Professorship in the History of Modern Biology

The Department of the History of Science at Harvard University invites applications for a senior professorial position in the history of the modern biological sciences (post-1859 to the present). The field is open, but scholars of biotechnology, genetics, molecular biology and evolutionary theory are of particular interest, as are scholars whose historical work draws on methodologies from fields such as anthropology, sociology, science studies, philosophy, and public policy. This appointment will play a crucial role in our department’s work in the biological sciences–and must be someone whose research and teaching speak compellingly to both graduate students and undergraduate students, while linking productively to related work in the department and across the university. While the focus of the search is on identifying a candidate at the senior (full professorial) level, the appointment could be made at the advanced associate professorial level (untenured). Harvard University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. While the closing date for applications is October 1, 2004, initial expressions of interest to the search committee (letter, c.v. and publications list) should be received by May 30, 2004; and may be sent c/o Professor Anne Harrington, Chair, Senior Search in the History of Biology, Department for the History of Science, Harvard University, Science Center 371, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.; or electronically to [email protected].