, culture, government, law, and engineering. We seek applicants who can move across disciplinary boundaries and engage in collaborative work. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, although exceptional candidates at all ranks will be considered.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Applications must be submitted online at, job ID 326124 . To be considered for this position, include a letter of intent, a CV with a list of publications, and a statement of teaching and research interests. In addition, at least three letters of recommendation must be received in order for the application to be reviewed. Applicants should arrange for letters of recommendation to be emailed directly from the references to
  • Review begins: 26 Oct. 2018

University of Toronto, Mississauga (CAN) - Technology & Race[]

  • Tenure stream Assistant Professorship in Technology & Race, to begin 1 Jul. 2019
  • Successful candidates will be interdisciplinary, techno-centric critical race scholars who incorporate intersectional/feminist/cultural analysis to research the co-constituent relationship between technology and race. Research may focus on how technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Ubiquitous Communications (and related applications) shape the social world, including aspects of personal identification, racial formation, collective action, algorithmic discrimination, or other aspects of the social relations of race and technology. Such scholars could explore how communication technologies and race intersect to inform: the engagement and politics of race and ethnicity; surveillance; social inequality; transnationality and diasporas; policy; technology development; and/or social justice.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in media, communication studies, social science, computer science, or a related field, by date of appointment or shortly thereafter, and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research will be demonstrated through publications in leading journals, presentations at competitive conferences, awards, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in one of the University of Toronto's tri-campus graduate departments.
  • To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online... Submission guidelines can be found at Applications must include the documents listed below, formatted as 3 attachments with naming convention LastnameFirstname_CV_1802996.pdf, LastnameFirstname_Writing_1802996.pdf, etc.: Attachment 1: Cover Letter, CV and Research Statement, Attachment 2: Writing Sample (ONE peer-reviewed, first- or sole-author scholarly work demonstrating significant contribution to field of Technology and Race; do not submit entire doctoral theses), Attachment 3: Teaching Dossier (Max. 20 pages, may include list of courses taught, sample syllabi, course evaluation data summary, statement of teaching philosophy, etc.)
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018.

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

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of technology, to begin Aug. 2019
  • We will consider applicants specializing in any area of the history of technology, with a preference for candidates who could also teach an introductory course in Science and Technology Studies. The ideal candidate will participate in the graduate program in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology within the History Department; will actively engage in the intellectual life of our large history faculty with diverse temporal, geographical, and methodological interests; will embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education; and will engage in significant ongoing research and publication.
  • Applicants must hold a doctorate in history or relevant degree program by start of appointment and demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. We will consider applicants specializing in any area of the History of Technology.
  • Interested candidates should find the position announcement at (PVL 96129), click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 35 pages. Candidates are required to provide contact information for three references; they will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, candidates should include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project.
  • For full consideration: 7 Nov. 2018
    • [Nov 27] Invited to Skype interview (x2)
    • [Jan 15] Any updates post-Skype interview?