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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Science Historian

Location

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

RO# Location
13.60.01.C0635 Arlington, VA 22203

Advisers

name email phone
Roach, William P. william.roach.4@us.af.mil 703.696.7302

Description

We are looking for motivated researchers to help develop, track, catalog, and publish the dynamic history of the impact made by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research since its inception in 1951. This will include the examination of development of basic science and engineering investments and their impacts to the Department of the Air Force up to and including the present day. Incumbents will be required to employ historical, textual, and social scientific methods, as well as data analytics, to explore the genesis and evolution of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s basic science and engineering investments. The incumbent will analyze the growth of the Department of the Air Force’s basic research strategy as part of the historical record leading to and including the present execution strategy. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research engages in a full range of basic science and engineering investments: mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, neuroscience, physiology and behavioral science, the psychological sciences, and the engineering sciences to name a few. 

References:

Rhodes, Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Touchstone, 1995.

Toulmin, Stephen. “From Form to Function: Philosophy and History of Science in the 1950s and Now”. Daedalus, Vol. 106, No. 3, pp. 143-162. https://www.jstor.org/stable/20024498

Christie, J.R.R., Hodge, M.J.S., Cantor, G.N., Cantor, G.N., & Olby, R.C. (Eds.). (1990). Companion to the History of Modern Science (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003070818

Keywords:
History of Science; Philosophy of Science; the working scientist; sciences’ impact on modern militaries.

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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