Associate Professor, Department of Science Studies, Aarhus University
Application Due Date: 07/01/2009
Department of Science Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark (http://www.ivs.au.dk
) invites applications for a permanent position as Associate Professor
beginning January 1, 2010.
The Department of Science Studies forms part of the Faculty of
Science, and is responsible for research and education in history and
philosophy of science.
The Department seeks a historian or philosopher of mathematics and/or
computer science with significant publications and research interest
within the fields of history and philosophy of mathematics and
computer science broadly conceived.
The requirements for a successful application are an strong record of
research and teaching within history and/or philosophy of mathematics
and computer science, and the ability to teach in English or Danish.
Experience with academic administration and fund raising is desirable.
Duties will include instruction at the undergraduate and postgraduate
level within the fields of history and philosophy of mathematics and
computer science, preferably including mandatory courses in philosophy
of mathematics and computer science for undergraduate students in
mathematics and computer science. The Department offers courses in
philosophy of science for all science programmes. All courses are
based on extensive use of historical and contemporary cases, and
faculty members from the Department collaborate on developing the
The new Associate Professor is expected to participate actively in the
strategic development of the departments research focus on studies of
contemporary science. The Department is interested in developing new
teaching initiatives in science studies.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all
aspects of the Department’s activities and to be present on a daily