Two positions in History of Science at Bogazici University, Istanbul

Bogazici University

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: May 7, 2020


The Department of History at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, invites applications for two full-time assistant professors in the field of History of Science.

The candidates’ research record and teaching should focus on one of the following fields:

• History of science in the Islamic world from the Medieval or Early-Modern to the Modern era;
• History of science in the Ottoman World from the Medieval or Early-Modern to the Modern era;
• History of science in Europe and the US from the Medieval or Early-Modern to the Modern era.

Preference will be given to candidates who pursue interdisciplinary insights in the field of history of science and are closely engaged with sub-branches of history and other social sciences.

Ability to teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in the history of science, along with survey courses in the candidate’s broader field (Islamic or Ottoman or European/American history) is expected.

Applicants must have a PhD by the time of the job offer, excellent command of English, as well as advanced knowledge of a second language in the candidate’s field of expertise. The knowledge of a research language in the candidate’s field of expertise is also expected.

At least one major publication in English (either an article in an international peer reviewed journal, or a book chapter in a volume published by an internationally acclaimed publisher) is required.

Successful candidates, once hired, will teach a minimum of two courses per semester, as well as balancing an active research program with service to the Department.

Please note that these positions are open to Turkish and non-Turkish citizens. The salary is commensurate with qualifications, paid in Turkish liras.

Applications must include an updated curriculum vitae, a cover letter discussing research and teaching interests and accomplishments, three letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by the referees), two publications, and the syllabi of at least two courses: one focusing on the history of science, and one survey course on either Islamic or European/American or Ottoman history.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 7, 2020.
Electronic files (in PDF format) must be received by the application deadline via email.

Boğaziçi University is a leading research university in Turkey where the language of instruction is English. For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Posted: March 30, 2020