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This Position has been posted at History of Science, Technology & Medicine 2011-12

Humanistic Studies Full-time Faculty, History and Philosophy of Science (Since 1800)

The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for a full-time position with a multi- year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution.

Begins: Fall 2012

Job Description: The department welcomes applications from candidates specializing in the History and Philosophy of Science since 1800. While a generalist in the History and Philosophy of Science is preferred, the department particularly encourages applicants whose teaching and scholarship offer a global, transnational perspective on the development of modern science. Preference may also be given to candidates specializing in one or more of the following sub-fields: 1) Science and Imperialism; 2) Environmental History; 3) History of Medicine; 4) Industry and Technology.

Humanistic Studies is a multi-disciplinary department focusing on History, Philosophy, and Literature. The department has majors and offers a sophomore-level science requirement to all MICA students. We are seeking to upgrade our course offerings and need someone who is interested in leading that effort. A commitment to excellence in teaching and an interest in teaching science-related courses to art students are essential. The teaching load at MICA is 3:3 including courses at all levels from freshman through graduate studies (MA and MFA). The successful candidate must also be willing and interested in teaching the department’s freshman requirement in “Critical Inquiry,” a course emphasizing self-reflection and critical thinking through various modes of writing, reading, and visual response. The position requires a Ph.D. in the History and/or Philosophy of Science in hand by August 1, 2012.

The faculty position will teach eighteen credits per year (three courses per semester) at an art school nationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, and the importance of the fine arts. The candidate will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program, be proficient in traditional techniques and a broad understanding of new approaches to the History and Philosophy of Science.

The interdisciplinary nature of the Department and College requires that faculty meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects of departmental operations and institutional governance including advising, institutional and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities during the school year. In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the department and college.

Requirements: PhD in the History and/or Philosophy of Science by August 1, 2012 (ABD considered); Collegiate teaching experience; Scholarly publications or evidence of potential for scholarly publications; Teach the department’s freshman requirement “Critical Inquiry.” Teach Sophomore-level science requirements and upper division History and Philosophy of Science electives. Teach other upper division requirements in Intellectual History and Theory. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Interest in teaching science-related courses to art students.

Successful Candidate will be required to complete a full background check '

Valued but not required:'

Minimum 3 years of full-time collegiate teaching experience; Record of scholarly publications Additional Information:

Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.

Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before December 10, 2011 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Application Instructions:To be considered for the position please apply online through SlideRoom (https://micahr.slideroom.com/)

SlideRoom you will be asked to login or create a login. If you are creating an account you will be sent an email with instructions to activate your SlideRoom account. You will not be able to login and apply until you have activated your account.

Once you have logged in please follow these instructions. These instructions will also be posted in SlideRoom as you are applying.

Submit through SlideRoom as PDF documents:•Letter of Application • CV • Statement of Teaching Philosophy • Writing Sample (approx. 20 pages)•3 Sample Syllabi •3 letters of reference, submitted directly by referees via micahr.slideroom.com

Recommendations are collected online via micahr.slideroom.com

Media should be formatted for Macintosh computers, and may include: PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF MOV, WMV, FLV, MP3 files. Links to live URLs may be submitted as well, but will be considered as a secondary source. No slides, prints, CDs etc. please. Please note that the MICA cannot accept, review or be responsible for hardcopies or original copies of portfolio materials. Please do not submit supplemental or original portfolio materials, as they will not be considered or returned.

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