History of Science Society and the University of Oklahoma

Bibliographer and Faculty Member

HSS Bibliographer and Associate Editor of Isis,
History of Science Society
and Term Faculty Appointment,
Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma

Read Letter to HSS Members Regarding the Current Bibliography

The History of Science Society and the University of Oklahoma invite nominations and applications for the History of Science Society Bibliographer and Associate Editor of Isis and a term faculty appointment in the Department of the History of Science, each with a commitment of 50 percent time through December 31, 2003. Starting date is negotiable, but with a preference for appointment as soon as possible. This appointment covers the Current Bibliography for the years 2000 through 2003, with the possibility of 5-year renewal.

The Bibliographer of the Society and Associate Editor of Isis is responsible for the compilation and editing of the annual Current Bibliography of the History of Science, for their production in camera-ready form for print publication, and for preparation of data for inclusion in the on-line RLIN HST database or equivalent. The work will be done in the History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries, Norman OK. The Bibliographer trains and supervises the work of 2 graduate student assistants. The Bibliographer reports directly to the Editor of the History of Science Society and is responsible for providing the HSS Editor with frequent, regular updates. The Bibliographer also submits written reports to the HSS Committee on Publications, the Curator of the History of Science Collections and her assistant, and the Chair of the History of Science Department at the University of Oklahoma.

Ability to meet deadlines and production requirements set by the HSS Editor is essential. We seek candidates eager to participate in an active graduate program, including an innovative dual History of Science-Library and Information Studies Masters degree program, a growing undergraduate minor, and courses that help fulfill the University's general education requirements.

Candidates should demonstrate excellence in broad-based teaching in the history of science. Historical field and specialization open, with preference for those complementing or extending the research capabilities in the history of science; command of international bibliographic and information resources, both print and electronic; knowledge of the field and the profession of history of science sufficient to assemble and assess bibliographic information and to recruit a committee of contributors to the CB.

Salary and rank commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Letters of application should be accompanied by a complete curriculum vitae and the names of three individuals whom the applicant has asked to send letters of recommendation directly to the search committee.


Steven J. Livesey
Search Committee Chair
Department of the History of Science
University of Oklahoma
601 Elm, Room 622
Norman, OK 73019-3106
Tel.: 405-325-2213
Fax: 405-325-2363
email: slivesey@ou.edu

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. (Posted September 24, 2001)

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