Montana State University – Bozeman – Postdoctoral researcher
Location: Montana, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Post-doctoral Fellow
|Postdoctoral Fellowship in History of Science at Montana State University
The Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana announces a two-year postdoctoral Fellowship in the history of science, funded by the National Science Foundation Grant, “John Tyndall and Nineteenth-Century Science.” In addition to pursuing research in the history of science, the Fellow will be expected to help administer the John Tyndall Correspondence Project (JTCP). Duties will include helping to oversee the transcription of Tyndall’s letters coming to MSU from thirteen universities in four countries, overseeing graduate student transcribers at MSU, and helping to plan a conference on Tyndall and nineteenth-century science to be held in the Fall of 2012. The Fellow will also be expected to teach one course each semester in his or her specialty, and to participate in the MA and PhD programs in the Department of History and Philosophy.
A PhD in the history, philosophy, or social studies of science, or STS related field, is required by August 1, 2010. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on nineteenth-century British science. The Fellowship includes a stipend of $40,000 plus benefits and $1,000 travel allowance.
Questions about the John Tyndall Correspondence Project or the application procedure should be directed to Professor Michael Reidy ([email protected]). Additional information concerning the JTCP can be found at http://www.yorku.ca/tyndall/
Candidates should submit: a) a letter of application detailing research and teaching interests; b) curriculum vitae; c) three letters of recommendation; and d) a writing sample such as a dissertation chapter or published article. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2010. Applications should be sent to:
Michael Reidy, Chair
The successful applicant will begin the appointment on August 1, 2010.
Michael Reidy, Chair
Postdoctoral Search Committee
Department of History and Philosophy
2-155 Wilson Hall
P. O. Box 17320
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717