Postdoc in World History of Science, Medieval/Early Modern

World History Centre, University of Pittsburgh

Job Type: Postdoc

Application Deadline: November 1, 2014

The World History Center and the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh seek applicants, pending budgetary approval, for a postdoctoral fellowship in World History of Science beginning January 2015 and continuing three semesters to May 2016. This position is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

We seek candidates who can demonstrate strong training in global historical studies, and who have a specialization in history of science. The successful candidate will direct a conference on the history of scientific encounters among Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scholars from 1200 to 1600 CE: this is the third in a series of conferences on world history of science. The postdoc will also co-edit a collective volume based on the conference, and will participate in research, teaching, and other activities of the center and the department. Teaching will include one course each semester. Salary and benefits are competitive. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. before January 2015.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

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Posted: October 05, 2014