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Call for Nominations: History of Psychology Journal Editor

History of Psychology, a journal of the American Psychological Association, has issued a call for nominations for journal editor. David Dunning, PhD has been appointed chair of the search. The nomination deadline is January 11, 2014 and the candidates should be prepared to start receiving manuscripts in 2015. The journal is described as,

History of Psychology features refereed articles addressing all aspects of psychology’s past and of its interrelationship with the many contexts within which it has emerged and has been practiced. It also publishes scholarly work in closely related areas, such as historical psychology (the history of consciousness and behavior), psychohistory, theory in psychology as it pertains to history, historiography, biography and autobiography, the teaching of the history of psychology, and data mining regarding the history of psychology.

Details of the nomination procedure follow below.

Candidates should be members of APA and should be available to start receiving manuscripts in early 2015 to prepare for issues published in 2016. Please note that the P&C Board encourages participation by members of underrepresented groups in the publication process and would particularly welcome such nominees. Self-nominations are also encouraged.

Nominate candidates through APA’s EditorQuest website.

Prepared statements of one page or less in support of a nominee can also be submitted by email to Sarah Wiederkehr, P&C Board Search Liaison.

Deadline for accepting nominations is January 11, 2014, when reviews will begin.

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Digital history position at Harvard

It’s true: there’s a job opening at Harvard!

Harvard University is seeking a “Preceptor” in digital history.

We are looking for a promising scholar to implement a vision for digital history in the department and beyond. The preceptor will be responsible for offering support and instruction in digital history and for coordinating departmental initiatives in digital research and pedagogy.

The affiliation would be with the Department of History, but they are also accepting applications from PhDs in allied areas (specialization open). The challenge comes on the digital side:

Experience in aspects of the digital humanities relevant to historians, for example, the use of large data sources, database creation and management, data visualization, digital mapping, text mining and mark-up, and experience in using and developing digital tools and platforms in the teaching, research, and presentation of history…. A strong doctoral record is preferred, and knowledge of programming is a plus.

The deadline for applications is 1 March 2013. It is a 1-year, limited-term, non-tenure-track position.

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Ryerson jobs

Ryerson University, in Toronto, has posted for a tenure-track position specializing in history/theory/systems. Details are here. There is also a sessional position, teaching their history of psychology course, for next semester (here).

Update: The deadline for the tenure-track position has been extended to November 30. The new posting is here.

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History of Science Job at Oregon

The University of Oregon in Eugene has posted a job for a historian of science at their undergraduate honors college. The announcement reads, in part:

The Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon seeks to hire two tenure-track Assistant Professors of History with expertise in the History of the Sciences and in the History of the Arts to teach in an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum. Period and region are open. Continue reading History of Science Job at Oregon

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Position at AHAP

The Archives for the History of American Psychology at the University of Akron (OH) has announced an opening for the position of Assistant Director. The post will run for two years. Applications are being accepted now. Full details are avaialble here.

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WSJ: Historians have 7th best job in America

According to the Wall Street Journal, historians have the 7th best job in America.  (Career Cast, which partnered with WSJ to do the survey, defined an historian as someone who “analyzes and records historical information from a specific era or according to a particular area of expertise.”)

To put things in perspective, here are a bunch of related jobs that the readers of AHP might have chosen as a career instead: Sociologist is #8, Philosopher is #12, Publication Editor is #31, Anthropologist is #40, Librarian is #43, School Principal (including at colleges and universities) is #48, Psychologist is #59, Technical Writer is #60, Museum Curator is #66, Author is #93, and Psychiatrist is #100.

Although being an historian is more stressful than the other top 6 jobs, it also pays less (an average of $61,000 per year). But, then again, undertakers — who also work with the dead — work longer hours in a more stressful environment for even less pay.  So it could be worse.  They rank #164.

University professor isn’t in the top 200.

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Job: History of Medicine at Yale

Yale University seeks a Lecturer in the history of medicine for a one-year term to begin July 1, 2008, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Historians working on any geographic area of the history of medicine, broadly defined, since the 18th century are invited to apply.

The primary appointment will be in the Section of the History of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, and duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Yale Program in the History of Science and Medicine. Applications should be sent as soon as possible, and will be considered on a rolling basis as they are received. Continue reading Job: History of Medicine at Yale

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History of Psychology Job in Dublin

Trinity College DublinTrinity College Dublin (Ireland) is advertising a position for a permanent lectureship in the history and foundations of psychology. The post is summarized as follows:

The School of Psychology ( seeks to appoint a Lecturer in the History and Foundations of Psychology. Applications are sought from candidates who have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and successful grant applications commensurate with their stage of career. The successful candidate will be expected to provide teaching in Introduction to Psychology and History of Psychology, Continue reading History of Psychology Job in Dublin

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Job: Part-time curator at the British Science Museum

With over two million visitors each year and as the number one destination for educational groups, the British Science Museum aims to be the most admired museum in the world. Key to this ambition is raising the profile of psychology within the Museum’s exhibitions and programming. To that end, with the support of the British Psychological Society (BPS), they have created a part-time five year curatorial post.  Details here.

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Job: Archivist at NIH and Stetten Museum

The Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum maintain documentary and artifact collections relating to the history of the National Institutes of Health. These collections consist of more than 30,000 prints and photographs, 2,000 instruments and artifacts, 400 books, and 1,500 linear feet of documents and audiovisuals. The Office preserves papers, photographs, and audio-visual materials, while the Stetten Museum collects, preserves, and interprets biomedical research instruments and technologies related to the work of the NIH, and non-scientific objects which place the NIH in historical and cultural context. Museum exhibits seek to educate the public about the process of twentieth century biomedical research and about its achievements, generally focusing on the research of NIH investigators as case studies.

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