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OPEN FACULTY POSITION IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position to begin Spring or Fall 2007. The School seeks to hire an individual whose research and teaching directly address the interaction of science & technology and international security. Possible research foci include traditional and non-traditional security issues.

There exist opportunities for joint appointments with another School at Georgia Tech, in particular those in the Colleges of Science, Engineering, and Computing, and individuals with strong science or engineering backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should show promise or evidence of outstanding scholarly achievement.

The Sam Nunn School is multidisciplinary and has growing undergraduate, graduate, and overseas programs, including joint undergraduate degrees with Modern Languages and Economics. The School's programs focus on understanding the global context of advances in science and technology.

Interviews will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, examples of scholarly work, and three current letters of recommendation.

Materials should be sent to:
Chair of International Security Search Committee
The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0610.
http://www.inta.gatech.edu/about-us

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ILL. INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

deadline: Oct. 15, open until filled
The Lewis Department of Humanities seeks an historian of science and technology. Begins August 2007. Research and teaching areas of particular interest include interactions among science, engineering, technology, and the wider society; and public understanding of technology and science. We welcome applicants whose work focuses on any part of the world within the past two centuries. Salary competitive. Required: Ph.D. prior to appointment; evidence of research promise. Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching highly desirable.

DIRECTOR OF THE JOHNSON CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION AT GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE
Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for the Director of the newly established Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation. The Director will collaborate with the Environmental Studies Program in launching the Center which will implement innovative environmental initiatives on campus. The Director position will have the opportunity to teach Environmental Studies courses however, the position is non-tenure track.

The Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation will primarily provide environmental leadership on campus, but also reach out to the local community, and serve as a national model for other liberal arts colleges. On campus, the Center will play an important role in organizing, structuring and implementing environmental initiatives. Within the community the Center will assist local businesses, institutions and organizations to promote innovative, sustainable solutions to their energy, building, or product design needs. In the region and nationally, the Center will provide leadership for collaborative initiatives, regional and national environmental conferences and training for environmental problem solvers. To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three to five professional references to:

Dr. Jeffrey D. Jeremiason, Chair
Department of Environmental Studies
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498
www.gustavus.edu/humanresources

For more details, visit the department web site at:
www.gustavus.edu/academics/env-studies/ or contact Dr. Jeremiason at 507.933.6235 or jjeremia@gac.edu.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
The Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in science and technology policy, to begin in August 2007. The Department welcomes applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in the development of government policies promoting or opposing particular technologies or technology industries; the development and implementation of government regulatory policies concerning such industries; the political economy of such industries; and/or the political, economic, social, or environmental effects of emerging technologies. Successful candidates will be expected to forge research synergies with faculty colleagues across a range of disciplines and within USC's NanoCenter, and to be active in seeking and obtaining extramural funding. This search is being conducted in collaboration with USC's Department of Sociology, and candidates submitting applications will be considered for a joint appointment in the two departments. The Search Committee will begin screening applications on September 29, 2006. However, applications will receive full consideration only if received by October 31, 2006. Send vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and samples of published or unpublished research to: Science and Technology Policy Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Gambrell Hall, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY
Assistant Professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate must have a demonstrable interdisciplinary background as well as familiarity with historical methods. S/he must be able to teach the STS Graduate Program's core courses in the history of science and/or technology. We especially encourage applications from candidates who will help us build upon existing connections with other units in the university. See the website for these connections. We have special interests in twentieth century science and technology, globalization, politics of science and technology, minorities and underrepresented groups in science and technology, engineering studies, energy and environment. The candidate will be expected to teach three semester courses per year, undergraduate and graduate, with usual advising, service and research responsibilities. Evidence of a strong research program and teaching experience required. Salary commensurate with experience. Ph.D. in STS or related field completed by August 2007. Candidates can find information about our programs, faculty, and course descriptions at: www.sts.vt.edu. Interested candidates should apply online at jobs.vt.edu and refer to posting 061086.
TENURED/TENURE-TRACK PROFESSOR, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

deadline: October 15, 2006; open until filled
Two Appointments are available in Environmental Policy in the School of Public Policy. We seek two individuals to join its faculty to play leading roles in its environmental policy program. While the rank is open, the School hopes to make one appointment at a senior (tenured) and the other at a junior (tenure-track) level. Candidates for these positions should possess a terminal degree, such as a Ph.D. or its equivalent, in a discipline related to environmental policy, such as the Life Sciences, Ecological Economics, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Law, and Political Science. Candidates for either position must qualify to join the School's faculty as active teachers and scholars. Applications are welcome from candidates with a demonstrated interest, expertise, and, preferably, experience in public policy formation and implementation, in such areas as energy policy, technology assessment, and climate change. Candidates who have recently received a Ph.D. (or expect to earn the degree before the start of the 2007-2008 academic year) or who are already faculty members are encouraged to apply. Appointments are anticipated to begin in August 2007. Salary is competitive.

FACULTY AND SCHOLAR APPOINTMENTS, INSTITUTE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

deadline: November 15, 2006
The Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy is a research center within the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland. The Institute seeks one to three scholars, one or two of whom will also be appointed to the tenured or tenure-track faculty of the School. Institute scholars investigate conceptual and normative policy issues such as ones in bioethics and professional ethics; politics, democracy, and civic life; education, human rights, and international development; war and peace, technology assessment, environmental policy, and social justice. Institute scholars are responsible for seeking grant support to conduct research projects individually or collaboratively. Applications are welcome from persons working in any policy-relevant discipline and demonstrating a substantial record of conceptual and normative scholarship bearing upon the mission of the School. Non-tenure-track appointments are renewable depending on scholarly activity and the funding of research projects; teaching opportunities in the School may supplement support in some instances. A tenure-eligible senior scholar would have leadership opportunities. All candidates should possess a Ph.D. or its equivalent.
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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ROBERT F. WAGNER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM, FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

deadline: December 1, 2006
New York University invites applications for a faculty position in Environmental Policy created as part of an emerging university-wide initiative in Environmental Studies. The successful candidate will have responsibilities in both the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (tenure home) and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline.  This has been approved as an entry level position, but outstanding candidates for more senior appointments will also be considered.  
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CO-DIRECTOR, THE CENTER FOR SOCIETY AND GENETICS, UCLA

deadline: January 1, 2007
The appointee will hold a tenured ladder faculty appointment in one or more academic units at UCLA and will be appointed as Center Co-Director for a five-year renewable term. The Center for Society and Genetics is a multidisciplinary program that seeks to understand and inform the complex interactions between the burgeoning genetic sciences, on the one hand, and the social world in which they are embedded, on the other.  The Center thus seeks to generate new knowledge about the co-evolution of science and humanity by promoting innovative and socially relevant research and education. The Center is currently seeking a Co-Director in the human sciences to work with Prof. Ed McCabe, who is the Co-Director for the natural sciences. Applicants should therefore demonstrate a major scholarly engagement with developments in genetics and a deep interest in shaping the concepts and social outcomes associated with them.