Monday, December 16, 2013

Lemelson Center Fellowship Program

The Lemelson Center invites applications covering a broad spectrum of research topics that resonate with its mission to foster a greater understanding of invention and innovation, broadly defined.  However, the Center especially encourages project proposals that will illuminate the role of women inventors; inventors with disabilities; inventors from diverse backgrounds; or any inventions and technologies associated with groups that are traditionally under-represented in the historical record.  Pertinent NMAH collections include the papers of Victor L. Ochoa, a Mexican-American aeronautical inventor; the papers of Dr. Patricia Bath, an African-American inventor of a patented cataracts treatment; the Safko International papers, documenting assistive technologies built for the physically disabled; and the HIV/AIDS and LGBT Reference Collections, which document innovative public health programs and associated technologies.

The Lemelson Center Fellowship Program annually awards 2 to 3 fellowships to pre-doctoral graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and other professionals who have completed advanced training.  Fellows are expected to reside in the Washington, D.C. area, to participate in the Center's activities, and to make a presentation of their work to colleagues at the museum.  Fellowship tenure is based upon the applicants’ stated needs (and available funding) up to a maximum of ten weeks.  Stipends for 2014-2015 will be $575/week for pre-doctoral fellows and $870/week for post-doctoral and professional fellows.  Applications are due 15 January 2014.  For application procedures and additional information, see resources/research_fellowships.aspx.  Researchers are encouraged to consult with the fellowship coordinator before submitting a proposal – contact historian Eric S. Hintz, Ph.D. at +1 202-633-3734 or

The Lemelson Center Travel to Collections Award Program annually awards 2 to 3 short-term travel grants to encourage the use of its invention-related collections.  Awards are $150 per day for a maximum of 10 business days and may be used to cover transportation, living, and reproduction expenses; they are intended only for applicants who reside or attend school beyond commuting distance of the NMAH.  Applications are due 15 January 2014.  See for application procedures and additional information.  Researchers are encouraged to consult with the travel award coordinator before submitting a proposal – contact archivist Alison Oswald at +1 202-633-3726 or

Friday, October 11, 2013

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference in Latin America March 7-8, 2014

The Third Annual Graduate Student Conference in Latin American and Caribbean Studies will be held March 7-8, 2014 in Bloomington. There are competitive travel grants that we offer to help offset the costs of coming to the conference. 

Below are the major details.

What:  "¡Calma Pueblo! Order and Chaos in Latin America"  (Graduate Student Conference in Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
When:  March 7-8, 2014
Where: Indiana University - Bloomington (CLACS)
Keynote:  Peter Guardino, Professor and Chair of the Department of History
Travel Grants:  We offer competitive travel grants to facilitate graduate student travel from other institutions.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Society for Neuroscience Research Fellowship at UCLA

One-year fellowship, with a possible 2nd-year extension supported by the Department of Neurobiology, to research and write history of the Society for Neuroscience (founded 1969) and its role in the development of the field of neuroscience in the late 20th century.  Fellow will be expected to research and write a publishable historical essay within one year on the early history of the society, with likely opportunities to develop other publications, to help design and write content for a website and to assist in grant writing.  Applications are being reviewed now.

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is the foremost scientific organization dedicated to the study and promotion of Neuroscience.   Since its creation in 1969, the SfN and its members have played a major role in shaping our scientific and cultural knowledge of how the brain and nervous system work, in forging a disciplinary identity for the neurosciences, and in helping to promote effective national neuroscience policy.  Documenting and preserving the early history of the SfN is important in its own right, but of tremendous contemporary scientific and scholarly value as well.  As neuroscience becomes increasingly important to fields that traditionally have eschewed methods of natural science (e.g. economics, philosophy), understanding the ways in which the SfN forged neuroscience into one of the most important intellectual pursuits of the twenty-first century can provide important insights into how the discipline will shape knowledge policy and lives in the future.  This is a history that is yet to be told.

This is a unique opportunity to help write this important history.  The research fellow will work closely with the SfN staff and leadership and with the interdisciplinary social studies of medicine team at UCLA headed by Dr. Joel Braslow.  PhD-level training in history of science and medicine required.  Interested applicants should submit CV and writing sample to Dr. Braslow at and request two letters of recommendation to be sent separately by December 1, 2013  

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Assistant Professor of Women and Gneder Studies - San Francisco State University

The Women and Gender Studies Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for an approved tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in fall 2014, subject to financial ability.

Position Description:
The Women and Gender Studies Department at SFSU seeks to hire a junior scholar with expertise in transnational feminist methodologies whose research addresses one or more of the following fields:
·       Science and technology studies
·       Disability studies
·       Indigenous feminisms
·       Health inequalities and the environment
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Women and Gender Studies or experience in the discipline. This scholar must teach from a perspective that emphasizes the mutually constitutive nature of categories of difference, and their course offerings should complement and extend our strengths in transnational feminist cultural studies and interdisciplinary social sciences. 

Candidates should send the following:
·       Cover letter
·       A curriculum vitae
·       Names of three recommenders
·       (Requests for letters of recommendation [no more than two years old], writing sample, syllabi,
teaching evaluations, and teaching philosophy will be made after the first round of review) 

Please mail documents (no email applications) to:
Hiring Committee
Department of Women and Gender Studies San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
Review of applications will begin November 14, 2013.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Proposals for conference Gender, Bodies & Technology: Performing the Human, May 2013

Proposals are invited for the upcoming conference Gender, Bodies & Technology: Performing the Human. The conference will be held May 1-3, 2014 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

We invite proposals from scholars in the humanities, social and natural sciences, feminist science studies, visual and performing arts, life sciences, and STEM fields for papers, panels, workshops, new media, art, and performance pieces that explore the intersections of gender, bodies & technology in contexts ranging from classrooms to the military, and from health care to the media.

You can find more information about the conference and submit proposals at:

The deadline has been extended to October 15.

Christine Labuski/GBT Coordinator and Conference Co-Director

Friday, September 27, 2013

NSF East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation International Science & Engineering section would like to make you aware of an opportunity for U.S. graduate students to participate in research experiences in summer 2014 through the East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) program. EAPSI supports 200-205 graduate students each year to do research in the lab of their choice in any of seven locations: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan.  Each institute has a fixed start and end date, and includes a pre-departure orientation near NSF and an in-country language and culture orientation. An EAPSI award includes a $5,000 stipend and round trip air ticket provided by NSF, and a living allowance provided by NSF’s counterpart funding agency in the host location. The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled in research-oriented graduate programs in NSF-funded STEM fields. The U.S. graduate student is the PI on an EAPSI proposal.

The application deadline is November 25, 2013.

The EAPSI program announcement 13-593 and related information are available at (please scroll down to Related URLs).

EAPSI is an excellent opportunity for U.S. graduate students to advance their research in collaboration with high-caliber scientists and engineers in East Asia and to build professional networks in a scientifically important region of the world. The program is entirely funded by ISE and our international partners: there is no cost to NSF directorates or to your PIs. It’s an excellent opportunity to leverage our resources to advance international research and education opportunities for your community. We invite you to share this mail or the link with PIs, graduate students, and others in your community who may benefit from the EAPSI opportunity.

Informational Webinars will be conducted on Friday, September 27, 2013, at 3:00 pm ET and on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 1:00 pm ET.  Please visit for information on how to join the Webinars. Passcode is EAPSI2014.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies - Northwestern University

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in sexuality studies, to run from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study sexuality from a social science perspective (broadly construed). Each Fellow’s appointment will be in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and may also be in a department in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, History, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, or Sociology. That is, the Fellow must have relevant expertise in both sexuality studies and another substantive field, and must be prepared to teach courses that reflect that expertise.

Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses each year (typically one seminar and one lecture course) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows will also be expected to be active participants in SPAN’s community of faculty and graduate students and, as applicable, in their affiliated department by attending talks and events. Finally, they will assist in the organization of on-campus educational activities such as an annual SPAN workshop.

In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 15, 2014.

Important additional information including salary, prerequisites, FAQs, and submission instructions appears on our website at Administrative questions not addressed on the webpage should be directed to Substantive questions not addressed on the webpage may be sent to the co-directors of SPAN, Héctor Carrillo ( and Steven Epstein ( For more information about departments or programs at Northwestern, see

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

AGEP Postdoctoral Position - University of Michigan

The Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan announces the establishment of a postdoctoral fellowship funded through the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), a program funded by the National Science Foundation to advance historically underrepresented minority graduate students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as they pursue their degrees, and to enhance their preparation for faculty positions in academia.

The postdoctoral fellowship offers an opportunity to work with senior scholars on a large, multimethod project focused on academic, social, and contextual factors that increase doctoral attainment and postdoctoral academic placements among underrepresented minority graduate students in STEM fields. (In this context, STEM includes physical sciences and engineering, selected biological and medical sciences fields, as well as social/behavioral sciences). The fellow would participate in all phases of the project, including basic and applied research on the roles of institutional resources and supports (such as high quality mentoring and academic learning communities) in enhancing students’ degree attainment and postdoctoral academic pursuits. In addition, the fellow would work with Rackham’s Institutional Research unit in examining programmatic practices that enhance student experience and outcomes across diverse graduate students, departments, and disciplines.

The ideal candidate will have background/interests in diversity, equity, or access in higher education; STEM education; educational policy and programs; and/or ethnic minority development and achievement. The candidate’s disciplinary background could include fields of study within education or other social science disciplines (e.g., psychology, organizational or policy studies, sociology, etc.). In addition, it is preferred that candidates have experience in advanced quantitative methods, longitudinal methods, and mixed methods, as well as strong writing skills.

The fellowship is 1-year position, renewable for up to two (2) additional years. Eligible applicants must have completed the PhD (defended/completed the dissertation) prior to September 1, 2013 and be U.S. citizens. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a two-page statement of research experience and research interests, examples of written work, and three letters of recommendation (the latter can be emailed directly from reference). Review of materials will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The start date is flexible, but Fall 2013 is preferred.

Inquiries and application materials should be directed via email to:

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fellowships: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 5 to 6 visiting fellowships for the 2014–15 academic year (10 months), beginning September 1, 2014. The fellowships are open to scholars who would be in residence for 5 or 10 months and would participate in the activities of the PIIRS research community on the theme of “Global Systemic Risk.” The research community, which consists of a multidisciplinary group of Princeton faculty and graduate students, aims to advance the scholarly study of the fragility and risk resulting from the interdependence of massive global systems. These tangible risks—in systems as diverse as energy exploration and production, electricity transmission, computer networks, healthcare, food and water supplies, transportation networks, commerce, and finance—now threaten global political, economic, and financial systems that affect citizens of every nation. The study of risk has the potential to become one of the most important and influential academic and policy fields, yet has produced very little comprehensive or cohesive scholarship. We welcome applicants with background in any discipline with specific research interests in systemic risk. For more information on the research community and its activities, see the PIIRS website at

Visiting scholars would be expected to participate regularly in the activities of the research community and to be engaged in research and writing on a topic related to the research community’s broader theme. Depending on a scholar’s research and teaching interests, there may be an opportunity to teach an undergraduate and/or graduate course, subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. We seek a mix of disciplines and levels of seniority. These positions would be particularly suitable for a scholar on sabbatical leave from his/her home institution or for a postdoctoral research associate. For a scholar on leave, the fellowship may provide up to one-half of the scholar’s academic year salary (depending on the successful candidate’s salary, and subject to a cap that will be determined). Salaries for postdoctoral research associates will depend on the number of years beyond the Ph.D., not to exceed three.

To apply for a postdoctoral position, please link to, position requisition number 1300627; to apply for a visiting scholar position please link to, position requisition number 1300625. Applications should include:

(1) A cover letter;
(2) For scholars on sabbatical leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested;
(3) A statement of research plans and their relation to the research community’s theme;
(4) A current curriculum vitae;
(5) Names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation; and
(6) One writing sample (article- or chapter-length).

Application deadline: December 13, 2013.

For more information on PIIRS, see Questions about the application process for these positions may be directed to Jayne Bialkowski at

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Conference May 2014: Gender, Bodies & Technology: Performing the Human

We invite proposals from scholars in the humanities, social and natural sciences, feminist science studies, visual and performing arts, life sciences, and STEM fields for papers, panels, workshops, new media, art, and performance pieces that explore the intersections of gender, bodies & technology in contexts ranging from classrooms to the military, and from health care to the media.

The conference will be held May 1-3, 2014 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

You can find more information about the conference and submit proposals at:

Proposals must be submitted by October 1, 2013 in order to be considered. Please share with potentially interested students and colleagues.

Christine Labuski/GBT Coordinator and Conference Co-Director
Women's and Gender Studies Program

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Assistant or Associate Professor of Science & Technology Studies - Cornell

The Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University seeks an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor position in Science & Technology Studies.  The area of specialization and geographical focus is open.  A Ph.D. in science & technology studies or a closely related field, such as anthropology, history or sociology of science, technology, or medicine, is required.  The STS Department has a very active Ph.D. program and runs two undergraduate majors:  “Biology & Society” and “Science & Technology Studies.”  The successful candidate will have an active research program in STS, will be expected to play an important role in both graduate and undergraduate programs in the department, and will be expected to offer courses of interest to Cornell undergraduates.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013.  If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line through the following website:  Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and one paragraph descriptions of two or three courses.  Candidates applying at the assistant professor level should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted separately, as described on the website; candidates applying at the associate professor level may submit only names of references if preferred.  If you have any specific questions about the position, please contact Debbie Van Galder,

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

NASA Internships

NASA currently has over 50 different internship opportunities available.  Internships are paid and are available in a broad range of STEM disciplines for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Please visit to search opportunities and apply. 

The deadline to apply is October 11th, 2013.

March 2014: Urban History Group Conference

Urban Poverty: Wealth, Inequality and Experience 1600-2014
March 27-28, 2014
University of Warwick, UK

The conference committee invites proposals for individual papers as well as for individual sessions of up to three papers. Sessions that seek to draw comparisons across one or more countries, or open up new vistas for original research, are particularly encouraged.

Abstracts of up to 500 words, including a title, name, affiliation and contact details should be submitted to the conference organiser and should indicate clearly how the content of the paper addresses the conference theme outlined above. Those wishing to propose sessions should provide a brief statement that identifies the ways in which the session will address the conference theme, a list of speakers, and abstracts.

The final deadline for proposals for sessions and papers is 30 September 2013.
For more information, visit: The Urban History Group's Events page
Or contact: Dr. Rebecca Madgin,

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future - Calling applicants

The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences, engineering and technology at leading universities abroad. 

The long-term goal of the faculty for the future program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing academic careers in scientific disciplines thus contributing to the socio-economic development of their home countries and regions. The faculty for the future program is growing each year and has become a powerful community of 323 women scientists from 63 countries. Grant recipients are selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents. Ultimately they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers, to further their research, to teach and to become inspirational role models for other young women. 

Please apply on-line by September 9, 2013 at:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse: Positions in Environmental Sociology and Medical Sociology

Do you want to share your curiosity for understanding the social world with motivated students? The Department of Sociology/Archaeology invites applicants for two tenure-track, Assistant Professors of Sociology to begin either January 2014 or late August 2014. We seek applications from individuals who hold a Ph.D. in sociology, or a closely related field (e.g., social gerontology) by time of appointment. Successful candidates must express their dedication to high quality undergraduate education.

Environmental sociology (position # 0600642) - preference given to candidates who can teach in the substantive areas of death, grief, and bereavement, sociology of disasters/risk, media, research methods, contemporary sociological theory and either introduction to sociology or race and ethnicity. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach in areas that are complementary to the areas of expertise of our current faculty.

Medical sociology (position # 0600643) - with preference given to candidates who can teach in the substantive areas of death, grief, and bereavement, sociology of disasters/risk, media, research methods, contemporary sociological theory and either introduction to sociology or race and ethnicity. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become affiliated with and/or direct the department’s Center for Death Education and Bioethics.

The positions are open until filled; however, review of applications will begin on October 3, 2013.

The Sociology Program at UW-L is part of the Department of Sociology/Archaeology. Qualified candidates will join the 20- member department, (12 sociologists, 3 cultural anthropologists and 5 archaeologists). The Sociology Program serves 180 sociology majors, 100 sociology minors, and an interdisciplinary minor with 100 students in criminal justice. The program is built around a strong core of foundational courses with the expectation of close student-instructor interaction, opportunities for in-depth participation by our students in all aspects of sociological research, and internship experiences. For more information about our program, or the Department of Sociology/Archaeology, see

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required.  For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit

Friday, August 9, 2013

Call for Proposals: Gender, Bodies & Technology: Performing the Human: May 2014 at Virginia Tech

Gender, Bodies, & Technology is an initiative within Women’s and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech that aims to creatively and intellectually explore the multiple, proliferating, and gendered dimensions of technologized bodies and embodied technologies. Through our initiative and biannual conference, we seek to demonstrate, theorize, and perform the discursive and material nodes around which gender, bodies, and technology both cohere and fracture: how, for example, do the specter and reality of transvaginal ultrasounds index a historically specific female body? What is the relationship between expanded combat roles for female soldiers and the U.S. military’s escalating use of “unmanned” drone warcraft? How should we interpret airport body scanners and restroom architecture that threaten and displace transgender persons? Proposal Deadline: October 1, 2013

We invite proposals from scholars in the humanities, social and natural sciences, feminist science studies, visual and performing arts, life sciences, and STEM fields for papers, panels, workshops, new media, art, and performance pieces that explore the intersections of gender, bodies & technology in contexts ranging from classrooms to the military, and from health care to the media.

Find out more here: Gender, Bodies, & Technology at Virginia Tech 2014

Any questions, please contact Christine Labuski/GBT Coordinator and Conference Co-Director at

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Assistant Professor of Sociology (Tenure Track) - Willamette University

Willamette University seeks candidates who can demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching with broad teaching and research interests in the area of Social Theory (classical, modern, and postmodern), and who have significant secondary training in one or both of the following areas: Crime & Deviance, and/or Environmental Sociology, approached through a critical framework. Teaching responsibilities include five courses annually. The candidate will offer some courses in her/his areas of specialization along with providing support to the department’s core curriculum and the general education program.

To learn more about the department, faculty, staff and students visit

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically and addressed to Jade Aguilar, Chair, Department of Sociology:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Unofficial graduate transcripts (please upload transcripts as one file)
• Separate statements on: teaching and research
• Writing Sample
• Statement that explains how you will engage multiple perspectives in your teaching and contribute to our institutional and departmental commitments to social justice.
• Three (3) letters of Recommendation*
*As part of the online application, please provide contact information for three references and notify them that they will be contacted electronically. The email from Human Resources will include a link where they will be able to submit a letter of recommendation/reference on your behalf. Please note letters will only be accessible to the search committee.

Application Deadline: Application materials will be accepted until September 13, 2013. If you need assistance applying for this position, please contact Human Resources, or 503.370.6210.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

University College London - STEaPP Provost Fellowships

These prestigious two-year UCL STEaPP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy) Provost Fellowships are designed to enable exceptionally talented early career researchers to develop their research, teaching and policy engagement experience sufficiently to make them very strong candidates for academic (faculty) positions at top international universities by the end of their Fellowship.
Applications are warmly encouraged from candidates from across all branches of social, natural and engineering sciences with research, policy engagement and teaching interests relevant to STEaPP. Any disciplinary (or multidisciplinary) background and topical focus of relevance to STEaPP is welcome. Please see Job Description and Person Specification for more detail and broad topical areas of particular interest.

The appointee(s) will have enthusiasm and propensity for inter-disciplinary, intercultural and international team building and sustained collaboration as well as a strong professional orientation towards integrating 'impact orientated' engagement with a broad array of government, corporate and civil society policy communities.

Deadline: August 6, 2013

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact:

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program is designed to engage early career individuals in the analytical processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy.  Fellows obtain the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science and technology policy at the federal, state, or local levels.  Fellows spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.  Each fellow is assigned to a senior staff member who acts as his or her mentor. The mentor provides guidance and ensures that the fellow’s time is focused on substantive projects and activities within the fellow’s assigned unit.   An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

The online application is available at:
  • Applications are due September 5, 2013.
  • The stipend for the fellowship period is $8500.
  • The January 2014 session will commence on January 21, 2014 and end on April 11, 2014.
Visit us on the web at:

Monday, July 1, 2013

Society for the Social History of Medicine 2014 Conference: July 2014

Society for the Social History of Medicine 2014 Conference: Disease, Health, and the State
10-12 July 2014 - Oxford, UK
The Centre for Health, Medicine and Society: Past and Present, Oxford Brookes University and the Welcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford

The Society for the Social History of Medicine hosts a major, biennial, international, and interdisciplinary conference.  In 2014 it will explore the relationships between health, disease, and the state.  The biennial conference is not exclusive in terms of its theme, and reflects the broad diversity of the discipline of the social history of medicine.

Call for Posters

As well as a traditional Call for Papers, proposals are invited for a special Poster Exhibit on the conference theme to be held on the second day of the conference. The exhibit will provide participants with an opportunity to showcase their research in a format that is interactive and collegial. It offers an alternative for those eager to share their work through one-on-one discussion, is especially useful for work-in-progress, and may be particularly appropriate for projects where visual or material evidence represents a central component.  An award will be given to the best poster displayed at the conference.

Deadline for paper and poster proposals: 1 January 2014.
Please see for more information.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte announces postdoc in Berlin

Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply. The position is awarded in conjunction with the research project "The Construction of Norms in 17th- to 19th-Century Europe and the United States."

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute ( The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting more individuals with disabilities and encourages them to apply. Fellows are expected to participate in the research activities at the Institute. The Institute language is English; it is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in that language.

The successful applicant may be employed as a predoctoral fellow rated 50% TVöD E13 in the German system, or alternatively receive a fellowship (monthly stipend: € 1,365). Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

The postdoctoral fellowship is endowed with a monthly stipend between 2.100 € and 2.500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany). Pre-doctoral candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, dissertation project outline (maximum 3,000 words), and two reference letters (these letters may be sent separately)

The Max Planck Research Group (Sabine Arnaud) is also accepting proposals for non-fundedVisiting Fellowships from one month to a year. These positions are normally open to doctoral candidates or post-docs who have external funding. The Max Planck Research Group (Sabine Arnaud) will support a limited number of funding applications to organizations such as Fulbright, DAAD, and Humboldt-Stiftung for fellowships starting in 2014, or 2015.

Please send your application in English no later than July 31, 2012 to: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Administration, MRG Arnaud - fellowships Boltzmannstraße 22 14195 Berlin Germany
(Electronic submission is also possible:
For administrative questions concerning the fellowships and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (, Research Coordinator.

Monday, June 3, 2013

University of Cambridge - Sociology Vacancies

The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint two suitably qualified individuals as Research Associates to work with Professor Sarah Franklin on a Welcome Trust funded research project examining the postwar UK history of assisted conception technology. The posts are for three years in the first instance. Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in the social study of reproduction, reproductive technologies, or reproductive biomedicine, as well as research experience in at least one of these fields. Applicants must have received a PhD in Sociology, Social Anthropology, Science Studies, Cultural Studies, or a related discipline by 1 October 2013.

We are seeking applicants with outstanding research potential who can develop their own research agendas while working as part of a team. We are seeking to appoint individuals in two areas: archival research into the history of IVF and assisted conception in the UK 1950-2000, and assembling a collection of media representations of reproductive technology in this same period. In addition to pursuing research on these topics related to their own interests, the persons appointed will be expected to assist in the completion Professor Franklin's research project examining UK IVF in the late twentieth century. Some administrative duties related to the project and its activities will be required of the successful applicants (approx 10% of time). The postholders will become part of the Reproductive Sociology programme at Cambridge, and contribute to its future activities and development. Further information about the Department and the Faculty can be found at and For further information about the job please click here. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Sarah Franklin at or telephone +44 (0)1223 334520. Applications should be sent to Mr Alistair Cameron (, Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ to reach him by Thursday 4 July 2013.

Applications should include a personal statement, a curriculum vitae and a signed and completed copy of Parts 1 and 3 of the CHRIS/6 form which may be downloaded from Applicants should also arrange for two referees to send references directly to Mr Cameron on their behalf by the same date, enclosing a completed data protection form The University is committed to equality of opportunity. For more information about these positions click here.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Scientific Integrity Official at the EPA - Applications due May 27

The Environmental Protections Agency’s (EPA) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA), Office of Research and Development is seeking a senior scientific leader for the position of Scientific Integrity Official (ScIO) in Washington, DC. The ScIO is the Agency’s focal point on scientific integrity and serves as the Agency’s expert on such matters and provides strategic vision and leadership that informs Agency decisions related to scientific integrity. This person should have experience in an organization that generates a wide variety of information and data that is used to support decision making, and should be familiar with the legal, ethical, and cultural values associated with scientific integrity. 

How To Apply: Find out more information at: Applicants should submit curriculum vitae via e-mail to Applications must be received by May 27, 2013, to be considered and should address the applicants qualifications with respect to functions and duties of the position. Electronic submission of application materials is required. Applications sent via e-mail must be submitted in a readable format, such as MS Word, portable document format (PDF), rich text format (RTF), or plain text. Use of other formats may invalidate your application. For additional information please contact Ms. Robin Clarke on (202) 564-6493.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Society for the Social History of Medicine 2014 Conference: Call for Papers

Society for the Social History of Medicine 2014 Conference: Disease, Health, and the State
10-12 July 2014
Oxford, UK

Call for Papers
Considering all topics relevant to the history of medicine but the 2014 committee encourages proposals for papers, sessions, and round-tables that examine, challenge, and refine the history of disease, health and the state.   Suggested themes include local and global understandings of health, medicine, and governance; the consolidation, breakdown, or absence of state power in the midst of health and medical crises; and the experience of health and medical bureaucracies in the past.   From discussions on the health of the body politic, the role of public health in imperial governance, the nature of military medicine, environmental regulations, to socialized medicine, we welcome approaches from a variety of disciplines and time periods.  However, submissions are not restricted to any area of study, and the committee welcomes proposals on a range of subjects relevant to the history of medicine, from the history of health and disease to the history of medical care.
The committee encourages proposals advancing innovative thinking based on new research.  Paper submissions should include a 250-word abstract and a short CV.  Panel submissions should include three papers (each with a 250-word abstract and short CV), a chair, and a 100-word panel abstract.  Round-table submissions should include the names of four participants (each with a short CV), a chair, and a 500-word abstract.
Submissions should be sent to:
Call closes: 1 January 2014

Friday, February 22, 2013

Tenure-track position in Environmental History at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Environmental History at the rank of Assistant Professor. The geographical area of specialization is open. The successful candidate should be able to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses that address the history of the environment from global and comparative perspectives.

The appointment presents excellent opportunities for a scholar to contribute to the growth of the new History programme at the University, especially in the development of a new teaching and research field in Environmental History. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research as well as teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The University offers competitive remuneration packages commensurate with qualifications and experience, and also comprehensive benefits. Faculty members can expect generous support for research, including grants for travel and conferences.
Please contact Lisa Onaga at to answer any questions about the position, NTU, or Singapore.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kings College London - Two Lectureships in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Applications are invited from excellent scholars with interests in any area of specialism within this broad field, from the early medieval period to the late twentieth century, and with a geographical focus in any part of the world. All candidates should have completed a PhD degree, and be in a position to make a strong contribution to the Department’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). They should be prepared both to teach specialist undergraduate and MA modules in their area of expertise and to contribute to the broader introductory and team-taught curriculum of the Department at both these levels.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Dr Adam Sutcliffe at 

The closing date for applications is 20 Feb 2013.

For details of the post, see

Lecturer in Modern History (1700-present) - University of Bristol, Department of History

Candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research and teaching in the history of medicine/science/technology/environment (specializing in any period from c. 1700 – present and any place) are invited to apply. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or completion by August 2013), a record of publication or well-developed plans for publication, and clear potential to achieve international excellence in research.

S/he will be expected to develop further an established research profile through publication, bidding for external research funding, and presentations at national and international conferences in order to play an active role in maintaining  and enhancing the research profile of the department of Historical Studies. S/he will also be expected to supervise postgraduate research students.

For further information about the department, see
Contact for informal inquiries: Prof Tim Cole

Cut-off date for submission of applications: Monday 18th February 2013.

Newcastle University - Research Associate (3-year)

Under the direction of Dr Jonathan Andrews, the PI at Newcastle University, you will be required to liaise with the project team at Northumbria’s Humanities Department and expected to research and publish on the subject of fashionable diseases, and to organize workshops, public engagement activities and an international conference. The researcher must be familiar in the field of ‘long’ eighteenth-century studies and the history of medicine, and preferably some research experience analyzing patient and/or other first person narrative sources. Closes February 18, 2013. This post is fixed-term for up to 3 years, commencing 1 April 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. Inquiries about this post can be made to Dr Jonathan Andrews at

Friday, January 25, 2013

Stanford University is hiring for Winter/Spring 2013

Stanford is putting together a new freshmen year-long residential program in the history of science, technology, and medicine called "Science in the Making" (SIMILE).  Three positions are available for this winter/spring: Assistant Director (, a lecturer in Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) (, and a postdoctoral teaching fellow (TBD).