[SIGCIS-Members] An unusual academic post in Science at Swansea
j.v.tucker at swansea.ac.uk
Wed Feb 18 05:34:27 PST 2015
Let me draw attention to an unusual new appointment in the College of
Science at Swansea University, in case it is of interest to you or
your research students.
The College is seeking to appoint an inspiring and enthusiastic
teacher in any scientific subject area -- including the history of
science and technology -- to enhance significantly the learning
experience of science students through first rate teaching and
curricula development. The successful candidate will be expected to
develop and promote good practice and innovation.
The College is also keen in linking disciplines and providing a more
rounded scientific education. There is very fertile ground in Swansea
University -- and, indeed, in Wales generally -- for developing
research and teaching the history of science and technology in various
ways. In the College of Science, this appointment would have young
scientists -- undergraduates and postgraduates -- in mind and the
successful candidate would have some opportunities and influence.
Given the unifying and prominent role of computing in modern science
since the 1950s, a historian of computing technology, its
applications and impact could offer the College something special. I
thought that you may know of someone in history of computing who would
be attracted to a post with a base in Computer Science and a brief to
Note the post is announced at two levels -- Senior Lecturer and
Associate Professor -- depending upon experience. Note too that
Swansea has very flexible career paths that allow movement, e.g., to
and from primarily research and teaching roles.
At Swansea, the College of Science consists of these disciplines, each
with their own department:
Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Biosciences and Geography.
Swansea University is here:
The College of Science is here:
The Department of Computer Science is here:
Further and formal details of the post are here:
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