Tenure track Assistant Professor in STS and Environment
Deadline: October 25, 2013
The Science, Technology, and Society [STS] Program in collaboration with the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University expects to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor. We invite applications for this expected position at this time. The successful applicant would begin September 1, 2014. This position continues the re-invigoration of the research potential of the STS Program at Drexel University, which included the successful recruitment of both a new Director and an Assistant Professor in 2011 and an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in 2012.
Although the particular sub-field is open, we are primarily interested in candidates who investigate the social dimensions of environmental issues. Faculty expertise could, for example, investigate the historical, cultural, political, and social dimensions of the development and use of new energy sources such as wind power, biofuels, smart grids, and hydraulic fracturing; citizen-science efforts to monitor and improve the environment; community responses to environmental exposures related to energy sources; changes in regulatory structures; and/or inequalities, energy, and environmental issues. Energy and environment are central to Drexel’s strategic plan, and the STS program would like to contribute to this area. We are especially interested in applicants with knowledge of social science research methods and strong methodological skills (e.g., in-depth interviews, focus groups, archival research, fieldwork, GIS, or statistics). Applicants’ degrees could potentially be in science and technology studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, or other relevant fields. We expect that this person’s research and teaching, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, will contribute to the STS Program, and that our new colleague will participate in and initiate collaborations across the Schools, Colleges, and Centers at Drexel.
Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of your scholarly writing; and 4) the names, institutional affiliation, and email addresses only of at least three references. Please do not submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants. The successful applicant must have completed all requirements for their PhD by August 15, 2014.
Review of applications will begin October 25, 2013 and continue until filled. Please address all queries to Prof. Kelly Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is proactively committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the varied diversity and excellence of the academic community, and all of its complements.
To apply, visit drexeljobs.com, select ‘3649- History & Politics’ from the Department drop-down box. This position is Requisition Number 5511.