Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Job Announcement: Department Head and Professor, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations for the position of Department Head. The Department Head will hold a full-time, tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Professor. The position may commence as early as September 1, 2012, but shall remain open until filled.  

The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly achievement in the interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies emblematic of senior professorial rank, outstanding leadership and administrative skills, and a clear commitment to advancing STS as an intellectually diverse and conceptually innovative field of inquiry. Candidates must be eligible for tenure and must minimally possess a Ph.D., or foreign degree equivalent, in Science Technology Studies or a closely related field, and possess a nationally or internationally recognized record of excellence in scholarship, a sustained level of high quality educational activities that go beyond teaching and advising, and a sustained level of administrative and professional service.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position  is filled.  To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for five (5) professional references to:
Dean’s Office: School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences  Search: Dept Head, STS
Attn: Kimberley Osburn Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180
We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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