Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies

  • University of Wisconsin
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • Jun 11, 2019
Part time Faculty/Instructor

Job Description

Principal duties: Teach STS 201: Where Science Meets Society on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am - 12:15pm (Fall 2019). 

The instructor is responsible for the creation of a syllabus (using past syllabi and in consultation with current faculty), preparation and presentation of lectures, homework assignments, exams, setting grading criteria for course materials, and holding office hours.

This course explores the relationship between science, technology, and society. It is premised on the idea that science and technology affect our social, cultural, economic, and political lives, and equally that scientific research and technological change are shaped by their social, cultural, economic, and political context. 

This course aims to bridge disciplinary perspectives by integrating insights from work in history, sociology, political science and philosophy/ethics. It is specifically designed to bring together students from humanities, engineering, social and natural sciences to discuss the social dimensions of advances in science and technology, thus helping to build skills for communicating across the divide between the human and natural sciences. Areas to be explored include: genetics, the environment, nanotechnology and the internet.

DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:

MA/MS required, Ph.D. in the Social Sciences preferred (e.g. Sociology, History of Science, Political Science, Philosophy, Environmental Science).

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

Previous University/College level teaching experience preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

There is a possibility this position can be extended in subsequent semesters to teach one or more of the course(s) listed on the PVL, or similar courses within the department. This position may become renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment.

APPOINTMENT TYPE, DURATION:

Terminal, 4 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

SALARY:

Minimum $41,298 ACADEMIC (9 months) 
Depending on Qualifications

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$41,298 ACADEMIC (9 months) DOQ