Assistant Professor Position in Science, Technology, and Society,

Penn State University (University Park)

The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) Program in

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) invites applications for a

three-year renewable assistant professor position. The position is

open to any scholar working on the humanistic or social study of

science, technology, and/or medicine. Preference is for candidates

specializing in public policy, including non-western societies. A

focus on gender or race will also be favorably considered.

The successful candidate will offer five courses during the year (two

preparations per semester maximum in the first year). Courses will be

general introductory STS courses along with upper-level courses in

the successful applicant’s area of expertise (for further information

on the Program in STS at Penn State as well as course offerings,

visit <>). The successful candidate will also be

expected to take part in STS programming, workshops, conferences, and

reading groups.

Candidates should submit a letter of application explaining research

and teaching interests and experience as well as disciplinary

background, a curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for undergraduate

courses in STS, a single sample of written work demonstrating the

candidate’s approach toward STS topics, and three letters of

reference. Candidates with a Ph.D. in STS or a related field are

preferred. Advanced ABDs will also be considered, but must indicate a

completion date and show evidence of relevant teaching experience.

Review of candidates will begin on 15 February 2009 and continue

until the position is filled. Queries should be directed to Search

Committee Chair, Dr. Jesse Ballenger ([email protected]). All application

materials should be sent electronically to Marcella Fickes

(Administrative Assistant, STS) at <[email protected]>. We encourage

applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Penn State is

committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity

of its workforce.

Greg Eghigian


Science, Technology, and Society Program

Associate Professor of Modern History and Science, Technology, and


Science, Technology, and Society Program

102 Old Botany Building

Penn State University

University Park, PA 16802

Ph: 814-865-9951

Fax: 814-865-3047

Email: [email protected]