Job Announcement for 2012-13 Visiting Fellow
The Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University is seeking a scholar with expertise and interest in the history of science, for a one-year appointment as a Visiting Fellow for the Great Works Symposium, commencing September 1, 2012.
The theme for the Great Works Symposium 2012-2013 is “Frontiers of Science.” Anticipated courses taught under this theme are: Lives in Science, The Living Universe, Popscience, and The Science of Water.
The Great Works Symposium organizes interdisciplinary courses, focused on exploring subjects of the broadest possible interest and greatest societal impact, and is designed to bring a wide array of Drexel University students, teachers, and visiting expert lecturers into collaboration. Through an intense examination of one theme (with four distinct course topics) over a year, students are encouraged to see the University as an interconnected enterprise, and to imagine the University as one part of a larger spectrum of scholars in the communities of the city, the nation, and the world. Past themes have included: Health and Society, Democracy, Energy, and Cities. (Learn more about the Great Works Symposium here: http://www.drexel.edu/greatworks/.)
The Visiting Fellow will teach two Symposium courses in the 2012-2013 academic year. In addition, the Visiting Fellow will teach three courses (on the quarter system, roughly equivalent to two courses on a semester system) for the Department of History and Politics. In addition to teaching, the Visiting Fellow will be encouraged to develop her/his research portfolio, and will perform some administrative duties relevant to organizing the symposia.
The salary is $45,000, plus faculty benefits, and this appointment also includes funds to support travel and research. This is an anticipated non-renewable, one-year appointment, pending final funding.
Pending final budgetary approval we anticipate that review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter outlining qualifications, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi/teaching statement, and two letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Great Works Symposium Visiting Fellow Committee
Pennoni Honors College
5016 MacAlister Hall
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104