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Job Opportunity: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art/Science Nexus – Arizona State University

Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) in partnership with the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (HIDA) seek an assistant professor (tenure track) scholar/practitioner who works at the art/science nexus.

Application Deadline: November 27, 2017

We seek someone who thinks about futures, possible worlds, and the governance of innovation by combining artistic and technoscientific methods, transforming disciplinary practice and considering real-world impacts. We especially seek candidates with professional experience who accomplish these outcomes by inventing new technologies, genres of dialogue, narrative, performance and/or events – imagining futures and creating fresh techniques for imagining futures. Ideally, candidates will also be comfortable with some techniques of scientific or engineering research and be able to reflect critically, socio-culturally or artistically on those techniques. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independently funded and collaborative research program; teach and mentor students; participate in professional and university service; and engage stakeholders.

As part of his or her activities, the successful candidate – along with colleagues from SFIS, HIDA, and elsewhere – will be responsible for shaping and collaboratively mounting an annual, trans-genre event at ASU called “Emerge” (see: http://emerge.asu.edu). The relevant unit within HIDA will most likely be the School of Arts, Media and Engineering (AME), but candidates with backgrounds across the arts should feel free to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Arizona State SFIS website.

Job Opportunity: Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for a tenured position at the rank of full professor as Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science. Subfield and geographic area open. Successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar with a distinguished record of publications, an active research agenda, and enthusiasm for teaching. PhD in History or related field required. Target starting date is August 16, 2018.

Deadline: November 10, 2017.

Please visit the University of Illinois Department of History website for more details and to apply

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Projects in Society and Neuroscience

The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Program (PSSN) invites proposals for interdisciplinary projects that lie at the intersection of neuroscience, the humanities, and the social sciences.

ELIGIBILITY: All full-time faculty at Columbia University and Barnard College. Non-Faculty may apply with the support of a faculty co-investigator (see Proposal Instructions for further details).

AMOUNT: Up to $30,000.00 total, for projects 1-2 years in duration

DEADLINE: Extended until March 29, 2017

PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS: Available as a PDF here.

Faculty Seed Grant Competition

The PSSN Program will offer annual seed/pilot grants to enable collaboration between Columbia and Barnard faculty in the humanities, arts, or social sciences, and faculty in the natural sciences whose primary focus is the empirical study of mind, brain, and behavior.  This request for proposals is open to all full-time faculty at Columbia University and Barnard College that contribute to these interdisciplinary goals. Non-faculty applications (including postdocs and senior PhD students) will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with a letter of support from a faculty advisor and at least one full-time faculty member serving as co-investigator.

Proposals should outline interdisciplinary activities and research that involve either direct collaboration between neuroscientists and researchers from other disciplines, or traverse traditional disciplinary boundaries in order to investigate issues relevant to society and neuroscience.

Awards will be made of up to a total of $30,000 for projects 1 – 2 years in duration. Up to five grants will be awarded each year.

Submitting Proposals

Please download the full application instructions and grant guidelines before starting your proposal. Only complete proposals will be reviewed. Please submit proposals as a single PDF document by 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to presidentialscholars@columbia.edu with “Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Projects in Society and Neuroscience” in the subject line of the email.

Please direct any questions to presidentialscholars@columbia.edu.  For a list of 2015 and 2016 Seed Grant awardees and their projects, please click here.

Call for Papers – History of Science Society 2017 Annual Meeting

The History of Science Society (HSS) will hold its 2017 conference in the Sheraton City Centre in downtown Toronto November 9 – 12, 2017. The HSS encourages submissions on all topics. Proposals (250-word maximum for abstracts) must be submitted via the HSS submissions page.

Reviewers will give strong preference to sessions that reflect diversity, e.g. diverse institutional affiliation, a mix of men and women, and/or a balance of professional ranks. Only one proposal per person may be submitted – workshops, simply chairing a session, posters, and other non-typical proposals (e.g., interest group lectures) are excluded from this restriction (for a maximum of two presentations) but roundtables are not.

To encourage and aid the creation of panels with strong thematic coherence that draw upon historians of science across institutions and ranks, the conference organizers have created a proposal wiki. Anyone with a panel or paper idea seeking like-minded presenters should post and consult the postings there to round out a prospective session.

HSS also has special instructions for proposals for Roundtables, Posters, and Flash Talks.  Please see the HSS website for additional details.

Deadline for all types of proposals:  April 3, 2017.

Call for Applications – Ayrton Prize for Digital Engagement in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 2015 The British Society for the History of Science launched the Ayrton prize, a new prize recognizing outstanding web projects and digital engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine (HSTM). The society is now accepting applications for 2017. Entrants do not have to be members of the BSHS and can be based in any country. In addition to an award in the amount of £300, the winning project will form the centerpiece of an issue of the BSHS magazine, Viewpoint, and all shortlisted entries will also be featured on the BSHS website.

To be eligible entries should:

– Be a self-contained website (including blogs and other web-based projects), available in English, whose overall content is in HSTM, or a distinct HSTM subsection of a website, such as an online exhibition section of a museum website.

– Have been created or updated with substantial new content within the last two calendar years (from the entry deadline).

– Communicate HSTM to a non-specialist audience and/or make new resources available for the study of HSTM.

– Reflect current best practice in the discipline.

– Make effective use of the medium.

The deadline for submissions is March 10, 2017; for more details on how to enter, please visit the BSHS website.

Call for Applications: 2017 Center for Science and Society Seed Grants

Eligibility: All full-time students, faculty, and postdocs at Columbia University and Barnard College

Amount of Award: $1,500 – $3,000

Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2017

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites proposals for innovative interdisciplinary projects involving the study of science in society that need modest amounts of seed money to initiate collaborative research and programming. All full-time faculty, students, and postdocs at Columbia University and Barnard College are eligible, and proposals are welcomed especially from undergraduate and graduate students. Projects might include small research projects, support for a reading group, inviting a speaker, or a contribution towards developing a conference. Grants can be combined with any other funding held by the applicants. Awards will normally be in the range of $1,500-$3,000. Projects must be completed and funds expended by July 1, 2018.

Submitting Proposals
To apply, please submit the following as a single PDF document by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 20, 2017 to to the email address scienceandsociety@columbia.edu with “Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Projects in Science and Society” in the subject line of the email:

  • Cover page, including title of proposal, principal investigator(s) and departmental affiliations, an executive summary of the project, and the total funding amount sought
  • Proposal narrative with timeline of research (no more than 3 pages in 12-point font)
  • Itemized projected budget
  • CVs for each investigator

Conditions of Receipt
Grant recipients must provide annual reports on project activities, including updates on external funding proposals (successful or unsuccessful), and any papers, publications, course syllabi, and/or reports resulting from seed grant activities. When applicable, research projects involving human subjects and/or animals must obtain (and keep current) approval from the appropriate University regulatory offices.

For more information, please contact The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University. Download a copy of the call for applications here.

Call for Abstracts: Biodiversity and Its Histories

Abstracts requested for presentations during the Workshop, “Biodiversity and Its Histories,” April 24-25, 2017, Columbia University and the New York Botanical Garden

We invite proposals for a workshop examining the multiple historical origins of the values of biodiversity. Our aim is to better understand how these diverse values have developed historically, and how they in turn inform current scientific research, international debates over conservation policy, and initiatives to protect biocultural diversity. Scholars in the following fields are encouraged to apply, especially those focusing on Africa or Asia and/or the pre-1900 context: ecology, biology, geography, anthropology, philosophy, law, art history, cultural history, and history and philosophy of science.

Among the topics to be considered are:

  • Motivations for the observation and protection of variety in nature;
  • The values attached to biological diversity in relation to human cultural diversity;
  • The shifting valuation of “diversity” at the organismic level, as in cases of hybridity or mixed ancestry;
  • Political and legal efforts to protect biological diversity in these multiple senses and the conflicts surrounding them.

This workshop is part of a series of scholarly and public events organized by Deborah Coen, Helen Curry, and Paul White, and sponsored by the Darwin Correspondence Project at University of Cambridge, Cambridge University’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, the Center for Science & Society at Columbia University and Barnard College, and the Humanities Institute of the New York Botanical Garden.

Conference participants will receive accommodation and limited funding for travel expenses.

Please send short abstracts (no more than 300 words) to dcoen@barnard.edu.  Download the full CFP for more details.

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2016

 

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Scholar with the Making and Knowing Project, Columbia University

The Making and Knowing Project seeks a three-year Postdoctoral Scholar, to start July 1, 2017.

The Department of History at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications from qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position as part of the Making and Knowing Project, which is working toward the publication of an open access digital critical edition and translation of a late sixteenth-century French manuscript. The successful applicant will co-teach the laboratory seminar each semester with Professor Pamela Smith and other postdoctoral scholars, and take part in all activities of the Making and Knowing Project.  For two of the three years, the Scholar will teach one section each semester of the Introduction to Contemporary Civilization, a central part of Columbia’s signature Core Curriculum. Core teaching requires instructors to attend Core Curriculum weekly instructor meetings and lectures, in addition to teaching a discussion based class twice a week (ca. 4 hours/week). The Scholar will have the opportunity to contribute content to the critical edition and to publish research in collaboration with the Making and Knowing team. The Scholar will hold the title of Lecturer in History.

The appointment start date is July 1, 2017. Renewal for a second and third year will be contingent upon satisfactory performance. Starting salary will be about $53,000, plus benefits, and a modest research stipend.

Eligibility Requirements:  A PhD, preferably in history or a cognate discipline (such as art history, conservation, or history of science).  Some experience in laboratory, conservation, or studio work, and a knowledge of French language and history. A background in early modern European history and digital skills will be beneficial. Candidates must hold the doctoral degree by July 1, 2017 or have received it within the previous three years.

Application: All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). For more information and to apply, please go to the following link: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu. Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Review of Applications will begin October 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions about the position, please contact Pamela Smith at ps2270@columbia.edu.

Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist position to begin July 1, 2017.

Columbia University is pleased to announce three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in (1) a humanities, arts, or social science discipline ― such as psychology, psychiatry, public health, law, history, economics, literature, political science, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts ― and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research; OR (2) neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. These Scholars will join an innovative program, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, which will include nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, JD, etc.) by July 1, 2017, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2012.

Please visit Columbia’s online application site at academicjobs.columbia.edu for further information about this posting and to submit your application. Instructions for the required research proposal can be found under the “Scholars” section of the Presidential Scholars website.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Opportunity: VISTA Program Director, York University

York University is currently seeking a 7-year staff appointment: Program Director for our new VISTA (Vision: Science to Applications) Program. This will be the most senior staff position in the program, which will involve a large budget, many York vision researchers, staff, and trainees, and over 50 partner organizations. Required qualifications include management experience and a Masters or PhD degree.

Location: York University, Toronto, Canada

Eligibility: Management experience and a Masters or PhD degree

Deadline: open until filled

For more information, please visit: http://webapps.yorku.ca/nonacademicpostings/summary-pf.jsp?postingnumber=10099.


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