Assistant Professor in the History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology

University of California, Berkley

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: October 15, 2014

The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology, for an expected start date of July 1, 2015.  At the time of application, applicants must either have a Ph.D. or equivalent, or be near completion of a Ph.D. dissertation or equivalent.  A completed Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the start of employment.  Additional qualifications include evidence of strong research agenda and excellent scholarly potential, research and teaching that complement existing strengths in the Department, and the ability to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Candidates should demonstrate broad competence in the history and theory of science and technology.   Area of specialization and period are open.  The Department is interested in candidates whose research and teaching include comparative and non-western dimensions. Candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than thirty pages, and three letters of recommendation.  All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.  Please refer potential referees, including those whose letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the U.C. Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

All application materials should be uploaded to the secure search portal at  Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2014.  Questions pertaining to the application process can be directed to

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.  For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see  The University is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents (see for details).  The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching and research.

Posted: September 13, 2014