Post-Doc World History of Science

The World History Center ( and the Department of History ( at the University of Pittsburgh seek applicants, pending budgetary approval, for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in World History of Science beginning fall 2011.


This position is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

We seek candidates who can demonstrate strong training in global historical studies, and who have a specialization in history of science. The successful candidate will direct an annual conference on a topic in history of science at the global level, will co-edit a collective volume based on each conference, and will participate in research, teaching, and other activities of the center and the department. Teaching will include two courses each year, including a graduate course in the second year. Salary and benefits are competitive. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. before June 2011.


Send letter of application, full CV, a dissertation chapter, and three letters of recommendation to Patrick Manning, Chair, World History of Science Postdoc Search Committee, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Application materials may be submitted by e-mail to


Deadline for applications is March 4, 2011. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.


Contact Info:

Patrick Manning, Chair

World History of Science Postdoc Search Committee World History Center

3900 Posvar Hall

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 15260