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Job Posting: History of Technology, University of Toronto

The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto wishes to request that the members of the CSTHA be made aware of the following academic job announcement:

The position is Assistant Professor – History of Technology, tenure stream.  The deadline for applications is September 30, 2015.

The job description can be found at  https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1500725

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Chaire de recherche du Canada de niveau 2 en histoire des politiques scientifiques et technologiques

L’université d’Ottawa et son Institut de recherche sur la science, la société et la politique publique (ISSP) sollicitent des candidatures pour une Chaire de recherche du Canada (CRC) de niveau 2 en histoire des politiques scientifiques et technologiques. Les recherches historiques portant sur l’innovation et les politiques canadiennes dans un contexte mondial seront privilégiées. L’ISSP veut s’imposer comme chef de file au Canada dans la recherche, l’enseignement et le transfert des connaissances en matière de science, de société et de politiques, ainsi qu’en tant qu’intervenant d’importance dans le dialogue international, surtout en ce qui concerne les technologies émergentes. Le ou la titulaire de cette chaire assumera un rôle de leadership et contribuera au renforcement des capacités de l’ISSP.

 

Les chaires de niveau 2, d’une durée de cinq ans et renouvelables une fois, sont destinées à de nouveaux chercheurs exceptionnels, reconnus par leurs pairs comme étant susceptibles de devenir des chefs de file dans leur domaine. Veuillez consulter les critères d’admissibilité sur le page web suivante : http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-fra.aspx#candidats.

 

Compétences requises : Un doctorat en histoire ou l’équivalent; un excellent dossier dans le ou les domaines de la CRC; un engagement envers l’enseignement aux cycles supérieurs; un dossier de candidature solide et un engagement envers la collaboration interdisciplinaire; d’excellentes aptitudes pour la communication orale et écrite en anglais ou en français, et une connaissance passive de l’autre langue officielle.

 

Rang et salaire : Poste professoral régulier menant à la permanence dans la faculté pertinente.

 

Date limite : le 31 mars 2014

 

Dossier de candidature : Les chercheuses et les chercheurs intéressés sont invités à soumettre un dossier contenant les informations suivantes :

  • Une lettre de présentation.
  • Un curriculum vitae à jour.
  • Un plan de recherche démontrant l’engagement du chercheur à l’excellence en recherche et une description des activités proposées correspondant aux objectifs de l’ISSP.
  • Une description des intérêts en enseignement.
    • Le nom et l’adresse courriel de trois personnes qui pourraient être contactées par l’université pour des lettres de recommandation.

 

Le processus de sélection se poursuivra jusqu’à ce que le poste soit pourvu. Nous ne communiquerons qu’avec les personnes convoquées en entrevue. Veuillez envoyer votre dossier de candidature par la poste, par service de messagerie ou par courriel (un seul document PDF de préférence ou un document format Word) à l’adresse suivante :

 

 

 

 

Madame Mona Nemer, vice-rectrice à la recherche

Université d’Ottawa, 75, Laurier Est

Ottawa ON, Canada K1N 6N5

Téléphone : 613-562-5270

Télécopieur : 613-562-5271

innovation@uottawa.ca

 

L’université d’Ottawa souscrit à l’égalité en matière d’emploi et encourage donc fortement les femmes, les autochtones, les membres des minorités visibles et les personnes handicapées à postuler. Le programme de chaires de recherche du Canada n’impose aucune restriction aux personnes candidates en ce qui concerne la nationalité ou le pays de résidence. Les procédures qui permettent aux titulaires de chaire non canadiens de travailler au Canada ont été établies par Ressources humaines et Développement des compétences Canada et par Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada.

 

L’Université d’Ottawa est fière de sa tradition de bilinguisme, vieille de plus de 160 ans. Par l’entremise de l’Institut des langues officielles et du bilinguisme, l’Université offre aux membres de son personnel et à leurs conjointes ou conjoints les moyens de devenir bilingues. Au moment de leur permanence, les professeures et professeurs sont tenus de pouvoir fonctionner dans un milieu bilingue. Dans certains cas, les professeurs doivent être aptes à enseigner dans les deux langues officielles afin d’obtenir la permanence.

 

Tier 2 CRC in History of Science and Technology Policy

The University of Ottawa and its Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in history of science and technology policy. Preference will be given to researchers working on innovation and Canadian policies in a global context from an historical perspective. The aim of the ISSP is to be the leading institute in Canada for research, teaching and knowledge transfer in the area of science, society and policy, and a major contributor to international dialogue, particularly on the topic of emerging technologies. The chairholder will assume a leadership role and contribute to capacity building at the ISSP.

Tier 2 CRCs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, please consult the following webpage: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#nominees.

Required Qualifications: A PhD in History or equivalent, superior achievement in the CRC’s identified area(s), a commitment to teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, excellent communication skills in either English or French with a passive knowledge of the other official language.

Rank and salary: Regular academic tenure-track appointment in the relevant Faculty.

 

Deadline:  March 31, 2014

 

Application Package: Interested scholars are invited to submit an application consisting of the following:

  • A cover letter;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • A research plan demonstrating the applicant’s strong commitment to research excellence, with details on how this research plan will mesh with the goals of the ISSP;
  • A statement of teaching interests; and
  • The names and email addresses of three people who may be contacted  by the university for letters of reference.

The position will remain open until filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The application package should be sent by post, courier or email (a single PDF file is preferred, documents in Word format will also be accepted), to this address:

Dr. Mona Nemer, Vice-President, Research

University of Ottawa

550 Cumberland, room 246

Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5

Phone: 613-562-5270 / Fax: 613-562-5271

innovation@uOttawa.ca

HALIFAX SITUATING SCIENCE EVENTS NEWSLETTER

Please send additions for the next circulation (27 April) to: megandean@dal.ca

1. LOCAL EVENTS

2. NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

3. JOBS/STUDENTSHIPS/OPPORTUNITIES

1. LOCAL EVENTS

SITUSCI WORKS IN PROGRESS MEETING: 7:00-9:00PM, THURSDAY APRIL 28. Frazee Room, University of King’s College. Presenter: Ryan Kerney, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University. “Do larval traits re-evolve? Evidence from the embryogenesis of a direct-developing salamander, Plethodon cinereus.” Abstract to follow. See our website for schedule of upcoming talks. http://www.situsci.ca/works-progress-wip

THE FIRST SPIRITUAL DIVERSITY CONFERENCE & FAIR WILL GET UNDERWAY ON JUNE 2 – 4. This event will bring together people of all of the major faith traditions as well as presenters who will address the challenges and opportunities that religious diversity brings to our nation. The speakers include professors of religion and sociology, Islamic scholars and Imams, Christian theologians, Buddhist and Hindu priests, Baha’i scholars, and Jewish rabbis. Speakers from across Canada are scheduled to present. June 2 and 3: CONFERENCE at Saint Mary’s University. June 4: SPIRITUAL FAIR at Victoria Park across from the Public  Gardens, Spring Garden Road. REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Regular $50. Students: $35. This includes breakfast and lunch on June 2 and 3. If you would like to purchase tickets in person, please contact Moeza Merchant: moeza.merchant@dal.ca, 902-404-9878. See attached poster for details. For further information: www.touchbaseonline.ca/sdc.

2. NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

REVISITING EVOLUTIONARY NATURALISM: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON VICTORIAN SCIENCE AND CULTURE. MAY 6 ? 7TH, 2011. 320 BETHUNE COLLEGE, YORK UNIVERSITY, TORONTO, CANADA. Ever since the 1970’s, when Robert Young and Frank Turner treated T. H. Huxley, John Tyndall, and their allies as posing an effective challenge to the authority of the Anglican clergy, scholars have found the term “scientific naturalism,” or “evolutionary naturalism,” to be a useful shorthand for referring to an influential group of like-minded elite intellectuals.  But over the years, questions have been raised about the cohesiveness and the cultural status of scientific naturalism.  Is the term elastic enough to include both the idealist and romantic Karl Pearson as well as the hard-nosed materialist Charles Bastian?  Just how powerful were the scientific naturalists if they disagreed amongst themselves on key issues, and if, as many recent studies have suggested, they were confronted by a host of effective opponents in addition to Anglican clergymen, including North British physicists, Oxbridge trained gentlemen of science, self-trained popularizers of science, philosophical idealists, spiritualists, feminists, anti-vivisectionists, and socialists?  Indeed, how far were the practices and writings of scientific naturalists actually shaped by their interchanges with such myriad opponents? In this workshop we hope to explore new perspectives on the British scientific naturalists, re-examining their interactions with each other and with other groups within the larger culture.  Speakers include Ruth Barton, Peter J. Bowler, Gowan Dawson, James Elwick, Jim Endersby, George Levine, Bernard Lightman, Ted Porter, Evelleen Richards, Joan Richards, Michael Reidy, Jonathan Smith, Robert Smith, Matthew Stanley, Michael Taylor, and Paul White.  See website for details: http://ists.news.yorku.ca/news-and-events/workshops/

READING ARTIFACTS SUMMER INSTITUTE. AUGUST 15-19, 2011. Presented by: Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) Collection & Research Division and Conservation Services. The READING ARTIFACTS SUMMER INSTITUTE is for Graduate Students, Post-docs, Faculty interested in teaching history through artifacts, Scholars seeking to expand their research methods. Participants will investigate artifacts, trade literature and photographic collections as resources for research, teaching, and the public presentation of history, work with leading collection scholars in a national museum setting to explore material culture methodologies and approaches, use artifacts as the centre of discussion and hands-on group examinations, learn the basics of conservation, cataloguing and developing collections in local environments ? a growing resource in liberal arts programs. For further information contact David Pantalony at: dpantalony@technomuses.ca. Register here (deadline:  June 17th, 2011). https://secure.technomuses.ca/readingArtifactsSI/register_e.asp. Join our Google Group at:  http://groups.google.ca/group/reading-artifacts-CSTM

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE BANFF SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM FOR 2011. August 13- 28, 2011. The Science Communications program is a two-week residency fostering excellence and creativity for science communicators in Canada and around the world. Participants return to their professional practices in science, media, research, or other realms transformed by ideas and confident to provide leadership in the advancement of science communications. Deadline is April 15, 2011. Scholarship money available. More information: http://banffscience.ca/programs/science-communications-overview.html

3.  JOBS/STUDENTSHIPS/OPPORTUNITIES

THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AT THE UNIVERSITY  OF CALGARY INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR A ONE-YEAR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2011. The area of specialization is logic or the philosophy of science. The fellow will be expected to have a well-defined research project, teach one course in the area of specialization, and participate in the research activities of the Department. All requirements for the PhD must have been completed by the starting date and no earlier than September 2007. The stipend is $50,000 Canadian per year. Specific inquiries about this position may be directed to: Ali Kazmi, Head, Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary akazmi@ucalgary.ca. Complete dossiers, including a cv, at least three letters of reference, postgraduate transcripts, a recent sample of writing, and a detailed research proposal may be sent to: Merlette Schnell, Manager // Department of Philosophy // University of Calgary // 2500 University Drive NW // Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 // CANADA schnell@ucalgary.ca. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2011 or until the position is filled. http://www.phil.ucalgary.ca/

LECTURESHIP FOR HISTORY OF SCIENCE/HOPOS AT PENN (1 YEAR RENEWABLE):  The Integrated Studies Program at Penn invites applications for a full-time one-year lectureship in the history of science, with the possibility of renewal. We especially encourage applications from those with an expertise in the history of biology or physics or both. Applications are encouraged by April 18, 2011. Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within five years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (May 2006 or later). See website for details: http://www.insidehighered.com/career/seekers/posts/view/190280

Career/Carrieres: CSTMC/SMSTC Curator/Conservateur, Transportation

The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC) is currently seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of:

Curator Transportation (PDF)
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La Société des musées de sciences et technologies du Canada (SMSTC) est présentement à la recherche d’une personne dynamique pour combler le poste suivant :

CONSERVATEUR, CONSERVATRICE, TRANSPORTATION (PDF)

Career/Carrieres: CSTMC/SMSTC VP Collection-Research/Recherche

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC) is currently seeking a dynamic individual to fill the
position of:

VICE PRESIDENT, COLLECTION AND RESEARCH

PDF: VP, Coll Research

CARRIÈRES :

La Société des musées de sciences et technologies du Canada (SMSTC) est présentement à la recherche d’une personne
dynamique pour combler le poste suivant :

VICE-PRÉSIDENT, COLLECTION ET RECHERCHE

PDF: VP, Collection et recherche

Ryerson University: LIMITED TERM FACULTY IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research, and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

The Department of History at Ryerson University 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 1 August 2011, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will teach courses currently approved by the department in the history of science and technology. Some flexibility in the teaching assignments may be possible, depending upon the appointee’s expertise; however, the courses of concern include: ‘History of Science and Technology I’ (and possibly II); ‘Medicine from Antiquity to 1500 CE’; ‘Science and Technology in Islamic History’; ‘Astronomy vs Astrology’; and ‘Water Use in History’. (More details about these courses may be reviewed on the department’s website.)

Candidates must have a relevant doctoral degree in hand at the time of appointment. They also must demonstrate superior teaching abilities and thereby help maintain History’s reputation as one of Ryerson’s very best teaching departments. Additionally, candidates must be prepared to participate actively in the life and work of the department and Faculty of Arts, and preference will be given to candidates with an active research and writing agenda. Ryerson University offers an excellent working environment as well as competitive salaries, benefits, and support to its faculty.

Mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and research dossier (including writing samples), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the Departmental Appointments Committee, Department of History, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3 by 31 January 2011. (Faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.) Informal inquiries may be directed to the department chair.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement may be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/employment_resources/rfa.html.The RFA’s website is http://www.ryerson.ca/~rfa/; and a summary of RFA benefits are listed on http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/working/etoolkit/benefits/rfa/.

Ryerson University has an employment equity program and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women. Members of designated groups are encouraged to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job posting: University of Pittsburgh tenure stream history and philosophy of science

The University of Pittsburgh

Postition: Tenure stream assistant professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, pending budgetary approval.

New Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2010

Area of Specialization: History and philosophy of science and related areas that naturally complement departmental strengths. We have interest in strengthening areas of history and philosophy of neuroscience, physics, and general methodology.

Rank: Assistant professor

Responsibilities: Undergraduate and graduate teaching; regular departmental duties.

Applicants must submit the following materials, which will not be returned:

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • At least three confidential letters of reference.
  • Relevant academic transcripts.
  • Evidence of teaching ability.
  • Samples of recent writing.

The department regrets that it cannot solicit missing materials from applicants, or return any materials.

Please direct all inquiries and application materials regarding this position to:

The Appointment Committee Department of History and Philosophy of Science
1017 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups underrepresented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Job Posting: Lecturer in History of Science

Lecturer in the History of Science

Full Time, Fixed Term (1 Jan to 30 June 2010) Closing Date: 26 October 2010

JOB DESCRIPTION

The successful applicant will have a PhD or will be nearing the completion of a PhD.  S/he will provide high quality teaching in the history of science, including its interaction with philosophy and the history of religion, for a range of students at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level. S/he will also perform administrative duties.

This fixed-term, full-time lectureship arises from an AHRC research fellowship awarded to Dr Matthew D Eddy and is tenable for six months from 1 January 2011.

The successful candidate will contribute to the lively research culture of the Department, which has particular strengths in the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine. Teaching experience at undergraduate level is essential.

A publication record in the history of science, or allied topics in the cultural history of ideas, is desirable.  The post is subject to standard probationary terms. Further information will be issued in the contract of employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful applicant will:

  • Provide teaching and examining for the following undergraduate modules:
  • Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science (Level 1 – history of science component circa 1550-1945) and History of Science and Religion (Level 2 covering mainly the nineteenth century).
  • Supervise undergraduate dissertations within the history of science and allied topics in the history of medicine, religion and philosophy.
  • Contribute to the research culture of the Department of Philosophy and conduct research at the level required of full-time members of staff.
  • Perform administrative duties appropriate to the level of appointment, including exam board attendance.
  • Teach an MA module entitled ‘Science and the Enlightenment’
  • Supervise and examine MA essays for our programmes in Philosophy and in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine.

ESSENTIAL

  • PhD awarded, submitted or near to completion
  • Ability to teach and examine the Department’s undergraduate modules on the Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science (Level 1) and History of Science and Religion (Level 2).
  • Ability to supervise and examine undergraduate dissertations within the history of science and allied topics in the history of philosophy, religion and medicine.
  • Ability to teach an MA module on the Enlightenment and science.
  • Ability to supervise and examine MA assignments.
  • A willingness to contribute to the research culture of the Department of Philosophy.
  • A statement on ‘research and publication plans of international standard’
  • Commitment to excellence in research-led teaching.
  • Willingness to engage with the whole range of departmental activities, including administration.
  • Plans for attracting external research income and/or a willingness to play a role in external research funding that may arise.

DESIRABLE

  • Have teaching experience in the history of science, or an allied field in the cultural history of ideas.
  • Have a publication record in history of science or an allied field in the cultural history of ideas.

Web Link: http://ig5.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_durham01.asp

Alternative Web Links:

http://ig5.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_durham01.asp?s=EXgIfLQnAyPBgDdPyv&jobid=63902,8961827134&key=12446016&c=762541998612&pagestamp=sesjozlsfhzbomvfes

http://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/
Dr Matthew D Eddy
Department of Philosophy, Durham University,
50/51 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN,
United Kingdom.
http://www.dur.ac.uk/m.d.eddy/

Lafayette College: Science, Technology and Society tenure-track position

Lafayette College is seeking an exceptional teacher/scholar with expertise in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) for a tenure‐track position in the interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Program.

The Program awards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Engineering Studies. The candidate’s teaching and scholarly interests and experience in Science, Technology, and Society will broaden current faculty expertise in engineering policy and engineering economics and management. Relevant research areas that will complement the program’s existing strengths in environmental issues and engineering management include, but are not limited to: energy, gender, health, and telecommunications. The successful candidate will teach the Program’s Capstone Seminar in Engineering and Society; develop and teach interdisciplinary courses that attract students from across campus as well as in the major; work closely with students through independent study and undergraduate research; and advise Engineering Studies majors. Candidates must have at least one degree in engineering and be committed to teaching and scholarship in one or more areas within STS. The successful candidate will demonstrate that he or she is committed to pedagogical excellence and scholarship in an exclusively undergraduate, liberal arts environment; prior teaching experience is desirable.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

To apply, send a CV, letter of application that includes a description of teaching and scholarly interests, and list of three potential references to STSsearch@lafayette.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2010.

For more information please see the Engineering Studies website at http://es.lafayette.edu/