University of Washington – Bothell – Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies, tenure track, one full-time position.

Location: Washington, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Assistant Professor


The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell seeks a dynamic educator who integrates research, teaching, and scientific practice in Science and Technology Studies (STS), and whose work engages with one or more of the following areas: science communications; science and technology policy; history of science; philosophy of science, including bioethics. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty working across the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences in an integrative curriculum with an emphasis on experiential and community-engaged scholarship and pedagogy. Two-years teaching experience and PhD required at time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

IAS houses undergraduate and graduate programs, is part of a growing campus located 18 miles from Seattle on the eastside of Lake Washington, and provides faculty with access to the research and funding resources of the UW as a whole. IAS has recently launched several new undergraduate majors, including a degree in Science, Technology, and Society. It also offers Master of Arts degrees in Cultural Studies and Policy Studies. The program as a whole stresses links between diverse fields and methods of inquiry, and values engaged scholarship and experiential learning as central components of its mission. The candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical innovation and be prepared to teach an upper-division core course that introduces students to interdisciplinary inquiry.

For more information about IAS, UWB, and the position, go to, or e-mail the search committee chair, Professor Steve Collins at [email protected]. Preferred deadline: 23 October 2009. Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in this type of program, a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a sample syllabus from an interdisciplinary course. Address applications to Ms. Pam DePriest, Science Studies Search, University of Washington Bothell, Box 358530, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011.

This position is contingent upon available funding. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and other eligible veterans. We are particularly interested in faculty who contribute to diversifying the undergraduate and graduate curricula.

Contact Info:
Ms. Pam De Priest
Science Studies Search
University of Washington Bothell
Box 358530, 18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011