Fixed-Term Instructor of History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science (HPS)

Job Type: Fixed-Term

Application Deadline: August 16, 2016

Lyman Briggs College (LBC) seeks to fill a one-year, fulltime position in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science Group beginning August 16, 2016.  Candidates must be committed to undergraduate teaching and should hold a MA/MS or a Ph.D. with a specialization in the history of science, technology, environment, and/or medicine.  The successful candidate will teach five courses over the course of the academic year.

Founded in 1967, LBC is a vibrant residential college at MSU that focuses on the study of science and its social impacts. Bridging the two cultures of the sciences and the humanities, the LBC curriculum integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses with courses in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. Nearly all of the students in LBC major in the natural sciences; about 60% are women; nearly 20% are students of color; about 20% of LBC students also belong to MSU’s Honors College. The college’s faculty, staff, and students promote inclusion through a range of initiatives and have won awards for diversity and inclusion in their instruction and research. Faculty work closely with students in small classes and with student groups such as Women in Science and the Briggs Multicultural Alliance. We welcome applications from strong candidates who can enhance and complement the intellectual and cultural diversity of the LBC faculty.

Applications must be emailed to the LBC Human Resources Office at and should include a current CV and a teaching portfolio. Letters of recommendation are not required with the initial application, but applicants may be asked to provide up to three letters of recommendation after initial screening.  Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Details about the College and the application process can be found here:

LBC cultivates a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression; ability status; and creed or ideology.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Posted: July 31, 2016