History and Sociology of Science, Assistant Professor tenure-track, History of Science/Technolo...

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University of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, PA

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History and Sociology of Science, Assistant Professor tenure-track, History of Science/Technology/Medicine

Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Sep 9, 2021
Description:

History of Science/Technology/Medicine

The Department of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in the history of information sciences, digital infrastructures and devices, and computing and related areas, in any geographical or cultural context. 

The department has a thriving PhD program, two important and successful undergraduate majors, and an excellent track record placing our PhD graduates.  Strong candidates will have a promising research trajectory and a teaching portfolio relevant to our departmental priorities.  

Our program values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality; is committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community; and strongly encourages applications from members of all under-represented communities.

The appointment will begin on July 1, 2022, by which time the successful candidate is expected to have completed their PhD.  Applications including a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and teaching statement, should be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/94366.  Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Department Administrator Courtney Brennan ([email protected]) 215-898-8400 if you have questions about the application process.

The Department of the History and Sociology of Science is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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