Deadline: October 30, 2018


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The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2019.

Candidates must hold a PhD in STS, history of science and/or technology, philosophy of science and/or technology, or a closely related discipline by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter.  Research fields of interest include, but are not limited to, the social/humanistic studies of (i) computer, information, or data science and technology; (ii) biomedicine, or biomedical science and technology, including neuroscience; (iii) environmental science and technology, including climate science.  Geographical areas of research focus are open.  

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, both research and teaching in science and technology studies, and competencies in STS method and theory.  They must demonstrate the ability to engage with and contribute to research and teaching in history or philosophy of science, technology, and/or medicine.  Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by a record of publications or forthcoming publications in top-ranked journals or other leading venues and presentations at significant conferences in STS, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.  Publications and/or conference presentations in the history or philosophy of science, technology, and/or medicine will be an asset.  The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative, competitive and externally funded research program.

The successful candidate must demonstrate teaching excellence through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy and the teaching dossier (including sample course materials and teaching evaluations), and strong letters of reference.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the IHPST’s research-intensive graduate programs and its undergraduate programs in science and society and history and philosophy of science by teaching undergraduate courses on the introduction to STS; graduate courses on STS theory and method; and by developing courses related to the candidate’s own research expertise.  In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to teach some of the Institute’s existing courses, such as Science and Values and the proseminar Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science.

The IHPST is one of a few units at the University of Toronto to forge intellectual and  pedagogical connections between the humanities and sciences.  We anticipate that the successful candidate will be involved in collaborative initiatives in research and teaching with other cognate departments depending upon their area(s) of expertise.

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