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Call for Proposals: Precision Medicine and Society Program at Columbia University

The Precision Medicine and Society (PM&S) Program was established as part of the University’s overall Precision Medicine Initiative to address the ethical, legal, economic, social, and humanistic issues relating to precision medicine and advances in genomics. As part of this effort, the PM&S Program is pleased to issue a request for workshop and seminar proposals. This call for proposals is aimed at encouraging the Columbia community to explore the issues critical to realizing the potential benefits of precision medicine in an equitable fashion.

Potential topics include:

  • Economics of Precision Medicine
  • Social Impact of Precision Medicine
  • Benefits and Challenges of Genomic Reproductive Technologies
  • Legal Aspects of Precision Medicine
  • Precision Medicine and the Humanities

Faculty, research scholars and research scientists across the University are eligible to apply for funding.  At least one applicant per workshop or seminar team must be a full-time faculty member.

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017. For more information, please visit the Columbia Precision Medicine website.

Call for Applications: Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships – Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites applications for fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. Opportunities include: Short-term Research Fellowships, Dissertation Writing Fellowships, NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship, or Fellows in Residence.

The Consortium comprises 24 educational and cultural institutions using their exceptional resources to promote academic and public understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine.

The Consortium offers rich opportunities for research. Taken together, its collections of rare books, manuscripts and artifacts are unparalleled in historical depth as well as breadth. The Consortium also provides a vibrant, challenging and collegial community. Fellows participate in public and scholarly events, as well as informal reading and writing groups, held at the Consortium’s offices in downtown Philadelphia.

Applications for 2018-2019 must be submitted online by December 11, 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit the Consortium’s website.

Call for Applications: Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships at the Humanities Institute of The New York Botanical Garden

The Humanities Institute is pleased to announce a Call for Fellows for 2018–19. Recipients are expected to be in residence at The New York Botanical Garden and to devote themselves full-time to their research projects.

Current Ph.D. candidates and recent post-doctoral researchers (no more than four years since graduation), who would like to further their studies in a large, international plant-based research center are eligible. Students from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

The fellowship lasts nine months (can be activated as early as April 1, 2018 and no later than September 6, 2018). The award is $42,000 (US dollars) plus health benefits. Fellows are also eligible for a Travel stipend up to $3000 during their tenure.

The deadline is January 18, 2018. For more information and to apply, please visit the Humanities Institute of The New York Botanical Garden website.

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

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in History of Technology and Social Change, Department of History – Carnegie Mellon University

The Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor (2/2 semester teaching load) to begin in August 2018. The department seeks a scholar whose research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of technology and social change; especially desired is the ability to bring an historical perspective to the social consequences of mechanization and automation, broadly conceived. Time period and geographic specialization are open.

A PhD in history, history of science, STS or a related social science is required by August 15, 2018. The department is interested in candidates with exceptional promise as scholars and teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Interest in interdisciplinary research and/or teaching with faculty from technical/scientific fields is a plus.

Deadline for applications: October 20, 2017.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to historysearch@andrew.cmu.edu.

For more information and to apply, please visit the application website.

Faculty Seed Grants – Columbia University Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy

The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy announces an opportunity for one-year research Seed Grant Awards of up to $30,000.  The main goal of this project is to offer social science researchers the chance to undertake major research programs that may require initial results or proof of concept to attract external funding.  The ISERP seed grant program places a priority on high-risk, high-return research, including work that develops new theories, identifies new areas of methodological innovation, or that bridges different substantive domains. Projects may be domestic, international, or comparative.

These awards should have the potential to lead to additional federal, foundation or private funding. Recipients of the award are required to submit future grants through ISERP.  Up to four awards will be funded.  Awardees will be asked to present a talk on their project.

Applicants must be full-time faculty members in the social sciences or SIPA.  We especially encourage early career faculty to apply.  Priority will be given to junior faculty.

The application deadline is October 27, 2017; the project will commence on January 1, 2018. For application instructions and to apply, please visit the ISERP website.

Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience End of Year Newsletter

The Center for Science and Society and the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program are pleased to present its
End of Year Newsletter which includes information on program activities in the 2016-2017 academic year and welcomes our newest PSSN scholars. The newsletter also offers a preview of upcoming events in Fall 2017.

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Call for Applications: 2018 Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience

Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia UniversityThe 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, 2018. Columbia University is pleased to announce up to 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 comprises eight existing Scholars 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 27, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, JD, etc.) by July 1, 2018, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2013.

Please visit our 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 PSSN website.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Center for Science and Society End of Year Newsletter

The Center for Science and Society is pleased to present its End of Year Newsletter which includes information and reviews about Center activities in the 2016-2017 academic year and offers a preview of upcoming events in Fall 2017.

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