The Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University-Bozeman invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in a new program entitled “Mile High Mile Deep: Imagining and Modifying Topographical and Subterranean Environments.” An interdisciplinary research project, “Mile High, Mile Deep” seeks to integrate the history of science and technology, environmental history, and historical geography through a comparative and cross-cultural analysis of the ways humans have constructed space over time. The successful postdoctoral fellow will also play an integral part in launching two new departmental initiatives: a doctoral program with tracks allowing students to focus on issues of science, technology, and the environment, and an undergraduate program in Science, Environment, Technology, and Society.
The MSU-Bozeman Department of History and Philosophy offers undergraduate degrees in History, Philosophy and SETS (Science, Environment, Technology, and Society), as well as a minor in Religious Studies. The department also offers MA and Ph.D. degrees in history, focusing especially on 1) the history of science and technology; 2) environment history; and 3) the History of Montana and the West.
More information about the “Mile High, Mile Deep” program may be found at: http://www.montana.edu/~wwwhi/docs/phdprogram/milehigh.html. More information about the MSU Department of History and Philosophy may be found at: http://www.montana.edu/~wwwhi/index.htm.
Duties and Responsibilities Over the course of the 2005-2006 academic year, the postdoctoral fellow will pursue a program of independent scholarship and research the intersects with the Mile High Mile Deep project’s emphasis on the construction of space. The fellow will also develop and teach two courses (presumably one per semester) at either the graduate or undergraduate level and participate in a project-sponsored conference on Cognitive Geographies and Cultural Diversities.
Required Qualifications 1. Ph.D. with research and teaching interests in the history and philosophy of science/technology/environment, historical geography, or religion and science.
Preferred Qualifications 1. Research in transnational and non-Western topics (particularly Chinese, African, or Native American).
Application Procedure Screening of applications will begin immediately. Applications should include:
1. Cover letter and full curriculum vitae 2. A 1-2 pp. description of how the applicant s research fits within the overall themes of the Mile High Mile Deep project. 3. A writing sample consisting of either a dissertation chapter or published paper 4. Graduate school transcripts 5. Three letters of recommendation sent separately, at least one of which comments of teaching qualifications, sent directly to:
Postdoctoral Search Committee Department of History and Philosophy Montana State University 2-155 Wilson Hall P. O. Box 172320 Bozeman, MT 59717-2320
The complete job announcement may be found at: http://www.montana.edu/cgi-bin/msuinfo/fpview?ctype=p&csn=322-3
– – – – – For further information, please contact: Prof. Michael Reidy (406)994-5252 or [email protected]