Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

Job Type: Fixed-Term

Application Deadline: May 13, 2016

Required Qualifications: Requirements for PhD in history of technology or a related field must be completed by August 1, 2016. Job begins August 29, 2016.

Preferred Qualifications: Some research publications; 1 or 2 years teaching experience.

Area of Specialization: History of technology that complements strengths in history and technology and related areas at the University.

Areas of Competence: Ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the history of technology. Candidates will be assessed according to overall academic preparation in the history of technology: the relevance of their research to the program’s academic priorities and the field of inquiry, evidence of commitment to teaching, and skills as a teacher.

About the Job: This search is for a two-year contract Assistant professor. The competitive salary includes full benefits. The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in Technology and American Culture – HSCI 3331 and Ethics in Science and Technology – HSCI 3401 (these two courses often have a small number of graduate students), plus an upper division course in the history of technology or science that would complement the existing course schedule The appointee will also be expected to be an active member of the HSTM program and provide advice to graduate students in the history of technology.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete an online application using the University of Minnesota’s online employment system here:

Required Documents (submitted online): Curriculum Vitae; Cover Letter; Statement of Teaching and Research Interests; Sample publications or writings.

In addition to the materials submitted with the online application, candidates must provide three letters of reference, to be sent by email directly from the reference to the search committee at

Review of applications will begin May 13, 2016.
Position is open until filled.

About the Program:
The Program has particular strengths in the history of the biological sciences, technology, physical sciences, and social history of science in the United States. The program offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and teaches undergraduate student from across the University. For further information, please visit the Program website at

Posted: April 05, 2016