The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of History and
Sociology of Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the
Assistant Professor level in the history and sociocultural study of global
health, to begin July 1, 2015. In addition to contributing to the
graduate program, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in the
Health and Societies Program, a thriving interdisciplinary undergraduate major
administered through the department.
Emeritus Professor Thomas Parke Hughes died on Monday, February 3, 2014, in Charlotteville, Virginia, after a long illness. He is survived by his partner, Mary Hill Caperton, his children, Agatha Hughes and Luke Hughes, and grandchildren.
Over the summer people moved into new offices, and some new space was added to the department as well. Beth Linker has moved into 322, Harun Kucuk has moved into 363, Ann Greene has moved into 391, and we have new undergraduate programming space in the hallway between 391 and 364 and outside 391.
Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Professor Emerita in this department, has been elected a
member of the American Philosophical Society (APS). The APS was founded
in 1743 as the country’s first learned society, and past members include
Benjamin Franklin, Marie Curie, and Albert Einstein. Link to the story at