Call for Nominations and Applications – SSNet Seminar Faculty Fellows
Applications for Spring Faculty Fellows are due by Friday, January 30th.
See the main seminar page for an overview of the 2008-2009 SSNet Colloquium Program, and the linked Spring seminar page for a more detailed description of projected discussion topics for this quarter.
Core faculty will receive a $500 stipend and will be named Fellows of the SSNet Seminar on Democratizing Science.
SSNet Faculty Fellows will have several responsibilities as core seminar participants:
- to attend and participate in all network seminars scheduled for the quarter in which they serve as seminar organizers;
- to set the agenda for discussion, identifying case studies related to their own or others’ research which illuminate the focal issues and relevant debates;
- to select common readings for pre-circulation and discussion in the seminar meetings;
- to meet twice during the quarter with participants in a 2-credit interdisciplinary graduate “micro-seminar” (HUM596) that will be linked to the SSNet Colloquium.
Faculty who have participated in the Science Studies Network and who have active research and teaching interests in the area of the subtheme “Normative Claims for a Democratic Science” are encouraged to nominate themselves, or others, to serve as a core faculty for the Spring SSNet Seminar. We will give priority to those who have experience working in interdisciplinary contexts and are committed to engaging the details of the sciences, as well as the science studies literatures, that are relevant to the theme of the seminar. You can serve as a core faculty member in more than one quarter segment of the 2008-2009 SSNet seminar.
When the deadlines for Spring quarter applications have been set, an on-line application link will be available. Submissions should include the following:
- a cover letter: please indicate how your research and teaching interests relate to the theme of the Spring seminar, and suggest some readings and/or case study material you would recommend for this seminar;
- an academic resumé of no more than 5 pages.
Contacts and Information
If you have any questions about the seminar, the role of the core faculty, or the application procedures, please contact any one of the following SSNet organizers: