History of Science: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Life Sciences/Medicine

The Department of History at the University of California, San Diego, intends to appoint an assistant professor (tenure-track) in History of the Life Sciences and/or Medicine, beginning July 1, 2007. We seek an energetic and enthusiastic colleague who will contribute to all areas of our program–research, teaching, service–and participate in UCSD’s inter-disciplinary graduate program in Science Studies. Time period and geographic area are open; we particularly welcome applicants whose work involves non-western contexts, and/or applies a comparative approach to knowledge traditions and epistemic projects. For appropriate candidates, potential exists for formal research and teaching affiliation with the UCSD School of Medicine or Division of Biological Sciences. The committee will conduct preliminary interviews at the annual meetings of the History of Science Society/Society for the Social Studies of Science in November. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and publications, based on published salary schedules of the University of California. UCSD is an AA/EOE. Scholars who are women, minorities, veterans, and/or people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). Applicants who are not United States citizens should state their immigration status at the time of their application. Please send a detailed letter of application, c.v., placement file, and/or three letters of recommendation (sent under separate cover) to Chair, History of Science Search Committee, Department of History 0104 VP, University of California-San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0104. Applicants are welcome to include in their cover letters a personal statement summarizing teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and/or contributions to diversity. Please reference position number 4-744 on all correspondence. The search committee will begin to review applications on October 1, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Info: Chair, History of Science Search Committee, Department of History 0104 VP University of California-San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA 92093-0104.

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