Assistant Professor - Science and Technology Studies

Location
Toronto,
Posted
Jul 21, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Science and Technology Studies - 1701071


The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018.

Candidates must hold a PhD in STS, history of science and technology, philosophy of science, or a related area by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. They must have a demonstrated record of excellence in, and commitment to, both research and teaching. They must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by a record of sustained contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative, competitive and independently funded research program. Additionally, the successful candidate must demonstrate teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will teach courses at the IHPST at the graduate and undergraduate level and will be expected to contribute to a research-intensive doctoral program. We especially seek candidates with a commitment to shaping the future of the field of STS, and whose research and teaching engage substantially historical or philosophical studies of science and technology.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please click on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of academic writing, and a teaching dossier. All application materials should be submitted online by September 18, 2017.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Institute via e-mail to search.ihpst@utoronto.ca by September 18, 2017. Reference letters should be signed and on letterhead.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

If you have questions about this position, please contact search.ihpst@utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world. For more information about the Institute, please visit http://hps.utoronto.ca/.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Institute for History & Philosophy of Science & Technology
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 20, 2017
Job Closing: Sep 18, 2017, 11:59pm EST

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