History of Genetics and Biology:

In conjunction with the new Center for Society and Genetics at UCLA, the Department of History seeks highly qualified candidates for a position in the history of genetics and recent biology. The position will involve teaching, service, and research contributions to both the Center and the department, with the tenure line in the department.

The Center for Society and Genetics is an interdisciplinary program that seeks to understand and shape the complex interactions between the burgeoning genetic sciences, on the one hand, and the social world in which they are embedded, on the other. The Center thus seeks to generate new knowledge about the co-evolution of science and humanity by promoting innovative and socially relevant research and education. Applicants should therefore have a major interest in developments in genetics and in shaping the concepts and social outcomes associated with them. This initiative demands that scholars work closely with colleagues in a variety of fields in the humanities and social sciences as well as in the natural sciences and medicine. It presumes, nevertheless, that candidates will possess strong disciplinary grounding and continue to pursue research in their disciplinary area.

The Center is seeking to fill four positions over the next few years. We encourage applications from all ranks, but applicants should have completed the PhD by January 2005. In addition, we intend one of these positions to be filled by an individual who will act as Director or co-Director. Any individual interested in the Director/co-Director position should identify their interest and experience in the cover letter. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Deadline for the submission of applications is 15 January 2005, and the review of applications will begin upon submission. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employee. The Department has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Please send your letter of application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, samples of scholarship and three letters of recommendation to Professor Margaret Jacob, Chair of Search Committee-History of Genetics and Biology, Department of History, UCLA, 6265 Bunche Hall, Box 951473, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473.

Contact Info: Prof. Margaret Jacob UCLA History Department 6265 Bunche Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473