Job: History of Science at Harvard

Annenberg HallThis also relates only tangentially to the history of psychology, but seemed worth noting in light of the committee’s interest in allied areas.

Pending budgetary approval, the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University is conducting an open-rank search in the 20th-century (and especially post-WWII) history of molecular biology, biotechnology, and/or the biomedical sciences. Candidates who work at the interface of history of science and related fields such as sociology and anthropology are also welcome to apply.

A strong doctoral record is required and the Department is especially interested in candidates at earlier stages of their careers, with exceptional promise as scholars, teachers and mentors, and able to offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2008. Applications should include a c.v., a brief outline of present scholarly projects and future plans, a brief statement of teaching experience and approach, and at least three letters of recommendation. We also encourage candidates to submit a sample of recent publications or writings and external teaching evaluations, if available. Please address application materials to:

Professor Peter Galison
c/o Judith Lajoie
Department of the History of Science
Harvard University
Science Center 371
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups. Application deadline is December 1, 2007.

About Jeremy Burman

Jeremy Trevelyan Burman is a senior doctoral student in York University’s Department of Psychology, specializing in the history of developmental psychology and its theory (especially that pertaining to Jean Piaget). Prior to returning to academia, he was a producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.