Tenure-Track Position at Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the History of Science and/or Technology beginning Fall 2011. We are conducting a broad search, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach the modern segment of the three-course sequence on the history of science and technology. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. degree and be able to provide evidence of excellence in teaching and promise of significant scholarship.

HMC is a highly selective institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The position is in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, an interdisciplinary department supporting a broad-based liberal arts program, and the teaching load is five semester-courses per year, including a writing-intensive first-year seminar. HMC’s membership in the Claremont consortium offers significant opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with disciplinary colleagues at the Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University as well as participation in the Intercollegiate Program in Science, Technology, and Society. Situated approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, HMC offers easy access to LA’s vibrant cultural scene and is also convenient to the Huntington Library, which includes the Burndy Library and other collections in the field. Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, a sample of scholarly work (no more than 35 pp.), three letters of recommendation, course evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, and syllabi of three proposed courses to: Professor Hal S. Barron, Chair, History of Science and/or Technology Search Committee, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, Harvey Mudd College, 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711-5990. If possible, submit these materials electronically to: hal_barron@hmc.edu. Please include in the cover letter a statement about working in and promoting diverse academic environments. Applicants should indicate whether they plan to attend the SHOT meeting in Tacoma and/or the History of Science meeting in Montreal. While applications will be considered until the position is filled, we plan to conduct preliminary interviews at both meetings and files received by September 16 will be given preferred consideration.

Harvey Mudd College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to the recruitment of candidates historically underrepresented on college faculties. Experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds will be considered among criteria for appointment.


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