Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the History of Technology, Department of History, Purdue University

Purdue University

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: November 1, 2021


Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the History of Technology
Department of History, Purdue University
Date Available: September 2021

Principal Duties: The Department of History at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in the History of Technology. Ph.D. in history, science & technology studies, or related fields required. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the History of Technology, broadly defined to include its social, cultural, political, legal, military, economic, or transnational aspects, and will contribute to the intellectual life of the department. The geographic area is open, excluding Asia. Please see our concurrent search in the History of Science and Technology in Asia. Applicants will be expected to enhance and complement the strengths of the department in the histories of science, technology, and medicine, gender, politics, and violence/conflict/Human Rights. The person who fills this position also will teach courses in the College’s Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.

Qualifications: The Candidate must have a Ph.D. in history or related fields with a specialization in the History of Technology. This position requires strong oral and written communication and proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

The College and University: The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 40 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2022. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of History are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.
Application Procedure

Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, as PDF documents: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please); 4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book); and, 5) a statement of commitment to diversity. Questions about the position should be directed to Michael G. Smith, chair of the search committee, at mgsmith@purdue.edu.

Purdue University’s Department of History is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate diversity and inclusion statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and / or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Review of the applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted: October 05, 2021