Assistant Professor- History of Science and Technology

University of King's College

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Application Deadline: April 27, 2014

The University of King’s College invites applications for a one-year sessional position in the History of Science and Technology programme (HOST) at the rank of assistant professor, starting on 1 July 2014. Candidates must have a Ph.D and teaching experience in history of science and technology or a related field (philosophy of science, science studies, etc.). Experience in interdisciplinary teaching or research would be an asset.

The successful candidate is expected to teach a) HSTC 1801 Engineering and Technology: From the Industrial Age to the Cybernetic Age, b) part of HSTC 4000 Nature and Science in the Modern Period, as well as c) three other half-credit HOST electives. The ability to teach courses in the History of Chinese Science, Modern Science (especially physics and chemistry), or Science and Religion would be an asset. Please consult the academic calendar entries for the programme on the King’s website (​) for a list of possible classes.

Applications, including a cover letter containing a statement of teaching interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and evidence of effective teaching should be sent (in hard copy) by 27 April 2014, to:

Sharon Brown, Administrative Secretary
History of Science and Technology Programme
University of King’s College
Halifax NS B3H 2A1

tel: 902.422.1271, ext. 204

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.The University of King’s College is an equal opportunity employer; women, visible minorities and members of other under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Information on the History of Science and Technology Programme can be found at

Posted: April 16, 2014