Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an assistant professor with interests in the integration of the sciences and the humanities. The ideal candidate will have expertise and a record of accomplishment both in an area of the humanities and in a scientific discipline, and will develop a program of teaching and research at the intersection of these areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected either to conduct scientific research that is specifically informed by the humanities, or to produce scholarly work in the humanities that is specifically informed by contemporary science. All areas of science are of potential interest, as are all areas of the humanities.
The following possibilities are presented only as examples: (1) A philosopher of science with expertise in neuroscience, interested in the impact of recent discoveries about the brain on questions of human nature; (2) A cosmologist with expertise in world religions, interested in the human dimensions of discoveries about the origins and fate of the universe; (3) A microbiologist with expertise in ethical theory, interested in society’s role in the control of cloning research and technology; (4) A science historian with expertise in quantum mechanics, interested in ways in which the art of experimental design can be improved in the physical sciences.
A Ph.D. is strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience.
Position begins July 1, 2005. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit program. Review of applications begins November 30, 2004. Send a vita, three letters of reference, a sample of scholarship, and a statement of teaching and professional interests. Questions about the position may be directed by electronic mail to the committee chair, Lee Spector ([email protected]). Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Info: Integrated Science and Humanities Search Committee School of Cognitive Science Hampshire College 893 West St. Amherst, MA 01002-3359