Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lecturer/Associate Director, STS program, Stanford

Lecturer and Associate Director
Program in Science, Technology and Society - Stanford University
 The Program in Science, Technology and Society (STS) at Stanford University seeks a Lecturer to serve as Associate Director for a three-year, renewable term starting on September 1, 2012 (with an annual appointment of nine months).
 The Program serves approximately 170 undergraduate majors. It brings together faculty from across the humanities, the social sciences, engineering and the natural sciences to explore issues emerging at the intersection of their fields. The Associate Director will teach three courses per year, manage our Honors Program (which includes leading monthly research and writing workshops in collaboration with others), and advise students in the STS Program. He or she will also develop a research profile through publications and presentations and will work with the Director and the Program’s Executive Committee to set curricular priorities and policies, facilitate innovative and collaborative teaching, develop research programming (including lecture series and symposia), and help to connects STS majors to research labs and projects on campus.
 Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a cognate discipline at the time of appointment. They should have an excellent record of undergraduate teaching and a forward-looking research agenda related to STS. Fields of special interest include social and cultural approaches to information technology; sociology of innovation; bioethics and biopolitics; science, technology and the environment; and security studies.  Applicants should also be able to build bridges across multiple intellectual communities and possess exceptional communication and organizational skills.
 To apply send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of your research-based writing as a single PDF file to Denise Curti, STS Program Manager, at Please also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent by email to the same address. The review of files will begin on April 21. 
 Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions

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