The Department of History and Civilization invites applications for a Chair in History of Science. Preference will be given to candidates who have a broad range of experience in the global history of scientific knowledge and scientific practices (including the human sciences, medicine, environment, and technology) and who are able to cover a wide range of topics over the long term. Candidates with an orientation towards interdisciplinary and collaborative research are strongly invited to apply. The contract is for five years, renewable for a further three years.
The European University Institute (EUI) is an equal-opportunity employer. The successful candidate will be expected to provide major input in research, teaching, supervision and management, as follows:
Research: To develop and lead research in the fields mentioned in the profile; to promote the integration of his/her research with other research interests within the Department of History and Civilization as well as interdisciplinary research with the other Departments and Centres of the EUI; to maintain a high international profile of publications in books and in internationally recognised journals; to attract research income on an individual basis and in collaboration with others.
Teaching and supervision: To provide high quality doctoral supervision and attract research students to the EUI; to teach effectively postgraduate students in introductory and research seminars; to act as mentor for Max Weber postdoctoral fellows.
Management: To make a significant contribution to the promotion of the EUI in the academic community of EUI member countries and beyond, and to contribute to the insertion of EUI alumni in professional life, especially in academic careers; to make the best use of his/her research budget and try to complement it with outside funding; to provide support for the Head of Department, amongst others by serving on appropriate Committees, and to contribute fully to the general life of the Department and the Institute; to contribute to the promotion of cultural diversity in the Department and the EUI.