Michigan State University – Lyman Briggs School of Science – Assistant Professorship in the history of the physical sciences.

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

Faculty Position in History of Physical Sciences
Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the history of the physical sciences. This is a joint appointment, 75% in MSU’s Lyman Briggs College and 25% in the Department of History.
We are looking for a historian of physical sciences, broadly defined, to complement our existing strengths in the history of science while maintaining our excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. A Ph.D. is required in history, history of science, or other relevant field. Each year the successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses in Briggs and one upper-level undergraduate or graduate course in History. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate teaching, graduate-level mentoring, and developing an independent research program.

Briggs is a vibrant undergraduate, residential, liberal arts college whose curriculum integrates the natural sciences and mathematics with the history, philosophy and sociology of science. We teach small classes to a diverse student body. The successful candidate will join other historians of science, all with joint appointments in Briggs and History. History has a well-established international reputation, with particular strengths in African, Latin American, Caribbean, U.S., European, and East Asian history. The university has made a serious commitment to developing the history of science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Further information on Briggs and History can be found at www.history.msu.edu and www.lymanbriggs.msu.edu.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Generous start-up support for research will be provided. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo and should include a cover letter, c.v., teaching portfolio, research prospectus, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (submitted directly to Academic Jobs Online by their authors). Deadline to ensure consideration of applications: December 1, 2009, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Details about the teaching portfolio are at http://www.lymanbriggs.msu.edu/faculty/openPositions.cfm.
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Robert Shelton, [email protected], Chair, History of Physical Sciences Search, Lyman Briggs College, E-35 Holmes Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48825-1107.

Contact Info:
Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo

Website: http://www.lymanbriggs.msu.edu