Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Assistant Professor search at Cornell

The Life Sciences in the 20th and 21st Centuries 

The Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University seeks an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the ethnographic, historical, and/or social studies of the 20th and/or 21st century life sciences. Areas of interest include but are not limited to biology, biomedicine, biotechnology, ecology, neurobiology, and the biological aspects of environmental sciences. A Ph.D. in science & technology studies or a closely related field, such as anthropology of science, history of science, or sociology of science, is required. The successful candidate will have an active research program studying the 20th and/or 21st century biological sciences; will participate in the training of Ph.D. students in science & technology studies; and will extend the reach of the department’s teaching in the history of the life sciences (especially in two undergraduate majors, “Biology & Society” and “Science & Technology Studies”). Applicants with one of two broad (partly overlapping) research and teaching profiles could meet departmental needs: (1) a scholar with historical training, a research and teaching program centered in the 20th century, and also the ability to teach contemporary topics in undergraduate courses, such as Life Sciences & Society or Ethical Issues in Health & Medicine; or (2) a scholar with training in contemporary social studies of science, a research and teaching program centered in the last several decades, and also the ability to teach undergraduate courses in the history of the 20th century life sciences and/or medicine.

The deadline for application is October 31, 2012. If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line through the following website: http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1903. Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, a sample of written work and one paragraph descriptions of two or three courses, as well as three letters of reference. If you have any specific questions about the position, please contact Ms. Ryan Heichel, rls55@cornell.edu. Cornell University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator.

Senior Faculty Search at MIT

Tenured Associate/Full Professor, MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society

MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society invites applications for a tenured associate or full professor position. The area of study is open to all domains of STS scholarship. Graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising are required. Interest in establishing scholarly connections at MIT beyond the STS Program is desirable. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research, a record of effective teaching and thesis supervision, and leadership and service to the profession.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D, and an extensive record of publication, research activity, and leadership are expected. The appointment is anticipated to begin in academic year 2013-2014.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women and members of minority groups.

Applications should consist of a current curriculum vita, a statement describing current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three suggested references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2012; the process will continue until the position is filled.


Postdoctoral Positions in Paris

Anthropology, Biosciences and Global Health
Postdoctoral positions in Paris, 2012-2013

Located at the recently inaugurated Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris’s new Latin Quarter, the Interdisciplinary Chair in Anthropology and Global Health (“I.Ch.An.G.He”) of the College of Global Studies examines key issues in global health at the crossroads of biomedical and social science. Our era has seen both spectacular advances in the biosciences, even as dramatic health inequalities have come to light. Molecular biology and the information sciences have provided new tools for mapping health and disease across the globe. I.Ch.An.G.He will explore new perspectives on the human and the social through the prism of genetic, molecular and epidemiological mapping, aiming to develop what we tentatively call a ‘bioscience of society’. The explosive growth of the biosciences has already drawn anthropological scrutiny. Clinics, laboratories, global health projects have provided ethnographic fieldsites. This biopolitical terrain has allowed anthropologists to decrypt the interpenetration of the biological and the social and the new forms of power that coalesce through the government of life itself. This anthropology has called into question some of the truths of biomedicine as it is practiced today: the universality of the human body, life itself as the ultimate arbiter of the ethical, the moral irreproachability of humanitarian action, the interiority of the subject. IChAnGHe’s field of enquiry will draw on, interrogate, and further the emerging biosicences of society and the anthropology of the bioscences. The Chair is held by Vinh-Kim Nguyen, a Canadian-trained anthropologist and physician who has worked extensively in HIV medicine and global health and is also a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal. The FMSH and Paris offer an unparalleled opportunity to build contacts and indeed an intellectual community around interdisciplinary concerns. The Maison des Sciences de l’Homme houses a research library as well as France’s graduate school of social science (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales).

The Chair is currently seeking applications for postdoctoral research positions through the Fernand Braudel International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers program. Applicants must have defended by 30 September 2012. Successful applicants would receive a 9 month research stipend of 2.000€ monthly (non-taxable) as well as return air tickets to Paris. Applications are encouraged from candidates with PhDs in the social, basic or information sciences who seek to broaden their intellectual horizons beyond their discipline of origin within the broad scope of the Chair’s programme. It is expected that their research project will involve a significant new “angle” or cross over into another disciplinary perspective from their doctoral research. French is not a requirement, as both the College and the Chair function in English and French.

Applications are due 30 September and should be submitted online though:
Click on “Apply (1-30 September 2012)”

From: http://somatosphere.net/2012/09/postdoctoral-positions-anthropology-biosciences-and-global-health.html

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Getty Fellowships

Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.  The theme for 2013-14 is Connecting Seas: Cultural and Artistic Exchange

For more information, see http://www.getty.edu/foundation/funding/residential/getty_pre_postdoctoral_fellowships.html

Princeton Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences is accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships starting in 2013-14.  The deadline for application is October 1, 2012

Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. Applicants may apply for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching.  They are in the following areas: open Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, Fellowship in East Asian Studies, and Fellowship in the study of Race and/or Ethnicity.

If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time.
All candidates will be informed of the status of their applications by the end of January 2013. For more information, see http://www.princeton.edu/sf/fellowships/.