Tenure-Track Professor in History of Modern Technology

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Job Description


Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Position Description:

The Department of the History of Science seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in the history of modern technology. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1st, 2024. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in the histories of computing and artificial intelligence.

technology, computers, computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in History, History of Science, or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising is desired.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal, by clicking the 'Apply' button. Applications must be submitted no later than October 1, 2023.

  • Cover letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices; draft syllabi may be included).
  • Research statement.
  • Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
  • Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation on behalf of long-listed candidates. Three letters of recommendation are required for further consideration at that time. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.
  • Writing sample or copies of publications.
  • The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

    Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

    Contact Information: Yaz Alfata, Search Committee, Department of the History of Science, yalfata@fas.harvard.edu


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