Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy - McGill and Waterloo

Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy  available at McGill University and universtiy of Waterloo

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Faculty of Arts
Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy


The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy. Established through a generous gift from a family foundation, the purpose of the Chair is to encourage better understanding of scientific and technological concepts across the general undergraduate student population, undertake research to provide broad and fundamental insights into the crucial importance of science and technology in society, and train graduate students to advance this field of study.
The Wolfe Chair will be expected to direct an academic and research program designed to ensure that students become familiar with critical scientific and technological concepts and terminology, including the scientific method and the importance of rigorous experimental controls in the design and evaluation of scientific and technical claims; to explore the social, cultural, ethical, economic, and political impact of scientific and technical innovation; and to promote a broad understanding of the scientific and technological basis of 21st

The successful candidate will have the academic credentials necessary for a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor in the appropriate disciplinary department. Under exceptional circumstances the appointment may be at the rank of Associate Professor. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Additional material pertaining to research and teaching will be requested at a later date. The position start date is August 1, 2011. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. century society, including the role of new technologies. The Wolfe Chair will also have the opportunity to play a leading role in the development of a new interdisciplinary program in science, technology and public policy.

Professor Christopher Manfredi
Dean, Faculty of Arts
McGill University
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2T6

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification