Assistant Professor, History of Science

University of Chicago

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track, beginning assistant professorship in the History of Science to start on or after July 1, 2021. The specific geographic area and period are open, and fields of study including life, physical, social, and technological sciences will be considered. The appointment includes membership in the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science.

Candidates must have earned the PhD degree prior to the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions
Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at and include 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) dissertation abstract, 6) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 7) three letters of reference. Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

Posted: October 28, 2020