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Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CHE)Edit

  • Junior faculty position in the History of Sciences & Technology
  • The holder of this Chair must be a specialist in the history of science and technology of the modern period (19th and 20th centuries), including the recent past, who studies the evolution of science and technical knowledge in connection with major social, economic and/or political changes. The holder of this position will carry out her or his research on the epistemology of exact sciences and life sciences, on scientific knowledge, and also on know-how and technical objects (on their conception, their fabrication and their different uses), aiming to understand the transmission and the worldwide circulation of this knowledge and these objects, highlighting in the process the role of experts together with the more general implication of citizens in the dissemination and circulation of such scientific knowledge.
  • We seek individuals who will develop and drive an interdisciplinary research program at the intersection of the humanities and engineering and who are dedicated to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • The holder of this position will also have as a mission to promote the collection of the Museum of Physics of UNIL ( Experience in promoting knowledge outside the academic world will be an asset.
  • Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and patents, concise and separate statements of research and teaching interests, together with the names and addresses of at least three potential references for junior and six for senior positions. Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site:
  • Review begins: 19 Mar. 2018 and continues until position filled.

New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA:NJ) - University Lecturer in History (Non-TT)Edit

  • Non-tenure track, renewable lectureship in history, based at NJIT's Federated History Department, to begin either January 2018 or September 2018.
  • Chronological and geographical area(s) of expertise are open, but the successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses offered by the department, including Hist 213: 20th-Century World or HIST 214: Technology and Culture in American History.
  • Preference for applicants whose teaching can support the Federated History Department's undergraduate initiative in the History of Technology, Environment, and Medicine/Health (HisTEM) and undergraduate program in Law, Technology and Culture (LTC).
  • Ph.D. in History or related discipline. (Applicants who are A.B.D., and will have Ph.D. in hand by August 2018 are welcome to apply.)
  • Applicants should submit materials electronically as directed at
  • Review of applications will begin October 23.

Singapore Management University (SNG) - [non-TT] Science, Technology, and SocietyEdit

  • one open rank Education Track position in Science, Technology, and Society to begin in July 2018.
  • The ideal candidate would contribute to the delivery of the University’s Core Curriculum and offer courses under a “Technology and Society” heading, such as “Artificial Intelligence and Society,” or “Technological Solutions to Social Problems”.
  • The position requires a doctorate in the relevant discipline by the date of appointment. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of, or high potential for, excellent teaching, as well as strong research.
  • The application package should be in electronic form (Word or PDF file) and include: a cover letter (including a summary of research and teaching interests), an up-to-date curriculum vitae (including a list of three referees), a 1-2 page research statement, a 1-2 page teaching statement, and up to three writing samples. The application should be e-mailed to, where enquires can also be directed.
  • Candidates for the Assistant Professorship should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: The Dean’s Office, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, 90 Stamford Road, Level 4, Singapore 178903, or e-mailed to: Further information about the University and the School can be found at
  • review begins: 5 Mar. 2018 Interviews for shortlisted candidates will begin in March 2018. This position will be open until filled.

Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville (USA:IL) - Non-US Science and MedicineEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Science and Medicine with a non-US focus
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 to "include introductory survey courses in World History or Western Civilization, service courses for majors on historical research or careers in history, and upper-level, including graduate, courses in the candidate's field of expertise and broader non-US teaching fields. The candidate is also encouraged to teach interdisciplinary courses with faculty in CAS as well as with our professional schools, such as Nursing, Pharmacy, and Engineering"
  • We emphasize innovation in our undergraduate courses by highlighting historical thinking skills including primary source analysis in history “labs,” applied historical methods, interdisciplinary courses, and opportunities to collaborate with professional schools.
  • A PhD in History, or closely related discipline, is required at the time of employment beginning in August 2018. Persons who have not completed all degree requirements by August 2018 maybe considered for a one-year appointment at the rank of instructor. College-level teaching experience and grant-writing experience is preferred.
  • Interested applicants should email a single pdf of materials to, containing: a letter of application identifying their research and teaching expertise, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample, and sample syllabi. Please send separately three letters of recommendation with your name as the subject to
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2017 and continues until position filled.
    • [5 Nov] Skype interview request

University of Illinois, Chicago (USA:IL) - [Open Rank] Critical Feminist Science and Technology StudiesEdit

  • Open rank, tenure-track or tenured position in Critical Feminist Science and Technology Studies, to begin 16 Aug. 2018
  • We are looking for a scholar working at a nexus of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and intersectional feminism. Topics of scholarly inquiry might include but are not limited to: postcolonial critiques of scientific epistemologies and methodologies; gender, race and biopolitics; digital feminism; posthumanist theorizations that blur the boundaries between human and machine; racialization of technological innovation especially in the context of reproductive and biometric information technologies; molecularization of human identities through biological and computational innovations; race, sexuality and gaming; and a reimagining of the so-called digital divide through critical studies of informatics
  • We seek candidates with an earned PhD in Gender and Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Communications, Criminology or Sociology; strong promise of scholarly achievement and teaching success (at the undergraduate and graduate levels); good prospects for external research funding; and demonstrated commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship. The appointment will be interdepartmental, with 50% in Gender and Women’s Studies and 50% in Anthropology, Communication, Criminology, Law and Justice, or Sociology, depending on the candidate’s expertise.
  • Electronic applications accepted only – Interested parties should submit an on line application at Click on the Job Board, then our position and submit a letter of interest, a full curriculum vitae, samples of relevant scholarly publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names of and contact information for three references.
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2017 although position is open until filled.

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Environmental Humanities (incl. History)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor appointment in environmental humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
  • The successful candidate's primary appointment will be in either the Department of Anthropology or the Department of History and Sociology of Science. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate.
  • This will be the first in a cluster of appointments (in other departments across the School of Arts and Sciences) in various aspects of the environmental humanities, all of which are meant to support the interdisciplinary, collaborative Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in helping such a program to grow, and in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme of environmental humanities. The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his home department and will participate in the development of curriculum pertinent to the theme of the cluster.
  • Receipt of the PhD is expected by the time of appointment.
  • Applications should be submitted on-line at and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate's perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, an uploaded publication (either a link to a journal publication or some other writing sample), and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation.
  • Review of applications will begin 3 Oct. 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Pittsburgh (USA: PA) - Renewable Lecturer in “Gender and Science” (Non-TT)Edit

  • The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) Program at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-steam lecturer position in the area of gender and science. Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in fall 2018 with an initial three-year contract, with the possibility of obtaining renewable three-year contracts after satisfactory performance reviews.
  • Applicants must demonstrate interest and proficiency in teaching relations between gender and science from an interdisciplinary and intersectional perspective. The successful candidate will be an innovative teacher and will develop a general education course “Gender and Science” while also teaching GSWS courses such as Introduction to GSWS, Introduction to Feminist Theory, and advanced courses based on areas of interest and expertise (e.g., Gender and Disability, Gender and Medicine, Science and Sexuality, Gender and Health, etc.). Candidates must be able to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary program, direct undergraduate research projects or internships, organize events and student colloquia, and participate in collective governance.
  • A PhD in hand at the time of appointment is required. PhD may be in any discipline, including but not limited to Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Communications, Philosophy, or Science and Technology Studies. The teaching load is three courses per semester.
  • The GSWS Program at the University of Pittsburgh is a vibrant community of interdisciplinary students and scholars with an undergraduate major and minor, a graduate certificate, and a very active events calendar with visiting scholars, conferences, and other research activities.
  • Questions can be directed to the Director of GSWS, Prof. Todd Reeser at For more information, see
  • Dossier must include: a letter of application containing a description of academic background and teaching philosophy, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, course materials, student evaluations (2-4 sets), and a list of courses that could be taught at Pittsburgh. A diversity statement is also required (upload as “Brief Personal Statement” in the system). No personal statement is needed.  Instead, please upload a statement addressing your contributions to diversity through research, service and/or community engagement. Applicants should share how their past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence. An academic writing sample may also be uploaded.
  • Applicants should submit a dossier by December 15, 2017 at the following link

University of Texas, Arlington - African-AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant/associate professorship in African-American History, to begin Aug. 2018
  • The successful candidate will commit to teaching both lower-division American history surveys as well as upper-division courses in African-American history, and the history of science, technology, and/or medicine
  • see full posting (link above) at North_American_History_2017-18

University of Toronto (CAN) - Science and Technology StudiesEdit

  •  tenure-stream appointment in the area of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018.
  • Candidates must hold a PhD in STS, history of science and technology, philosophy of science, or a related area by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. They must have a demonstrated record of excellence in, and commitment to, both research and teaching. They must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by a record of sustained contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative, competitive and independently funded research program. Additionally, the successful candidate must demonstrate teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.
  • The successful candidate will teach courses at the IHPST at the graduate and undergraduate level and will be expected to contribute to a research-intensive doctoral program. We especially seek candidates with a commitment to shaping the future of the field of STS, and whose research and teaching engage substantially historical or philosophical studies of science and technology.
  • LINK to Apply.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of academic writing, and a teaching dossier.
  • Deadline: 18 Sept. 2017.
  • Has anyone heard anything yet? I know the application deadline was pushed back a couple of weeks...
  • Nothing here...
  • Any update?
  • I think the committee hasn't met yet; they didn't interview at HSS.
  • [15 Dec] Any activity?
  • [18 Dec] Email request for additional materials
  • has this search progressed? [13 Feb]
  • They've announced the job talks.  They're listed on their website.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA:WI) - [Open Rank] History of PharmacyEdit

  • 12 month tenure track historian at the assistant/associate/full professor rank, in the History of Pharmacy
  • Associate and full professors will hold an endowed chair. An assistant professor will hold the endowed chair upon promotion with tenure.
  • Applicants for this position should hold a Ph.D. in the history of pharmacy, social and administrative pharmacy or a closely related field and have an established record of independent scholarship and research related to historical aspects of pharmacy and/or pharmaceuticals or a related field of study. Applicants possessing doctorates in other disciplines and exceptional achievement in the field of interest will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to continue their independent research program; advance the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy; be committed to effective teaching of required and elective courses in professional and graduate programs within the Social and Administrative Sciences Division that serve a diverse student body; assist in expanding the graduate program; and be active in university service
  • The George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy, the first such chair in the nation, named in honor of Dr. George Urdang (1882-1960)...The George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy, the first such chair in the nation, named in honor of Dr. George Urdang (1882-1960).
  • To apply, please use the following link: ... Applications should submit: 1) Cover letter/statement of interest; 2) Curriculum vita; 3) One document that contains brief statements (1 page) in the areas of: -teaching interests that includes a review of the applicant’s teaching experience and teaching philosophy –summary of current and planned research; 4) copy of, or link to, a published writing sample. In addition, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references within the application process. At a future date applicants may be asked to provide at least three letters of reference.
  • Deadline: 20 Dec. 2017

Weslyan University (USA:CT) - Science in SocietyEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the Science in Society programme, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • Seeking a candidate with substantive research and teaching interests in transnational studies of contemporary science, technologies, or medicine, and expertise in relevant empirical research methods.
  • Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, relevant area studies, or other relevant academic discipline, in hand at time of appointment is required to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. within one year of hire.
  • Please submit electronically, to the following: curriculum vitae, reprints, a statement of research plans, teaching interests, syllabi, teaching evaluations (if available), and email addresses for three recommenders. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we also invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2017.


Harvard University (USA:MA) - AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Modern (20thC) American Medicine, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • We are especially interested in candidates with comparative or global perspectives. A Ph.D. is required by the expected start date. The Department is especially interested in candidates who show exceptional promise as scholars, teachers, and mentors, and who can offer broad courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that will complement those of the current faculty
  • Applications should include a curriculum vitae, an outline of present scholarly projects and future plans, a statement of teaching experience and approach, and a writing sample. All materials should be submitted directly to the Harvard academic positions site at
  • Deadline: 16 Oct 2017
    • ​[16 Nov. or earlier] campus visit stage
    • [Dec. 12/20] job offered to candidate / rejection letters sent.

Muhlenberg College (USA:PA) - American History + History of Science/Public Health (pref. 19th c. and African American)Edit

University of Minnesota (USA:MN) - 19th/20thCEdit

  • 9-month sabbatical replacement in the history of 19th and/or 20thC medicine
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2018
  • The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in Technology and Medicine in Modern America (HMED 3075) and Healthcare in History II (HMED 3002), plus two additional courses including an upper division course in the history of medicine that would complement the existing course schedule and a possible graduate seminar in the history of medicine. The appointee will also be expected to be an active member of the Graduate Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine and provide advice to HSTM graduate students.
  • Applications must be submitted online. If you are not a current University of Minnesota employee, please use the following link:
  • If you are a current University of Minnesota employee, please use the following link instead:
  • DIRECTIONS: 1. Select the below link to access our site; 2. Sign In to access your account, or if you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one; 3. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.
  • Alternatively, please feel free to visit us on our employment site, independently of this invitation:
  • To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.
  • Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. This position requires: Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching and Research Interests, and a Sample Publication or Writing. In addition to the materials submitted with the online application, candidates must be able to provide three letters of reference upon request...To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
  • Review begins 1 Apr. 2018 & position is open until filled
    • Just so people know, this is a 1-year sabbatical replacement, not a T-T job.

University of Strathclyde (UK:Scot) - [Senior Hire] Health & WellbeingEdit

  • Professor/Reader (Full Prof++) in Health And Wellbeing across Time and Place
  • In order to apply, you will be: Leading an independent and internationally recognised research portfolio in an area of our strategic focus; Providing academic leadership to ensure a step-change performance improvements; Publishing in leading international journals; Pursuing funding opportunities from both UK and international sources; Taking a lead role in ensuring teaching and learning excellence; and Leading on developing collaborative and productive links with national and international partners in academia, business, industry and government.
  • For further details and to apply to be a ‘Strathclyder’ in Health and Wellbeing Across Time and Place, impress us with your bold and innovative research plan at:
  • Deadline: 24 Sept. 2017

Yale University (USA:CT) - Sociology of Medicine/HealthEdit

  • Untenured Assistant Professorship in sociology of health and/or medicine.
  • Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree at the time of taking up the position.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, one writing sample, a brief research statement outlining future plans, and three letters of reference. Submission may be made via Interfolio ByCommittee @
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2017


Case Western Reserve University (USA:OH) - Natural or Physical SciencesEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Natural or Physical Sciences
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "The successful candidate will teach a graduate seminar in the history of science as part of the department’s graduate program in History of Science, Technology, Environment, and Medicine, and undergraduate surveys in history of science. A strong commitment to research and publication and demonstrated teaching excellence are required."
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, a writing sample, and relevant teaching evaluations addressed to Jonathan Sadowsky, Chair, History of Science Search Committee, Department of History, Mather House 104, Cleveland, OH 44106-7107 as a single PDF file sent to Ms. Katie Nabors at Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted in PDF format to Ms. Nabors either independently from the referees or from Interfolio or another digital application service.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017
  • interviews via skype; invitations forthcoming soon
  • received invitation to Skype interview via phone call on 15 Dec. Semi-final stage.
  • campus invitation extended 1/12

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis (USA:MN) - environmental & earth sciencesEdit

  • Position in the history of the environmental and earth sciences, to begin Fall 2018
  • We are seeking applicants with a global, transnational, or world areas approach who can move across disciplinary boundaries and engage in collaborative work. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, although exceptional candidates at all ranks will be considered.
  • We are particularly interested in individuals with an academic background and research potential in one or more of the following areas: geological sciences, climate science, paleosciences, Anthropocene, environmental- and geo-engineering.
  • PhD must be in-hand by start date
  • Candidates will be expected to initiate and maintain a vibrant research program. Teaching responsibilities will include new and existing undergraduate and graduate courses, graduate advising, and development of a new large-enrollment course in the candidate’s specialty area. University faculty members are also expected to participate in faculty governance and serve on university committees, as appropriate to rank and interests.
  • Applications must be submitted online at To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Include a letter of intent, a CV with a list of publications, and a statement of teaching and research interests. In addition to the materials submitted with the online application, candidates must provide three letters of reference, to be sent by email directly from the reference to the search committee at
  • Review begins: 30 Nov. 2017 & applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled
  • [13 Jan] Any news on this search?
  • [27 Jan]: email with invitation to on-campus interview


Carnegie Mellon University (USA:PA) - History of Technology and Social Change]Edit

  • Assistant Professor of the History of Technology and Social Change, to begin Fall 2018
  • The department seeks a scholar whose research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of technology and social change; especially desired is the ability to bring an historical perspective to the social consequences of mechanization and automation, broadly conceived. Time period and geographic specialization are open.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • A PhD in history, history of science, STS or a related social science is required by August 15, 2018. The department is interested in candidates with exceptional promise as scholars and teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Interest in interdisciplinary research and/or teaching with faculty from technical/scientific fields is a plus.
  • Start your application by clicking the following link: Submit letter of application; full CV; graduate transcript; a single writing sample (the equivalent of sixty or fewer double-spaced manuscript pages); teaching statement along with evidence of teaching excellence; and three letters of reference. Letters of reference may be addressed to "History of Technology and Social Change Search Committee". Questions regarding this position should be directed to
  • Deadline: 20 Oct. 2017
  • Any info on this? It seems oddly broad and specific at the same time.
    • There is a chair at CMU with this title, and the current holder is presumably retiring -- hence the specific job title but the broad search criteria:
    • [18 Nov] Request for more materials
    • [6 Dec] Request for materials/Interview - apparently doing this in a rolling fashion, so not all hope lost for others (x2)
    • [7 Dec] Rejection received - states they received "107 applications"
    • [7 Jan] Any word yet on campus visits?
    • [31 Jan.] Campus visits underway. Three finalists. 
    • [14 Feb] Rejection via e-mail, "committee...has completed the search."

Technische Universität Darmstad (DEU) - [Senior Hire]Edit

  • Full Professor (W 3) in History of Technology, to start as soon as possible
  • The successful candidate will teach History of Technology in a broad sense in all programmes taught at the History Institute (BA History with a focus on Modernity, Joint BA, MA History, History for Teachers at secondary schools, MA of Education). It is expected that he/she will take active part in the further improvement of these programmes. The focus of research is expected to lie on the history of technology since modernity.
  • The successful candidate will contribute to strengthening the cultural-history profile of the History Institute and will relate with the trans-epochal focal themes of the Institute and the Department. We expect a readiness to collaborate with colleagues of other subjects and schools, also beyond the range of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The candidate should be willing to engage himself/herself in the interdisciplinary graduate school KRITIS (funded by DFG). We expect experiences in the acquisition of external funding.
  • Apart from having produced an excellent Ph.D. Thesis and additional scholarly achievements (habilitation or equivalent accomplishments) candidates should be able to present innovative contributions in research and teaching in the focal points of the advertised chair. A clear international as well as interdisciplinary orientation should be recognizable in their academic CV.
  • The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German "W-Besoldung" and subject to negociations between the applicant and the university directorate. The regulations for employment are specified under §§ 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).
  • Please send your complete application documents (letter of motivation, a full CV, transcripts, list of publications, portfolio on teaching, list of former teaching activities and scholarly activities, list of third-party-funding) quoting the reference number of the advertisement, to the Dean of the Department of Social Sciences and History, TU Darmstadt, Dolivostr. 15, D-64293 Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2017