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Humanist Archives: Sept. 19, 2019, 6:20 a.m. Humanist 33.258 - positions in urban studies (Wooster) and medicine (King's London)

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    [1]    From: Heather Fitz Gibbon 
           Subject: DH position in Spatial (In)justices (75)

    [2]    From: Aicardi, Christine 
           Subject: King's College London: part-time position for a Research Assistant (76)

        Date: 2019-09-19 05:06:30+00:00
        From: Heather Fitz Gibbon 
        Subject: DH position in Spatial (In)justices


I am thrilled to announce that The College of Wooster is seeking
applicants for a Tenure Track position in Urban Studies, with a focus on
Spatial (In)justices. We are looking for someone from an
interdisciplinary humanistic approach to address issues of spatial
justice, with a preference for someone who can teach GIS.

Please see the summary below and the attached interfolio link:
https://apply.interfolio.com/68424. If questions arise, please don’t
hesitate to contact me for more info.



Assistant Professor, Urban Studies, Tenure-track

The Urban Studies Program at The College of Wooster invites applications
for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in urban
studies, with a focus on spatial (in)justices, to begin August 2020.
Disciplinary fields and geographical areas of expertise are open, though
the candidate must be able to teach courses exploring spatial issues
through an interdisciplinary lens and supervise undergraduate research
projects in urban studies. A strong preference will be for candidates
who can offer courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The
teaching load is typically 5.5 courses per year, which may include
advising senior theses. Applicants from any humanistic discipline or
interdisciplinary field are welcome, including but not limited to,
Anthropology, Art History, Architecture, Cultural Geography, History,
Literary Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sociology, and Africana
Studies. This position will also be expected to participate in the
College’s First-Year Seminar Program. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or
expect to receive it within the next year, and prior teaching experience
is highly desirable. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student
body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students);
applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; copies of
unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (including
teaching philosophy, syllabi and student evaluations, if applicable) and
research (including research statement and writing sample of 25 pages or
less); diversity statement; and three reference letters through
Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/68424). The diversity statement
should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage
with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as
on campus and in the broader community.

If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contactSantha Schuch,
Administrative Coordinator, the Urban Studies Program, at
sschuch@wooster.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to 
Heather Fitz Gibbon, Chair of Urban Studies, at hfitzgibbon@wooster.edu.   
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and
sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The
College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and
minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these
groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of
employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed,
religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation.
The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification
of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by
the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The College of Wooster is a
drug-free workplace.

Heather M. Fitz Gibbon
Professor of Sociology
Chair, Urban Studies Program
For appointments, go to hfitzgibbon.youcanbook.me

        Date: 2019-09-18 15:16:48+00:00
        From: Aicardi, Christine 
        Subject: King's College London: part-time position for a Research Assistant

We are looking for a Research Assistant with a background in social
science or humanities to work on our exciting new project, "Imagining a
better world with new technologies: shaping utopias and dystopias in
translational medicine". Please spread the word. If you have any
questions about the post, please don't hesitate to send an e-mail to
Charlotte Kuhlbrandt (charlotte.kuhlbrandt@kcl.ac.uk).


Post title: Research Assistant in public engagement
Department/Division: School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Grade/salary: Grade 5, £32,100 - £36,699 per annum
inclusive of £3,500 London Weighting Allowance per annum
Hours of work: Part time (18.75 hours per week)
Period of appointment: Fixed-term contract for 1 year
Responsible to: Chair in Sociology of Health (Judith Green)
Campus: Guy's Campus

Application Deadline: 26th September 2019
Start date: October 2019

Role purpose

The School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences is seeking a
part-time Research Assistant to assist with a one-year project entitled
"Imagining a better world with new technologies: shaping utopias and
dystopias in translational medicine". The post holder will assist with
the co-ordination of the project which looks to think critically about
the social and political implications of technologies such as genetics,
artificial intelligence, and robotics in health. More specifically, this
qualitative research project will compare the futures being imagined
within the university and research community, with the futures that seem
desirable (or not) for young people in Lambeth and Southwark: this
project draws on young climate change activists' reminder that they "are
the future" and widens the lens to strategic questions at the
intersection of science, health and society.

In order to make this comparison, this project uses the concepts of
utopias and dystopias to engage young people in arts-facilitated
world-making conversations about the kind of society they want to live
in.  The post-holder will help organise these arts-facilitated
workshops, followed by three public events which engage people of all
ages in the local community with questions about techno-futures in
health. The post holder will also help co-ordinate a sci-fi film club
and other research activities. This will include assisting with an
initial literature review on imagined futures in health, ethnographic
observations of these events and other research activities, and analysis.

The post is funded by an internal seed-funding pot for King's College
London, which aims to bring different disciplines together across the
university to work towards a larger research grant. The post holder will
therefore work as part of a multi-disciplinary team spanning the social
sciences, humanities, and sciences. Whilst they will work most closely
with the Chair in Sociology of Health and the Research Associates (all
medical sociologists and anthropologists), they will also be expected to
co-ordinate meetings and events across disciplinary boundaries.

Role profile

The person appointed would have an undergraduate and Masters degree or
equivalent in a relevant subject (i.e. at least one of these degrees
should be in a social science or humanities subject). They would also
have some experience of research in health or social care. They would
have excellent organisational skills, and the ability to communicate
with a range of partners including medical researchers, community
centres, schools, and young people. They would demonstrate the ability
to think critically and may even have a prior interest in the
intersection of technology and health.

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