STS Instructor Position

A couple of courses I teach, such as “Religion and Science,” count towards the Science, Technology, and Society program here at Butler University. And so I thought I ought to circulate this job advertisement connected with that program:

Science, Technology and Society Program

Butler University announces an Instructor position in its Science, Technology and Society (STS) program, beginning Fall 2014. The position is non-tenure track, with an initial contract of two years, and the possibility of reappointment. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester.

We seek a broadly trained teacher-scholar who can teach lower and upper division courses in a range of areas within science and technology studies. There may also be teaching opportunities within Butler’s core curriculum and honors program, as well as within other departments appropriate to the candidate’s discipline. The successful candidate will have completed or nearly completed a Ph.D. either in an interdisciplinary science studies program, or in a social science discipline with an STS emphasis. Because Butler expects to launch an Environmental Studies program alongside the existing STS program, teaching and research interests connected with environmental studies are desirable. Evidence of success working with diverse populations of students as well as an interest in undergraduate research and community-based learning is a plus.

Butler’s STS program offers an innovative interdisciplinary major and minor that combine foundational courses in science and technology studies, a requirement for course work within STEM disciplines, and a range of electives that allow students to apply the theoretical approaches of STS to particular issues such as climate change, global health, or conservation. Students are encouraged to engage in internships and other forms of experiential learning. For more information visit
Application materials, including letter of application, vita, (unofficial) transcript, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching excellence, should be submitted electronically (PDF format) to Stuart Glennan, STS search chair at Review of applications will begin November 21, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body, faculty and staff. In addition, hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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