Visiting Assistant Professor in History of Science and Technology/ Modern European History

University of Pugent Sound

Job Type: Visiting

Application Deadline: March 21, 2015

Appointment: One-year visiting assistant professor position beginning Fall 2015


The teaching assignment will be 3 courses per semester, with teaching responsibilities divided roughly equally between the Department of History and the Program in Science, Technology and Society.

In the Fall semester, the teaching will be History 102 (Western Civilization, 1650-1990), STS 375 (Science and Politics), and perhaps STS 301 (Technology and Culture). In the Spring, the teaching will be a first-year History seminar, an upper-division History elective, and an STS course, which may be on subjects related to the visitor’s special interests and expertise.


The successful candidate will hold a Ph. D. in a relevant discipline (ABD considered). The successful candidate will also have training in Modern European History (field of specialization open) as well as in History of Science and Technology (post 1600, field of specialization open). Demonstrated success in university teaching is highly desirable.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:–services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than March 21, 2015 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:

Please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to upload resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without these documents requested below will not be considered:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of application, to include: a statement of teaching philosophy, a discussion of teaching experience, and a discussion of research interests, totaling a maximum of 3 pages
  • Writing sample
  • Unofficial graduate school transcripts
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will email these reference providers to request a letter.
  • All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

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Posted: February 19, 2015