Job Posting- Cornell Global STS

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Assistant Professor of Science & Technology Studies: Global STS 

Deadline: November 1

The Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University seeks an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Science & Technology Studies. The area of specialization, geographical focus, time period, and topic are open, but we are particularly interested in scholars working in Global STS. Specializations may include (but are not limited to): environmental STS such as climate change, environmental justice, sustainability, and the Anthropocene; indigenous STS; data justice; postcolonial/decolonial STS; law, science, and technology; technoscience and capitalism; public and global health; or public engagement with science and technology. A PhD in science and technology studies or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will have an active research program in STS, be expected to play an important role in both graduate and undergraduate programs in the department, and be expected to offer courses of interest to Cornell undergraduates.

The STS Department has an active PhD program and runs two popular undergraduate majors: “Biology & Society” and “Science & Technology Studies.” The successful candidate will have a normal teaching load of 4 classes/year (generally one lower-division undergraduate course, one upper-division undergraduate course, one graduate seminar, and one additional course). Although a research specialty in the life sciences is not required, the successful candidate would be able to teach one of three core courses in the “Biology & Society” major: Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine; Ethics and the Environment; or Life Sciences & Society. Other teaching will depend on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs.

Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a syllabus and teaching statement, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and the names of three people who can write letters of reference. We ask that all applicants address, either in the cover letter or the syllabus, how they support a scholarly work environment that supports diversity. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and should be submitted through academicjobsonline

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Sara Pritchard (

Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and members of under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Area(s) of Specialization Desired: broad

Position Start Date: Fall 2020

Interfolio Letters: Not Accepted

Teaching Load: 2/2

Expected Service Responsibilities: Teaching, advising, committees, etc.

Starting Salary: Negotiable