Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in the Program of History of Science and Technology

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017


The Program in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the history of environmental and earth sciences. We are seeking applicants with a global, transnational, or world areas approach who can move across disciplinary boundaries and engage in collaborative work. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, although exceptional candidates at all ranks will be considered.

We are particularly interested in individuals with an academic background and research potential in one or more of the following areas: geological sciences, climate science, paleosciences, Anthropocene, environmental- and geo-engineering.

An earned doctorate is required at the time the appointment begins.

About the Job

Candidates will be expected to initiate and maintain a vibrant research program. Teaching responsibilities will include new and existing undergraduate and graduate courses, graduate advising, and development of a new large-enrollment course in the candidate’s specialty area. University faculty members are also expected to participate in faculty governance and serve on university committees, as appropriate to rank and interests.

About the Program

The Program in the History of Science and Technology (HST) at the University of Minnesota is affiliated with the Program in the History of Medicine in the Academic Health Center, together forming the Graduate Program in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM). We also house the Charles Babbage Institute for the History of Information Technology (CBI). The HST program is located in the College of Science and Engineering and has strong connections with the Academic Health Center, the College of Biological Sciences, and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science. Each faculty member’s tenure line is in a science, engineering or clinical department. This unique structure affords outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We are fully committed to a culturally and academically diverse faculty and candidates who will further expand that diversity are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at To be considered for this position, include a letter of intent, a CV with a list of publications, complete contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching and research interests. The review of applications will begin November 30, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The expected appointment is Fall 2018.

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Posted: October 04, 2017