Assistant Professor of History of Science
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in History of Science, Science and Technology Studies, History, or closely related discipline, with a specialization in the history of recent life sciences.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Teaching experience preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with strong records in teaching and research in the history of recent life sciences.
As a member of the Department of the History of Science, the successful candidate will help to
advance research and teaching in the historical, political, cultural, and ethical dimensions of
recent life science (extending back to the mid-twentieth century). UW-Madison has a long history
with significant strengths in the life sciences--from biochemistry to evo-devo, from regenerative
biology to neuroscience. The candidate will contribute to strengthening the humanities at the UW by
drawing on historical perspectives and promoting interdisciplinary synergy within the humanities in
ways that engage critically with the recent life sciences.
Applicants should hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion by the time of the appointment.
Candidates should demonstrate evidence of creativity and excellence in the history of recent life science.
The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life of a faculty with diverse interests, as well as embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education and engage in significant ongoing research.
The candidate is also expected to perform departmental, university and community services as appropriate
For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 5, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype in January and early February, 2013. The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background will be required prior to employment.
|Department(s):||L&S/HISTORY OF SCI|
|Full time salary rate:||Minimum $56,000 ACADEMIC (9 months) |
Depending on Qualifications
|Anticipated begin date:||AUGUST 26, 2013|
|Number of positions:||1|
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: DECEMBER 05, 2012
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, complete graduate transcripts, and a writing sample of approximately 40-50 pages (the equivalent of a journal article, dissertation or book chapter), along with three signed letters of recommendation to Eileen Ward, History of Recent Life Sciences Search Committee, 210 Bradley Memorial, 1225 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1528. Electronic submission of materials in pdf format will also be accepted, and should be directed to: email@example.com. All inquiries can also be directed to the same email address. When submitting materials via email, please be sure to include the applicant's full name in the subject line. Letter of application should include information about the applicant's anticipated course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with current and future research. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the large project.
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #74881 to
|Thomas Broman||Phone: 608-263-1562|
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|Madison, WI 53706-1528|
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