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Fellowships & Postdocs
Deadline: January 15 2018
Updated: November 16 2017Program Overview
CISAC Fellows spend the academic year engaged in research and writing, and are encouraged to participate in seminars and to interact and collaborate with leading faculty and researchers. Natural scientists have the opportunity to conduct research on the scientific and technical aspects of security topics, as well as to work in collaboration with faculty members. The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) provides an unparalleled opportunity for scholars and professionals to explore complex international problems and innovative solutions in a collegial and collaborative environment.
Areas Of Research
CISAC fellows may focus on any of the following topics:
- Nuclear weapons and nonproliferation
- Nuclear energy
- Cybersecurity and the future of the Internet
- Biosecurity and global health
- Terrorism, and homeland security
- Domestic and international conflict and post-conflict environments
- Global governance and cooperation
- Other topics related to international security are considered on a case by case basis
CISAC offers numerous fellowships. Applicants will be considered for all fellowships for which they are deemed eligible. Current fellowship opportunities include:
- Social Sciences or Humanities International Security Fellowship
- Natural Sciences or Engineering International Security Fellowship
- Cybersecurity and International Security Fellowship
- Nuclear Security Fellowship (Sponsored by Stanton and MacArthur Foundations)
- Meet with your faculty mentor at least twice per month to review and refine your research topic, discuss project progress, and receive general career and intellectual guidance. Except in exceptional cases, these meetings should begin very shortly after your arrival. We also ask that you complete an Individual Development Plan and review it with your mentor within the first month of your appointment.
- Make tangible progress toward completing your dissertation in the form of several completed chapters.
- Participate in the Fellows’ Policy Workshop (typically 2-3 sessions per month).
- Regularly attend and present your research at one of CISAC’s weekly seminars.
- Participate in our winter quarter simulation for the course “International Security in a Changing World” if selected.
- Produce at least one policy relevant document as preparation for a mock congressional testimony, press briefing, or interagency meeting (to be presented during the Fellows’ Policy Workshop series).
- Publish a short op-ed, blog post, or other media piece that provides insights gleaned from your scholarly work to the public.
- Write brief, quarterly fellowship reports in which you describe your research, writing, and presentation activities during that period. (These are for our grant reports to funders.)
Deadline: February 05 2018
Updated: November 15 2017Seven (7) post-doctoral positions are available at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Society. IFRIS (http://ifris.org/) welcomes science, technology and society scholars in all social science disciplines: history, sociology, political sciences, anthropology, economics, management sciences or law.
STS is understood in a broad sense of issues related to the production and use of science and technologies in societies. The post-doc candidates should propose original research projects on specific issues that relate to public health, biomedicine, agricultural sciences, food security, climate change, biodiversity, environmental questions, ICT, “big data” and internet, historical and social construction of technologies, risk and regulation, development and research policies, global distribution of knowledge, intellectual and property rights and global commons, circulation of knowledge, construction of public research policies, multilevel governance of science and technology, knowledge and local development, regimes of regulations and production of sciences and innovation in society.
See the list of projects funded by IFRIS to date (http://ifris.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2017/11/Post-doctorates-funded-by-IFRIS.pdf) for your information.
Selected candidates will be attached to one of the following IFRIS research units (name and acronym are followed by the scientific organisation to which the unit is attached). See the website links for more details on these units.
- Centre Alexandre Koyré (CAK - http://koyre.ehess.fr/), CNRS, EHESS, Muséum
- Centre Population et développement (CEPED - http://ceped.org/), IRD, Université Paris Descartes
- Centre d’Economie de Paris Nord (CEPN - https://www.univ-paris13.fr/Tout/cepn/), Université Paris 13, CNRS
- Centre de recherche médecine, sciences, santé, santé mentale, société (CERMES3 - http://www.cermes3.cnrs.fr/fr/), CNRS, INSERM, EHESS, Université Paris Descartes
- Histoire des Technosciences en Société (HT2S - http://technique-societe.cnam.fr/), CNAM
- Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires, Sociétés (LATTS - https://latts.fr/), UPEM, Ecole des Ponts, CNRS
- Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire pour la Sociologie Economique (LISE - http://lise-cnrs.cnam.fr/), CNAM
- Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations Sociétés (LISIS - http://umr-lisis.fr/), CNRS, ESIEE, INRA, UPEM Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Science de l’Action (LIRSA - http://lirsa.cnam.fr/), CNAM
- Patrimoines locaux et gouvernance (PALOC - http://www.paloc.fr/index.php/en/), IRD, MNHN
Candidates do not need to have previous knowledge of these research groups. Nonetheless, it might be useful for them to consult their websites or take contacts that might help them designing their research project. Contacts can be made through the IFRIS Secretariat: rust[at]ifris.org
Selected candidates are eligible for a 24-month contract, under the French standard in relation to salary and work status. Contracts will start as soon as possible after selection, according to candidates’ previous obligations and engagements, and on January 1st, 2019 at the latest.
To be eligible, post-doc candidates should hold a Ph.D. or doctoral degree as on the date of December 15th, 2018 at the latest and should have already fulfilled all the obligations for the acquisition of their Ph.D. or doctoral degree. In case the candidate do not have their degree by the date of this submission, he/she should present a reference letter from their doctoral supervisor certifying that he/she will hold his/her Ph.D. or doctoral degree as on the date of December 15th, 2018 at the latest.
If an applicant is selected but does not meet the deadline – December 15th – to obtain his/her PhD, he/she will loose the benefit of his/her selection. Candidates cannot apply for a post-doc position within a research group where they have prepared their doctoral research work.
Candidates should fill out the online form by clicking on the following link and send their research proposals by February 5th, 2018, consisting of:
- A cover letter written by the candidate to indicate the way she/he believes her/ his project contributes to IFRIS research agenda. The candidate should indicate her/his former relations to IFRIS research units, in case they exist. Candidates are not requested to indicate in which IFRIS research unit they would like to be hosted, but nevertheless can do so.
- A one page Curriculum Vitae. The Vitae should indicate diplomas, trajectory, places and institutions where the candidate has worked and studied. Previous post-docs should be indicated in case there has been any.
- A research project (no more than 8 pages). The project should be written in English, including a plan of activities for the whole 24-month period and a tentative budget. The project should clearly state its objective, methodology, theoretical position, type and mode of collection of empirical material, research strategy, and expected outcomes. It should also indicate the type of expected production out of this period of time (workshops, book, articles, or any other envisioned material).
- A complete list of publications.
I- n case the candidate do not have their degree by the date of this submission, he/she should present a reference letter from their doctoral supervisor certifying that he/she will hold his/her Ph.D. or doctoral degree as on the date of December 15th, 2018 at the latest. For the French candidates, their viva report is also required (“rapport de soutenance”).
- Quality of the research project
- Relevance in relation to IFRIS agenda
- Potential of the topic to favour the integration of the candidate to the hosting research group
- Quality of the candidate’s academic and research trajectory
The application will be sent in one single file, pdf format, and should be saved under the following name:
Name_appelpostdoc_IFRIS.pdf (where “name” is the last name of the candidate)
To IFRIS Secretariat: rust[at]ifris.org
Deadline: February 5th, 2018. Successful candidates will be notified by May 30th, 2018.
Deadline: December 01 2017
Updated: November 15 2017The School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE in the societal aspects of new digital technologies. Start date is flexible, with first anticipated start date 2 January 2018.
The postdoctoral research associate is expected to collaborate closely with the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) in a study of the use of new digital devices by FSE students in their dorms. S/he should also have a scholarly agenda beyond this assignment that complements the ongoing scholarship, education and engagement activities performed at SFIS and its companion Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society.
The fellowship is available for one year and renewable for up to one additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of funding, and the needs of the university.
Required qualifications for the post-doctoral fellowship include: a doctorate in science and technology studies (STS), anthropology, or a related area by the time of appointment; demonstrated skills in conducting ethnography of people’s interactions with technologies, particularly digital devices; interest in the societal aspects of scientific and technological advance in general and emerging technologies and publics in particular; and evidence of high achievement in research. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their doctoral degree to be considered eligible for this position.
Desired qualifications include interest and/or experience in: working in cross-disciplinary teams including scientists, engineers, social scientists, humanists and artists; public engagement and deliberation activities; evident teaching skills, particularly in an online environment.
To apply, please submit as one pdf document a detailed letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references to: Lorri Gums (email@example.com). Initial review of applications will begin on Friday December 1, 2017 and continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
As the newest element of ASU’s approach to building a “New American University” (http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/), SFIS (http://sfis.asu.edu) provides robust opportunities for intellectual fusion, use-inspired research, and global engagement via ongoing projects and centers. SFIS hosts a variety of degrees including a Ph.D. in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, a Master of Science and Technology Policy, and a Master of Science in Global Technology and Development, as well as an undergraduate major, minor and certificate in Innovation in Society. Research is coordinated through the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society (http://ifis.asu.edu).
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s sixth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/
Deadline: December 01 2017
Updated: November 14 2017Through its fellowships and travel grants, the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation supports research projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. Projects may include (but are not limited to) historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products.
Our programs provide access to the expertise of the Institution's research staff (http://americanhistory.si.edu/about/staff) and the vast invention and technology collections of the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The NMAH Archives Center (http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives/collections) documents both individuals and firms across a range of time periods and subject areas. Representative collections include the Western Union Telegraph Company Records, ca. 1840-1994 and the Earl S. Tupper Papers, documenting Tupper, and his invention, Tupperware. In addition, the NMAH Library offers long runs of historical technology serials like Scientific American and American Machinist, and the American Trade Literature collection (http://library.si.edu/trade-literature), which includes 300,000 catalogs, technical manuals, and advertising brochures for some 30,000 firms, primarily from 1880-1945. For a comprehensive catalog of objects, manuscripts, images and research materials available at the NMAH (and other Smithsonian units), see http://www.collections.si.edu/.
The Arthur Molella Distinguished Fellowship supports the work of an experienced author or senior scholar (at the associate/full professor level or equivalent) from the history of technology, science and technology studies, business history, museum studies, STEAM education, or an allied field. The specific arrangement is flexible: the Molella Fellow may use the funds as a sabbatical supplement; for several short-duration visits; for a single residency focused on research and writing; or for a series of lectures leading to a major publication. The stipend is $35,000. Funds may be used flexibly to support travel for several short-term visits, living expenses for longer residences up to six months, and related research expenses; dates are flexible. Applications are due December 1, 2017. For application procedures and additional information, see http://invention.si.edu/arthur-molella-distinguished-fellowship. Applicants may wish to consult with the fellowship coordinator before submitting a proposal – contact historian Eric S. Hintz, Ph.D. at +1 202-633-3734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lemelson Center Fellowship Program annually awards 2 to 3 fellowships to pre-doctoral graduate students, post-doctoral and experienced scholars, and other professionals who have completed advanced training. Fellows are expected to reside in the Washington, D.C. area, to participate in the Center's activities, and to make a presentation of their work to colleagues at the museum. Fellowship tenure is based upon the applicants’ stated needs (and available funding) up to a maximum of ten weeks. Stipends will be $630/week for pre-doctoral fellows and $925/week for post-doctoral and professional fellows. Applications are due December 1, 2017. For application procedures and additional information, see http://invention.si.edu/lemelson-center-fellowship-program. Researchers may wish to consult with the fellowship coordinator before submitting a proposal – contact historian Eric S. Hintz, Ph.D. at +1 202-633-3734 or email@example.com.
The Lemelson Center Travel to Collections Award Program annually awards 3 to 4 short-term travel grants to encourage the use of its invention-related collections. Awards are $150 per day for a maximum of 10 business days and may be used to cover transportation, living, and reproduction expenses; they are intended only for applicants who reside or attend school beyond commuting distance of the NMAH. Applications are due December 1, 2017. See http://invention.si.edu/lemelson-center-travel-collections-awards for application procedures and additional information. Researchers may wish to consult with the travel award coordinator before submitting a proposal – contact archivist Alison Oswald at +1 202-633-3726 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: January 05 2018
Updated: November 06 2017Fellowship Seeks Innovative Thinkers
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Berggruen Institute will sponsor up to five (5) fellowships at the University of Southern California for the academic year 2018-2019. The selected USC Berggruen Fellows will work on the topic area of “The Transformation of the Human”:
New technologies are changing how we understand ourselves as individuals, in relationships, and as a species. Humans have historically defined themselves by contrast to machines and animals, by having language and intelligence, and by the idea of a soul. Just as earlier changes such as the evolution of language, literacy, and better nutrition changed what it means to be human, so are new technologies changing our material realities and thus destabilizing old definitions of the human. We are interested, for example, in artificial intelligence and gene editing, as well as developments in neuroscience, bio-engineering, and interventions into the human microbiome. At the same time, we recognize that changing social and cultural norms are part of the process of redefining of the human, not least as different civilizational traditions inform and challenge each other.
USC Berggruen Fellows need not be academics, but they must be committed to intellectual work of the highest quality. We seek academics with an existing appointment (most likely for a sabbatical year). We also seek intellectuals without an existing academic appointment, for whom the Berggruen Fellowship may serve as a retreat from work in industry, government, or the arts. Applicants should have a terminal degree or commensurate research expertise in appropriate field of study.
USC Berggruen Fellows will be provided with an office in the Downtown Los Angeles headquarters of the Berggruen Institute, and will have access to the scholarly resources of the University of Southern California. They will also participate in a working group focused on the theme of the transformation of the human. Fellows with academic appointments will be paid half of their annual academic year salary, up to $75,000 with the expectation that their home institution will make up the remainder. Fellows without sabbatical half-salary or a similar particle remuneration package can be paid up to $90,000, depending on position and seniority.
Founded in 2010, Berggruen Institute’s mission is to develop new ideas for shaping social and political institutions in the current era of Great Transformations. We study these transformations not only by looking at how new technologies are remaking the world, but also by considering cultural and religious shifts, upheavals in politics and efforts to reform governance, changes to the structures of economic organization, and environmental change. And we consider the scales of changes at everything from the level of human beings themselves; to social groups and other forms of collective identity; to human interaction on a planetary scale.
In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. Please upload the following materials:
I. Full curriculum vitae
II. Project Statement
Your project statement, up to 750 words, should answer two questions:
Question #1: What is your proposed project?
Concisely describe the work you plan to do during your fellowship years:
Explain the intellectual agenda of your project: what does the project imply for our thinking about the changing relation between technology and the human? What literatures or conversations is it most deeply engaged with? What is most innovative about the proposed work?
Address the public dimensions of this project: How will your project “make a difference”? How would you propose collaborating with the Berggruen Institute to raise public awareness of your topic and work?
Question #2: What is your most important work to date?
Identify your most important book, book chapter, or article and explain why it was important—how it corrected a misconception in the literature, how it advanced thinking in some important way, and/or how it filled in an important gap in knowledge.
III. Two reference letters
At least one letter should be from an expert in your area of interest.
IV. One writing sample
Please provide the link to one short writing sample, such as an article, essay, or book chapter.
The application deadline is January 5, 2018. Awardees will receive notification of their fellowships by mid-February, 2018. Inquires can be addressed to email@example.com .
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deadline: December 18 2017
Updated: November 03 2017The Global Studies department at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Scholar on the theme of “energy justice in global perspective.” This seminar focuses on the ways in which certain communities are disproportionately affected by energy regimes and seeks to advance energy justice scholarship with the goal of analyzing and transforming, at this pivotal time, how decisions about energy development, production, and use are made. The Mellon Sawyer Seminar award is being managed by the Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research.
The successful candidate will have a track record of research in energy justice that is interdisciplinary and global, and have plans for extending this research agenda. The Postdoctoral Scholar will also assist in all aspects of the organization of a year-long seminar that includes keynote speakers, roundtables, and public film screenings, and will work with two graduate students affiliated with the seminar. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be mentored by one of the UCSB faculty leading the seminar.
Requirements: Ph.D. in the humanities or interpretive sciences, including Native American and indigenous studies, ethnic studies, feminist studies, global studies, history, film and media studies, environmental studies, or related fields. Ph.D. must be awarded from an accredited university within the last five academic years. For Ph.D. candidates - degree must be awarded by the anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. Applicants with experience organizing and hosting academic events are particularly encouraged to apply.
This is a full time, 12-month appointment with an anticipated start date of July, 2018 or later. Postdoctoral Scholars are required to be in residence for the entirety of the 2018-2019 program. Sawyer Seminar organizers are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, professional activity, and service. Primary consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 18, 2017. If a successful candidate isn't identified from the applications received by the primary consideration date, applications received after the primary consideration date will be reviewed. Questions about the position should be directed to Jana Bentley, email@example.com.
Applications should be submitted via UC Recruit and should include:
-- Brief Cover letter
-- Curriculum vitae
-- Statement of Research (1,000 words maximum) summarizing the applicant's intellectual interests, scholarly training, research agenda, and relevant experience as these relate to our seminar's projected themes
-- A writing sample
-- Two letters of recommendation
--if applicant is ABD, one of these letters should be from the dissertation advisor indicating expected date of degree.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Deadline: December 15 2017
Updated: November 01 2017The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship on the Plantationocene sponsored by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar grant.
In addition to pursuing her/his research, the Postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of administrating a seminar that will run from the spring of 2019 through the spring of 2020 working in collaboration with faculty seminar leaders (Monique Allewaert, Pablo Gómez, and Gregg Mitman). This seminar will gather scholars from a range of disciplines to explore and deepen the concept of the Plantationocene. We will attend to other recent ways of naming our epoch (Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene) and interrogate the past and present of plantations: their materialities; the economic, ecological, and political transformations they wrought; and their significance to the making of human bodies, capitalism, and land over the course of four centuries.
The fellow will also teach one class during the entire fellowship period in conjunction with the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies and will be hosted by the Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History, and Environment. The position pays an annual salary rate of $55,000, plus fringe benefits, for two years starting August 20, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020. Applicants should have some background in STS, Environmental Humanities, and/or Political Ecology but might come from any relevant discipline (including Anthropology, History, Geography, Sociology, African and African American Studies, Diaspora Studies, Literary Criticism, American Studies).
Applicants should submit the following electronically to the address shown below by 12/15/2017:
- a cover letter;
- a c.v.;
- a writing sample (of 25 pages);
- a two-page research proposal that should include details about the following: the research project the candidate proposes to advance during her/his time at UW; the departments/programs with which the candidate’s work best intersects; and, different types of classes s/he envisions teaching in conjunction with the Holtz Center;
- names and contact information for three referees.
Documentation that all requirements for the doctorate have been met or will be met by the start date of the appointment.
Submit all materials electronically to:
Assistant Director for Administration
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Deadline: March 01 2018
Updated: October 30 2017Scholars early in their career studying the history of electrical technology and computing are invited to contact the Center to be considered for a paid Internship at the Center's offices on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. The IEEE History Center, a center for the public history of technology, is cosponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)—the world’s largest professional technical society—and Stevens Institute of Technology.
The intern program seeks to provide research experience for graduate students and other young scholars in the history of electrical and computer sciences and technologies and related fields, while enlisting the help of promising young scholars for the Center's projects. The Intern generally works full-time for two months at the History Center on a Center project that is connected to his or her own area of interest. This time is usually during the summer, but other arrangements will be considered. The stipend paid to the intern is US$5,000, but additional funds may be available to defray travel costs, depending on the intern’s circumstances. This internship is supported by the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the stipend was recently increased thanks to a generous gift from Emerson Pugh.
There is no formal application form. To apply, please mail curriculum vitae showing your studies in electrical history, a three- to five-page page (single or double spaced) writing sample, along with a cover letter describing the sort of project you would be interested in doing (see contact information below). The deadline for contacting the IEEE History Center is 1 March 2018. More details and contact information can be found at https://www.ieee.org/about/history_center/internship.html.
Deadline: February 01 2018
Updated: October 30 2017The IEEE Life Members Fellowship in the History of Electrical and Computing Technology supports either one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical or computer science or technology or a related field at a college or university of recognized standing, or up to one year of post-doctoral research for a scholar in this field who has received his or her Ph.D. within the past three years. This award is supported by the IEEE Life Members Committee and administered by the IEEE History Center. The stipend is $17,000, with a research budget of up to $3,000. Recipients are normally expected to take up the Fellowship in the July of the year that it is awarded. Fellowship checks are normally mailed to the Fellow quarterly in July, October, January, and April. For Fellows in the southern hemisphere who follow the southern hemisphere academic year, arrangements can be made to mail the checks in December (two quarters worth), March, and June.
Pre-doctoral fellows must pursue full-time graduate work and evidence of satisfactory academic performance is required. In addition, pre-doctoral recipients may not hold or subsequently receive other fellowships, but they may earn up to $5,000 for work that is directly related to their graduate studies. These restrictions do not apply to post-doctoral applicants.
The Fellow is selected on the basis of the candidate's potential for pursuing research in, and contributing to, the field of the history of technology. The deadline for completed applications for the 2018-2019 Fellowship year is 1 February 2018. More information, contact information, and an application form are available at: https://www.ieee.org/about/history_center/fellowship.html
Deadline: November 15 2017
Updated: October 24 2017Colby College’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Scholar position starting September 1, 2018.
We seek a teacher-scholar who can provide energy, outreach, and a vision for the future of the program. Duties will include a balance of teaching and research, with no responsibility to serve on college committees.
Colby College is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in undergraduate education, close student-faculty interaction, and cross-campus interdisciplinary collaboration. The STS Program at Colby provides critical perspectives on the social and cultural implications of science and technology. We engage students in research at all levels, from writing-intensive introductory courses through a required yearlong senior thesis.
- Training in STS, with Ph.D. hand
- Evidence of dynamic scholarship in the field of STS
- Experience teaching in a college setting (undergraduate and liberal arts college experience preferred)
- Dedication to generating new knowledge, developing new pedagogy, and collaborating across disciplines
- Broad familiarity with the human dimensions of science, technology, engineering, math, and/or medicine (HD of STEM2).
The area of specialization is open, but we are interested in developing expertise in global media and literature, information and society, and biomedical ethics. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity at Colby.
Review of applications will begin on November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply please submit the following:
- Letter of application
- A statement of teaching philosophy and research interests
- Curriculum Vitae
- Representative samples of scholarship
- Three letters of recommendation.
Applicants must apply electronically via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/46456.
Deadline: December 04 2017
Updated: October 16 2017The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships: the Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, and the Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics. These fellowships seek to train scholars and future leaders in academic biomedical ethics and in ELSI research. Appointments will commence in Summer 2018.
Fellows will participate fully in the life of the Department, which is among the world’s leading centers of bioethics research and teaching. They will have full access to the intellectual resources of the Penn community.
Fellows will receive a generous annual stipend, benefits, and funds for academic books and travel. Depending on educational needs and career goals, fellows may also receive support to pursue a Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME) degree.
Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees in hand, or who will have completed all requirements for their degree by June 2018. Eligible degrees include a PhD or equivalent, MD or equivalent, and (for Fellows in Advanced Biomedical Ethics only), a JD. Doctorates may be in any relevant field, including but not limited to philosophy, political science, life science, or any of the social sciences. Prior experience in bioethics is not required. Applicants who are members of underrepresented minority groups or who are disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please visit http://medicalethicshealthpolicy.med.upenn.edu/advancedbioethics for more information about the Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, or http://medicalethicshealthpolicy.med.upenn.edu/elsipostdoc for more information about the ELSI Fellowship. Application deadline is December 4, 2017.
For additional information, please contact Ms. Angela Golub, Administrative Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: January 19 2018
Updated: October 12 2017The Linda Hall Library is pleased to announce its fellowship program for the academic year 2018/19. Fellowships, lasting anywhere from one week to a full academic year, are awarded to outstanding projects in the history of science, environmental history, and related science and technology studies fields that make use of the Library’s collections. Graduate students are also encouraged to apply for the 80/20 fellowship, which allows them to collaborate with staff on a public history project based on their research.
The Linda Hall Library, located next to the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo., is among the world’s leading independent research libraries, boasting extensive primary and secondary sources related to engineering, physics, chemistry, earth science, astronomy, environmental science, meteorology, and the life sciences. The Library’s collections include more than 10,000 rare books dating from the 15th century to the present, as well as 500,000 monograph volumes and more than 48,000 journal titles from around the world, with especially strong holdings in Soviet and East Asian science. Its collections also contain conference proceedings, government publications, technical reports, and over 200,000 industrial standards. Fellows at the Linda Hall Library participate in a vibrant intellectual community alongside in-house scholars and colleagues from nearby research institutions.
For more information and to apply online by January 19, 2018, visit: http://www.lindahall.org/fellowships.
Deadline: January 12 2018
Updated: October 12 2017The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to select two Pre-Doctoral Fellows in Environmental Humanities for the 2018–19 academic year.
Environmental Humanities pulls the energy of several discipline-centric humanistic and related movements—environmental philosophy, environmental history, ecocriticism, cultural geography, anthropology, and others—into one common conversation about the relationship between humans and non-human nature, past and present. Intensely interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse, practitioners of the environmental humanities are united by their desire to understand the human place in nature, as well as to examine critically the way people make meaning of it.
The IPRH-Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellows will participate in all activities of the Environmental Humanities Research Group, as led by the IPRH-Mellon Faculty Fellow in Environmental Humanities, Professor Robert Morrissey. In addition to pursuing environmental humanities-related research projects of their own, the IPRH-Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellows will participate in a seminar aimed at developing methodologies for environmental humanities research and pedagogy.
Advanced PhD students from all humanities disciplines, including the humanities-inflected social sciences, whose research and teaching interests lie in the area of environmental humanities, are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose scholarship explores themes of climate or climate change, indigenous studies, place and space, resilience, or technology.
Deadline: January 15 2018
Updated: October 12 2017AAAS serves the growing Latino populations of the US by supporting science communication and education in the language of their communities. The recruitment of Spanish Language Mass Media Fellows helps bring science news to the mainstream Spanish news outlets to share with Spanish speaking communities. AAAS is excited to be continuing the program for the 2018 Fellowship year.
Increasing public understanding of science and technology is a principal goal of AAAS. For some 40 years the Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program has helped develop scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are well-versed in communicating complex ideas to a general audience via placement in media sites across the United States. The importance of increasing public understanding of scientific issues, like the environment and health, is increasing. Reaching out to specific communities, especially those not well served by mainstream science media, is required to make sure science communication and education is available to everyone. We wish to focus on serving the growing Latino populations of the US by supporting science communication and education in the language of those communities and by addressing issues of importance to the communities.
For the first time in 2014, AAAS recruited two Spanish Language Fellows to expand the work with mainstream Spanish news outlets to bring science news to Spanish speaking communities. AAAS plans to continue the program and recruit Spanish Language Fellows indefinitely.
The Spanish Language Mass Media Fellows application is identical to the regular Mass Media Fellows Application (including criteria). Details can be found within the APPLY tab: http://www.aaas.org/page/apply
All application materials must be submitted online by 11:59pm EST, 15 January 2017.
In terms of the application packet, some of the pieces should be submitted in English and some in Spanish. Please see below for the requirements.
- Applicant information (contact information, academic history etc.) (English)
- Your CV (please include any honors, awards, and relevant activities) (English)
- General Writing Sample: ONE 2-3 page brief sample of your writing that is on any subject (science or non-science topic) and directed toward a non-scientific audience (using appropriate language for the general public). Please do not include technical or journal articles. (Spanish)
- Sample News Story: A 750-word 'news' story for the general public summarizing a science, mathematics or engineering journal article from the past 6 months (published after July 1, 2015) and describing what the study's findings are, why the study's findings are important and what impact it will have on the public. (Spanish)
- Source Article: The source journal article used to write your Sample News Story. (the news article itself may be in English or Spanish)
- Candidate Questions: Responses to each of the 7 reflective questions found within the application. (English)
- Two "Recommendation Questionnaires" completed online by recommenders you identify. At one two of these recommenders should be from a faculty member who can comment on your academic work. A third is optional but encouraged. Recommendations from those that can comment on your science communication or writing is highly encouraged as well. (English)
- Unofficial transcripts of your undergraduate and graduate work (to be uploaded online or mailed directly to the program, but not both).
Applicants are required to be fluent in speaking and writing in Spanish. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for both the traditional Mass Media Fellowship (in English) and the Spanish Language Fellowship. If you choose to apply for both, applicants will need to fill out two separate applications, and therefore will need to create two separate logins using two different email addresses. Please email email@example.com if you plan on applying to both fellowships.
Deadline: January 15 2018
Updated: October 12 2017The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. They have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic, and Scientific American.
The Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today’s headlines, while sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. The Fellowship experience broadens the participant’s career path while increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology. For additional information about the program visit http://aaas.org/mmfellowship.
2018 application available October 16 – January 15
Deadline: October 25 2017
Updated: October 12 2017The University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) invites applicants for the U-M President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP (http://presidentspostdoc.umich.edu/index.php#). Faculty at UMSI have a successful record of providing a nurturing and productive postdoctoral experience for President's Postdoctoral Fellows. “The University seeks applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their research and undergraduate teaching the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education”.
In keeping with the PPFP program, UMSI is interested in future colleagues who are in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), especially computer science (e.g., human-computer interaction, data analytics, computational social science) as well as economics and political science. The position will not require teaching while holding the post-doc position, but we would like the candidate to have teaching experience and/or to demonstrate potential for excellence in the classroom.
The successful candidate engages in research interests that complement our faculty expertise in such areas as computer-supported cooperative work; incentive-centered design; Internet-scale data, network and text analysis; digital curation; community informatics; social computing; information seeking, sharing and use; and health informatics. We are especially interested in qualified applicants whose research addresses important social problems, opportunities, and questions in these areas.
The mission of the School of Information is to create and share knowledge to help people use information -- with technology -- to build a better world. A successful candidate will be committed to, and will directly contribute to our goal of being the best research and teaching institution for the understanding and design of information and its technologies in service of people and society.
The School is home to vibrant research and teaching programs, with 59 core faculty, and nearly 850 students. We offer four degrees: a Ph.D., a Master of Science in Information, a Master of Health Informatics, and a Bachelor of Science in Information.
Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation's top ten universities. The University has one of the largest health care complexes in the world and one of the best library systems in the United States. With more than $1 billion in research expenditures annually, the University has the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the nation. The University has an annual general fund budget of more than $1.8 billion and an endowment valued at more than $9.7 billion. For more information about UMSI or other job opportunities please visit, http://www.si.umich.edu.
● Ph.D. in an area such as information, computer science, engineering, communication, or related fields
● Excellent written and oral communication skills
● Demonstrated potential for high scholarly impact
● Evidence of successful classroom teaching experience (as a student or professional)
● A strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and cultural diversity
● Ability to travel to attend/present at conferences and/or research meetings
How to Apply:
Applicants must submit TWO separate applications: one to the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP) site (http://presidentspostdoc.umich.edu/ppfp-application.php) and a second directly to the School of Information (UMSI) site. PPFP requirements are listed on their site. In addition to the materials required centrally, PPFP applicants to UMSI must submit the following materials electronically to: https://apply.interfolio.com/45037 by October 25, 2017.
Materials due from the Candidate:
· Thesis abstract - one page;
· Research Proposal - 700-1,000 words (not including references and citations);
· Education and Background Statement - 500-700 words describing your personal background and contributions to diversity and equal opportunity through your academic career;
· Curriculum vitae;
· Three (3) writing samples
· Research Statement
· Teaching statement
Materials due from references:
· Three letters of reference
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Deadline: November 15 2017
Updated: October 12 2017Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) invites applications for the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies, beginning fall 2018. Applications are invited from scholars working on any aspect of science and technology and their social dimensions. We especially encourage applicants whose work draws attention to intersections of science and technology with race, gender, sexuality, class and/or disability. We seek applicants whose research methods draw from fields that can include, but are not limited to, anthropology, communication, history, literature, media studies, philosophy, and sociology. The successful candidate will have a PhD by the time of appointment, a strong and ongoing research program, and the potential for excellence in teaching. Harvey Mudd College is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. Applicants are asked to provide in their cover letter detailed examples of strategies used to support underrepresented students and to promote diversity in the classroom.
This 1 to 2-year early-career fellowship balances teaching and research. The fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per academic year, and will be encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to support teaching development at the Claremont Colleges. While pursuing their own independent research, we expect the fellow to act as a catalyst for conversations among faculty and students. The fellow will work with the Hixon-Riggs director to lead a faculty reading group in the first year, and to organize and host a workshop or conference in the second year. The annual salary for the position is $65000 and includes health benefits. In addition, the fellow will receive a professional allowance of $3000 per year to support travel and research. Second-year renewal is contingent upon successful performance in the first year.
Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective, academically challenging institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. This position, funded by the Hixon Riggs Program for Responsive Science and Engineering, is housed in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts – an interdisciplinary department supporting the college’s liberal arts program. HMC’s membership in the Claremont Colleges consortium allows significant opportunities for collaboration with colleagues at the other Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University, especially in the Intercollegiate STS Program. Situated approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Claremont offers easy access to LA’s cultural scene.
Applications must be submitted to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/10031. Preference will be given to applications received by Nov. 15, 2017. Applicants will be asked to submit: a letter of application, a CV, a short research statement, a writing sample, a teaching portfolio including testimony of effective teaching and a statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi for proposed courses, and three letters of recommendation.
Harvey Mudd College enthusiastically welcomes applications from talented individuals from all cultural backgrounds. The College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. Further questions may be addressed to Vivien Hamilton, Hixon-Riggs Director and chair of the search committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: December 15 2017
Updated: October 02 2017Global Studies is an emergent field concerned with understanding the historical and contemporary phenomenon of globalization that seeks to promote critical reflection on how the world works as an interlinked, interactive set of processes and relationships. Global Studies is a synthesis of social science and humanities perspectives distinguished by its engagement with transnationalism, problem focus, and exploration of interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary, and trans-disciplinary modes of inquiry. As a field, Global Studies now encompasses over 300 undergraduate and graduate programs nationwide, as well as over 60 graduate programs worldwide. Our faculty teach and conduct research in the department's three thematic concentrations: (i) global culture, ideology and religion; (ii) global political economy, development and environment, (iii) global governance, civil society and human rights.
The Fall 2018 online application (https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp/) is open now. The application deadline is December 15, 2017.
Admission decisions are based upon the overall strength of application materials as a whole, compared to other applicants in that pool, not solely on the basis of one particular aspect. The admissions committee will consider the candidate’s GRE score, transcripts, letters of recommendation, research/writing sample, GPA, and possibly skype/phone interviews, when making decisions about admission. The candidate’s academic orientation and fit with our field and faculty are also important considerations that should be reflected in the statement of purpose. Please be advised that all applicants must have taken and received scores for the GRE (plus the TOEFL or IELTS exam for those for whom English is not a first language). Intensive preparation for the GRE is recommended.
Before applying, applicants should also read and research the published work of our faculty (http://www.global.ucsb.edu/people/academic) in your intended field of research. This may be useful to include in your statement of purpose as well.
Prospective applicants may also wish to explore the research interests of our current graduate students:
Current Grad Students:
Please examine closely the posted information about the application process to our graduate programs prior to applying (see links below). Applicants may only apply to one program at UCSB at a time. Please remember that our M.A. and Ph.D. are separate programs, and that admission to the M.A. is not routinely transferrable to the Ph.D.
General Admissions Assistance:
Financial support options are available to MA and PhD students, including Teaching Assistant (TA) and Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) positions, department stipends, in addition to campus and departmental fellowships. The MA program has enjoyed twelve years of success. It takes two years to complete the MA program, which usually includes a research trip or internship abroad. MA students are fully supported for their first year, but are generally required to TA at least two quarters. In their second year, M.A.s are offered tuition remission and additional, partial support for internships and some TAships, but usually need to pursue some additional funding across the university.
The PhD program is relatively new (our first cohort of students are starting their third-year). The program takes approximately 5 years to complete, although there may be ways to speed up your graduation time (i.e. by taking larger course loads in the second year and completing Qualifying Exams in your third year). Since we only admit a small number of PhD applicants, many (but not necessarily all) applicants receive some type of funding. Ph.D. funding is usually based on a combination of outside fellowships, university fellowships, department stipends, and several years of guaranteed TAships. In the third year and beyond, most Ph.D.s will need to apply for outside fellowships and may have opportunities for teaching and research posts.
You will automatically be considered for all applicable support while your application is being evaluated for admission. Additional fellowship details:
For further information about application process, aid, or criteria, please contact the departmental Graduate Advisor, Erika Klukovich, at:
If you have questions about issues of research, curriculum, or advising, please contact the Director of the Graduate Programs, Professor Paul Amar: email@example.com
Applicants are also invited to reach out with specific questions to any other member of the faculty whose work interests them.
Warm regards and thanks for your interest!
Deadline: November 01 2017
Updated: September 14 2017Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). This professional level fellowship is the premier opportunity for outstanding anthropologists to learn first-hand about policymaking, bring valuable expertise to policy, and enhance anthropological science in the federal government.
Gain hands-on policy experience, help develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges, and join a strong corps of over 3,100 policy-savvy alumni fellows working across sectors to serve the nation and citizens around the world. Fellow contributions can include policy research, content analysis, and budgeting and research for interdisciplinary programs.
Fellows serve yearlong assignments in all three branches of the federal government in Washington D.C. and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines and career stages. STPF is seeking candidates with strong social and/or behavioral science credentials, an interest in career transformation and a desire to enhance federal policy.
Application deadline for the 2018-19 fellowship year is November 1, 2017. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and a doctoral level degree.
Deadline: November 01 2017
Updated: September 08 2017The Institute for Practical Ethics at the University of California, San Diego, invites applications for the position of postdoctoral scholar for the academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Applicants must possess a PhD granted from an accredited university before the position begins.
The postdoctoral scholar positions are two-year appointments, with the second year contingent upon acceptable performance in the first year. Salary, as based on UC’s salary scales and candidate qualifications, will be provided in exchange for active participation in the Institute’s program of activities and in particular its research project in Ethical Issues in Active Genetics. Postdoctoral scholars will be expected to lead monthly meetings on active genetics and ethics, attend a monthly meeting on scientific issues within active genetics, explore the Indian context, and assist with project activities (which may include writing grant proposals, organizing workshops, and research in the area). Duties will be decided through consultation between the fellow and Institute Co-Directors. Postdoctoral scholars are required to be in residence for the entirety of the academic years. The postdoctoral position is open to international applicants. The Institute is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.
Primary consideration will be given to applications submitted by November 1, 2017, but all applications will be considered until positions are filled. Applications should be submitted to Tara Nadeau (firstname.lastname@example.org) and should include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Brief statement (1000 words maximum) summarizing the applicant's intellectual interests, scholarly training, and research agenda as these relate to Ethics and Implications of Active Genetics
• Copies of no more than two representative publications or dissertation chapters
• Two letters of recommendation
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Inquiries regarding the Institute, its program, and the fellowship positions may be addressed to email@example.com
Deadline: September 30 2017
Updated: September 08 2017The Department of Science and Technology Policy offers a post-doctoral fellowship in science, technology and innovation policy and strategy. This post-doctoral fellowship is attached to the São Paulo Excellence Chair (SPEC) “Innovation Systems, Strategies and Policy” (InSySPo) (http://www.ige.unicamp.br/spec) established at DPCT by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) (http://www.fapesp.br). This is a full-time position for a maximum of two years.
The post-doctoral researcher will conduct research on comparative analysis of technology and innovation policy across countries and of the impact of major supply-side and demandside policies on the competitiveness of countries/regions, and industy. The work will involve both theoretical and empirical analysis. Indicative areas of research include:
• Demand-side innovation policies, especially related to public procurement for
• Technology, innovation and the middle-income trap
• Global value chains and regional competitiveness
• Models of innovation in manufacturing and service sectors
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professors Andre Tosi Furtado (UNICAMP) and Nicholas Vonortas (The Washington University, USA; and UNICAMP).
Duties include carrying out research on grants/contracts, theory development, data collection and analysis around the world, authoring papers and reports, publishing in the peer-reviewed literature, participating in seminars and work groups, and collaborating on research grant/contract applications. They also include assistance in co-organizing an international workshop in June 2018 and another workshop and conference a year later.
Importantly, the post-doctoral researcher will serve as one of the in-house administrators of the SPEC program at DPCT. This program deals with various aspects of technology and innovation policy and includes at its core the faculty members mentioned above.
Successful applicants will have a doctoral degree in science and technology policy, economics, management of technology, public administration, or other relevant subject area. Strong background in the socio-economic aspects of technological advancement and innovation and in STI policy is highly desirable. Candidates must have less than five years’ experience following their doctorate degree, a demonstrated record of individual initiative in research, and strong analytical skills. Preference will be given to applicants whose training, skills and research interest’s best align with those of InSySPo faculty members, especially Professors Vonortas and Furtado.
The remuneration package is set in accordance with FAPESP’s standards (http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427) and includes benefits and relocation expenditures.
This round of applications is open until September 31st, 2017. Decisions will be made by mid-October 2017.
Interested parties are encouraged to communicate with the project and participating faculty and scientists for more information. They can reach Professor Vonortas by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone at +1-202-378-6230. Apply electronically through the program’s website (http://www.ige.unicamp.br/spec/) or directly to Professor Vonortas.
Applications must include cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, names of three references, and a concise description of proposed research under the fellowship.
DPCT is located on the main campus of UNICAMP in the city of Campinas, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Campinas is about 93 kilometers northwest of the city of São Paulo. The working language of the postdoctoral position is English. Knowledge of at least basic Portuguese is desirable but not required.
Deadline: September 04 2017
Updated: August 15 2017Main purpose of the job
RRI Practice is a European Commission Horizon 2020 funded project that aims to analyse responsible research and innovation (RRI) related discourses and pathways to implementation in order to identify, understand, disseminate and promote RRI implementation best practices that can be scaled up at European and global levels. The project team has a truly global reach in that it includes 14 academic partners from across Europe as well as from China, India, USA, Brazil and Australia.
The main purpose of the postdoctoral position is to lead Wageningen University's contribution to a project, under supervision.
About the project team
The team leader of the Wageningen University research, Professor Phil Macnaghten has extensive expertise in the governance of science and technology and in the development of frameworks of responsible (research and) innovation. The Wageningen team further includes Dr Barbara van Mierlo (KTI), who specialises on understanding system innovation trajectories of innovation networks aimed at sustainability practices, Dr David Ludwig (KTI), who specialises in the philosophy of RRI, and Dr Vincent Blok, who specialises on sustainable entrepreneurship, business ethics and responsible innovation at the Management Studies Chair Group. Drawing on this expertise, the Wageningen team will draw particularly on the integrative and comparative work packages where Wageningen has a dedicated role. The RRI Practice project is already six months under way. Dr David Ludwig (KTI), who was employed as the RRI Practice postdoc, has now a faculty position at KTI resulting in this vacancy.
Main duties and accountabilities
To be accountable, under supervision, for the delivery of tasks, work packages and deliverables as outlined in the project proposal:
- To plan, co-ordinate and lead on the successful delivery of the research project within the allocated time frame and within the allocated budget.
- To conduct a RRI Review on Wageningen University aimed at understanding the current framing and status of RRI in the organization and to feed the findings into a National RRI Outlook in partnership with Radboud University Nijmegen. Preliminary work has already been undertaken.
- To develop a RRI Outlook for Wageningen University that will outline important goals, means and targets for the work related to the EC RRI keys (ethics, societal relevance, gender, open access/ open science and science education) - and RRI more broadly understood - in the organisation.
- To lead the RRI Internal Review that will provide a reflexive learning tool for project partners. Using the anticipation-inclusion-reflexivity-responsiveness (AIRR) framework as a reference, activities will be developed aimed at understanding and contextualizing RRI in the project teams' own practices. Preliminary work has already been undertaken in the form of initial interviews with members of the project consortium. Further work will include a next round of interviews and possibly a set of focus groups comparing institutional discourses on RRI with lay understanding.
- To lead the comparative analysis of national discourses and practices on RRI to explore why certain keys and dimensions of RRI are developed in some national and local contexts and not others.
- To disseminate complex and conceptual ideas arising from the project to stakeholders and peers using high level skills and a range of media and to present the results of the research to academic and policy audiences through the writing of peer-reviewed journal articles and at conferences when opportunities arise.
Conditions of employment
We offer you an employment contract for 1.0 FTE (38 hours a week) for 24 months. You will start with a one year contract. After a positive evaluation the contract will be extended with the remainder period. The maximum gross salary is € 3,427.00 per month (based on fulltime employment), (scale 11.0 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities with an annual step to 11.1 in the second year).(starting in scale 10 can be applicable for candidates in the last stage of obtaining their Phd title). In addition, we offer a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.
Practical information: The starting date of this position is from 1 October 2017. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for 18 September 2017.
Informal inquiries: Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Phil Macnaghten on email@example.com
The deadline for applications is 04 September 2017 at midnight (CET). Please do not email your application, but use the website to upload your application.
For further information, see the posting here: https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/WUR/vacancy/42064/lang/en/
Deadline: September 01 2017
Updated: July 31 2017The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) announces a post-doctoral research position.
This position is available as part of the Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research and at the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics (CIRGE). Candidates from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Principal Investigator and Program Director: Mildred Cho, PhD
Funding source: NIH National Human Genome Research Institute
Appointment: One year, renewable for up to three years
Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or MD, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for funding. We are seeking candidates with a background in social science, ethics, philosophy, history, health services research, public policy or other related disciplines.
The postdoctoral fellow will conduct independent research to identify ethical, legal and social considerations arising from genetics and genomics. The fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary community including geneticists, ethicists, lawyers, physicians, and scholars in humanities, social sciences, and policy research. Fellows are encouraged to participate in programs such as the Stanford Benchside Ethics Consultation Service, a research ethics consultation program to assist life sciences researchers in the resolution of ethical concerns in their research, as well as in clinical ethics consultation.
In addition to participating in SCBE and CIRGE activities, the fellow will have access to a full range of courses at Stanford University, which includes genetics, social science, humanities and law courses. It is expected that the fellow may need formal coursework in genetics, ethics, or ELSI research methods. Mentors will assist the fellow in formulating an individualized curriculum and career strategies. All trainees will be expected to present their research in scholarly venues. Funds will be provided by the fellowship for each fellow to travel to one meeting per year.
Stanford University School of Medicine is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups, and we particularly encourage applications from such candidates. U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, or those lawfully admitted for permanent residence are eligible to apply.
Send CV, cover letter describing your research interests, and names of 3 references to:
Mildred Cho, PhD
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics
1215 Welch Road, Modular A
Stanford, CA 94305
Application deadline: Rolling review of applications for start date between September 1, 2017 and Spring, 2018.
Updated: July 30 2017Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Project Title: Synthesizing Engagement for Synthetic Biology: Ethical and Social Considerations Surrounding the Environmental Impact of Synthetic Biology
PI: Dr. Jason Delborne, Associate Professor of Science, Policy and Society Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Genetic Engineering and Society Center, North Carolina State University
Annual Salary: $50,000 + benefits
Duration: 12 months, with potential to renew for 3 additional years
Start Date: September 1, 2017 (negotiable)
Location: North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
Description: This project, funded by the Engineer Research and Development Center Environmental Laboratory of the Army Corps of Engineers, investigates ethical and social considerations surrounding the environmental impacts of synthetic biology. Work in Year 1 is focused on 1) literature reviews of public perception and stakeholder engagement; 2) interviews of stakeholders and risk assessment experts; 3) planning a stakeholder workshop (scheduled for Year 2); and 4) finalizing proposed activities for Years 2-4 of the project.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in social science or humanities discipline with attention to science and technology OR Ph.D. in natural science with experience in social science methods and approaches. Fluency in spoken and written English.
To apply: Submit 1) Cover Letter, 2) CV, and 3) Contact Information for 2-3 professional references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
Updated: July 30 2017Position Description: A Ph.D. level Graduate Research Assistantship is available in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (FER) in the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC). FER is an interdisciplinary unit with faculty examining environmental issues from an array of theoretical perspectives in both the natural and social sciences (http://cnr.ncsu.edu/fer/about/). The chosen applicant will participate in two interdisciplinary projects (with an emphasis on social science methodologies): 1) exploring responsible innovation in the field of genetically modified trees, including the GM American chestnut tree; and 2) conducting and analyzing ethnographic research of do-it-yourself (DIY) biology laboratories around the world. The student will simultaneously pursue a minor degree in Genetic Engineering and Society (http://research.ncsu.edu/ges) and work with affiliated faculty and graduate students. Applicants may apply to begin the doctoral program in January 2018 or as late as August 2018.
Qualifications: The candidate should have completed coursework and/or research experience in the social sciences or humanities and have a clear interest in the social, ethical, and political dimensions of science and technology. Strong communication (both oral and written) skills in English are required. Some graduate work in Science and Technology Studies (STS) and/or environmental studies is preferred, but not required.
Support: The position provides a stipend of $20K per year plus tuition and health benefits for three years, with the potential for further support through additional grants or teaching. Depending on the student’s interest, opportunities to participate in undergraduate instruction will also be available. The student will be co-advised by Dr. Jason Delborne, Associate Professor of Science, Policy, and Society (FER) and Dr. Todd Kuiken, Senior Research Scientist (Genetic Engineering and Society Center).
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including GPAs and GRE scores), unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Jason Delborne at email@example.com. Applicants will also need to formally apply and be accepted to the graduate program (see https://cnr.ncsu.edu/fer/grad/).
Deadline: September 15 2017
Updated: July 06 2017The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2018-2021 fellowship competition.
Four fellowships will be awarded:
- Three Open Fellowships in any discipline represented in the Society
- One Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
Applicants may apply for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching. Please see our website for eligibility, requirements, and online application. http://princeton.edu/sf/fellowships
Hosted jointly by the Humanities Council and academic departments, Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their research, attend a weekly fellows’ seminar, and teach half time as Lecturers for a term of three years. In each of the first two years, Fellows typically teach one course each semester. In their third year, Fellows teach only one course while remaining in residence in Princeton.
The salary for 2018-2019 will be approximately $86,600. Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year. Non-U.S. citizens may apply. Recipients of doctoral degrees in Education, Jurisprudence, and holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University are not eligible. Candidates may apply only once to the Princeton Society of Fellows’ competition.
Selection is based on scholarly achievement and evidence of unusual promise; range and quality of teaching experience; and potential contributions to an interdisciplinary community. The Society of Fellows seeks a diverse and international pool of applicants, and especially welcomes those from underrepresented backgrounds.
Applicants holding the Ph.D. at the time of application must have received the degree after January 1, 2016. An applicant not yet holding the Ph.D. must have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half) at the time of application, and include a letter from the department chair confirming such progress toward degree. Successful candidates must fulfill all requirements for the Ph.D., including filing of the dissertation, by June 15, 2018.
Applicants are asked to submit an online application by September 15, 2017 (11:59 p.m.EST.) We do not accept mailed, emailed, or faxed applications.
Deadline: October 15 2017
Updated: June 22 2017The Institute for Society and Genetics (ISG) at the University of California at Los Angeles (http://www.socgen.ucla.edu), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position beginning January 1, 2018 The Institute for Society and Genetics, housed in the Division of Life Sciences at UCLA, is an interdisciplinary research and teaching unit focused on issues at the intersection of biology and society. The successful candidate will work with Drs. Patrick Allard, Amander Clark, and Hannah Landecker on the social and historical analysis of transgenerational epigenetics. The next review date for applications is October 15th and will continue until the position is filled.
The position is part of a John Templeton Foundation funded award entitled “A chance to equality in health: Is people’s health determined by ancestral environmental exposures?”. The aim of the grant is to study how environmental exposures become embedded into germ-line epimutations, and the transgenerational impact of these exposures. The postdoctoral fellow will actively participate in generating systematic literature reviews and historical analysis on the topic of transgenerational inheritance and epimutations, attend meetings of the participating laboratories, conduct interviews and narrative analysis of collected data, write up results and findings with the project PIs. Additionally, the fellow may assist in the organization of a workshop on these issues.
Applicants with relevant training and research interests in a wide range of fields, including sociology, science studies, life sciences, philosophy, history or anthropology are invited to apply. This project is a collaboration between life and social scientists, and therefore the ideal candidate will be comfortable working across different disciplinary domains, and possess a basic understanding of both social science methodologies and the relevant biological science.
Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by August 2017, or have received their degree in the last five years. Certification of completion of Ph.D. degree requirements must be in hand at the time of the appointment start. This is a one-year appointment renewable for up to three years pending positive review. The pay scale follows NIH guidelines (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-003.html). Applicants are requested to submit a letter of application, which includes an explanation of the candidate’s research experience and interest in the topic, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact of three references. Please submit all application materials online via UCLA’s Academic Recruit Online at the following URL: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03107. Any questions about the position or the application process may be addressed to Patrick Allard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Hannah Landecker (email@example.com).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).