The Department of the History of Science and Technology at The
Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the position of
tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the modern
physical sciences, broadly construed with the anticipated start
date of July 1, 2022. The position is open to all areas of
scholarship within the history of modern physical sciences in the
18th- 21st centuries. Candidates should have a strong scholarly
record and teaching experience, or show promise of excellence in
academic research, publications, and teaching. The position
involves undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as
supervision of graduate students at M.A. and Ph.D. levels.
Candidate must be able to teach our core undergraduate survey
course in the history of modern science (18th- 21st centuries)
along with a parallel graduate reading course that prepares
students for qualifying exams. The Department is committed to
conducting a broad and inclusive search for a candidate who,
through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to
the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
A Ph.D. is required, but we will accept applications from doctoral
students expected to fulfill Ph. D degree requirements by July 1,
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a description of
scholarly and teaching activity, and three letters of reference.
All application material should be submitted online via Interfolio.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021, and will
continue until the position is filled.
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