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Cornell University (USA:NY) - Feminist Biosciences[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor in feminist biosciences.
  • We welcome applications from outstanding scholars whose work engages biosciences, biotechnology, the environment, and/or medicine, from a feminist and/or queer studies perspective. We seek a scholar whose empirical scholarship relies on interpretive, transnational, and/or interdisciplinary approaches in any time period, and involves theoretical attention to the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, ability, nation, and other structures of inequality.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a syllabus and teaching statement that speak to both science studies and FGSS, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and the names of three people who can write letters of reference. We ask that all applicants address, either in the cover letter or the syllabus, how they support a scholarly work environment that supports diversit and should be submitted through academicjobsonline
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2019

Phone interview: November 4-5, 2019

Cornell University (USA:NY)- Global STS[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Global STS
  • The area of specialization, geographical focus, time period, and topic are open, but we are particularly interested in scholars working in Global STS. Specializations may include (but are not limited to): environmental STS such as climate change, environmental justice, sustainability, and the Anthropocene; indigenous STS; data justice; postcolonial/decolonial STS; law, science, and technology; technoscience and capitalism; public and global health; or public engagement with science and technology
  • PhD required
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 (generally one lower-division undergraduate course, one upper-division undergraduate course, one graduate seminar, and one additional course, per year) Although a research specialty in the life sciences is not required, the successful candidate would be able to teach one of three core courses in the “Biology & Society” major: Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine; Ethics and the Environment; or Life Sciences & Society. Other teaching will depend on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs.
  • Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a syllabus and teaching statement, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and the names of three people who can write letters of reference. We ask that all applicants address, either in the cover letter or the syllabus, how they support a scholarly work environment that supports diversity.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2019
[22 Nov] Letters of recommendation requested via email
Did the email go to you (applicant) or directly to reference writers? My academicjobsonline status now reads that my application is incomplete bc 0/3 references requested have been received, but I never got an email.
Not the original poster, but I received an email on Nov 22 directly from the department admin with subject line "Request from Cornell University STS for Recommendation Letters" x3
I never received a direct email myself either, but I can see that 2 out of my 3 references uploaded letters within the last 2 weeks, and my status reflects this also (incomplete, missing 1 out of 3 references). x2
  • [Dec 6] Request for video interview  x2
    • [30 Dec] Any follow up from the video interviews yet?
    • [Jan 4] Campus visits scheduled

DTU (The Technical University of Denmark) (DEN) - STS[]

  • Tenure track assitant professorship in Science & Technology Studies
  • This position is within the Responsible Technology Group at DTU Management. The group is a key player in DTU’s strategic aim to foster ‘technology for people’, i.e. to put human needs and aspirations at the centre of technological development. It is interdisciplinary and focused on the processes through which technologies are developed and implemented in a socially sustainable and responsible manner. The group is in the process of establishment and our new assistant professor will be part of shaping the future trajectory of research and teaching.
  • You must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). Preferably, you have a PhD within Science and Technology Studies, perhaps with undergraduate and graduate studies in other relevant areas from the social sciences, humanities or design. You should have experience with research relevant to the issue of responsibility in technology and innovation, and be interested in working with a variety of technological domains.
  • After maximum 6 years you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, and if evaluated positively, you will acquire a permanent Associate Professorship.
  • As part of the group it will be your responsibility to conduct research, supervision and teaching with relevance to the general theme of responsible technology. The group is working across a number of technological domains with a focus on communication and values. We aim to become a leading research environment for the study of responsible technology, focused on themes such as public engagement, legitimacy, ethics, co-creation, responsible innovation and science and democracy. You will be expected to design a research portfolio which aligns with this.
  • You will be engaged in high-end publications, grant procurement and experimental outreach in collaboration with other team members. You will also participate in research-based teaching and supervision with associated examination commitments at bachelor, master and PhD levels. The group is responsible for teaching ‘theory of science’ to the entire cohort of undergraduate students at DTU and you will be part of developing this course as well as teaching in other relevant areas, e.g. as part of the Design and Innovation study programme
  • Your application must demonstrate an ability to conduct excellent research and publish in top journals. We value high quality research over quantity. It is an advantage if you can document interdisciplinary experience within research and teaching. You must describe a compelling future research agenda in your research statement: Why is your future research important and how will you achieve impact in your research field and beyond?
  • As a successful Tenure Track candidate, you will meet DTU’s Tenure Track requirements. You have documented teaching experience and have experience in supervising students from Bachelor to PhD. You are among the best research talents in your field with the potential to reach the highest international level. You have documented scientific production at the highest international level and can document initiative for independent and original project ideas. You have the personal drive and potential to attract external funding for research activities and you thrive in an multidisciplinary work environment
  • Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: Application (cover letter), CV, Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullet points listed above, Vision paper, Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above, Documentation of relevant employment, Documentation of interdisciplinary collaboration, List of publications, H-index, and ORCID (see e.g., Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • Deadline: 28 Jul. 2020

Harvard University (USA:MA) - [non-TT; multiple positions][]

  • Three temporary lecturers on the history of science. Specific areas of teaching are (1) the history of race and medicine (2) the history of modern life sciences/biotechnology (3) the history of technology. The position(s) may be held part-time or full-time depending on the area of specialization and the curricular requirements of the department.
  • The position is for one year with a start date of July 1, 2020 and an end date of June 30, 2021.
  • Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in history of science or closely related field is required by the time the appointment begins.
  • Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Candidates are encouraged to apply by March 27, 2020; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 1 Cover letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Brief abstracts of possible courses at the undergraduate level 4. Names and email contact information of three recommenders (we will contact your recommenders via Interfolio. The application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted)
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 27 Mar

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (KOR) - Science & Public Engagement[]

  • Tenure-track faculty position on Science and Public Engagement, to begin 'as early as' 1 Mar. 2020
  • PhD must be in hand prior to appointment.
  • Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, scientific authority and public trust, risk and disasters, Anthropocene, science and gender, science and race, and public understanding of science. We are seeking highly qualified candidates trained in sociology, anthropology, political science, public policy, geography, STS, environmental studies, gender studies, and critical legal studies.
  • To be considered for this position, please send the following application materials to Mr. Jungil Lee, Administrative Coordinator, by e-mail ( An application form, including the summary of key achievements and plans of teaching and research (the form is attached and can also be downloaded from the homepage,; A cover letter describing research and teaching interests; Curriculum Vitae (please delete the names of schools where the applicant studied); One or two writing samples (e.g., publications or dissertation chapters); List of three referees. Do not include personal information such as photo, schools of graduation and age.
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2019
  • [13 Nov] Skype Interview scheduled for 11/13

New York University - Gallatin School of Individualized Study (USA:NY) - Science Studies[]

  • Nov 20: Application deadline has passed; posting this hoping for search progress updates.
  • Also curious about updates, haven't heard anything [Nov 27]
  • Assistant or Associate Professor in Science Studies to commence September 1, 2020.
  • We seek an interdisciplinary scholar in the humanities or social sciences with expertise in biology, medicine or science-related studies of the body. Candidates should have a strong background in science and be able to design and teach imaginative, innovative courses that elaborate and examine scientific questions in their historical and theoretical contexts, and will be interested in teaching non-specialists and well as those concentrating in scientific fields.  A strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and in advising individualized undergraduate and graduate programs of study is essential. Examples of disciplinary fields that would fit this position include History; History of Science; Science and Technology Studies; Feminism; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Philosophy; Literature; Anthropology; Sociology; Geography; Visual Studies; and Environmental Studies.  
  • Applicants are eligible to apply for this position if they are recent PhD's, current assistant professors, or recently tenured Associate Professors. For Assistant Professors: Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college or university level; and a strong record of research and writing. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank will need to demonstrate an achieved record of research excellence and a tenure-able research portfolio.
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses per year (two in the Fall and two in the Spring) and serve as an adviser for 20-25 students.
  • The ideal candidate will also have active interest in participation in the co-curricular activities of the School and in collaboration with colleagues in science and technology studies across the university.  In order to help our students connect to professional programs and develop their concentrations, the ideal candidate will also help to build bridges to and work with other NYU programs such as the medical school, bioethics, or global public health.  The candidate will be invited to participate in a New York City-wide interdisciplinary working group focused on history of science and science studies.
  • For questions, please contact Gallatin Human Resources at
  • To apply, please visit:
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 
    • December 3: Contacted for Skype interview. [x4]
    • Campus visits scheduled for early February. [x2; invited by email right before Xmas.]
      • Are you a candidate? If so, how did you find out and when? Received nothing here.

Peking University (CHN)[]

  • Multiple positions in the Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the ranks of full professor with tenure, associate professor with tenure, assistant professor on tenure track, and post-doctoral fellow respectively, the appointment might begin as soon as February 2021.
  • Given the department’s current engagement in the historical study of science in modern and contemporary China as well as related explorations based on big data, candidates with relevant experience are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The appointees will teach undergraduate and graduate courses across the history of science and technology, science culture, etc. They must also actively participate in the department’s academic and educational activities. Peking University will provide all the appointees internationally competitive salaries and benefit package, matching their academic rank and experience. In addition, the university will provide appointees start-up funds for research and endeavor to create satisfied working conditions for them.
  • Application materials: A personal statement, specifying the position applied, research and teaching plan, as well as expected beginning date at the DHSTM; A Curriculum Vitae A list of publications and forthcoming works, and three representative works; A personal plan of academic study in the next 3 to 5 years; For postdoctoral and junior positions, at least three letters of recommendation from academic professionals, in addition to the references from the applicants’ mentors; Applicants for tenured senior positions (full or associate professor) will be subjected to peer review according to the requirements for tenure evaluation. Applicants may provide a list of suggested referees who will be contacted directly by the department; A copy of Ph.D. diploma and other certificates of awards, honors, appointments, etc.
  • The search will remain open until the positions are filled, but review of post-doctoral applications will begin from the middle of May, and other positions applications review begin in early August 2020.

Singapore Management University (SNG) - Science, Technology & Society[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Science, Technology & Society, to begin July 2020
  • The ideal candidate would contribute to the delivery of the University’s Core Curriculum and offer multidisciplinary courses under a “Technology and Society” heading, such as “Science, Medicine, and Ethics” and “Artificial Intelligence and Society”.
  • The ideal candidate would contribute to the delivery of the University’s Core Curriculum and offer multidisciplinary courses under a “Technology and Society” heading, such as “Science, Medicine, and Ethics” and “Artificial Intelligence and Society”.
  • The position requires a doctorate in a relevant discipline by the date of appointment. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of, or high potential for, excellent teaching.
  • Interested candidates should submit an application package in electronic form (Word or PDF file) and include: a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations), a 1-2 page teaching statement, and a 1-2 page research statement. Candidates should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: The Dean, Office of Core Curriculum, Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065, or e-mailed to:, where enquires can also be directed
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2019
  • Only shortlisted candidates, who will be invited for campus visits beginning in October 2019, will be notified.

Stevens Institute of Technology (USA:NJ/NYC) - Science and Technology Studies/Ethics[]

  • Tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2020
  • Seeking candidates with a research specialization that focuses on ethics of science and/or technology, and be capable of teaching courses relating to the application of ethics to science and technology.
  • The candidate should have a PhD (or be ABD) in philosophy or a field affiliated with Science and Technology Studies with some formal education in philosophy. Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to, ethics of artificial intelligence, ethics of information, ethics of robotization, biotechnological ethics, ethics of technological business, and ethics of algorithms.
  • Preferred candidates will have a strong record of ongoing scholarly production. Preference will also be given to candidates whose work embraces interdisciplinary themes, digital scholarship, and public outreach.
  • Candidates interested in applying should prepare an application that includes a letter of intent, current C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references. Address the letter to Assoc. Prof. Gregory Morgan, search chair ( Please combine all materials into a single document (MSWord or PDF) for submission.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically through the Stevens HR website
  • Inquiries can be directed to Prof. Gregory Morgan, search chair (
  • Review of submissions will begin January 6th, 2020.

University of British Columbia - Okanagan (CAN) - Science and Technology[]

  • Tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2020
  • We are seeking candidates with scholarly interest and expertise in the fields of Science and Technology. The geographical field is open.
  • Candidates must have a PhD in History, a strong record of research productivity, and demonstrated potential to attract external funding. They must also demonstrate a commitment to student mentoring and supervision; excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning; and evidence of, or interest in, effective graduate teaching appropriate to career stage. They are also expected to show evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful, collegial, and conducive learning and working environment.
  • The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an active research program that enhances existing expertise in the department, complements established and emerging research strengths within the Faculty, and is well-integrated into the campus’ areas of strategic research focus. Teaching duties will include introductory courses in the history of science and the history of technology, and advanced courses in the candidate’s field of study. Service expectations will be commensurate with rank.
  • Applications are submitted online at (Job Opening ID# 34020) and should include: (i) A cover letter outlining qualifications for the position and fit with the History program and the IKBSAS; (ii) A curriculum vitae; (iii) A one-page statement of research; (iv) A one-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests; (v) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (please provide a complete set of university-issued teaching/course evaluations for courses taught over the last five years); (vi) Up to three scholarly publications that demonstrate contributions to the field; and (vii) The names of three referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference.
  • Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email directly to the Senior Department Assistant, Barbara Wilke by the deadline at:
  • Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Catherine Higgs at:
  • All correspondence (i.e., referees’ letters and inquiries) must indicate the competition title (History-Assistant Professor) in the subject line of the e-mail.
  • The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
    • November 4th - has anyone received an interview offer for this position?
    • Nov 7: invited to video interview to take place on Dec 5.

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

  • One year teaching associate, to begin 1 Sept. 2020
  • The successful candidate will be based in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) and teach courses in the history of science and technology, and the history of the climate sciences in particular.
  • We seek a Teaching Associate who can contribute to research project aims while Staley and Schaffer are on research leave. 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, and in particular to teach a Third Year undergraduate course on Climate change and a Masters lecture and seminar on some aspect of the history of the climate sciences.
  • Candidates who wish to be considered for the Research Associate position advertised concurrently should apply for that position in addition to this one; if successful in both the Research Associate position would then begin in September 2021 for a period of three years. [note: this position is advertised on the Humanities_and_Social_Sciences_Postdocs_2019-2020 page.
  • 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) One sample of original written work. If you are unable to upload your work sample, please email this as an attachment to, ensuring that you include your surname in the email subject line and in the file names. Please provide the names and contact details of two 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. Please quote reference JN21800 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 21 Feb. 2020
  • Interview date: 24 March 2020

University College London (UK:Eng) - Philosophy of Sci/Med[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Philosophy of Science and Medicine, to begin 1 Jun. 2020
  • The postholder will be expected to develop a research programme in areas relevant to the philosophy of science and medicine. For the purposes of this position, the medicine may be construed liberally to include clinical practices, biomedical research, public health, medical data science, or psychological specialities, but with a strong preference for Western approaches
  • The successful applicant must hold a PhD in an appropriate field and have a strong record of research and publication. Applicants must have proven ability to teach in the specified areas and to supervise academic work by undergraduates, masters and doctoral students and a demonstrable commitment to high-quality teaching.
  • Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact: Further information about the Department is available on
  • Deadline: 31 Mar. 2020

University of Lynchburg (USA:VA) - [Non-TT in the first instances][]

  • Three year position (with possibility of conversion to a tenure track position), in the history of science and technology, including, but not limited to, the history of medicine.
  • The time period and geographical focus are open.
  • A Ph.D. in history is required.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 The successful applicant should be able to design courses in their specialty in Lynchburg’s new general education curriculum as well as upper division classes for history majors. In the first year of appointment, the candidate may be asked to teach outside of their subject area to meet department needs.
  • Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three reference contacts to: Search Committee, Department of History, c/o Julie Williams at Dr. Adam W. Dean is chairing the search and can answer questions at
  • Review begins: 7 Feb. 2020
  • [Feb 7] Received email that contained this after submitting: "Due to circumstances not foreseeable at the time the department posted the advertisement, we have had to change the criteria of the position. While the focus for the position is still expertise in the history of science and technology, due to staffing changes and the growth of the archaeology program, the successful candidate will also be required to teach upper level courses in archaeology." So, the job below with the March 7 due date is the new, correct ad for this position.

University of Lynchburg (USA:VA) - [Non-TT in the first instance] pref. hist med, with archaeology[]

NB: unclear how this position relates to the one posted above

  • Assistant professor of History, The successful applicant will be on a three-year contract to begin August 2020 with possibility of conversion to a tenure track position.
  • The University of Lynchburg is seeking a candidate with teaching and scholarly expertise in the history of science and technology, as well as archaeology. Subspecialties may include, but are not limited to, the history of medicine. The time period and geographical focus are open.
  • A Ph.D. in history or archaeology is required.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 The successful applicant should be able to design courses in their specialty in Lynchburg’s new general education curriculum as well as upper division classes in history and archaeology. In the first year of appointment, the candidate may be asked to teach outside of their subject area to meet department needs
  • Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three reference contacts to: Search Committee, Department of History, c/o Julie Williams at
  • Deadline: 7 Mar. 2020

University of Scranton (USA:PA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, to begin Fall 2020
  • A Ph.D. in History (in hand by August 31, 2020), teaching experience and publications in the field of History of Science and Medicine are all preferred
  • (pre tenure) teaching load: Primary responsibilities for the successful candidate include developing and teaching courses in the History of Science and Medicine. Other courses may include survey courses in the finalist’s area of expertise, as well as the department’s HIST 190 Digital History and HIST 290 The Craft of the Historian.
  • The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. A full statement of our mission may be found at The successful candidate will be expected to support and contribute to the Catholic mission of the university
  • To apply please submit a letter of interest, c.v., and three letters of reference at
  • Deadline: 8 Nov. 2019
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Has anyone heard anything from them yet?
    • [19 Nov] No (x3) 
      • [24 Nov] Still no word here. Getting kind of late (and presumptuous) to hold interviews at the AHA (never mind the AHA's discouragement to continue this interview practice).
      • Search committee met last week--not sure if they've contacted interviewees yet.
      • [1 Dec] Invited for AHA interview by phone
      • 2 Dec] Received rejection via USPS mail. (x3)
        • who goes through the trouble of sending snail mail rejections? [The same kind of people who still hold interviews at the AHA.]
  • [18 Jan] Has anyone heard about campus interviews?
  • [27 Jan] If anyone has heard about campus visits, please let us know. Thanks!

University of Toronto (CAN) - STS[]

  • Full time tenure stream Assistant Professorship in STS, to begin 1 Jul. 2020
  • Candidates must hold a PhD in Science and Technology Studies, Philosophy of Science and/or Technology, History of Science and/or Technology and/or Medicine, or a closely related discipline, by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, and have a research profile in the societal or ethical impact of emerging technologies of (i) computer, information, artificial intelligence, or data science; (ii) biomedicine or biomedical science; or (iii) the impact of technology on the environment and society. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.
  • The IHPST forges intellectual and pedagogical connections between the humanities and STEM disciplines. We anticipate that the successful candidate will be involved in collaborative initiatives in research and teaching with other cognate departments depending upon their area(s) of expertise. We also anticipate that the successful candidate will be involved in the new Schwartz-Reisman Institute for Technology and Society.
  • 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 must also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Institute via e-mail to by October 30, 2019. Reference letters must be signed and on letterhead.
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2019
  • Acknowledgment received: Oct. 30 (x1)
  • [Nov. 22]: Has anyone heard anything on this? From the notes on last years' wiki it seems that the search gets cancelled every year.
  • [Nov 25] Campus invites just went out (apparently they skipped preliminary interviews).
  • [Feb 28] Not only did the search succeed this year, they have hired two candidates.


University of California, Los Angeles (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the history of medicine.
  • The chronological and geographical range are open but we especially welcome candidates whose work includes a transnational or global dimension, who are interested in the technological and material aspects of medical practice, broadly construed, and who think in an integrated way about the history of science, technology and medicine and their place in a history department.
  • PhD must be in hand by June 2021
  • The department welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at to upload their information for this position. This position is subject to final administrative approval.
  • Documents should include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; writing sample; sample syllabi; and three letters of recommendation. A statement addressing the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also required. Please visit the UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website for Sample Guidance for Candidates on the Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
  • Deadline: 31 Aug. 2020

Is this position still open?

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

  • Lecturer in the history of medicine, until 31 Aug. 2021
  • The School of History is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in History of Medicine, with expertise in the cultural and social history of 19th and 20th century Britain.
  • You will contribute to both teaching and research, with a proven track record of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, teaching History of Medicine postgraduate modules and undertaking supervision of MA theses. You will work innovatively to supplement the undergraduate and postgraduate provision in the School of History, and we would particularly welcome applications from a specialist who can convene and teach in history of disability and difference.
  • If you are a strong early-career scholar with an emerging research portfolio in the history of disability, understandings of difference and corporeality, or the cultural and social history of medicine, we would like to hear from you.
  • To be successful in the role you will need: a PhD or equivalent in History or a related subject, or be near completion, excellent knowledge of 19th and 20th century British and Cultural History of Medicine, experience of research-led teaching at higher education level, the ability to work collaboratively on research and teaching
  • If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: HUM-097-20-R
  • Deadline: 18 May 2020


Aarhus University (DEN) - hist & phil maths[]

  • assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured) in the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences, to begin 1 Jul. 2020
  • We seek applicants with academic expertise in the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences, broadly conceived to include all areas of mathematics, data science, and other computational sciences. Experience in the didactics of mathematics is welcomed, but is not a requirement
  • The person hired will be expected to teach bachelor level courses in both (i) the history of mathematics and (ii) the philosophy and ethics of mathematics, data science, and/or computer science/IT on a regular basis. In addition, the person hired will be expected to contribute to the other teaching needs in the Centre for Science Studies, including a course on didactics of mathematics offered to math students and courses in our Masters’ program in Science Studies. Moreover, the person hired will be expected to participate in all aspects of the Centre’s activities and to be present on a daily basis.
  • The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.
  • Deadline: 2 Dec. 2019

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

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the modern life sciences, to begin 1 Jul. 2020
  • The position is open to all areas of scholarship within the history of modern life sciences in the 18th- 21st centuries.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2020
  • Candidates should have a strong scholarly record and teaching experience, or show promise of excellence in both scholarship and teaching. The position involves undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as supervision of graduate students at M.A. and Ph.D. levels. Candidate must be able to teach our core undergraduate survey course in the history of modern science (18th- 21st centuries) along with a parallel graduate reading course that prepares students for qualifying exams
  • Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a description of scholarly and teaching activity, and three letters of reference. All application material should be submitted online via Interfolio at:
  • Review begins 15 Oct 2019 and continues until position filled
  • [4th November] - Anyone heard anything?
  • [12 Nov.] Rejection received. x2 (email from chair noted 75+ applications).
  • Request for writing samples.

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (DEU) - [Non-TT][]

  • 5 year Professorship in the History of Science/History of Knowledge
  • The candidate will lead a Max Planck Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) and is expected to teach and conduct research in the History of Science and the History of Knowledge at the Freie Universität Berlin.
  • The standard teaching load is one course (2 hours per week) per semester.
  • Early-career researchers are sought who demonstrate an excellent research record in the area of the history of science/the history of knowledge. The applicant’s qualifications in a specific subject area should relate to one of the following disciplines: humanities, social sciences, human sciences, natural sciences, engineering, or an interdisciplinary field such as area studies, cultural studies, digital humanities etc. The candidate’s research interests in the history of science/the history of knowledge should align with those of the participating institutions.
  • The candidate will possess a clear ability to lead a research group and have international experience in research and teaching in an academic context. Experience in obtaining external funding such as grants is desirable. The candidate will be expected to participate in collaborative projects between the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the universities of Berlin on the history of knowledge and to contribute to other ongoing and planned collaborations. The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science will offer funding for a research fellow or for visiting scholars as well as secretarial support and grant funding.
  • Candidates should submit their application with a CV, a list of publications and a research proposal (750 words max.) ... Please submit application materials online through the application portal of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science:
  • Deadline: 21 Aug. 2020

Tel Aviv University - Japan or China[]

  • tenure-track position in East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan or China, to begin Oct. 2020
  • We seek candidates familiar with current theoretical discourse, with a proven record of excellence in research and teaching, who have published their work in academic journals and presses. Focusing on the core themes of the department, in the following order, may be an advantage: modern and contemporary Japan or China; History of science in Japan or China; Religion and thought in Japan or China.
  • The position requires teaching in Hebrew, which the successful candidate will be expected to do by the beginning of the third year of employment, and the ability to conduct independent research in the relevant field. Candidates must hold a PhD or receive their PhD before filling the position.
  • Candidates should send their applications including a CV, a list of publications, samples of publications, a short description of their next research project (up to one page), and 2-3 potential course syllabi to: Dr. Ori Sela, Chair, Department of East Asian Studies by email: Additionally, three letters of recommendation from senior scholars in the field are to be sent directly by the referees to this address.
  • Deadline: 12 Mar. 2020

University of California, San Diego (USA:CA) - Early Modern []

  • 'entry level' Assistant Professorship in the history of Early Modern Science
  • The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of History with membership in the Science Studies Program. During the first five years of employment, the appointee will have up to two years of full-time research as a fellow in residence at The Huntington (the second year subject to approval). The department is therefore searching for a scholar whose research will engage deeply with The Huntington’s collections.
  • A PhD in history of science and technology or a related field is required by the time of appointment
  • Applications must be made through UC SAN DIEGO’s online portal at
  • Review begins: 30 Sept. 2019
  • Is this a tenure-track position?
    • Yes.
  • Wasn't an identical or almost identical position advertised already in the last couple of years? 
    • No. This is the first time the position has been advertised. 
  • [23 Oct] any news? or is it still very early?
  • [1Nov] I've not heard anything. Anybody else?
  • [7 Nov] Nothing so far?
  • [18 Nov] I've still not head anything. Others? x3
  • [30 Nov]  Longlisted candidates were contacted this morning,  x1
  • [14 Jan] any news regarding campus visits?
  • [Jan 28] Campus visits start next week 

University College London - 19thC[]

  • Lecturer in History of Science
  • UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to appoint one Lecturer in History of Science and Technology to undertake teaching, research and related academic duties to work between the department and the Royal Institution of Great Britain. The post holder will be responsible for reporting and liaising with the CEO and Trustees on matters relating to the historical resources of the Institution. They will undertake research when appropriate and work with the Head of Collections to ensure that the historical and heritage resources of the Institution are utilized to best advantage.
  • The post holder will have expertise in history of 19th-century public culture of science, and either a PhD in an appropriate academic field or otherwise show significant professional development in the area of the subject to be taught. They will also have excellent teaching and presentation skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Applicants should apply online.
  • For any further queries about the post, please contact John Dinnewell in the first instance
  • Closing Date: 16 Feb 2020. [Deadline was extended].

Interviews on April 9. Six candidates on short list. No news so far.

University of St. Andrews (UK:Scot) - Mathematics [Senior Hire][]

  • Reader or Senior Lecturer (tenured full prof/assoc prof) or possibly lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in the History of Mathematics, to begin 1 Jan 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • The successful candidate will have an international research reputation in the History of Mathematics. They will have an outstanding record of research outputs and proven ability to secure significant grant funding and lead high quality research projects. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the ongoing development and curation of the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive. Appointment at Lecturer level (grade 7, salary £40,792-£50,132) will be considered for candidates with less experience.
  • Candidates must hold a PhD in History of Mathematics, or Mathematics, or a cognate discipline, and be capable of teaching Mathematics to at least sub-honours level as well as History of Mathematics to undergraduates and postgraduates. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who can demonstrate strengths in research impact and public engagement.
  • For informal enquiries, we encourage those considering applying to contact the Head of School, Professor Mark Chaplain (, the Deputy Head of School, Professor Ineke De Moortel ( and/or Dr Isobel Falconer, History of Mathematics, ( to discuss possibilities.
  • Deadline: 30 Aug. 2019

University of Sydney (AUS)[]

  • Lecturer in the History and Philosophy of Science
  • The applicant is expected to make substantial and sustained contributions to the School’s academic program through research, supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students, teaching, and outreach. We welcome applicants from candidates with expertise in any field related to the various sub-disciplines of HPS but are particularly looking for someone who a) is able to address issues related to science and ethics, and/or science and social policy, broadly construed; and b) will have an excellent ability in engaging with scientists and scholars from other disciplines. Applications from scholars conducting research on non-western topics are encouraged.
  • For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website. All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the Job Reference No. 1439/0719C to apply.
  • Deadline: 11.30pm 14 Nov. 2019 Sydney time.
  • Nov 20: Request for Zoom interview.
  • Nov 26: Generic rejection email.


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA: IL) - [Multiple positions][]

  • Open rank full time faculty hires in Digital Humanities and Information, Technology, Society, to begin 16 Aug. 2020
  • Digital Humanities: development and application of digital techniques in the humanities; explorations of the larger social and cultural significance of those methods.
  • Information, Technology, Society : political economy of information; legal and regulatory issues; information ethics, and impact on societies, communities, and democratic government. Contexts may be organizational, public sphere, community, or global contexts. Interpretive and historical perspectives are welcome.
  • Preference will be given to the above specializations, but strong candidates in any area will be considered.
  • A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required though we will consider candidates who are close to completion of the doctoral degree
  • Successful candidates must be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary academic unit and addressing audiences in professional master’s degree programs, as well as teaching students from undergraduate to Ph.D. levels.
  • The School’s faculty is highly interdisciplinary, with backgrounds in information science, computer science, library science, informatics, engineering science, physics, astrophysics, law, psychology, English, medieval studies, philosophy, sociology, statistics, science and technology studies, and history of American civilization.
  • To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload your letter of application including the area(s) of interest for which you are applying: Data curation, Explainable AI, Digital Humanities, and/or Information, Technology & Society, complete CV/resume, statement on teaching and research, and a list of three professional references including contact information
  • For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Lori Kelso,
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2019 Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, but no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed.

University of South Denmark (DEN) - [Senior Hire][]

  • Professor WSR of humanities and technology
  • The Professor will spearhead a new interdisciplinary HUM-TEK centre, which examines the impact of technology on society and man in the past and present from a humanistic perspective (
  • The centre cuts across subjects such as history, philosophy, culture, pedagogy, literature, design, media studies, and communication and interaction studies. Applicants are expected to have a background in one or more of these subjects and a strong research profile in the fields of humanities and technology. The person appointed shall be a unifying figure possessing organisational and personal abilities to lead interdisciplinary research environments.
  • Applicants shall have experience in both the acquisition of external funding and international research networks, as well as international research collaborations. The Professor must also be able to contribute to the continued development of the department’s educational profile.
  • Applicants are asked to attach a vision for a future profile and structure of the centre as part of the application. The vision must place the centre in a national, as well as an international perspective (in terms of both research and collaboration with the outside world). It should define lines for possible collaborations with other disciplines at SDU, as well as relate to SDU's overall strategy (
  • Further information is available from the Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen at phone: +45 6550 1451, email:
  • An application must include: Application letter, Curriculum vitae, Diplomas/Certifcates, Teaching portfolio (please see below), Research plan including documentatation for research management, List of publications indicating the nine publications that are submitted, A maximum of 9 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file.
  • Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.
  • We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.
  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.
  • Deadline: 1 Feb. 2020