The Graduate Program in Science, Technology & Society at Bar Ilan University invites applications for a Lecturer/Professor in Science, Technology & Medicine Studies. We seek an outstanding scholar whose research considers science, technology and/or medicine from the mid-twentieth century forward, from a social science perspective. Responsibilities include a standard teaching load, advising and supervising students, participating in program colloquia, graduate study groups, and taking part in recruitment and admission decisions. Preference will be given to scholars with relevant disciplinary training in: STS/ST&MS, sociology, anthropology, political sciences, media studies, or communications.
The Graduate Program in Science, Technology & Society at Bar Ilan is Israel’s leading science studies program, and home to fifty very talented, creative and motivated graduate students. It is housed in Bar Ian’s unique Unit for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Preference will be given to candidates who combine a stellar record of academic research and publication with a strong commitment to mentoring students and participating in a vibrant and challenging intellectual community.
Applications will be considered, on a rolling basis, beginning on April 1, 2016, for a position that will open in September, 2017. Application material should include: a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a statement describing your research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching ability (if such is available), at least one sample publication, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. For further information, or to submit a dossier, please contact Noah Efron, chairperson of the program at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Orly Shenker of Hebrew University, on Non-Reductive Physicalism
On Sunday, January 10, Prof. Orly Shenker of the Hebrew University will speak on “The Mystery of Non-Reductive Physicalism.” The lecture will be in Hebrew, and will begin at 18:00, at the STS Students’ Center on campus. Further information: email@example.com. Following is an abstract of the talk:
it is a prevalent view that the special sciences are not reducible to physics, and are in this sense autonomous, despite the fact that the world is fundamentally physical. This idea, called non reductive physicalism, takes it that the properties of the special sciences (such as biology or psychology) are realized by physical properties, but are not identical with them. In this lecture I shall focuses on the mysterious nature of this view and argue that it is a form of dualism.