Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Job at UC Irvine: History of Knowledge

University of California, Irvine
Department of History

History of Knowledge 1400-1800
The University of California, Irvine, seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the history of knowledge during the period from ca. 1400 to 1800, with a preference for eighteenth-century Europe.  However, those working on other areas of the world, excluding the Americas, will be seriously considered.  The candidate‚s area of expertise could include: the history of science, history of medicine, systems of knowledge and classification, magic and alchemy, scientific investigation and exploration, the Enlightenment in a global context, political economy, circuits of knowledge, religious thought, or secularism.  The ability to contribute to the department‚s curriculum in World History is desirable.

Please submit a letter of application, c.v., article or chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.  Applications submitted on-line at by November 30, 2011, will be guaranteed consideration.
UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity. Applicants who have questions about the on line application process should contact Marc Kanda, Department Manager at or (949) 824-6522.

University of California, Irvine
Department of History
History of Knowledge Search Committee
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3275

Closing Date: November 30, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

2012 Switzer Fellowships

The Fellowship provides a one-year $15,000 cash award for graduate study as well as networking and leadership support to awardees. Switzer Fellows are highly talented professionals who have the ability, determination and integrity to effect positive change as environmental leaders in the 21st century.  This year's fellowship application deadline is January 15, 2012.

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