Limited Term Appointment at University of King’s College

Limited Term Appointment

History of Science and Technology Program

Application Deadline: June 8, 2023

Established in 1789, the University of King’s College is Canada’s oldest chartered university and is associated with Dalhousie University. A small and extraordinarily lively academic community located in Halifax (Kjipuktuk), Nova Scotia, King’s is known nationally and internationally for its highly acclaimed interdisciplinary programs in the humanities, its professional programs in journalism and its fine arts programs in creative writing. King’s is a community where students, faculty, alumni and staff work to bring greater understanding, creativity, and compassion to the world.

The University of King’s College invites applications for a Limited Term Appointment in the History of Science and Technology Program (HOST), commencing 1 July 2023. A Ph.D is required by the start date. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and carries a ½ teaching load. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three classes, distributed over the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 terms. The classes (and course schedule) will be determined based on the competencies of the successful candidate, and with a view to complementing our currently scheduled offerings for Fall 2023 and Winter 2024.

Applicants must be prepared to teach specialized courses in the history of modern science, as well as our first year introductory courses, HSTC 1201 (Introduction to the History of Science I: from the Ancients to the Birth of the Modern) and 1202 (Introduction to the History of Science II: from the Birth of the Modern to the Present). Descriptions of all HOST course offerings, including HSTC 1201 and 1202, can be reviewed in the University calendar.

The University of King’s College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage and welcome those who would contribute to the diversification of our staff and faculty including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Applicants are encouraged to identify themselves as belonging to such equity-deserving groups. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

A complete application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief teaching dossier, one sample of scholarly work, and three letters of reference.

Applications should be sent in electronic form to:

Dr. Kyle Fraser, Director of the History of Science and Technology Program

c/o Sharon Brown


For further information please contact the Director of the History of Science Program:
Dr. Kyle Fraser

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