Wednesday, September 30, 2009
a conference to share our original research with each other and with the
students/faculty of our university. Topics include a panel on the history
of science in America.
UCSD Interdisciplinary US History Graduate Conference
Monday 12 October
Cross-Cultural Center, Price Center
Visit our website for a complete list of abstracts and schedule.
Friday, September 25, 2009
March 5-6, 2010
Call for Abstracts
The Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) invites paper proposals for its twelfth annual meeting on March 5-6, 2010 in Louisville, KY, co-sponsored by the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Innominate Society.
SAHMS welcomes papers on the history of medicine and science, broadly construed to encompass historical, literary, anthropological, philosophical and sociological approaches to health care and science including race, disabilities and gender studies. Participants may propose individual papers of panels of several papers on a particular theme.
Each presenter is limited to 20 minutes, with additional time for questions and discussion. Please do not submit papers that have already been published, presented or scheduled for presentation at another meeting. All participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and must pay registration costs in advance of the meeting. There are student travel awards each year, for more information on applications for this competitive award, please see information on the SAHMS website.
Electronic submissions as email attachments in MS Word or other readily supportable formats are required. Submit a one-page abstract of the paper that includes the headings: Purpose of study, Rationale and significance, Description of methodology, Identification of major primary and secondary sources, and Findings and conclusions. Abstracts will be selected on the basis of merit. Proposals must also include three learning objectives for the presentation. Include a one-page CV and cover sheet (found on the website) for each presenter. Proposals should be submitted no later than October 31, 2009. All attendees must register in advance of the meeting. Please send paper proposals to:
Mary E. Gibson, PhD, RN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checklist for proposal submission:
Cover sheet (from website)
One page abstract including name, contact information and affiliation.
Three learning objectives
One page CV
For more information, please go to: http://www.SAHMS.net
Monday, September 21, 2009
The area of focus is open, but might include science and technology studies (including biotechnology), modern life science, environmentalism and ecology, non-Western science, medicine, and technology, and science and/or health policy.
The successful candidate must show promise of distinguished scholarship, and be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates interested in both women, gender and sexuality studies and in the history of science. He or she should also be able to teach and advise at both doctoral and master's levels. All applicants must hold the doctoral degree by or before the fall semester of 2010.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer and encourages applications from women and/or ethnic minority candidates. Letters of nomination are welcome. Letters of application should be accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, no more than two sample publications, and a sample syllabus and/or teaching statement.
Materials should be sent in duplicate to:
WGS and History of Science Search Committee
c/o Marcus Dahmen
Department of the History of Science
Science Center 371
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138.
Deadline for applications is October 15, 2009, and interviews may be scheduled shortly thereafter.
Visit the Center Web site for more details about the Postdoctoral Fellows Program.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
of SSP's Naomi Oreskes' work among other things. The other is with Peter Woit, author of Not Even False and a primary protagonist in the Superstring Wars. This second one links to an article by SSP's Nancy Cartwright.
Horizon Room | Career Services Center
Wednesday, September 23
4:30 – 6:30 pm
This 2-hour seminar* focuses on the beginning stages of a faculty job search and includes the latest information concerning:
The Inside track: A general overview of the current state of American academia, networking, and how to find a job
Creating Your Written Credentials: CV, cover letter, teaching portfolio and recommendation basics
Get a head start preparing to go On the Market next fall. This workshop is offered once-a-year and designed to provide a basic overview of the Academic Job Search process from both a liberal arts (teaching focused) and research-focused institutional perspective. It also helps current graduate students figure out how to present their credentials—on paper and in person—in the strongest possible manner. To register, simply log into or create a Port Triton account @ career.ucsd.edu
*We regret to announce that due to budgetary constraints the Career Services Center is unable to host the traditional three-part Academic Job Search Series, which included a faculty panel (representing UCSD and local area universities) and networking buffet..
Mastering the Academic Interview for Ph.D.s
Wednesday, October 14
Round Room | Career Services Center
I Have an Interview, Now What?
Set yourself apart! Conferences, Search Committees, the Job Talk, and Negotiations
Practice answering typical committee questions (on-camera) and receive immediate feedback from a career advisor and your peers. This workshop helps you articulate clearly who you are and what you want to do, create an effective and comfortable dialogue, and develop questions that will ensure you are making the right decision when accepting an offer. Space is limited, and registration is REQUIRED by calling 858.534.3750.
Converting a CV to a Résumé
Thursday, November 5
Horizon Room | Career Services Center
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 register, simply log into or create a Port Triton account @ career.ucsd.edu
It’s Never Too Early to Think About the Job Search
Start Learning About and Preparing for Life After Graduate School
Wednesday, October 28
Mandeville East (next to the Art of Espresso) |UCSD
This workshop focuses on early preparation basics (even during the first year) for life after graduate school, whether you plan a transition into academia or beyond. Don’t wait until your last year, or when the pressure mounts, to prepare for your inevitable career transition: recognize your transferable skills and accomplishments, start making contacts, and explore the true breadth of opportunities for master’s and Ph.D. students! To register, simply log into or create a Port Triton account @ career.ucsd.edu
The Expanded Job Market for Ph.D.s: Patent Law Career Talk
Dr. Larry S. Millstein, Ph.D., UC San Diego ‘87
Wednesday, November 4
Horizon Room | Career Services Center
Are you a graduate student with a science background and an interest in law? Come hear from a UCSD Chemistry Ph.D. Alumnus about career options in intellectual property law. Learn about his career path and how you can explore and prepare for opportunities in patent law. To register, simply log into or create a Port Triton account @ career.ucsd.edu
Co-sponsored by the Alumni Affairs, Department of Physical Sciences.
Objectivity in Science
June 17-20, 2010
University of British Columbia
Over the past two decades questions have arisen regarding the objectivity of specific projects in or fields of science: for example, can we trust medical research when it is funded by pharmaceutical companies? Or, whose research in climate science meets the standards of scientific objectivity? Such questions have become important in framing public debate about science and science policy. At the same time, the objectivity of science has become an increasingly important topic among historians and philosophers of science as well as researchers in other fields in science and technology studies (STS) such as sociology of science, rhetoric of science, and cultural studies of science. This conference seeks to advance scholarly perspectives on the objectivity of science by bringing them into conversation with one another. The conference also asks whether and how such scholarly perspectives on objectivity might or should inform public debate. The conference will investigate, moreover, how the specific concerns of scientists, science policy experts, science journalists, and other groups might be made more salient in the research of the STS community.
The goal of this conference, thus, is to provide a forum for STS researchers of diverse disciplinary backgrounds, practicing scientists, and other researchers to discuss and debate issues concerning the nature of objectivity in science. A particular concern will be to discuss how, when, and why questions of objectivity arise within science, in science policy debates, and in public engagement with science. In addition to conference sessions held during the day, this conference will feature two evening panel discussions, open to the public and focused on particular areas of research wherein the issue of scientific objectivity is particularly salient. The public panel discussions will focus on questions of objectivity in collaborative aboriginal research and in research on harm reduction.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Ian Hacking (University of Toronto and the Collège de France) and Professor Naomi Oreskes (University of California at San Diego).
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
We welcome individual paper and panel submissions related to the theme of scientific objectivity.
Proposals for papers should include author information (including email address), paper title, and an abstract of no more than 500 words. Speakers will have 30 minutes to present and discuss their work.
Proposals for panel sessions should include the name of the panel organizer (including email), a brief description of the panel, author information, paper titles, and abstracts for each paper. Panel sessions will be ninety minutes in duration, including discussion time.
Program Committee: Alan Richardson (UBC), Robert Brain (UBC), Candis Callison (UBC), Lesley Cormack (Simon Fraser University), Flavia Padovani (UBC), and Jonathan Tsou (Iowa State University).
The deadline for paper and panel submissions is December 1, 2009. Please email submissions to Dani Hallet.
The Objectivity in Science Conference is sponsored by the Situating Science Cluster Grant: www.situsci.ca
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Following is a bit more information about all of the wonderful ways the AAAS Annual Meeting involves young and senior scientists alike. To learn more about our meeting you can also visit: www.aaas.org/meetings
Student Poster Competition
This poster competition is open to college undergraduate and graduate students only. Students will showcase their research in the Exhibit Hall and present to senior scientists who serve as poster judges. Winners receive a cash prize, a one-year complimentary AAAS membership which includes a subscription to the journal Science, recognition in Science, and a framed certificate. Although participants are required to register for the meeting, the student registration fee is deeply discounted: $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers.
Student Session Aides
Undergraduate and graduate students can volunteer to ensure the meeting runs smoothly. Those who volunteer for 8 hours receive free meeting and poster session registration; those who volunteer for 16 hours also receive a one-year subscription to Science Online. Whenever possible, aides are assigned to support sessions of particular interest to them. All have the opportunity to assist, listen to, and meet a range of interesting people, including leading scientists, Nobelists, popular authors, government leaders, and media personalities. Student Session Aide registration can be found here: http://meeting2010.aaas.org/student/pages/SessionAide.aspx
Judges for the Student Poster Competition
We will be seeking scientists, engineers, and other professionals to serve as judges for this competition. Poster judges receive a deeply discounted meeting registration rate ($110) and have the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the nation and around the world. Moreover, they can help mentor the next generation of scientists and engineers. If you would like to sign up to be a poster judge, please contact Kim Klyberg, Meetings Assistant, at email@example.com
Professor: Brian Goldfarb
Thursdays 1PM - 3:50PM
This graduate seminar will consider the range of approaches to qualitative research and the challenges posed by information and communication technologies both as objects of study and means of academic inquiry. While focusing attention on information technology as a site of research in the humanities and social sciences, the course is equally engaged with recent debates and critical reflection on what it means do qualitative research. Engaging critical, historical and ethnographic studies of information systems - we will look at the design and use of information and communication technologies in their social, ethical, political and organizational dimensions. Questions addressed include: How do digital media shift the relationships between researcher and subjects? What ethical challenges are presented by uses of networked media as research sites or research tools? What strategies can we use for dealing with multiple forms of media as data?
Monday, September 14, 2009
The successful candidate must show promise of distinguished scholarship, and be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates interested in both women, gender and sexuality studies and in the history of science. He or she should also be able to teach and advise at both doctoral and master's levels.
All applicants must hold the doctoral degree by or before the fall semester of 2010. Harvard University is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer and encourages applications from women and/or ethnic minority candidates.
Letters of recommendation are welcome. Letters of application should be accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, no more than two sample publications, and a sample syllabus and/or teaching statement. Materials should be sent in duplicate to: WGS and History of Science Search Committee, c/o Marcus Dahmen, Department of the History of Science, Science Center 371, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is October 15, 2009, and interviews may be scheduled shortly thereafter.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
THE OCEANIC TURN IN THE LONG EIGHTEENTH CENTURY:
BEYOND DISCIPLINARY TERRITORIES
Friday, November 20, 2009
University of California, Riverside
This conference addresses how the maritime worlds and discourses of the long eighteenth century can help us rethink the divisions of knowledge emerging in this era. Engaging scholars working on maritime history, literature, history of science, cartography, geography, museum studies and cultural studies, the conference maps two current debates (the “oceanic turn,” and the fate of the disciplines) onto a particular time and space (eighteenth-century maritime worlds) that played a central role in shaping modern disciplinarity. We aim to defamiliarize traditional narratives of disciplinarity by shifting the debate to oceanic spaces, people, and discourses. One of the panels will be devoted to the circumpolar Arctic Ocean, largely neglected by humanists even within the new oceanic turn, but increasingly of interest since the Enlightenment era, when the unique natural, social and aesthetic properties of this region encircling an ocean gained widespread attention.
Conference organizer: Adriana Craciun
Michael Bravo (Cambridge University)
Margaret Cohen (Stanford University)
Christopher Connery (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Adriana Craciun (University of California, Riverside)
Jonathan King (Keeper of the Collections, British Museum)
Neil Safier (University of British Columbia)
Patricia Seed (University of California, Irvine)
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The California Institute of Technology invites applications in all areas of history of science at the assistant professor level. Exceptionally well-qualified individuals at the associate or full professor level will also be considered. The term of the initial appointment is normally four years, if untenured, and is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are committed to a career in research and teaching. Candidates for the position should send a CV; a letter describing their current research; three letters of recommendation; and a sample of their written work, which may be an article, a working paper, or a chapter from a book or dissertation.
CONTACT: Assistant to the Chair, History of Science Search, Caltech 101-40, Pasadena, CA 91125. EMAIL: email@example.com.
Application review will begin October 1, 2009 and continue until the position is filled.
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.
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 September 15, 2010. Applicants with degrees from outside of the field of History should detail their historical training and interests. Consistent with the expectations of an AAU institutions, competitive candidates will offer evidence of research at the highest level within the candidate's discipline. Candidates should provide evidence of a strong research agenda and superior teaching ability.
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 October 15, 2009. Send materials to History Search Committee, Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The tough economic times have even hit the academic job market, so being at your best during your interview, job talk, and campus visit is more important than ever. Why not take advantage of a chance to practice and get an edge on the competition:
Mastering the Academic Interview for Ph.D.s
Thursday, September 10, 12 noon – 1.30 pm
Career Services Center (CSC)
On Library Walk
Practice answering typical committee questions (on camera) and get immediate feedback from a career advisor and your peers. This workshop helps you articulate clearly who you are and what you want to do, create an effective and comfortable dialogue, and develop questions that will ensure you are making the right decision when accepting an offer.
Space is limited, so register today by calling CSC Guest Services @ 858-534-3750.
Friday, September 4, 2009
The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) seeks to fill one POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE position in the societal implications of nano-scale science and engineering (NSE) starting Fall 2009.
The post-doctoral associate will hold the title of coordinator for private sector outreach and will collaborate with CNS-ASU researchers on the Center’s private sector outreach activities. S/he will also perform significant independent research on issues pertaining to NSE and the private sector and contribute to educational programs. The fellowship is available for one year and renewable for additional years.
Required qualifications for the post-doctoral fellowship include: a doctorate in a related area; demonstrated interest at the intersection of scientific and technological advance and societal implications in general and NSE in particular; and evidence of high achievement in both research and teaching. Desired qualifications include interest and/or experience in: performing or interacting across or researching academic and private sectors in NSE.
Closing date is October 2, 2009; if not filled, every Friday until search is closed.
To apply, submit a detailed letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references to Regina Sanborn, Program Manager, Center for Nanotechnology in Society, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 875603, Tempe, Arizona 85287-5603. Submissions may be made by email (preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This appointment is dependent upon funding from a specific source other than state appropriations (i.e., a cooperative agreement and supplementary awards from the National Science Foundation for CNS-ASU). As such, this appointment may terminate if funding is not available.
CNS-ASU is a federally-funded research, education, and outreach center dedicated to understanding the legal, ethical, and other societal implications of nanotechnology. CNS-ASU works intimately with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, which offers an innovative, interdisciplinary environment for developing and testing research and teaching ideas related to the governance and conduct of science and technology in the public interest. A background check is required for employment. AA/EOE
CONSORTIUM FOR SCIENCE, POLICY & OUTCOMES
PO BOX 875603 TEMPE AZ 85287-5603
(480) 727-8787 FAX: (480) 727-8791
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Unique Opportunity for Science Studies, Media/Cultural Studies, and Visual Arts students and graduate students at UC San Diego
UC San Diego Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Director of the stem cell research program, Dr. Larry Goldstein, and his team of basic scientists are developing a science docu-reality television series around stem cell research at the university. Capturing raw material in the stem cell laboratories, cameramen will follow select scientists every move and will showcase the many successes—as well as failures—that arise when working with the infinite potential of stem cells. Footage of future scientists answering questions will also be important.
Dr. Goldstein and his team are seeking production assistants and/or experienced camera operators to help shoot this reality television series that bridges the gap between basic science and popular culture. If you are interested in participating in this exciting venture (to be pitched to national/international networks and internet sources), please contact, Jennifer Harris, at 619-543-7401 or email@example.com.
*Course credit may be negotiated.