Assistant Professor in History of Science, University of Chicago Department of History

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.

The University of Chicago is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out Interfolio’s help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877) 997-8807.

Posted: November 11, 2020