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The 2009-10 Wiki (for reference)


Uh, could we get a headcount? I'd kinda like to know that I'm not just editing this for myself!

reading: 16 desperados + 1!

(great, one job each and none to spare!)

More people and even more jobs so now 2 jobs to spare. It's a little light for historians of medicine though... A little? This is brutal.

Anyone else going out of his or her mind over all these failed searches when the market is so flooded with candidates? Maddening, maddening, maddening.

I don't get it. A "buyer's market" to the point that no one needs to buy at all unless the candidate (expletive deleted) gold bullion? In all seriousness, I don't understand it. Do you all?

Cornell UniversityEdit

  • [9/27 Have only seen this job by email so far. So below is the full info from the flyer]
  • The Department of Science &Technology Studies (S&TS) at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the history of modern biology (including the biological sciences, biomedicine, and biotechnology). The position is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2011, and the successful applicant should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in hand by that date.
  • The Cornell Department of Science & Technology Studies administers two undergraduate majors (Science & Technology Studies and Biology & Society), and it also has its own Ph.D. program. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of 20th and 21st century science, and will be expected to take a leading role in the Biology & Society major. This individual will also be expected to contribute to and/or complement the S&TS department's established expertise in the social studies of modern biological science.
  • To apply for this position, please submit electronically a letter of application, CV, and copies of sample publications and/or dissertation chapters to Debbie Van Galder (dmvl@comell.edu), and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Michael Lynch, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Science & Technology Studies, 302 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. The deadline for applications is November 8, 2010.
  • Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.
  • Any news on this search? I'm assuming no news (after a week) is bad news, but maybe they're just snowed under with hundreds of applications! [15th Nov]
  • tumbleweed* - did anyone else here actually apply for this job? [22nd Nov] uh, yup. and no gnus is...no gnus.
  • Yup, no word as of 24 November.
  • At this point no news surely isn't a good sign. Anybody know any little birds who might have info? [Dec. 2]
  • No news either (03 December 2010)
  • Confirmation of application on October 15, then no further news. Have heard that SC is looking for someone more in 4S who can do the occasional HistBio course rather than actual historian of bio. Cannot confirm veracity of that rumor.
  • Rejection letter, on letterhead (is that really rare enough to require comment these days?) [12/14] Edit: I'd say that rejection letters themselves are rare enough that yeah, one on letterhead requires comment. x2 [12/16]
  • They have their short list [12/14]
  • Job talks listed on STS page under Spring Colloq. series
    • Given the debates elsewhere about preferences for established vs. brand new scholars, it's interesting to see four ABD candidates, albeit one with a co-edited publication already.
    • It also seems that the earlier rumor may be true: Cornell appears to want a "4S-style" candidate, not a historian of biology per se.
    • And the winner is........ No one.
    • Are you saying this is a failed search?! [15 Mar.] - neither chicago nor cornell could find a historian of modern medicine/biology that they liked?!
    • Can anyone confirm this runmor?
    • Confirmation one way or the other?
  • Yes, it's a failed search. Confirmed via inside information (e.g. nameless source) on 3/31.

Dickinson CollegeEdit

  • "The History Department at Dickinson College seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with a focus in Environmental History. Area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate should be able to teach a range of undergraduate courses."
  • "The department is particularly interested in expanding its offerings in the history of science, technology or medicine. The new member will also be expected to contribute to the department's introductory regional and national surveys"
  • Deadline: 1 December 2010
  • E-mail invite to AHA (12/16)
  • Nothing since AHA, anybody else? (2/21)
  • Offer made and accepted. (3/5)
    • Emily Pawley, PhD Univ. Penn (2009)

Emory University (Race and Science)Edit

  • Open-rank faculty position, tenured or tenure-track, with research interests in Race and Science. We recognize the importance of complex and critical examinations of the social, political and ethical challenges raised by the use and misuse of concepts of race in the sciences. We are interested in scholars whose work bridges the sciences and the humanities and investigates socio-political concepts of race as they historically and currently have intersected with, and been constituted by, the biological sciences, medicine, and health more generally.
  • This new position will be located in the department(s) appropriate to the successful candidate's research interests and background. While preference will be given to senior scholars, we will consider applicants at all ranks.
  • Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2011.
  • Any word??? 3/6
  • Good question! Was wondering the same thing....
  • received ack of application, EOP sheet to fill out (3/10)
  • received rejection letter (3/18)

Glasgow Caledonian University (Scot.)Edit

  • Lectureship (tenured) in the History of Health and Healthcare
  • Affiliated to the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare which is a joint venture with the University of Strathclyde
  • Further details state that publications/research should be in the area of "Britain OR the British Empire OR North America OR Continental Europe; and in the chronological period 1750 to the present"
  • Deadline: 13 Jun 2011 [provisional interview dates 4-15 Jul. 2011]
    • [Any news on this one? Anyone been contacted, or had their references contacted?]
    • 30 June: invited to interview.
    • Rejection email: I assume they have a hire.
    • Dr Vicky Long (ex. Northumbria)

Harvard UniversityEdit

  • NB: link to posting on MERSENNE; I haven't been able to find the job advert elsewhere... Link to new version of job ad
  • 'Scholar/Mentor/Teacher'
  • Open rank, open to any area of Hist Sci, Med & Tech
  • Deadline: 12 Nov. 2010
  • Anyone have any idea what they're looking for here? something new or just fishing for something big?
  • Mario Biagioli is leaving, so it looks like it will be a very senior hire.
  • Could they have a preferred candidate anyway, and just wanted to see who's going to stick his/her neck out?
  • Received friendly acknowledgement (20 Oct).
  • Recieved equal ops form (14 Dec).
  • Any news on this (inquires the ABD, out of sheer curiosity rather than actual hope)?
  • still waiting... (19 Jan)
  • Has anyone heard anything, apart from the acknowledgment? [17 Feb: As mentioned above - equal ops form arrived (email) in Dec, separate from acknowledgement. (x2) I hear there were around 100 applicants.] --Thanks for sharing this. I'm kind of surprised the number of applicants wasn't even higher.
  • Just received equal ops today (2/23) after receiving acknowledgment back in December. Odd. (x2)
  • Hopefully, this means that they are finally looking at the applications and will make a decision soon.
  • What's going on with this search?
  • Apparently they have been given approval for a junior and a senior hire. 4 junior candidates (who have been contacted) will be interviewed in the spring with some possibility that the search may continue into the fall. There will be a separate senior hire, with interviews to take place next fall. ~150 applications total. This is according to a notification sent to the department's grad students. (3/16)
    • This effectively confirmed by a very friendly mass email which I assume was sent to all applicants (31 Mar.)
    • Got this too. It was indeed very friendly, and I continue to be impressed by their courtesy and responsiveness in general. Despite those attributes, though, it was also a touch cryptic-- the email didn't specify that the search for which interviewees had been selected was the junior position. I'm glad the poster above filled us in on that!
  • any news?
  • 2 Nov 2011 - finally! A very friendly rejection email. Better late than never, eh? No word on the successful candidates though.

Harvey Mudd CollegeEdit

  • Assistant Professor, History of Science and/or Technology (with a preference for modern history)
  • Start Date: Fall 2011
  • Rolling Deadline: September 16 2010
  • can anyone make any sense of the request to include "a statement about working in and promoting diverse academic environments"? (x2 - I've noticed a lot of applications requesting this, and I'm not clear if they just want a sentence or two saying that I promote diversity or a whole paragraph describing how I do so)
  • any idea when we'll hear about interviews? the ad said they'd be starting them at SHOT next week...
  • HMC will not be conducting interviews at the SHOT meeting. There are not enough candidates for the job at the meeting to warrant making the trip. We will interview candidates either at the Montreal meeting of HSS or by telephone.
  • Thank you for this information. Have phone interviews already been scheduled?
  • Phone and HSS interviews have not yet been scheduled.
  • Thanks! (x2)
  • contacted for HSS interview (x2)
  • Congrats! when/how were you contacted? ---by email on oct 8
  • On campus interviews scheduled yet? (11/17) - yes - I was contacted shortly after HSS
  • Congrats! And thank you for ending the uncertainty for the rest of us who weren't contacted. I know the dept has their reasons for not officially rejecting the other interviewees yet, but twisting in the wind isn't much fun. (x3)
  • Official letter finally arrived (x1) -- Snail mail or e-mail?
  • Official email of rejection arrived 16 Dec. 2010
  • Any news on an offer?
  • Anyone else received nothing--no rejection letter, no rejection email after the interview, nothing? (12/28) -- I have also heard nothing (but I suspect my university's inefficient campus mail system may be to blame). (12/30) i've also heard nothing (1/5).
  • an offer has been made and accepted.

Illinois Institute of TechnologyEdit

This is an ad that appears on H-Net: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=41825

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track. Starting Fall 2011
The Lewis Department of Humanities seeks a historian of technology. Research and teaching areas of particular interest include history of engineering and computing. Applications are especially encouraged from historians whose work has a non-Western focus.

Requirements: Ph.D. prior to appointment; evidence of research promise; demonstration of excellence in undergraduate teaching; commitment to contributing to undergraduate curriculum development.

Application: Send a single PDF containing (1) letter of interest, (2) C.V., and (3) writing sample to iit.history.technology.2011@gmail.com. In addition, arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the same email address, as a PDF attachment or plain text in the body of the email.

Paper letters of recommendation may be sent to: Matt Bauer, Chair; History Search Committee; Lewis Department of Humanities; Illinois Institute of Technology; 3301 S Dearborn, Chicago IL 60616.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2011 and continue until position is filled.
Illinois Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For more information about the Humanities Department, including graduate and undergraduate degree programs, see: http://www.iit.edu/csl/hum/, or contact iit.history.technology.2011@gmail.com by email.


Received an invitation for a Skype interview. (1/20)

Received an email invitation for on-campus interview (1/31)

Offer has been made and accepted (3/19)

Imperial College LondonEdit

  • Unspecified number of lectureships/assistant professorships in range of topics including HSTM.
  • "For further details about the initiative, a particular Department and an application form" send an email (see advert)
  • Further details via email 1 Nov.: "The Centre is seeking applications from those with particular interests and expertise in the history of science and/or technology and/or medicine since 1800."
  • Application is strictly through the application form they've designed: no CVs, no cover letters, etc.
  • Deadline: 4 Jan 2011 [Decision late March 2011].
  • Hi, can you restore the link to the ad? I can't locate the details for this position. Thanks.
  • Link goes to Imperial website; email for details.
  • Recieved ack. on submission (14 Dec.)
  • How to find the job posting? I still don't get it. Thanks
    • If you follow the link above you will find an email address at the bottom of the blurb; contact them for further details and an awesomely huge application form.
  • Any word (Jan. 2011)?
    • I think given the size of the application form and the number of writing samples requested, it's a bit over-optimistic to think they'd send out notifications less than ten working days after the deadline! The original information states that an appointment wouldn't be made until 'late March', so there's probably quite a wait still to come! [17 Jan. 2011]
  • 24 Jan: At least some candidates' referees' have been contacted; suggestions that a shortlist will be drawn up mid-Feb.
  • 10 Feb Polite rejection by e-mail.
  • Shortlist of two: appointment made yesterday (24 Feb) (From the horse's mouth)
    • Candidate is chosen but not yet appointed - there's still the Faculty & College panels to please...
      Apparently around 750 applicants. (28 Feb, email response to a query about the search status).

Johns HopkinsEdit

  • Open rank search for 'East Asian science or technology in the 19th and 20th centuries'
  • Rolling Deadline: 10 Jan. 2011
  • Rumor has it that senior candidate has inside track, an alum of the department. Confirmed,more or less--this was never a a genuine search:candidate was pre-selected, search simply advertised.
  • Spring seminar series for the dept. suggests that several candidates have been invited, but these talks might be unrelated--according to sources, these are "job talks" to lend a veneer of authenticity to the search.
  • Rejection letter, last week of Febr.
  • Search failed, at least two candidates decided not to interview after getting other offers.
  • No idea about the veracity of these rumours, but the job has been readvertised and is being discussed on the 2011-12 Hist sci tech med page. AFII 07:11, August 29, 2011 (UTC)
  • Confirmed: no search conducted for 2009-2010 (a little strange, as they knew VAP would be leaving), and then a failed search for 2010-2011.

Johns Hopkins (History of US Medicine)Edit

  • Tenure track position for a historian of 20th C US Medicine (in the Institute for the History of Medicine in the Medical School)


  • "Applicants with interests in the history of clinical practice, history of disease, public health, race, and gender are particularly encouraged to apply, as are MD/PhDs. ...An ability to interact effectively, not only with undergraduates and graduate students in History of Medicine, but also with medical students and faculty, is desirable."
  • Review of Materials begins: Sept 2011.
  • [I guess when a few more postings go up we should start a 2012-13 page, but it seems a little early for that now!AFII 08:31, April 11, 2011 (UTC)]
  • The 2011-12 (search year) History thread is up if someone wants to copy this over. The Science, Technology and Medicine thread is not added yet,
  • reposted Here

King's College London (UK)Edit

  • Senior Lecturer (tenured) in the History of Medicine
  • "The successful candidate will have a strong research and publication record, an understanding of public engagement with the history of medicine, and an interest in public history generally."
  • Deadline: 17 Apr. 2011

Missouri University of Science and TechnologyEdit

  • "The Department of History and Political Science at Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship for Fall 2011 in the History of Science with a specialization in any area of European History (including Great Britain and Russia). Candidates must be prepared to teach survey courses in Western Civilization. Candidates must have Ph.D. no later than August 15, 2011."
  • Deadline: All material must be received in Human Resource Services not later than 4:00 pm, December 1, 2010.
  • Note this rare statement: "The Missouri University of Science & Technology is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples."
  • Search Committee info: We will interview at the AHA. We'll contact those we wish to interview (by phone and/or e-mail) as soon as possible. [12/3]
  • Any info on AHA interviews? (12/18)
  • Request by email for interview (12/18)
  • Any news??
  • Rejection letter received. - Did you have an AHA interview?
  • Campus visits are complete

Princeton UniversityEdit

  • Assistant Professor, History of Science 1400-1750
  • Start Date: September 2011
  • Rolling Deadline: October 15, 2010
  • Request for written materials (10/29)
  • Any news on this appointment? [15 Nov.]
  • Know of at least one person who got a request for written materials
  • They are having candidates out to campus this week (1/17)
  • Update: Search declared failed.

Rochester Institute of TechnologyEdit

  • Tenure-track, assistant professor in 20th century US History, with a preferred focus in post-1945, public, or science/medicine/technology.
  • Deadline 15 Nov. 2010
  • Probably more efficient to have the discussion at the original posting under US History: http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/U.S._History,_2010-2011

Ryerson UniversityEdit

  • The Department of History invites applications for a two-year, full-time, limited-term faculty appointment in the History of Science and Technology, to cover a leave period for a faculty member, beginning August 1, 2011, subject to final budgetary approval.
  • Candidates must:
    · have a relevant doctoral degree in hand at the time of appointment
    · demonstrate superior teaching abilities and, thereby, help maintain History's reputation as one of Ryerson's very best teaching departments
    · be prepared to participate actively in the life and work of the Department and Faculty of Arts
    · preferably, have an active research and writing agenda.
  • Ryerson University offers an excellent working environment, competitive salary and benefits, and support to its faculty. Applicants should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier and research dossier (including writing samples), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent, by January 31, 2011, to: Departmental Appointments Committee, Department of History, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3. Faxed and e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Informal inquiries may be directed to the Department Chair.
  • This position falls under the Ryerson Faculty Association (www.ryerson.ca/~rfa) jurisdiction. For details on the Ryerson Faculty Association Collective Agreement and the University's RFA Benefits Summary, please visit www.ryerson.ca/teaching/employme nt_resources/rfa.html and www.ryerson.ca/hr/working/etoolkit/b enefits/rfa/ respectively.
  • NOT TT (obviously)
  • Does anyone have any news on this (2/28)?
  • I've heard that the plan was to start interviews in March, but that it was an optimistic time estimate. I have not heard anything for my own application. (3/8)
  • They have selected their short list.

Stanford UniversityEdit

  • Associate Director of the STS Program, 3 year renewable post
  • Duties include administration, communication & public facing outreach, supervision of other staff members and organisaton of speakers series as well as teaching and research
  • Research should focus "on the interaction of science or technology with society or culture." while "Applicants should be able to build bridges across multiple intellectual communities"
  • Deadline 7 Feb 2011
  • NB: you need to send materials to two different places, via the linked website and the stanford.edu job site.
  • Email request for phone interview (2/28)
  • Invitation for on-campus interview (email) (3/8)

St. Louis College of PharmacyEdit

  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy is seeking qualified applicants for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track, history faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level to begin in August 2011.
  • Provide engaging and effective teaching of Cultural Heritage, an introductory interdisciplinary humanities and social science sequence that is presented with a Western Civilization context to second year pre-pharmacy students, and an elective preferably in the history of medicine or pharmacy.
  • Participate in or establish research programs or publications that fit with the College's Vision and Mission focusing on medicine, pharmacy or related areas.
  • Demonstrate an emphasis on student-centered learning, scholarly activity, and service to society. Faculty members are expected to contribute to campus life at the College
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in history with a background in Western Civilization, preferably with a focus on history of medicine or pharmacy. Candidates are expected to have demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching, have experience generating research and grants and be strong collaborators with faculty in interdisciplinary areas.
  • To reach Dr. Robert Zebroski, chair of the Search Committee go to www.stlcop.edu and complete the application online. With your application please we ask that you upload three documents: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) a document containing three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, recent teaching evaluations or teaching portfolio, and statement of teaching philosophy. Please submit your application by November 12, 2010. Selected candidates will be invited to preliminary interviews at this year's AHA Annual Meeting in Boston in January.
  • Sorry to post this after the due date but it has only been on Higher Ed Jobs about a week so maybe the due date has been pushed back? Either way, I guess it is here to talk about if anyone applied.
  • It appeared on the AHA website on October 1.
  • Received AHA interview request: (11/29) - x3
  • May I ask the mode of communication?
  • Different responder here - request made via phone.
  • On-campus invite: (1/19)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/3)

University of Alabama-HuntsvilleEdit

  • The history department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is seeking a colleague for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in the history of science and technology whose specialization is other than U.S. history beginning August 15, 2011. Teaching responsibilities include freshman world-history surveys and upper-division and graduate courses in the candidate’s specialty.(From AHA.)
  • Does anyone have a non-AHA link for this job? It isn't showing up on the university's own website...
  • Here's a link: UAH Position Announcement
  • Hi All - Department member here. The ad was supposed to be up on H-Net as well, and should appear there shortly. As for the deadline, due to the late appearance of the advert, it's November 30. We don't yet know if we'll be at the AHA. If you have any questions about the process feel free to post them here.
  • Thank you for the deadline update
  • Will a History degree be a deal breaker?
  • Absolutely not. We recognize that many applicants may come from schools that do not have separate Science and Techology programs/departments. A PhD in History is fine.
  • Department member here: We will interview at the AHA. The department will meet next week (Week of 11/29) to discuss applications and the chair will contact those selected for interviews Thursday or Friday. Get your letters in!
  • Thank you for the update! [24 Nov.]
  • Contacted for AHA interview [Dec. 3] (x2)
  • Department Member here - For what it's worth, we're interviewing a total of twelve candidates.
  • Department has selected two candidates to bring to campus. We're now waiting on the Dean to sign the paperwork. We hope to begin visits Jan. 20-1, or 24-5. If anyone is here the night of the 27th, I'll take you to see the Drive-by Truckers.
  • Have the candidates been informed yet? (1/12)
  • Update: Two candidates have been contacted. (1/12)

Unviersity of Cambridge - Peter Lipton LectureshipEdit

  • Tenured lectureship in the History of Science & Technology post-1914
  • PhD must be in-hand and an "outstanding record of excellence in teaching, research and publication" is required
  • "The ability to teach topics in general history and philosophy of science, at all levels would also be a distinct asset."
  • Deadine: 19 Apr. 2011
    • References will be requested from shortlisted candidates to arrive by 27 Apr. 2011
  • Ack. of application by email, 12 Apr.
  • Search has failed; will be readvertised in the autumn.

University of Manchester - History of Medicine Post-DocEdit

  • (Link to posting on Humanities/Social Sciences post-doc page)
  • 2-year post studying the history of the University's Faculty of Medicine.
  • Deadline: 28 Jan 2011
  • Probably better to keep the discussion in one place - on the post-doc page.

University of Minnesota - RochesterEdit

  • Tenure-track, open rank search in History, with the stated preferred area 'history of medicine'
  • Review of applications begins: 1 Dec. 2010
  • Anyone heard anything? Any insight? (12/9)
  • Email request for a phone interview (1/18)
  • On-campus visit scheduled (1/31)

University of Minnesota - Post-Doc in ChronobiologyEdit

  • The University of Minnesota Program in History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Twin Cities campus, invites applications for a ten month post-doctoral associate beginning July or August, 2011. The HSTM program has received a National Science Foundation Grant in order to explore and begin to build resources in the history of the study of biological rhythms, known generally as chronobiology.
  • Candidates must be prepared to work in the contemporary history of the life sciences since 1940, and this background could include work in the history of medicine, biology, or chemistry. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to pursue a project of his or her own that relates in some way to the history of chronobiology. A cover letter should indicate how the candidate’s research interests relate to the topic of chronobiology as a multidisciplinary area of research and as an emerging specialty.
  • All requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed by June of 2011. A Ph.D. in History of Science, History of Medicine, or History with an appropriate research specialization is preferred.
  • Applications will be reviewed starting December 10, 2010. Position is open until filled.

University of PennsylvaniaEdit

  • Assistant Professor, History of Science and/or Technology in Asia from c.1800
  • Rolling Deadline: 20 Oct. 2010
  • anybody heard anything from them yet?
  • short list set

University of PittsburghEdit

  • "Tenure stream assistant professor" with preference for expertise in "neuroscience, physics and general methodology"
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2010
  • New Deadline: December 1, 2010
  • Received acknowledgment (Dec. 9)

University of Pittsburgh (World History of Science Postdoc)Edit

  • The World History Center (www.worldhistory.pitt.edu) and the Department of History (www.history.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh seek applicants, pending budgetary approval, for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in World History of Science beginning fall 2011. This position is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We seek candidates who can demonstrate strong training in global historical studies, and who have a specialization in history of science. The successful candidate will direct an annual conference on a topic in history of science at the global level, will co-edit a collective volume based on each conference, and will participate in research, teaching, and other activities of the center and the department. Teaching will include two courses each year, including a graduate course in the second year. Salary and benefits are competitive.
  • Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. before June 2011.
  • Send letter of application, full CV, a dissertation chapter, and three letters of recommendation to Patrick Manning, Chair, World History of Science Postdoc Search Committee, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Application materials may be submitted by e-mail to pmanning@pitt.edu.
  • Deadline for applications is March 4, 2011.

University of ChicagoEdit

  • Assistant Professor, History of Modern Medicine, ". . . in any area of modern medical history, broadly construed, including, but not limited to, public health, biomedicine, and medical science . . . "
  • Review of applications will start October 1, 2010.
  • Deadline: December 1, 2010.
  • How heavily disciplinary is this department -- would someone with an interdisciplinary humanites background even stand a chance?
  • It's a history department so my guess is no. It is NOT the history of science department according to the listing.
  • The history of science and other interdisciplinary programs at UChicago do not hire their own faculty, so it's probably the case that they'll look for someone who can function in the history dept and also affiliate with those programs.
  • Anyone else have trouble with the online form? I was hoping to not have to ask my recommendera to upload their letters, and I thought I saw an email address I could have them sent to. But now I cant find it.. oh well.
  • I didn't have any problems with the online form. I suppose you could always send an email to the head of the department: odds are this person is on the search committee.
  • Anyone heard anything about this...?
  • Nope, no word (01 Dec 2010)
  • I had a Skype interview recently. No need to worry if you haven't heard from them yet; there were probably a lot of applications to sort through (03 Dec 2010).:: Congratulations - it might help ease some tension if you could let us know roughly when you applied, in case they are doing rolling interviews to match the rolling applications. :: Early Nov., I think.
    • Thanks. As a data point, I applied mid-October and have heard nothing (although I guess it's possible that my referees didn't upload until later - I didn't think to check) [3 Dec]
  • Anyone else been asked for an interview?
  • Campus interviews are set. [Dec 21]
  • Finally got a formal rejection (email) [Feb 10]; any idea who did get the job?
  • No hire this year.
    • Seriously? Are you saying this is a cancelled search or a failed search? -- Failed. They will almost certainly re-run, but I don't know when.
    • Seriously?
    • Interestingly a Visiting Lectureship in Hist/Phil Biology at the CHSS just came up: I've posted it on the postdoc page here
    • Just for the sake of clarity for all interested the post AFII mentions, that position has nothing to do with the failed history of medicine hire. The lectureship is the result of the imminent departure of a Mellon fellow and a faculty member, neither of whom is in the history department or connected to medicine-- and the funding is from a different source. Just FYI.
    • (yeah - there were questions upthread about the relationship between History & History of Science departments)
    • Confirming the information above stating there is no hire this year.

University of Warwick (UK)Edit

  • 1 year history of medicine post-doc; details in link above to Hum & Soc Sci Post-docs page
  • Deadline 18 Apr. 2011

Virginia TechEdit

  • The History Department at Virginia Tech seeks an innovative scholar, adept in emerging technologies, with experience in the teaching and practice of public history. Applicants with specialties in areas such as environment, science, health, migration, culture, media, policy, and other interdisciplinary fields that support programs at Virginia Tech are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Review of applications begins on November 1, 2010
  • Someone started a separate wiki page for this job here: Virginia Tech
  • Also posted at U.S. History, 2010-2011 and Open Field History Jobs 2010-11

Yonsei University, KoreaEdit

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in the History of STM with preference for Medicine
  • Only non-Korean nationals may apply
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2010
  • New ad in the Chronicle today (11/18) - http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000658075-01
  • (12/12) Anyone applied to this? Any news?

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