University of Oklahoma – Managing Editor, Technology and Culture/Lecturer, History of Science or Technology

Location: Oklahoma, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Lecturer

The Society for the History of Technology and the University of Oklahoma invite applications and nominations for a dual position of Lecturer in the Department of the History of Science and Managing Editor of Technology and Culture, each with a time commitment of 50%. The position has a start date of January 4, 2010, and an anticipated commitment through June 30, 2015.

The Managing Editor of Technology and Culture coordinates the flow of material through the journal office, including book reviews, manuscripts, manuscript referee reports, and other material, and maintains the journal’s master database of contacts, reviews, and manuscripts. The managing editor shepherds each issue into print, from initial manuscript submission through final proofreading, and serves as the journal’s primary contact with the publisher. The Managing Editor oversees the work of a graduate student assistant and reports to the Editor-in-Chief.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach three courses/year in the history of technology and/or science at the undergraduate level. One or more of these courses may be offered online. The Department of the History of Science is a dynamic group of faculty and graduate students active in research and publication in the History of Science and Technology. The successful candidate will have access to the History of Science Collections, a remarkable 94,000-volume library containing rare manuscripts and books as well as deep holdings of both primary and secondary literature in the history of science and technology.

Required: A Ph.D. in the history of technology or science or equivalent field. Scholars with degrees in Science and Technology Studies should demonstrate a strong historical focus in their research and teaching. Historical field and specialization are open. We seek candidates with the ability to meet deadlines and production requirements for Technology and Culture; excellent English-language writing skills; good organizational and interpersonal skills; and familiarity with computer-based text and photo editing and database management.

Strongly preferred: Candidates with experience in manuscript editing, journal or newsletter production, or similar experience. Candidates with university-level teaching experience and/or interests in the history of information and communication technologies, or in the history of technology of Asia, Africa, or Latin America are particularly desirable.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials must include a cover letter of interest, including a discussion of relevant teaching and editorial experience, complete curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, writing sample of 10-20 pages, and the names of three individuals who can serve as references. Applicants should apply online at, requisition #08471 Contact: Suzanne Moon, Search Committee Chair, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma, 601 Elm, Room 624, Norman, OK 73019-3106. Email: [email protected]. Phone: 405-325-2213. Fax: 405-325-2363. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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Applicants should submit applications online to, requisition #08471,