Monthly Archives: September 2013

Postdoc Announcement: Michigan Society of Fellows (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

by Lyn



The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded in 1970 through grants from the Ford Foundation and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. In 2007, the Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to add four Mellon Fellows annually in the humanities, expanding the number of fellowships awarded each year from four to eight.  The objective of the Society is to provide financial and intellectual support for individuals holding advanced degrees in their fields, who are selected for their outstanding achievement, professional promise, and interdisciplinary interests. We invite applications from qualified candidates for three-year fellowships at the University of Michigan.

Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers.  Those selected for fellowships must have received the Ph.D. degree or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2011, and September 1, 2014.  Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors in appropriate departments and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows. They are expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor during the academic years of the fellowship, to teach for the equivalent of one academic year, to participate in the informal intellectual life of the Society, and to devote time to their independent research or artistic projects.  This is not an artist-in-residence program but rather an opportunity to develop one’s work in conversation with fellows from a range of disciplines during the three years of the fellowship. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. or comparable artistic or professional degree from the University of Michigan will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed by Society members and University faculty.  Final selections will be made in late January by Senior Fellows of the Society.  Eight Fellows will be selected for three-year terms to begin September 1, 2014.  The annual stipend will be $55,000.

The online application is available at:


Application Deadline:  October 1, 2013

An Equal Opportunity Program

Job Announcement: Asst. Prof. Specializing in Science & Technology Policy, NC State

by Lyn

The Department of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs at NC State invites applications for an assistant professor position in the area of science and technology politics and policy beginning August 16, 2014. We are interested in excellent candidates with expertise in any realm of science and technology politics and policy-including genetics and politics, the regulation of emerging technologies, international trade and disputes over intellectual property and technology, technology and constitutional rights, etc.

The Department of Political Science is housed in the School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University. It has approximately 600 majors and offers Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees (for more information, see The School of Public and International Affairs also houses the Department of Public Administration, the Master of International Studies Program, the Public Safety Leadership Initiative, and the Leadership in the Public Sector degree completion program. In addition to the Bachelor’s degrees, the School offers a Master’s degree in International Studies and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Public Administration (for more information, see In its commitment to diversity and equity, NC State seeks applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

As a top STEM institution, NC State provides unique collaborative opportunities for social scientists interested in science and technology politics and policy. Our current “Genetics and Society” program is just one example: The position also provides opportunities for the development and delivery of online education.

Job Announcement: Asst or Assoc Professor of STS at Cornell

by Lyn

The Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University seeks an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor position in Science & Technology Studies.  The area of specialization and geographical focus is open.  A Ph.D. in science & technology studies or a closely related field, such as anthropology, history or sociology of science, technology, or medicine, is required.  The STS Department has a very active Ph.D. program and runs two undergraduate majors:  “Biology & Society” and “Science & Technology Studies.”  The successful candidate will have an active research program in STS, will be expected to play an important role in both graduate and undergraduate programs in the department, and will be expected to offer courses of interest to Cornell undergraduates.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013.  If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line through the following website:  Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and one paragraph descriptions of two or three courses.  Candidates applying at the assistant professor level should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted separately, as described on the website; candidates applying at the associate professor level may submit only names of references if preferred.  If you have any specific questions about the position, please contact Debbie Van Galder,

*Cornell University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator”