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California State University - Fullerton - African American Health Studies[]

  • Tenure track position in "African American culture, history and society, with a specialization in one of the following areas of the medical humanities and social sciences, such as eugenics, scientific racism, racialization of health/health policy, social problems, race and health, reproductive health or similar area."
  • "The successful candidate will take a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding African Americans in the United States and should be able to offer a broad range of courses, including introductory surveys of race and ethnicity in America, and upper division classes and courses in their area of specialization."
  • Required Qualifications: " PhD in African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Women’s Studies, History, Sociology, Anthropology or in a field related to health or health studies from social science or humanities perspectives; A promising plan for scholarly research, funding, and publication; Evidence of energy, creativity, and a commitment to joining with colleagues in building a dynamic, intellectually exciting interdisciplinary department; Demonstrated academic leadership and collaboration skills; Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; Familiarity with recognized best practices in teaching and an interest in using and developing innovative instructional technologies to promote student learning. A record of successful teaching experience is highly desirable; Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues."
  • Desired Qualifications: "Africana/Diaspora Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies; Gender, Sexuality and/or Queer Studies."
  • Deadline: 13 Nov. 2012

Carlton University (Can.) - Ancient Science & Technology, focus on Medicine[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Ancient Science and Technology "preferably with an emphasis in ancient medicine", to begin 1 Jul. 2013
  • (subject to final budgetary approval)
  • PhD must be in-hand by time of appointment
  • "The successful candidate will be able to teach Greek and Latin at all levels, to undertake research leading to significant peer-reviewed publications, to demonstrate excellence in teaching, and to contribute effectively to academic life in the program, the College of the Humanities, and the larger university."
  • Deadline: 14 Dec. 2012
  • Any news?

Kings College London (UK) - Two positions[]

  • Two lectureships (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in the History of Science Technology and Medicine
  • "Applications are invited from excellent scholars with interests in any area of specialism within this broad field, from the early medieval period to the late twentieth century, and with a geographical focus in any part of the world."
  • "All candidates should have completed a PhD degree, and be in a position to make a strong contribution to the Department’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). They should be prepared both to teach specialist undergraduate and MA modules in their area of expertise and to contribute to the broader introductory and team-taught curriculum of the Department at both these levels."
  • Deadline: 20 Feb. 2013
    • Intend to interview on 19 Mar. 2013
    • Called for interview (28/02) (x1--via email)
    • What are the fields of the persons called, if I may ask? (28/02)
    • Early Modern natural philosophy/history.

Montana State University - Bozeman - Modern Asian, excl. Japan[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Asian History, excluding specialists in the history of Japan
  • "The department particularly welcomes applications from candidates whose sub-specialties include environmental history; history of science/technology; cultural history."
  • 2/2 teaching load
  • "The successful candidate should be prepared to teach a survey course in the history of modern Asia, as well as upper-division courses in her/his areas of expertise. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s graduate program. The Ph.D. is required by August 2013, as well as evidence of the ability to teach effectively and to conduct independent research."
  • Review begins: 22 Oct. 2012 and position is open until filled

University of Bristol (UK) - Post-1700 Med/Sci/Tech/Env[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Assoc/Asst Prof) in Modern History (Medicine/Science/Technology/Environment c.1700-present)
  • "The successful candidate will have a PhD (or completion by August 2013), a record of publication or well-developed plans for publication, and clear potential to achieve international excellence in research"
  • Deadline: 18 Feb. 2013
    • Intend to interview 25 Mar.
    • Longlisting 22 Feb.
    • rejection recieved (22 Feb.)
    • short list 6 March

University of Idaho - Science and/or Technology[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Science and/or Technology, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "Period, region, and sub-fields are all open for consideration, but the candidate’s research agenda should have a global or comparative dimension to it and enhance the university’s strategic goals. It is anticipated that teaching should enhance and expand upon the department’s current curriculum."
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/annum "A successful candidate will develop an under- graduate curriculum in the history of science and/or technology, as well as teach key benchmark classes in the department’s assessment program. In addition, the candidate will contribute to graduate education, both in the department’s MA program and in related university signature research areas."
  • "Required: Applicants should hold a doctorate in history or in history of science/ technology. The department can consider doctoral candidates who have completed all requirements and who will defend their dissertations by date of hire."
  • For full consideration: 15 Jan. 2013 but position is open until filled.

- Never heard back from them, was the search cancelled? Feb52013

- Ditto.  Not a peep.  Any word?

- Phone interviews taking place. 2/17 (x2)

University of Kent (UK) - Science and/or Technology[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern Science and/or Technology
  • "The University of Kent's School of History seeks to appoint a historian of modern science and/or technology (c. 1700 to present). Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a commitment to research-led teaching at all levels and to the intellectual culture of this vibrant department. They will also contribute to the activities of the Centre for the History of the Sciences."
  • "The successful candidate will have a PhD in History or Science Studies with experience of working in a Higher or Further Education context. Evidence of substantial research activity, including outputs of 3* or 4* quality ready for submission to REF 2014, is essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a range of history of science and/or technology modules at all stages, and the ability to teach Science Communication at Masters level. Being committed to a team culture of research and teaching is also essential to the role"
  • Review begins 8 Oct with a firm deadline of: 11 Nov. 2012
    • Interviews scheduled for 18 Jan. 2013
  • Contacted for on-campus interview (12/7)

Michigan State University - Lyman Briggs College - [Non-TT; Instructors][]

(Original posting which stated that the deadline was passed seems inaccurate; open until filled.  Link goes to generic webste - search for job no. 7436 AFII (talk) 07:28, April 5, 2013 (UTC))

  • ~ 3 positions as Visiting Instructors
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year " two or three sections of our first-year introduction to history, philosophy and sociology of science (HPS) course, and three or two upper-level HPS courses"
  • "Candidates must be committed to undergraduate teaching, and should hold a MA/MS with a specialization in the history, philosophy, and/or sociology of science, technology, environment, or medicine. Interests in literature and science, public policy, and/or philosophy of technology would be welcomed. Having a PhD is preferred."
  • Applications must be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site (, and should include a cover letter, CV, and teaching portfolio.  For teaching portfolio details see  In addition, three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s teaching experience, potential for excellence, as well as research scholarship must be sent electronically by the recommenders through the application system.

  • Deadline, for full consideration: 2 Apr. 2013 but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • This is actually Michigan State University. And as of today skype interview requests have gone out. 4/30.

University of the Pacific[]

  • Tenure track position in World History
  • "A specialization is preferred in one of the following fields: History of Science and Technology and transnational global themes. Candidates in fields outside of North America will be considered."
  • 5 course/year load
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012
  • Request for Skype interview received 12/13

University of Wisconsin - Madison - History of Modern Life Sciences[]

  • Tenure track faculty position in the History of the Modern Life Sciences "extending back to the mid-twentieth century", to begin Aug. 2013
  • "Applicants should already hold a doctorate in History of Science, Science and Technology Studies, History, or related disciplines, or they must complete the doctorate by the time of the appointment."
  • Deadline: 5 Dec. 2012
  • Received rejection letter by mail (1/14)
  • Any contact positive or negative other than by mail? (1/17)
  • On campus interviews have been offered
  • Thanks for the update! Could you describe your specialization within "modern life sciences"?
  • Offer made and accepted.

Vanderbilt University (Tenn.) -[non TT] Medicine, Health & Society[]

  • Non Tenure-track senior lecturer in the Centre for Medicine, Health & Society, to begin Fall 2013
  • PhD must be in hand before start of appointment
  • "Interdisciplinary humanities educators with expertise in medical humanities, literature and medicine, rhetoric, poetics, or the intersections of medicine with literature, philosophy and the arts are particularly invited to apply. Primary responsibilities include teaching and mentorship in undergraduate programs, participating in multidisciplinary research teams, and helping to build connections between MHS, the Vanderbilt Medical Center, and the Nashville community at-large. MHS is an innovative multidisciplinary research and teaching center that applies humanities and social science methods to biomedical questions."
  • Review begins: 7 Jan. 2012 and position is open until filled
  • Interview request via email 01/16
  • Offer made/accepted.

Wichita State University (Kan.) - Curtis D. Gridley Professor in the History and Philosophy of Science[]

  • Advanced Associate or Full Professor in the History and Philosophy of Science
  • "The position is a joint position in the departments of History and Philosophy, with a one-course teaching responsibility in each department each semester."
  • Deadline: not stated in ad. Ad expires Aug. 2013 and position is listed on uni webpage as 'open until filled'

Wright State University - History of Technology, Innovation, and/or Environment[]

  • Tenure-track position in the history of technology, innovation, and/or the environment
  • geographic field and time period are open. Candidates should hold (by August 16, 2013) a Ph.D. in history or relevant interdisciplinary area. The successful candidate will teach survey, upper-level, and graduate classes.
  • Please submit a cover letter describing your research interests, teaching experience, and potential classes to be offered; a curriculum vitae; and a sample syllabus for a 4000-level class...Materials must be submitted electronically to: In addition, please send 3 letters of recommendation to Prof. Paul Lockhart, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435.
  • For full consideration: 30, Nov. 2012.
  • Skype interviews scheduled for 12/14

History of Medicine[]

Duke University - Josiah C. Trent Professorship in Medical Humanities[]

  • Josiah C. Trent Professorship in Medical Humanities
  • "The recipient of the professorship will play a leading role in strengthening Medical Center and University programs and will hold joint appointments in both the Duke School of Medicine and another school most relevant to the scholar’s field (e.g., Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Sanford School of Public Policy, Divinity School, School of Law) with the primary appointment to be negotiated"
  • "Candidates must have a doctoral degree, such as MD, PhD or JD, and have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in his or her field. Teaching and administrative activities may include teaching undergraduate, graduate and medical students, mentoring junior faculty, and participating in scholarly activities across the University. It is anticipated that these activities will occupy approximately 50% of the faculty member’s time, leaving the remainder for independent scholarship.  Depending on the successful candidate, the responsibilities may also include clinical time. The final distribution of duties will be negotiated."
  • Deadline: 15 Feb. 2013

East Tennessee State University - British, African, Carribean, World & Medicine(!)[]

  • Tenure track associate professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • 3/3 Teaching Load
  • "Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in history at the time of application with academic specializations in British, African, Caribbean and World History, and the social history of medicine."
  • "Applicants will be expected to teach survey courses and upper-division and graduate courses in subject specialties."
  • Review begins: 1 Mar. 2013 and position is open until filled

Harvard University[]

  • tenure track, assistant or associate professorship in the history of modern medicine
  • A Ph.D. is required by the expected start date [1 Jul 2013], and the Department is especially interested in candidates who show exceptional promise as scholars, teachers and mentors, and who can offer high-impact courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2012
  • Skype conversation request 26 October (x2)
  • Could you share your research area? Just interested what they are looking for. Thanks!
  • Updates? 9 November
  • None here (10 Nov)
  • Any news? (17 Nov)
  • Updates? (18 Nov)
  • I've heard nothing. My sense was that the search committee aimed to move fairly quickly on interviews and such, so I think that having heard nothing by now is probably not a great sign. But really--this is just a hunch. I hope I'm wrong! (18 Nov)
  • Same feelings here :(
  • Campus visits have been scheduled (21 Nov)
  • any updates on this one?

Emory University - Health & Humanities (OFFER ACCEPTED)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Health and Humanities, to begin Fall 2013
  • " Usual advising, committee, and other non-teaching duties. PhD required. This position is one of several new faculty appointments in the humanities made possible by support from the Mellon Foundation. These interdisciplinary appointments seek to bridge humanities-based inquiry with other disciplines by applying its traditional principles to new fields of study, through using new approaches to examine traditional areas of research, and by exporting principles of critical inquiry across the humanities and the academy more broadly"
  • "Candidates must have research programs that study health, illness, disability, disease, the provision of health care, the health sciences, or medical technology from a humanities-based perspective. Broad fields of interest appropriate for this position include but are not limited to: cultural, historical, or philosophical studies of medicine, nursing, or public health; studies of race, gender, sexuality, and social justice in health care; literary and artistic explorations of health and illness; disability studies; studies of discourse and narrative; and the ethics of the health professions."
  • Review begins 1 Dec. 2012 and for full consideration: 15 Dec. 2012
    • Campus visits scheduled for February 2013.
      • This means, according to the job ad, that campus visits will be scheduled for February.  Obviously, since the job hasn't closed yet, they haven't been scheduled already.  Let's try to be accurate with these kinds of statements and not freak people out.
    • didn't they have exactly the same search last year?
    • news?
    • Rejection email 1/15/13
    • Did anyone else apply for this job but not get a rejection email?  I've checked my spam box... and nothing.
      • also got nothing. (x6)
    • rejection email 1/22 (x3)
    • stillllllllnothing here. any invites yet?? 1/27
    • any news? 2/7
    • 2/9: a friend received request for campus visit/
    • 4/5: offer accepted

McMaster University (Can.) - open rank, Hannah Chair[]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in the History of Medicine, to start July 2013
  • "The Hannah Chair will be a key member of the Department of History and is expected to make a significant contribution to the research and educational missions of the university. Teaching will include advanced undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, as well as participation in the teaching rotation for introductory courses. The successful candidate will contribute to all aspects of the department’s MA and PhD programs. The Hannah Chair will also have the opportunity to seek associate status in McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences and will organize a lecture series in the history of medicine open to scholars across campus"
  • "Candidates should hold a PhD in history with demonstrated research productivity in the history of medicine."
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2012
  • search has been placed on hold until further notice
    • [21 Oct] could you let us know the source of this information? AFII (talk) 10:25, October 21, 2012 (UTC)
    • contacted the university with a question about the application process and that's what I was told. Also note the original ad was pulled out of H-Net (Oct 21).
    • e-mailed with this question, was told that search will be reposted with a later deadline.
    • I never ever heard from them, no reception, no rejection e-mail. Any news? (28/02)

University of New Mexico[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Medicine, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "Minimum Requirements: (1)PhD in History, History of Science, or History of Medicine with expected completion by August 2013; (2)ability to teach an undergraduate survey in the candidate’s field of expertise; (3)ability to teach upper-division courses and graduate seminars in the History of Medicine; (4)ability to mentor undergraduates, and graduate students at the MA and PhD levels; (5)an active research agenda focused on the history of medicine or the history of health sciences."
  • "Preferred Qualifications: (1) Teaching experience at college level; (2) Record of publication or potential to publish in History of Medicine (3) Potential to participate in the University of New Mexico B.A./M.D. Program, and (4) Potential to offer history courses to students at the UNM Health Sciences Center."
  • Deadline: 19 Nov. 2012
  • Failed search last year. According to last year's wiki, offered to top two candidates, both of whom declined.
  • Well be interviewing at the AHA in New Orleans, January 3-6, 2013
  • Interview Request (12/12)
  • Any news? (1/16)
  • No news (1/24)
  • Any word?  Anywhere? Maybe there is a reason why this search failed last year. (2/3)
  • No word.  At the AHA interview, did anyone ask about their timeline for the search?  (2/4)
  • Re the timeline:  Was told at the AHA that the S.C. "should know by mid-Feb."  Not sure what they were referring to, though (i.e. whether they would invite candidates for the on-campus interviews by that time or that they would have made an offer by that time.) (2/4)
  • The UNM Facebook page notes that on campus interviews took place in early February.  Thanks Mark Zuckerberg! (2/11)
  • Offer made and accepted.
  • Congrats to the new hire!
  • Shannon Withycombe - PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010)

University of Chicago[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of medicine
  • "Applications are welcome from all areas of the history of medicine, but particularly twentieth-century medicine. In addition to courses in their special research areas, candidates should be prepared to teach general history of medicine and should have a good knowledge of the social and cultural environment in which medical theories and practices have developed. Chicago's programs are quite interdisciplinary, and so candidates should be ready to interact with faculty and students from an array of different disciplines. Chicago values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority scholars."
  • Phd In Hand by April 2013 (for Autumn 2013 start)
  • Application materials must be submitted online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at: Applicants must include a cover letter describing their competencies and plans, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. Three letters of recommendation are also required and should be mailed to: Chair of the Search Committee, The Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, The University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637. Inquiries and questions may be directed to Robert J. Richards at Early application is strongly recommended.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012, rolling until 15 Dec. 2012
    • Intend to interview at HSS (Nov 15-18)
    • Contacted for interview at HSS (31 October)
  • Any updates? (12/13)
  • this might be self-evident already, but campus interviews have been scheduled.
  • Any updates? Has this position been filled?

University College London (UK) - Wellcome Award[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in the History of Medicine
  • Position is dependent on securing a WELLCOME UNIVERSITY AWARD, a competitive grant requiring a research project proposal, details here
  • "The Centre's research has a special focus on the history of neurology and of neuroscience. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research interests lie in this area"
  • "The successful candidate will have a PhD in a subject related area and a strong research profile and be expected to outline a programme of research for the next five years that will provide the basis of a research proposal to the Wellcome Trust. It is essential, that the successful candidate has a proven record of ability to conduct high quality research and teaching and possesses the ability to co-ordinate with professional colleagues with regard to teaching and training programmes and shows a commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students."
  • Deadline: 22 Oct. 2012

Vanderbilt University - Medicine, Health and Society[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor "with expertise in the social and cultural aspects of medicine and health", to start Fall 2013
  • Joint appointment "Center for Medicine, Health, and Society (MHS) in the College of Arts & Science" and "Primary appointments will be in MHS with secondary appointments possible in a number of Vanderbilt's academic departments. MHS is an innovative research and teaching center that applies humanities and social science methods to biomedical questions. Interdisciplinary humanities scholars with interests in race and health, health economics or disparities, global health politics, media, urbanism, art, literature, statistics, or social justice are particularly invited to apply. Primary responsibilities include teaching and mentorship in undergraduate and graduate programs, participating in multidisciplinary research/grant teams, and helping to build connections between MHS, the Vanderbilt Medical Center, and the Nashville community at-large."
  • Ph.D. required by the time of appointment.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012 and continues until the position is filled
  • received email stating semi-finalists selected and scheduling interviews at skype and aaa (11/5)
  • to the above poster: i assume this was an email inviting you for an interview? (i.e. emails have gone out to the candidates?) 11/7;
  • Yes, emails went to candidates
  • Skype interviews scheduled beginning 11/5, has anybody been invited to the next round? (11/20)
  • On campus interview scheduled this week.
  • can you say when you heard from them to schedule an interview? (12/4)
    • Sorry, I was hasty and unclear. It was scheduled this week, but the visit is in January
  • Three campus job talks scheduled for January.
  • Offer made/accepted.

History of Science[]

California Institute of Technology [VAP; for tenure-track faculty only][]

  • Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in the field of history of science.
  • The position is up to a full academic year (September 2013–June 2014). This is a half-time teaching position (two one-quarter courses) at Caltech and a half-time research position at the Huntington Library. Interested candidates should have demonstrated superb teaching and research skills. All applicants must currently hold a PhD and a full-time, tenure-track appointment at another university
  • Please apply electronically by sending a statement detailing the research you wish to carry out at the Huntington Library, a current c.v., a recent sample of writing, copies of teaching evaluations, and three reference letters to or by mail to Chair, Eleanor Searle Search, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, MC 101-40, Pasadena, CA 91125. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2012. Caltech is an AA/EOE. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2012

Cornell University 20th/21st C life sciences Open Specialization[]

  • This call for applications has apparently just (27 Oct 2012) been revised, with a new description and Dec. 1 deadline: see
  • tenure track assistant professorship in the the ethnographic, historical, and/or social studies of the 20th and/or 21st century life sciences.
  • (based in the STS department, not in History)
  • "Areas of interest include but are not limited to biology, biomedicine, biotechnology, ecology, neurobiology, and the biological aspects of environmental sciences.
  • A Ph.D. in science & technology studies or a closely related field, such as anthropology of science, history of science, or sociology of science, is required. The successful candidate will have an active research program studying the 20th and/or 21st century biological sciences; will participate in the training of Ph.D. students in science & technology studies; and will extend the reach of the department’s teaching in the history of the life sciences (especially in two undergraduate majors, “Biology & Society” and “Science & Technology Studies”). Applicants with one of two broad (partly overlapping) research and teaching profiles could meet departmental needs:
    • (1) a scholar with historical training, a research and teaching program centered in the 20th century, and also the ability to teach contemporary topics in undergraduate courses, such as Life Sciences & Society or Ethical Issues in Health & Medicine; or
    • (2) a scholar with training in contemporary social studies of science, a research and teaching program centered in the last several decades, and also the ability to teach undergraduate courses in the history of the 20th century life sciences and/or medicine.
  • New Description: "The Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University seeks an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track assistant professor or early tenured associate professor position in Science & Technology Studies. The area of specialization is open. A Ph.D. in science & technology studies or a closely related field, such as anthropology of science, history of science, or sociology of science, is required. The successful candidate will have an active research program in STS, and will be expected to play an important role in the Ph.D. program in science & technology studies; and to offer courses of interest to Cornell undergraduates. (The department has two undergraduate majors, “Biology & Society” and “Science & Technology Studies.”)"
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2012 1 Dec. 2012
  • Received request by email for additional writing samples (1/22) (x2)
  • email request for campus visit (2/27) +1

Drew University - 19th & 20th C[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of ninetenth and twentieth century science, to begin fall 2013
  • "Desirable subfields include (but are not limited to) the history of technology, the environment, and communications. Specialists in the history of medicine are excluded. The applicant should have a Ph.D. and teaching experience, and should be a publishing scholar. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the broader undergraduate history curriculum, and to teach graduate students in our History and Culture program, which emphasizes modern intellectual and cultural history."
  • "In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States."
  • SHORT Deadline: 5 Nov. 2012
  • Any news on this? I got a confirmation a few weeks ago, but have they set their AHA interviews?
  • No gnus (12/10)
  • I'm starting to despair of gnus at this point. (12/17)
  • Email request for Skype interview (12/20) (x1)
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/14)

Duke University (NC) - [Non-TT; VAP][]

  • Two-year Visiting Associate Professor in the History of Science, to begin fall 2013
  • Position "requires that the PhD (or equivalent) in history, history of science, history of technology, or related fields be completed by June 2013"
  • 2/2 Teaching load "including the history of science survey"
  • Deadline: 4 Feb. 2013
  • Finalists have been contacted for additional materials.
  • Courteous personal rejection email from search committee chair, saying out of 6 shortlisted applicants some have been (are being?) invited to campus.

Farmingdale State College (New York) - East Asia/China/Hist Sci & Tech[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professorship in East Asian history, to begin Fall 2013.
  • "The search committee is interested in candidates whose area of specialization is a cultural or social history of modern China and who can situate East Asia within the context of global transformations."
  • A secondary field in the History of Science and Technology is preferred. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in History at the time of appointment and are expected to offer a range of courses, including global history surveys and upper-division classes in the applicant's specialties. The successful applicant is required to advise in the Science, Technology, and Society program and support other designated academic programs.
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2013

New York University, Shanghai - Open Rank[]

  • Open rank, with preference for Associate or Full Professor in the History of Science and Technology
  • "The successful candidate will have a particular interest in developing and exploring intellectual connections between the humanities and the social sciences on the one hand, and areas of research and teaching in STEM on the other. A knowledge of Chinese science or technology is preferred but not required"
  • "The terms of employment are comparable to U.S. institutions. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. Tenure/tenure-track faculty may also be members of the History Graduate Faculty in New York. The appointment might begin as soon as August 1, 2013, or could be delayed until August 1, 2014."
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2012 and position is open until filled
  • news?

Princeton University - 1400-1750[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Science, 1400-1750
  • Anticipated start date, September 1, 2013.
  • The Department of History of Princeton University invites applications from scholars who specialize in the history of science and technology. Research focus and teaching strength in the period from 1400 to 1750 are preferred.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012 and is open until filled.
  • You may apply online at
  • [30 Nov] colleague had a phone interview today. Unclear if this is long or short listing.
  • Offer Made
  • Offer accepted: PhD (2010) Cambridge Uni.

University of Alabama - History of Science & Technology[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of science & technology
  • "The field of specialization is open. The successful candidate will be expected to (a) teach a foundation course or courses in the field, (b) develop specialized courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, and (c) contribute to survey courses in Western, U.S., Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history, depending on the candidate’s area of specialization. The Department and the University emphasize excellence in teaching as well as scholarship. Ph.D. must be in hand by the time of appointment."
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012 and continues until the position is filled
    • Request for materials and AHA interview (11/28)
  • Any word on this? Haven't heard a peep (2/5)
    • Nothing here, though from what they said about their timeline at AHA, I assume that they would have invited candidates for on campus interviews at least 3 weeks ago by now.
    • Received a polite rejection letter last week, but letter didn't suggest they had come to any sort of decision, either. (3/21)
    • An offer was made and accepted.

University of Cambridge (UK) - History & Philosophy of Science (excl. Medicine)[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~asst/assoc prof.) in the History and Philosophy of Science, to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • Responsibilities will include contributing to all aspects of undergraduate teaching and examining, supervising graduate students, leading research in this area, and various administrative duties. Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and have an outstanding record of excellence in teaching, research and publication in history and philosophy of science"
  • "This permanent lectureship results from a generous benefaction made to the University in 2001 by Lisbet Rausing in honour of her father Sir Hans Rausing. Through appointment to this Lectureship the Department seeks to recruit new expertise in the field of history and philosophy of science so as to enhance its teaching programme and its research work. The field is unrestricted as to the area of history and philosophy of science (save that history of medicine is excluded)"
  • Further particulars and information on how to apply are available at:
  • SHORT Deadline: 18 Jan. 2013
    • Will longlist 11 Feb, shorlist 25 Feb, for job talks 21 Mar & interviews 22 Mar (Videoconferencing is available).
    • Any news on the longlisting? (x1)
    • [12 Feb: longlisting went on into the late pm yesterday; it's only just gone 9am in the UK, so it may be a while before notifications go out!]
    • Longlisting announced. Rejection email received 12 Feb 2013. (x2)
    • So who's on this shortlist then?
    • [13 Mar] Shortlist of five: large range of seniority, discipline, & interests from internal ABD to tenured Assoc Prof (Cambridge, Princeton, Toronto).

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Siebel Chair in the History of Science[]

  • Tenured full professorship in the history of science
  • Subfield and geographic area open. Successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar with a distinguished record of publications, an active research agenda, and enthusiasm for teaching. PhD required. The target starting date is August 16, 2013. Salary competitive.
  • To apply, create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials: Letter of application, CV, teaching materials, and contact information for three professional references.
  • For full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by 1 Nov. 2012.
    • Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made prior to the close date.

University of Missouri - Columbia - History of the Life Sciences[]

  • Open rank, tenured/tenure track position in the History of the Modern Life Sciences (c.1850-present)
  • "Whoever fills this position will be a full-time member of the History Department and will also be affiliated with the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center as a resident historian. We are seeking candidates with a compelling research agenda and a strong commitment to building networks among disciplines. Existing initiatives in which s/he could participate include a science studies research group, an evolutionary studies research group, and a teaching certificate in the Life Sciences & Society Program. S/he is also expected to develop innovative projects along interdisciplinary lines. As a result, the normal 2-2 course-load in the History Department will be reduced by one. Two courses are open to his/her discretion. The third will be an annual historical survey of the modern life sciences that addresses social and cultural implications."
  • Deadline: 19 Oct. 2012
  • Request via email for additional materials and interview (31 Oct).
  • Polite e-mail rejection from department, (11-6); Skype list finalized
  • Any contact after Skype interview?
  • Campus visit scheduled
  • Received rejection letter after Skype interview -- search has been "suspended" (3/11)

University of North Carolina, Wilmington[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Science, Technology & Medicine
  • Any area and any time period considered, although "[t]he successful applicant will teach a two-semester history of science survey and other courses in his or her field as well as contribute to graduate teaching and research."
  • "ABDs will be considered but a Ph.D. in history or a closely related field must be obtained within the first academic year of appointment."
  • Deadline for full consideration: 2 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA in New Orleans [3-6 Jan 2013]
    • Have AHA invites gone out? (11/30)
    • Request for AHA interview (11/30) (x3)
    • Request for AHA interview (12/5)
    • Rejection email (12/6)
    • Any news on this post-AHA?
    • Request for campus interview.
      • Thanks for posting, and congrats!

University of Winnipeg (Can.)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Science, to begin EARLY 1 Jul. 2013
  • "Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to research and undergraduate teaching. Applicants will demonstrate competence to teach a full-year survey course in the History of Science"
  • Deadline: 5 Apr. 2013 and position is open until filled.
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Texas, Austin - Hist Sci with Int. Environmental History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of science and 20th C international environmental history
  • "Applicants should have documented evidence of teaching excellence, particularly in the use of historical materials and approaches in science education, and a clearly defined research agenda related to the history of science. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; develop a strong research program; direct graduate research; demonstrate evidence of successful and continuing subject area research productivity; exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university; and participate in the curricular and programmatic activities of the department, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Texas"
  • Review begins immediately [1 Mar], for full consideration: 25 Mar. 2013 position open until filled.
  • Any news on this one? (4/22)

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point - World/Global History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History of Science with a concentration in Global/World History
  • 4/4 Teaching load "...comprised of two or three preparations consisting of a combination of the World History survey and additional courses in his or her area of specialization. Preferred areas of expertise include the social history of technology, medicine, and/or environment. Applicants who can teach courses on African history will be preferred."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012, with initial shortlisting phone interviews planned for November; position open until filled.
  • Any news? 12/18
  • Request for phone interview 1/4 (x2)
  • Campus interview scheduled 1/30
  • Offer made and accepted 3/7.

Virginia Commonwealth University - Pref. Physical Sciences/European Hist.[]

  • Tenure-eligible assistant professorship in the History of Science
  • "A commitment to public presentation of science-related topics and experience in program management is desirable, as this position serves as Assistant Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program. Expertise in the history of the physical sciences preferred. The successful candidate will also present evidence of successful teaching in European History, including survey courses. The successful candidate will be required to have a Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment."
  • Review begins immediately [21 Dec.], Deadine: 15 Jan. 2013
  • Job offer made and accepted, 4/5

Yale University - Non-US, Non-Life Sciences, Non-20thC[]

  • Tenure track senior professorship in the History of Science, to begin 1 Jul. 2013
  • "Preference will be given to historians whose scholarship focuses on areas other than the life sciences, the twentieth century, and the United States, and who can play a leadership role in Yale’s renowned Program in the History of Science and Medicine"
  • Review begins: 17 Dec. 2012
  • According to the ad, this is a senior position at the professorial level, not an assistant professorship.

Science and Technology Studies[]

Amherst College - Gender, Science & Technology Studies[]

  • Assistant professorship in Gender, Science & Technology Studies
  • "We seek candidates whose scholarship makes a creative and interdisciplinary intervention in science policy, medicine, and/or technology as they intersect in a global context with gender, race, and sexuality. Topics that candidates could address include (but are not limited to): the role of race and gender in environmental policy; the gendered dimensions of scientific and medical developments and controversies (i.e. surrogate motherhood, sex selective abortion, medical tourism, HIV/AIDS, and maternal/infant health); contestations over genetic engineering, and the impact of the internet and digitization on practices and discourses of gender and sexuality. Candidates from the sciences, social sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary programs will be considered"
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2012

Drexel University[]

  • [5 Dec] Advert only just posted today without a link to original advert. Please provide links to the adverts when you make new posts! AFII (talk) 08:41, December 5, 2012 (UTC)
  • "The Science, Technology, and Society [STS] Program in collaboration with the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University expects to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor [to begin Sept. 2013]. ...we are primarily interested in candidates who investigate connections between health, science, and society, with attention to how social, political, and economic structures, policies, and/or cultural contexts inform medical practice, medical technology, or medical knowledge. We are especially interested in applicants with knowledge of research methods and strong methodological skills (e.g., in-depth interviews, focus groups, archival research, fieldwork, or statistical skills)."
  • Review begins, 15 Nov. 2012
  • Has anyone received an interview request? (12/4)
  • Campus interview scheduled
    • Any chance you can say when you were contacted and your field?

Imperial College London - Senior Teaching Fellow, Science Communication[]

  • Senior Teaching Fellow (tenured) to work in the Science Communication Unit
  • "...taking particular responsibility for the planning and management of its undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will take charge of the planning and co-ordination of the 'Global Challenges' course, part of the Imperial Horizons programme examining science-society relations which is to be offered to all undergraduates ("
  • "The successful candidate will also play a full part in the teaching of the Science Communication Unit's well-known MSc courses, and will be expected to contribute to the Unit's research interests. You will have a PhD or equivalent in the field of Science and Technology Studies or Science Communication Studies, proven teaching skills in the university environment, and a serious interest in curriculum development."
  • Deadline: 10 Oct. 2012

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Tenured position[]

  • Tenured associate or full professor in "all domains of STS Scholarship" within the Program in Science, Technology & Society
  • "Graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising are required. Interest in establishing scholarly connections at MIT beyond the STS Program is desirable. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research, a record of effective teaching and thesis supervision, and leadership and service to the profession."
  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D, and an extensive record of publication, research activity, and leadership are expected. The appointment is anticipated to begin in academic year 2013-2014.
  • Applications should consist of a current curriculum vita, a statement describing current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three suggested references. To apply please visit: .
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012, position open until filled.
  • news?
  • Rejected today (V-E Day).

New Jersey Institute of Technology - (Open Rank) Computing/Digital Communication and Law[]

  • Tenure track or tenured position, to begin Sept. 2013
  • "Ph.D. in hand by the starting date, with a primary research field that focuses on the digital transformation of the last fifty years, especially in relation to legal and cultural issues such as privacy, piracy, patents, censorship, and the manipulation of “big data.”"
  • "The successful candidate will contribute substantially to the department’s M.A. concentration in the history of technology, environment, and medicine/health (including the history of communication), with additional opportunities to participate in the Ph.D. track in the history of science, technology, environment and health at Rutgers University at New Brunswick. The successful candidate will also teach in, and serve as associate director of, the department’s growing new undergraduate degree program in Law, Technology and Culture"
  • Review begins: Dec. 2012 and position is open until filled.
  • Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2013

Northern Arizona University - Medical Anthropology[]

  • Tenure eligible associate professorship in medical anthropology
  • "The minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in anthropology by Aug. 1, 2013, with a focus in medical anthropology."
  • "Preference will be given to individuals with a strong biocultural background and research agenda; evidence of excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching; and a successful record of external funding. Preferred areas of research and teaching include, but not limited to, public health and health disparities, cross-cultural and/or international health programs and policies, environmental health issues, and interactions of culture and genetics. Preference will be given to individuals with evidence of strong ethnographic and mixed methods training and skills and evidence of applied activities in keeping with the department’s applied anthropology orientation. The candidate’s geographic and cultural foci are open. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and to web based teaching"
  • Deadline: 20 Jan. 2013

Stanford University; 2 positions, Philosophy of Mind/Biology/Logic[]

  • Two tenure track Assistant Profesorships in Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Biology, or Logic
  • AOC: Open. Four courses per year; graduate and undergraduate advising; usual non-teaching duties. Ph.D. prior to appointment is required.
  • [Interfolio application]
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012

Tsinghua University (China)[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in History of Science and Technology
    • (posted under STS rather than History of Sci, due to qualification requirements)
  • "you should hold a Ph.D. in philosophy of Science and Technology or STS in WORLD TOP UNIVERSITIES. A fluent language capability in both Chinese and English is also needed. You also have experience in teaching at the university level, preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other non-STS fields, and preferably including professional and/or applied STS topics. You should as well have an excellent list of publications in peer-refereed journals, and have relevant international experience."
  • Deadline: 28 Sept. 2012

Universidad del Roasrio -Bogota (Columbia) - Social Studies of Science[]

  • Tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Social Studies of Science
  • (NB original ad. in Spanish; translation taken from circulated email AFII (talk) 07:56, May 30, 2013 (UTC))
  • Candidates should have research and teaching experience in at least one of the following areas: Social Studies of Health and Medicine; History of Science, Technology and Medicine; Gender and Body Studies; Public Policy in Science and Technology.To learn more about our Group, please go to the following link:
  • We are looking for outstanding candidates committed to scholarship and excellence in teaching. Responsibilities include 2 courses per semester at undergraduate level and/or graduate seminars in the
    candidate's areas of expertise, research, and administrative duties.
  • Deadline: 4pm (local time) 13 Jun. 2012

University of Edinburgh[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc - Assoc/Full Prof.) in science, technology and innovation studies, available from 1 Apr. 2013
  • "We encourage applicants with demonstrated teaching and research excellence and leadership in the social scientific analysis of science, technology and innovation, and especially in the area of environmental sustainability, energy systems and eco-innovation...It is essential that the successful candidate present a research profile which is at the forefront of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS), particularly as applied to understanding and addressing the challenges of environmental sustainability, broadly understood to include (but not restricted to) eco-innovation, energy systems and policy, sustainable transitions, and environmental modelling"
  • Deadline: 4 Feb. 2013

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Open Rank Faculty in Information/Data studies[]

  • GSLIS seeks to hire an outstanding full-time, tenure-track/tenured faculty member to join our iSchool. Strong candidates in any area relating to the organization, management, preservation, and retrieval of information, and the production and transmission of knowledge are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in specializations that directly contribute to our leading program in data curation, including cyberinfrastructure, scientific data management, workflow systems, provenance, data archiving, data science, digital humanities, e-Research and e-Science, and semantic technologies. A focus on data in any area of science or scholarship, including the social sciences and the humanities, is relevant.
  • Regular teaching load is 2/2, master's and doctoral students.
  • We especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups working in these or other areas of library and information science. GSLIS is a highly interdisciplinary unit and the successful candidate could hold degrees in information science, a social science, cognitive science or psychology, computer science, the humanities, a natural science, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Appointment will begin August 16, 2013 or as negotiated. Rank is open, and salary commensurate with qualifications. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required although candidates near completion will be considered. To apply create a candidate profile at and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, short research statement, list of three references including contact information. T
  • For full consideration: 20 Nov. 2012
    • Applicants may be interviewed before that date, but no hiring decisions will be made until after the search closes.

University of Melbourne (Aus.) - Social Studies of Science[]

  • Lecturer (~Assoc. Prof.(?)) in Social Studies of Science
  • "The School now seeks to appoint a Lecturer in the field of Science Studies, with  research strength in sociology of science and/or philosophy of science."
  • "The successful candidate will also bring a demonstrated expertise in teaching Science and Technology Studies. The appointee must be able to teach (a) Sociology of Science at undergraduate and honours level, (b) subjects within the range of Science and Technology Studies at postgraduate level, and (c) contribute to interdisciplinary subjects at all levels"
  • Deadline: 27 Feb. 2013
  • Anyone heard anything about this one?
  • I got a rejection email 3 seconds ago (4/16)

University of Pennsylvania - History of Technology [TWO posts][]

  • Two posts in the History of Technology, one Tenure track (linked above) and one Tenured
  • "Scholars with an interest in the intersection of history of technology with environmental history, global history, or the history of information technologies, working on any region of the world are particularly encouraged to apply"
  • Review begins (for both posts): 15 Oct. 2012 and is open until filled
  • On-campus job talks for the TT position already scheduled
  • Both positions filled as per department website (1/28)

Vassar College - Science, Technology, and Society & Physics[]

  • Tenure track associate professorship "in a field that bridges STS and physics, engineering, or emergent technologies, beginning in fall of 2013"
  • Joint position between "The multidisciplinary Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and the Department of Physics"
  • Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses a year, split in alternating years, 2/3 and 3/2 between STS and Physics. Within the STS Program, the person in this position will teach our core course in Science and Technology Studies, as well as intermediate and advanced level courses in the candidate's field of expertise. In the Physics Department, this position would cover introductory physics, an intermediate-level course if appropriate, and a special studies course in his or her field of expertise. A Ph.D. in STS or related field (e.g., History and Philosophy of Science) is required, along with substantial undergraduate and, preferably, some graduate work in physics.
  • ===For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2012===
  • Not a peep from them as of 4/2013.  It's still listed on the Vassar website.  
  • An offer was made and accepted.