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Job Announcement: STS Director at North Carolina State

by Lyn

North Carolina State University seeks an established scholar to provide leadership for its interdisciplinary program in Science, Technology & Society (STS). The STS program provides crucial links among the University’s strengths in humanities, social science, science, technology, and engineering fields. The successful candidate will assume the directorship of the program and contribute to developing these connections further and integrating them more fully into the University’s identity.

The University’s location in the state capital, and in the Research Triangle area with its multiple universities and research centers, provides a vibrant setting for STS research, outreach, and engagement. Qualifications: Ph. D. in relevant field required. Candidates should also demonstrate an established research program directly relevant to the interdisciplinary STS field and appropriate for a tenured position in one of the participating departments: Communication, English, History, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Sociology & Anthropology, and Political Science/Public & International Affairs. A commitment to interdisciplinary research, pedagogy, and program development is essential.

Duties will include scholarship, teaching, and program administration, divided between the participating department and the STS program. Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience. The STS program is part of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and draws its tenure-line faculty from multiple departments. Information on the program is available at and

Application materials must be submitted though NC State’s online portal. Please visit and search for position (00103060) to apply. You can also go the posting directly by visiting You will be asked to attach a letter of application addressing STS-related interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this position may be emailed to William Kinsella, AA/EOE. NC State welcomes applications from all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact NCSU Human Resources at 919-515-2135.