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Purdue Department of History R. Mark Lubbers Chair in the History of Science

The Department of History at Purdue University seeks nominations and applications for the R. Mark Lubbers Chair in the History of Science. Scholars with a Ph.D. in history or the history of science and the rank of full professor, a strong publication record and research agenda as well as exemplary teaching experience are encouraged to apply. The area of specialization and time period are open. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of science, provide leadership for program development in the history of science, medicine, and technology, and contribute to the intellectual life of the department, College of Liberal Arts, and Purdue University. Send letters of nomination and applications to:

R. Douglas Hunt
Head, Department of History, University Hall
672 University Hall
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

Inquiries should be directed by email to doughurt@purdue.edu or by phone to 765-494-4123. The intial review of applications will begin on January 5, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia

From left to right: Shigehisa Kuriyama, Christopher Cullen, Dong-Won Kim, Angela K. Leung, Stuart W. Leslie and Takehiko Hashimoto.

The D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia is pleased to offer several annual fellowship awards and grants for the year of 2015-2016 (starting from July 1, 2015). Established in 2008, the D. Kim Foundation is dedicated to furthering the study of the history of science and technology in modern (primarily 20th century on) East Asia.

The Foundation provides fellowships and grants to encourage and support graduate students and young scholars in the field. Comparative studies of East Asia and the West as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine and public health) are also welcome. Fellowships and grants are not limited to students studying in US universities, and students and young scholars in non-US universities are encouraged to apply.

For more information, see www.dkimfoundation.org

The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

The California Institute of Technology and the Francis Bacon Foundation are pleased to request nominations for the Francis Bacon Award in the history of science, the history of technology, or historically-engaged philosophy of science.

The Francis Bacon Prize

Offered biennially in the amount of $20,000, the Prize will be awarded to an outstanding scholar whose work continues to have a substantial impact on any of the three fields. The winner of the Bacon Prize will be invited to spend one term (3 months) at Caltech. Funds will be provided to compensate the winner’s home institution for the period of residence at Caltech, and the winner for costs of transportation and local housing. A biennial conference will bring together the best younger and established scholars in the area of the Bacon Visiting Professor’s specific interests.

Previous awardees are:

  • Lisa Jardine (2012), Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, University College London
  • Myles Jackson (2010), Gallatin School, New York University, history of science

Please send nominations by December 15th, 2014 to:

Fran Tise
Secretary to the Bacon Committee
M/C 101-40
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
Email: ftise@hss.caltech.edu

Please include:

  1. A letter of nomination, one page maximum per nominee, which addresses the candidate’s qualifications and potential. Please include the nominee’s contact information.
  2. A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae.


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