Tenure-Track Professor in History of the Modern Life Sciences
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Science and Technology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of History of Science Cambridge, MA
Position Description: The Department of History of Science seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenure-track Associate Professor in the History of the Modern Life Sciences, broadly construed. The position involves undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as advising graduate students at M.A. and Ph.D. levels. The appointment is expected to begin on 1 July 2023.
Keywords: faculty, tenure-track, history, biology, biomedicine, race, ethnicity, life science, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in History of Science, History, Science Studies, or related disciplines required by the time the appointment begins.
Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising is desirable.
Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices, draft syllabi may be included).
Research statement (describing the dissertation and provisional plans for the next project).
Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
Names and contact information of 3 referees. The committee will ask for letters on behalf of long-listed candidates.
Writing sample or copies of publications.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Contact Information: Yaz Alfata, Search Committee, Department of History of Science, Harvard University, Science Center 371, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138.
The Department of the History of Science is a lively interdisciplinary community of scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, visiting researchers, and affiliated faculty in other Harvard programs. We seek to understand the sciences, technology, and medicine in their historical, cultural, and current contexts, using history as a tool to help illuminate how knowledge of various kinds has come to be configured as it is. Faculty and students are interested in topics and issues ranging from the history of ancient and early modern science to those of our contemporary moment: from medieval Islamic hospitals and the correspondence networks of Charles Darwin to the great debates of our time in the health sciences, from smoking to new forms of surgery; the overlap of technology and politics; nuclear weapons and nuclear waste; technologies of genetic modification; global climate change; space and space travel; technologies of surveillance; psychiatry and the psychotherapies--just to name a few. Department faculty are trained in a variety of fields: in history and history of science, physics, biology, anthropology, sociology, medicine, law, Science, Technology, and Society (STS), and ...philosophy. We are methodologically pluralistic, encouraging students to draw on an array of approaches, among them book history, technical analyses, and economic history as well as filmmaking, material culture, participant-observation, and museology.