Multiple Positions Open in
The Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Peking University
The Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine (DHSTM) at Peking University is currently inviting applications for multiple positions at the ranks of full professor with tenure, associate professor with tenure, assistant professor on tenure track, and post-doctoral fellow respectively. Given the department’s current engagement in the historical study of science in modern and contemporary China as well as related explorations based on big data, candidates with relevant experience are especially encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants must demonstrate their enthusiasm and vision about the future of the DHSTM and the development of the history of science in China. The appointees will teach undergraduate and graduate courses across the history of science and technology, science culture, etc. They must also actively participate in the department’s academic and educational activities. Peking University will provide all the appointees internationally competitive salaries and benefit package, matching their academic rank and experience. In addition, the university will provide appointees start-up funds for research and endeavor to create satisfied working conditions for them.
The search will remain open until the positions are filled, but review of post-doctoral applications will begin from the middle of May, and other positions applications review begin in early August 2020. The appointment might begin as soon as February 2021.
The DHSTM was established in November 2018 and has been headed by Professor Qide Han, a medical scientist and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as its founding chairman. The mission of this department is to work with scholars around the world to advance the harmonious development of science, humanity, and society. It concentrates on teaching and studying the history of modern and contemporary science, technology and medicine, aiming at creating a collaboration platform with cutting-edge ideas and global vision.
1. Full Professor with tenure
Applicants should be highly influential scholars with significant publications in their own field and working experience in a top academic institution, either in China or overseas. Candidates should have strategic vision for the discipline’s development, rich teaching experience, extensive academic connections, as well as excellent peer review.
2. Associate Professor with tenure
Applicants should be reputable scholars with high-quality publications in their own field and working experience in a top academic institution, either in China or overseas. Candidates should have rich teaching experience, extensive academic connections, as well as excellent peer review. Preferred candidates are those specializing in the twentieth-century history of science, technology, and Medicine (including both Chinese and Western) or in the philosophy of science.
3. Assistant Professor on tenure track
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in hand; preferred candidates are those who have done some postdoctoral research. Candidates must have some academic publications in the field, good peer review, and demonstrated outstanding potential. Preferred candidates are those specializing in the twentieth-century history of science, technology, and Medicine (including both Chinese and Western) or in the philosophy of science.
4. Postdoctoral Fellows
Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding academic potential as well as a doctorate in any of the following specialties: the history of science and technology, the philosophy of science, the STS (science, technology and society), science communication and Big Data research in the history of science, history, or sociology.
1. A personal statement, specifying the position applied, research and teaching plan, as well as expected beginning date at the DHSTM.
2. A Curriculum Vitae
3. A list of publications and forthcoming works, and three representative works;
4. A personal plan of academic study in the next 3 to 5 years;
5. For postdoctoral and junior positions, at least three letters of recommendation from academic professionals, in addition to the references from the applicants’ mentors;
6. Applicants for tenured senior positions (full or associate professor) will be subjected to peer review according to the requirements for tenure evaluation. Applicants may provide a list of suggested referees who will be contacted directly by the department;
7. A copy of Ph.D. diploma and other certificates of awards, honors, appointments, etc.
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