Assistant Professor of Science & Technology Studies: Global STS, Cornell University

Deadline: Novermber 1, 2019
Cornell University

Position ID: Cornell-STS-GLOBALSTS [#14248, WDR-00020309]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Science & Technology Studies: Global STS
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Science and Technology Studies / Climate change, environmental justice, sustainability, and the Anthropocene, indigenous STS, data justice, public and global health, postcolonial/decolonial STS, technoscience and capitalism, Law, science and technology
Appl Deadline: 2019/11/01 (posted 2019/08/14)

Assistant Professor of Science & Technology Studies: Global STS

The Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University seeks an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Science & Technology Studies. The area of specialization, geographical focus, time period, and topic are open, but we are particularly interested in scholars working in Global STS. Specializations may include (but are not limited to): environmental STS such as climate change, environmental justice, sustainability, and the Anthropocene; indigenous STS; data justice; postcolonial/decolonial STS; law, science, and technology; technoscience and capitalism; public and global health; or public engagement with science and technology. A PhD in science and technology studies or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will have an active research program in STS, be expected to play an important role in both graduate and undergraduate programs in the department, and be expected to offer courses of interest to Cornell undergraduates.

The STS Department has an active PhD program and runs two popular undergraduate majors: “Biology & Society” and “Science & Technology Studies.” The successful candidate will have a normal teaching load of 4 classes/year (generally one lower-division undergraduate course, one upper-division undergraduate course, one graduate seminar, and one additional course). Although a research specialty in the life sciences is not required, the successful candidate would be able to teach one of three core courses in the “Biology & Society” major: Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine; Ethics and the Environment; or Life Sciences & Society. Other teaching will depend on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs.

Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a syllabus and teaching statement, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and the names of three people who can write letters of reference. We ask that all applicants address, either in the cover letter or the syllabus, how they support a scholarly work environment that supports diversity. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and should be submitted through academicjobsonline.

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Sara Pritchard (

Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and members of under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Sample of written work
Syllabus & teaching statement
Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses help popup)

And anything else requested in the position description.
Further Info:

Cornell University
Department of Science & Technology Studies
303 Morrill Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853


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