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December 30, 2008

Postdoctoral Position in Science, Technology and Society - Harvard University


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Postdoctoral Position in Science, Technology and Society at The John F. Kennedy School of Government and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

The John F. Kennedy School of Government and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University are seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in Science, Technology and Society (STS). The one-year position is renewable for a second year and will carry a teaching load of one undergraduate course in Technology and Society; the successful candidate will also assist in STS Program activities and build links between STS and SEAS. Candidates should be qualified to carry out research on the social implications of one or more aspects of engineering or applied sciences, such as information and communication technologies, biotechnology, or nanotechnology. Areas of specialization might include studies of innovation; risk and regulation; intellectual property; new research partnerships and research governance; or ethical issues in technological R&D. Research experience on comparative, international and global issues is especially welcome. Interdisciplinary teaching experiences are extremely desirable. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate field, including science and technology studies, sociology, law, political science, economics, or engineering. Interested candidates should submit hard copies of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter with a statement of research interests, a writing sample or representative publication, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Director, Program on Science, Technology and Society, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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October 22, 2008

Faculty Position in Science and Technology Policy Research


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Faculty Position in Science and Technology Policy Research.

The University of Colorado at Boulder seeks to hire an assistant professor for the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in science or technology policy research with emphasis on environment. Specializations of interest include the policy aspects of science, energy, technology, and the human dimensions of climate change, water, and solid earth processes. The successful candidate must have an established interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching, is expected to develop a record of funded research, and must be willing to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. The position is tenure-track and will be located in any relevant academic department, to be mutually decided upon by the candidate and department. Possibilities include Geography, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Economics, and others. Required Qualifications: PhD in a relevant field.

To Apply: Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching, a statement on research, and three names to be used for letters of reference to http://www.jobsatcu.com, job posting number 805664. Questions can be directed to CIRES Human Resources (Dempsey@CIRES.Colorado.edu). Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

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September 24, 2008

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland


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Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland

The Environmental Studies Program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications for its first full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2009, contingent upon adequate state funding support. A Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or in a related interdisciplinary field such as sustainability is required, and candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in hand or expected when the appointment begins. Proficiency in another discipline and a demonstrated ability to attract and retain students from underrepresented groups are desirable.

We seek a candidate whose first priority is high-quality teaching in a liberal arts college. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability and interest in interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, community involvement, and collaborating with colleagues from departments across campus to build the program. Teaching expectations are three courses per semester, including the required introductory Environmental Perspectives courses and a senior-level Environmental Studies seminar with additional intermediate or upper level courses appropriate to the individual's area of specialization.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

Send CV, cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, teaching philosophy, graduate academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (including at least two addressing teaching ability) to Dr. Kate Chandler, Coordinator, Environmental Studies, Dept. of English, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City, MD 20686-3001. For further information visit http://www.smcm.edu/environmentalstudies/index.html or e-mail Dr. Chandler at krchandler@smcm.edu.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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July 22, 2008

Call for participation: Dupont Summit, Washington DC


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The Policy Studies Organization would like to extend to you the invitation to participate with a proposal for the program of The Dupont Summit, to be held in Washington DC, December 4-6, 2008.

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The theme of the summit is: The New Administration Tackles Science and Technology. Priorities for the Road Ahead. Its purpose will be to bring scholars, policymakers and representatives of non governmental organizations, into dialogue about pressing policy issues on environment, science and technology, biomedicine, climate change, sustainable development, health and others which will need to be addressed by the new American Presidency. Other suggestions will be most welcome.

The Policy Studies Organization is a non governmental, non profit organization, with the purpose to further research and dissemination of scholarship in policy.

By attachment, find an invitation to the summit with more information on the themes and topics to be considered. Or visit the conference section in our website at http://www.ipsonet.org/.

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January 18, 2008

Assistant Professor, Environmental Policy and Management at Northern Arizona University


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Assistant Professor, Environmental Policy and Management at Northern Arizona University

The Center for Environmental Sciences and Education (CESE) at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track assistant professor position in environmental studies and policy. The position begins in August 2008.

This position will be responsible for advising, curriculum development, and instruction in the undergraduate environmental studies and sciences programs and the graduate environmental sciences and policy program. The candidate’s background should include a focus on science in support of environmental policy or management decision-making. The successful candidate will develop and/or maintain research interests, broadly defined, in environmental policy and be willing to develop an agenda pertinent to the Southwest. Candidates must be able to teach classes in environmental studies and policy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We encourage applications from candidates who are willing to incorporate web-based delivery strategies in their teaching.

Minimum Qualifications:

• PhD in a social science or interdisciplinary environmental sciences/studies completed by August 1, 2008

• Academic preparation and research interests in environmental policy

• High potential and/or a demonstrated record of securing and implementing grants that support graduate student research

Preferred Qualifications:

• A focus on science in support of environmental policy or management decision-making

• Experience in environmental problem-solving from multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives, in particular those with experience at the interface of environmental science and policy/management

• Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment

• Success attaining external support for research

• Demonstrated excellence in teaching

• A commitment to working effectively within a diverse university community

The Center for Environmental Sciences and Education offers undergraduate degrees in environmental sciences and environmental studies and a MS degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy (home.nau.edu/envsci). Northern Arizona University is a 21,500-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 58,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

Application Deadline:

This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications begins on February 1, 2008

Application Procedure:

Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three recent and original letters of reference, evidence and a sample of scholarship and publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations and syllabi). to Chair, Environmental Policy and Management Search Committee, Box 5694, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5694.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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