Two post-doc opportunities announced: Stanford and NYU

We just wanted to share a couple of post-doc opportunities for early careerists. The first is with the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University and the second is with Stanford’s “Science in the Making: Integrated Learning Environment” (SIMILE) residential program.

If you see an opportunity of interest, please share it with us at the GECC or directly to Sandy Clark at I’ll see it gets shared.

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship for one year in the history of science and technology, or a related field, with the possibility for renewal for a second year. The Fellowship, which will begin September 1, 2013, will include a $40,000 annual stipend, a $20,000 housing allowance, full medical benefits and assistance with relocation. The research of the successful candidate should be interdisciplinary in nature and complement the work of historians of science already at Gallatin, as we look to strengthen the history-of-science community within New York University and New York City. The successful candidate will advance their own research project, teach two undergraduate courses a year, assist in the execution and development of the NYC History of Science Group, the NYU Science and Society minor and take part in the academic life of NYU and the Gallatin School.

SIMILE will provide students with an intellectually intense opportunity to read, discuss, and debate some of the great scientific and technical writers from antiquity to the present while also introducing them to a variety of current approaches to the history of science, medicine, and technology.  The goal of SIMILE is to introduce students to history as a field of knowledge from which to investigate broadly the evolution of our understanding of the natural world and the creation of a human-made world.  This program will give beginning college students an appreciation for how history sheds light on the world around us, and for how studying science, technology, and medicine from this perspective is an important window into the past.

Assistant Director for SIMILE
The Assistant Director will work closely with the Faculty Director to implement the newly-created “Science in the Making: Integrated Learning Environment” (SIMILE) residential program. The Assistant Director is the lead member of the SIMILE teaching team of three lecturers; he/she teaches a section of 15 students and serves as the academic coordinator of instruction across the course with a particular emphasis on establishing opportunities making connections between the cultures of science and the humanities. He/she also provides orientation and pedagogical training for new instructors, taking advantage of available professional and disciplinary resources at the University.

PWR (Program in Writing and Rhetoric) Lecturer Position in SIMILE
This SIMILE PWR lecturer will teach one 15-student section per quarter in the three-quarter sequence, lead writing workshops for the teaching team to shape the writing curriculum, and offer individualized and group writing and revision assistance to students.

Post-Doctoral Lecturer
Working closely with the SIMILE teaching team of Stanford faculty and two additional lecturers, the post-doctoral lecturer will lead two discussion sections of 15 students per quarter and offer individualized instruction to students.