The Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics invites applications for its postdoctoral position for a scholar in the history of modern physics or an allied field such as astronomy or geophysics. The scholar’s effort will be divided in three roughly equal ways: (1) independent scholarly research and publication in the field, (2) oral history interviewing and other work to preserve historical materials (some of this could be related to the independent research), and (3) management and innovation in the Center’s Web-based and other educational and public outreach programs. There are also opportunities to teach part-time in area universities. Employment can start at any time with an initial term of one year, renewable for two more years. Salary is low $30s to high $40s; travel funds and excellent benefits are available. The applicant must have a PhD in hand or soon to be awarded in the history of science or a related area. Send a letter of application, CV, writing sample, and names of three references to the address below.
The American Institute of Physics, an equal opportunity employer, is a not-for-profit corporation which conducts many important publishing and outreach programs. The Center for History of Physics, established in 1965, is internationally known for its work to preserve and make known the history of modern physics and allied fields. Facilities include the extensive collections of the Center’s Niels Bohr Library plus convenient access to the University of Maryland, the US National Archives, and all the resources of Washington, DC. For full information on the Center’s work see http://www.aip.org/history.
The American Institute of Physics is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
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