Lecturer Position in Science, Technology and Society, Stanford University

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Three-year lecture position with possibility of renewal. February 15 deadline for an August 2024 start date. PhD in STS or a related field must be in hand by July 1.

Stanford has been involved in a major remaking of introductory general education.  The University launched the COLLEGE program as a first-year requirement. You can read about its offerings here: https://college.stanford.edu/courses Stanford is on the quarter system (3 quarters per year, roughly Sept-Dec, Jan-Mar, and Apr-June).

The Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) seeks to hire a lecturer who in addition to teaching two sections (one preparation) in one quarter of our COLLEGE course “Preventing Human Extinction,” would teach courses in STS and assist with developing and mounting our capstone requirement. The normal load of a Lecturer position is the equivalent of 6 one-quarter courses. One course may be replaced by administration, curriculum development, or other similar work.

This appointment will be for three years, with a possibility of renewal. Candidates should have a PhD in science & technology studies or a closely related field, such as sociology, history, anthropology, or media studies of science and/or technology. Successful candidates will have a PhD in hand no later than July 1, 2024. The position will begin on August 1, 2024 and the successful hire will be expected to attend the COLLEGE training program in August.

Please submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27028

  • A cover letter that addresses your qualifications including:
    • demonstrated excellence in teaching, especially first-year students;
    • relevant research and teaching related to classes in the COLLEGE curriculum;
    • any evidence of intellectual flexibility to teach in a general education curriculum that is interdisciplinary;
    • an indication of what other classes you would be prepared to teach.
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Course evaluations (at least two);
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which speaks to your teaching. Letters shall be uploaded by the referees directly via AJO.

The salary range for this position is $84-86K for 2024-25. Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.

Further information about Stanford’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society may be found at https://sts.stanford.edu/. Inquiries about the program or hiring process may be directed to Paul N. Edwards, STS Program Director, pedwards [at] stanford.edu (pedwards[at]stanford[dot]edu).

The application process will close on February 15, 2024.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.