Open-rank Position in the History of the Modern Life Sciences
University of Missouri - Columbia, History
The Department of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia, is seeking to fill an open-rank, tenured/tenure-track position in the history of the modern life sciences (i.e., from c. 1850 to the present) within any sub-field. Applicants must have a degree in History, History of Science, or a closely allied discipline. Whoever fills this position will be a full-time member of the History Department and will also be affiliated with the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center as a resident historian. We are seeking candidates with a compelling research agenda and a strong commitment to building networks among disciplines. Existing initiatives in which s/he could participate include a science studies research group, an evolutionary studies research group, and a teaching certificate in the Life Sciences & Society Program. S/he is also expected to develop innovative projects along interdisciplinary lines. As a result, the normal 2-2 course-load in the History Department will be reduced by one. Two courses are open to his/her discretion. The third will be an annual historical survey of the modern life sciences that addresses social and cultural implications.
Please submit letter of application describing research and teaching interests, an article-length writing sample, and c.v. online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. These items should be attached in the Resume/CV & Cover Letter or Attachments section of the application system. Three reference letters are required and may be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or in hard copy to History of Life Sciences Committee, 101 Read Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-7500.
The application deadline is October 19, 2012.