The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor for a one-year appointment for the 2006-2007 academic year. Areas of specialization may include American history and/or science and technology studies (STS); we will be especially interested in individuals considering questions of gender and/or race. Preferred qualifications include completion of a doctorate and research interests that align with the Department’s graduate programs in industrial archeology, industrial heritage, and environmental policy. (ABDs may apply as visiting lecturers.) An essential qualification is the ability to teach courses in the University’s general education curriculum, which is described in detail at The successful applicant will be expected to offer two classes per semester; possible topics include modern American history, history of American technology, technology and western civilization, history of the automobile, mining history, or other subjects determined through mutual agreement. The Department will begin reviewing applications on May 1 and continue until an appointment is made, hopefully about May 15. Women and candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary range, depending upon qualifications: $36,000 – $40,000 with fringe benefits. A final decision on hiring and the date of such a decision is subject to budgetary considerations.

Please submit a letter of application addressing qualifications and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference to:

Bruce E. Seely Chair, Department of Social Sciences Michigan Technological University 1400 Townsend Drive Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Questions or queries should be addressed to the same address or to [email protected]; phone: 906/487-2113; FAX: 906/487-2468. Department website:

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer.