Renewable Term Lecturer in “Race, Gender, and Difference in Science, Engineering, and Medicine”

University of Oklahoma, Department of the History of Science

Job type: visiting

Application deadline: December 1, 2014


The Department of the History of Science at the University of Oklahoma is seeking a Lecturer (renewable term) on “Race, Gender, and Difference in Science, Engineering, and Medicine.” The position will run for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years, beginning August 16, 2015, with renewal for the second year being contingent upon successful performance. Duties will include teaching one graduate and four undergraduate courses per year. The anticipated salary will be $45,000 per year, plus benefits.

The successful candidate will have completed his/her PhD in the history of science, history, STS, or related fields before August 16, 2015. She or he will bring a fresh perspective on the intersections of the issues and topics above, though it is not necessary to “check off” every item on the list. Both historical and STS approaches are welcome. Some of the courses the Lecturer might teach include: “Race and Science,” “Science, Exploration, and Empire,” “Social and Ethical Issues in Science, Technology, Environment, and Medicine,” and “Gender and Science,” as well as graduate seminars in the lecturer’s area of research specialty.

As a faculty member in the Department of the History of Science, the successful candidate will have access to the University of Oklahoma’s History of Science collections, a premier research collection in the field. With holdings of nearly 100,000 volumes from every field and subject area in the history of science, technology, and medicine including numerous rare manuscripts and books, the collections provide outstanding resources for faculty to advance research and to offer one-of-a-kind learning experiences to our students.

Applicants should provide a letter describing their research and teaching experience, a CV, an article-length writing sample, and a sample undergraduate syllabus for a course relevant to the central themes of this position in pdf format at jobs.ou.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=86465.

Three (3) letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Hunter Heyck, Associate Professor and Department Chair at hheyck@ou.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. If you have further questions regarding the position please contact Dr. Hunter Heyck, at hheyck@ou.edu.

Posted: October 13, 2014