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Assistant Professor of History and Sociology of Science

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia County, PA
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Sociology
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History of Science/Technology/Medicine in Modern Japan
The Department of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in historical or social studies (including science and technology studies) of science, technology or medicine in modern Japan. The department has a thriving PhD program, two important and successful undergraduate majors, and an excellent track record placing our graduates. Penn is also home to a vibrant Center for East Asian Studies and graduate program in East Asian humanities and the social sciences. Strong candidates will have a promising research trajectory and a teaching portfolio relevant to our departmental priorities. This full time, permanent position is supported in part by a Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support (IPS) grant.
Our program values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality; is committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community; and strongly encourages applications from members of all under-represented communities.
The appointment will begin on July 1, 2022, by which time the successful candidate is expected to have completed their PhD. Applications including a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and teaching statement, should be uploaded to /92371. Review of applications will begin September 27, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Please contact Department Administrator Courtney Brennan () 215-898-8400 if you have questions about the application process.
The Department of the History and Sociology of Science is strongly committed to Penns Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: ). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action ( and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
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COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all employees at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penns vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website ( for the latest information.
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