The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program at Tufts University is seeking a part-time lecturer in science and technology studies, anthropology, communication and media studies, digital humanities, and related fields for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters (or Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 semesters). Topical and geographic areas are open. We are especially interested in a scholar with solid grounding in infrastructure studies, laboratory studies, post-colonial STS theory, and/or critical feminist STS.
The candidate will teach one lecture course of their own design, in their area of STS expertise. This course should be a general survey course that familiarizes undergraduate students with concepts and methods in STS, introduces them to the candidate’s area of expertise, and serves as a gateway course for the STS co-major. This course should be taught in the second semester of the position, in Spring 2024 or Fall 2024. We expect enrollment for this course to be 25-40 students.
The candidate will also lead two reading- and discussion-only courses called Reading Labs. These smaller courses help students connect STS themes to content from other courses in the sciences and require no written work beyond reading responses, at the instructor’s discretion. The themes of these two Reading Labs can be drawn from previous iterations (e.g., models, classification, learning, life), or they can be new, based on the candidate’s own expertise. Reading labs are capped at 15 students.
A PhD in STS, anthropology, sociology, history, or related fields with evidence of excellence in teaching and an ability to engage with diverse students with different pedagogies. ABD candidates will be considered.
All applications should be submitted via Interfolio, at apply.interfolio.com/124875 . Applicants should submit a cover letter describing how they are a good fit for the lecturer position and indicating any previous teaching and research experience in STS. Applicants should also submit a CV and the names and email addresses of three references. The letter of application should include a statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions. Review of applications will start on May 30th, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
About STS@Tufts: Science, Technology, and Society at Tufts draws on humanities and social sciences approaches to study science and technology in their social context. We have more than 40 faculty affiliates across Tufts University—from anthropology, biology, classics, education, engineering, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, urban and environmental policy and planning, and many more. This makes the STS program a site for rich cross-pollination of ideas and expertise. A weekly STS lunch seminar fosters conversations and engagement with diverse outside experts working in STS.
An interdisciplinary STS major and minor have been available at Tufts since Spring 2016. Training in STS prepares students for an extremely wide range of future careers, not only within academia but also in research, journalism, education, medicine, and policy and planning related to science and technology.