The History of Science and Technology Programme at the University of King’s College invites applications for a one-year, full-time sessional appointment (with the possibility of renewal for two more years, subject to review and budgetary approval) in History and Philosophy of Science and/or Science and Technology Studies commencing 1 August 2007. The appointment will be at the rank of (visiting) Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach in an interdisciplinary, combined honours programme offered jointly by the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University. Our programme is devoted to the history, philosophy, sociology and cultural place of Western science and technology. It is also the central hub of a Canadian network of history and philosophy of science researchers supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Preference will be given to those whose teaching interests focus on the history of the life sciences and the study of ecology and the environment in the modern period (post-Enlightenment to contemporary world) and who can teach classes cross-listed with the Contemporary Studies Programme at King’s College and Dalhousie University. The successful candidate will teach a number of the classes already offered by the programme (including “The Darwinian Revolution”, “Bio-Politics”, “Ghosts in the Machine”) as well as construct one or two new classes with at least one of these being on ecology and the environment.
Applications, including a curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, a statement of teaching interests and a list of possible classes, should be sent to: Sharon Brown, Department Secretary, History of Science and Technology Programme, University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA B3H 2A1, email: [email protected], phone: (902) 422-1271, ext. 204. Closing date for applications: 10 July 2007. Due to the late announcement of this position, interviews will be conducted by phone. Although in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority of consideration will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, non-Canadians are encouraged to apply. The University of King’s College is an equal opportunity employer.
Information on the History of Science and Technology Programme and the Contemporary Studies Programme can be found at: www.registrar.dal.ca/calendar/ug/HSTC.htm www.ukings.ca/kings_2902.html www.registrar.dal.ca/calendar/ug/CTMT.htm www.ukings.ca/kings_2901.html For further information, and a list of classes, please contact the department secretary at: [email protected] or (902) 422-1271, ext. 204