Assistant Professor - Science and Technology Studies

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Job Field The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Science and Technology Studies (STS). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and is expected to commence on July 1, 2020.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Science and TechnologyStudies, Philosophy of Science and/or Technology, History of Science and/orTechnology and/or Medicine, or a closely related discipline, by the date ofappointment or shortly thereafter, and have a research profile in the societalor ethical impact of emerging technologies of (i) computer, information,artificial intelligence, or data science; (ii) biomedicine or biomedicalscience; or (iii) the impact of technology on the environment andsociety. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.  

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in, andcommitment to, both research and teaching in science and technology studies and/orthe history or philosophy of science, technology, and/or medicine.

Excellence in research must be demonstrated by arecord of publications or forthcoming publications in top-ranked field relevantjournals or other leading venues, presentations at significant conferences,awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high internationalstanding. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative,competitive and externally supported research program. 
Teaching excellence must be demonstrated throughteaching accomplishments, letters of reference, a statement of teachingphilosophy, and a teaching dossier (containing sample course materials andteaching evaluations). The successful candidate will be expected to contributeto the IHPST’s research-intensive graduate programs and its undergraduateprograms in science and society and history and philosophy of science by, for instance,teaching undergraduate courses on the introduction to STS; graduate courses onSTS theory and methods; and by developing courses related to the candidate’sown research expertise. In addition, the successful candidate will have the demonstratedability to teach some of the Institute’s existing courses, such as Science andValues or the proseminar Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science.

The IHPST forges intellectual and pedagogicalconnections between the humanities and STEM disciplines. We anticipate that thesuccessful candidate will be involved in collaborative initiatives in researchand teaching with other cognate departments depending upon their area(s) ofexpertise. We also anticipate that the successful candidate will be involved inthe new Schwartz-Reisman Institute for Technology and Society.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please click on the link below. Applicationsmust include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining currentand future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample ofacademic writing, and a teaching dossier (including sample course materials andteaching evaluations). All application materials must be submitted online by October30, 2019.

Applicants must also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Institute via e-mail to [email protected] by October 30, 2019. Reference letters must be signed and on letterhead.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected]

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 .

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 .

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


Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: Institute for History & Philosophy of Science & Technology
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Aug 22, 2019
Job Closing: Oct 30, 2019




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Posted: 8/26/2019
Application Due: 10/25/2019
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