One Year Teaching Associate in the History of Modern Science

Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Job Type: Visiting

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

Applications are invited for a 1-year teaching associate in the history of modern science.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (and will hold a PhD certificate) before taking up the post. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the lecturing, supervising, examination and administration of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department. The candidate should be prepared to deliver lectures and supervise written work on a broad range of topics in the history of the natural sciences during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries up through the end of World War II.

This will include up to 24 lectures, together with leading a primary source seminar and an MPhil seminar. Key lecturing responsibilities will include courses on ‘Science and Empire’ and ‘Science and Technology, 1914-1945’.

The position will start on 1 September 2015, and will include an initial 6-month probation period.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button at the following link This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applicants are able to upload a maximum of three documents. These should be arranged as follows:

  1. Cover letter, curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document. Please include weblinks or doi’s for your publications, where possible.
  2. Details of teaching experience and research interests
  3. Two samples of original written work- If you are unable to upload your work samples, please email these as attachments to, ensuring that you include your surname in email subject line and in the file names.

Please provide the names and contact details of three referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of longlisted candidates directly to request references (unless you advise that you do not wish us to do so). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate’s ability to undertake this role in the Department.

Interviews will be held on 20 April 2015. If you have questions about the position, the application process, or eligibility, please

Please quote reference JN05473 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Posted: March 02, 2015