Job Opportunity: International Visiting Scholar in the History of Science

May 20, 2015


Completion or near completion of the Ph.D. is required.


Barnard, in conjunction with the Columbia Center for Science & Society, will pay the cost of travel and accommodations, as well as a $75 per diem and a $1000 honorarium.


Barnard College, Columbia University seeks a historian of science with expertise in the history of science beyond North America and Europe to co-teach part of an undergraduate lecture course on the global history of science since 1800 (taught by Professor Deborah Coen). The scholar will be responsible for designing and teaching a four-lecture module on science, colonialism, and globalization. He or she will be in residence at Barnard for two weeks in the fall of 2015. The residence will include a public lecture at Barnard on a related topic, as well as formal and informal interactions with the history of science community in the greater New York area. The aim is both to foster international collaboration in the history of science and to introduce Barnard-Columbia students to the complex legacy of colonial and post-colonial science. The visiting scholar should plan to arrive on October 26 and stay through November 6, 2015.


Applicants should send a brief cover letter, describing teaching experience, and a CV to [email protected] by May 20.