Tenure-Track Professor in History of Modern Technology
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Science and Technology
Internal Number: 12581
TENURE-TRACK PROFESSOR IN HISTORY OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of the History of Science
Position Description:The Department of the History of Science seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in the history of modern technology. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1st, 2024. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in the histories of computing and artificial intelligence.
Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices; draft syllabi may be included).
Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation on behalf of long-listed candidates. Three letters of recommendation are required for further consideration at that time. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.
Writing sample or copies of publications.
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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.