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Tenured / tenure-track position: Historical or Social Studies of Biology

///Tenured / tenure-track position: Historical or Social Studies of Biology

Tenured / tenure-track position: Historical or Social Studies of Biology

Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position (with preference at the assistant professor level) in historical or social studies of biology, broadly construed to include biological sciences, medicine, and biotechnology. The successful applicant will become a member of an appropriate academic department, such as the Department of History or the Department of Science & Technology Studies. A Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in history of science, science & technology studies, anthropology, or a closely-related field is required. Candidates with a Ph.D. in biology and a significant record of scholarly achievement in historical or social studies of biology will also be considered. The successful candidate will have a well-developed program of research on the life sciences, and will be expected to play a significant role in the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Focus of Cornell’s New Life Sciences Initiative. The period of research specialization may range from the early nineteenth century to the very recent. Research areas of particular interest include: history of agricultural, medical, or environmental sciences; history of genetics, biotechnology, neurobiology, or bioinformatics; human diversity, difference, and identity; evolution and biological diversity; and biology and North/South politics. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on nineteenth and twentieth century biology, supervising Ph.D. students in the fields of History and/or Science & Technology Studies, and playing a leading role in Cornell’s undergraduate major in Biology & Society. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant publications, and the names of three references to: ELSI Search Committee, Department of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University, 306 Rockefeller Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2003 and will continue until the position is filled. Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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