Friday, August 28, 2009

Assistant Professor, History of Sciences or History of Arts, University of Oregon

(The Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon)
Date Posted: 07/24/2009
Assistant Professor, History of Sciences or History of Arts

The Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon seeks to hire two tenure-track Assistant Professors of History with expertise in the History of the Sciences and in the History of the Arts to teach in an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum. Period and region are open. Fields of possible interest include history of the natural and environmental sciences, technology, and medicine; visual arts, architecture, and performing arts. A strong theoretical and interdisciplinary background is essential as well as a capacity to teach in a broad geographical and chronological framework.

The Clark Honors College is a highly selective undergraduate institution of 650 students within a research university of 20,000, featuring a comprehensive four-year curriculum which combines a liberal arts education with a major from among the university's departments. Clark Honors College courses are writing-intensive and taught in seminar format. Our faculty teach lower-division courses in ancient and modern history in a global framework and interdisciplinary upper-division colloquia in their fields of specialization. Candidates should provide evidence of a strong research agenda and superior teaching ability.

Interested applicants should submit a letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, one chapter-length writing sample, and syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available. Ph.D. required by 15 September 2010. Applicants with degrees from outside of the field of History should detail their historical training and interests. Consistent with the expectations of AAU institutions, competitive candidates will offer evidence of research at the highest level within the candidate’s discipline.

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired. To assure full consideration, application files must be completed by 15 October 2009. Send materials to History Search Committee, Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Neuroanthropology Conference Oct 8, 2009

Please join us for a conference on the interdisciplinary field of brain-culture research at the University of Notre Dame, on October 8, 2009. “The Encultured Brain” is the first neuroanthropology conference which will feature integrative research happening now, plans for future research, emerging methods, and new collaborations on how the human brain intersects with our cultural and social lives.

Call for Papers:
Abstracts for short presentations to be delivered to the whole conference and for posters are due September 4, 2009. Early submissions are encouraged.

Questions and Submissions:

Registration and Complete information:

Monday, August 17, 2009

Converting a CV to a Résumé

Thursday, August 20
12:00-1:30 pm
Horizon Room | Career Services Center (Library Walk)

Résumés often differ drastically from CVs. This workshop introduces graduate students to basic strategies for converting a CV into an effective resume. Graduate students are also introduced to the concept of “transferable skills” and given the latest information regarding current industry needs and resume styles. To view the dates and times for the current quarter’s workshops and events, and to register for this event, simply Log in to your Port Triton account.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Funding Opportunity

A funded opportunity has become available for graduate students wishing to work collaboratively with a faculty member at Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) on a topic concerning the geoengineering of climate change.

Anyone interested should contact the Science Studies Program Director as soon as possible

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Congratulations to Professor Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History and Science Studies and Provost of the Sixth College at the University of California, San Diego, has been recently awarded the Francis Bacon Prize in recognition of outstanding scholarship in the history of science and technology. This prize was established by The Francis Bacon Foundation at the California Institute of Technology in 2003 and is awarded biennially. Professor Oreskes is a distinguished historian of earth science and, a trained earth scientist herself, and a well-known consultant on issues concerning the environment. The author or editor of three important books, most notably on the history of plate tectonics and, recently, on the origins of American oceanographic research, Oreskes has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Philosophical Society, and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. A recognized leader in her field, Professor Oreskes will formally receive the Bacon Medal, with the accompanying cash prize of $20,000, at the annual meeting of the History of Science Society, which will be held this year in Phoenix, Arizona this November. She will be in residence at Caltech during the spring of 2010 and will teach a course in the history of Cold War science. Oreskes will be organzing a conference on the subject that will be held at Caltech during her residence. The proceedings of the conference will be published in book form by Archimedes, which under the editorship of Jed Buchwald, is considered one of the most important publishers of research in the history of science and technology.