University of Washington – Bothell – Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies, tenure-track, one full-time position.

Location: Washington, United States Institution Type: College/University Position Type: Assistant Professor Main Category: History of Science/Medicine/Technology Secondary Categories: Philosophy


The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell seeks a dynamic educator who integrates research, teaching, and scientific practice in Science and Technology Studies (STS), and whose work engages with one or more of the following areas: science communications; science and technology policy; history of science; philosophy of science, including bioethics. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty working across the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences in an integrative curriculum with an emphasis on experiential and community-engaged scholarship and pedagogy. Two-years teaching experience and PhD required at time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

IAS houses undergraduate and graduate programs, is part of a growing campus located 18 miles from Seattle on the eastside of Lake Washington, and has access to the research and funding resources of the three UW campuses. IAS is launching several new undergraduate majors, including a degree in Science, Technology, and Society. It also offers Master of Arts degrees in Cultural Studies and Policy Studies. The program as a whole stresses links between diverse fields and methods of inquiry, and values engaged scholarship and experiential learning as central components of its mission. The candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical innovation and be prepared to teach an upper-division core course that introduces students to interdisciplinary inquiry.

For more information, see, or e-mail the search committee co-chairs, Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren at [email protected] and Professor Steve Collins at [email protected]. Preferred deadline: 24 October 2008. Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in this type of program, a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a sample syllabus from an interdisciplinary course. Address applications to Ms. Pam DePriest, Science Studies Search, University of Washington Bothell, Box 358530, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011.

This position is contingent upon available funding. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and other eligible veterans. We are particularly interested in faculty who can contribute to diversifying the undergraduate and graduate curricula. Contact Info: Ms. Pam DePriest Science Studies Search University of Washington Bothell Box 358530 18115 Campus Way NE Bothell, WA 98011 Website: