Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Assistant Professor, Religion, Science and Technology
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Arizona, United States|
The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religions Studies (SHPRS) at Arizona State University-Tempe campus seeks candidates for Assistant Professor in Religion, Science, and Technology, beginning August 16, 2014 with tenure home among the Religious Studies faculty within SHPRS.
The successful candidate will explore the interface of religion, science, and technology from historical, philosophical, sociological, and/or anthropological perspectives, with attention to conceptions of nature, on the one hand, and conceptions of the human, on the other hand. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, the successful candidate is expected to advance interdisciplinary research on the interplay of religion, science, and technology throughout ASU by reaching out to faculty in related units (e.g., The School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the School of Life Sciences, The School of Sustainability, The Beyond Institute, and the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity). In addition, the candidate will be actively involved in promoting the international society Judaism, Science, and Medicine Group (JMSG) by writing research grants and organizing conferences.
- By the time of appointment, the candidate must hold a doctoral degree in Religion and Science, Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, History and Philosophy of Science, Science and Technology Studies, Intellectual History, or related academic field from an accredited institution.
- Demonstrated knowledge of western religious and scientific traditions.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct interdisciplinary research.
- Training in the natural sciences.
- Ability to work with texts of the western intellectual and religious canon, especially Jewish texts.
- Ability to speak to normative issues that emerge from the interplay of religion, science and technology.
- Demonstrated interest in working with colleagues on collaborative grants and projects.
To apply: submit the following application materials in PDF format: 1) a letter of application that includes a statement of research and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a copy of three dissertation chapters or scholarly publications; 4) three letters of recommendation; and 5) two relevant course syllabi to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Religion, Science and Technology” in the subject line. Application deadline is January 15, 2014; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. Background check is required for employment. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Linell Cady, co-chair of the search committee, at LCady@asu.edu.
ASU Is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Linell Cady, co-chair of the search committee, at LCady@asu.edu.
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology
|Secondary Categories:||History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Jewish History / Studies