Call for Applications: STS Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Williams College, due Jan 10

Call for Applications: STS Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Williams College
Deadline: January 10, 2020

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Science & Technology Studies, Williams College


The Science & Technology Studies Program at Williams College invites applications for a two-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in Science & Technology Studies (STS), beginning July 1, 2020. We welcome applications from candidates who have completed their PhD within the last five years and also those who have not yet completed their PhD, but will have the PhD in hand by the start date of the appointment.  We seek candidates who can contribute to the curriculum and vitality of our interdisciplinary program through research and teaching that illuminates the imbrication of science and technology with society. Candidates might have expertise in any number of disciplinary approaches so long as they have significant training in STS theory and research methods.

The position requires vision, initiative, and an interest in participating in our vibrant community of scholars, practitioners, and educators. We especially welcome applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in the academy. Williams is an institution that places a high value on undergraduate teaching; consequently, we strongly prefer applicants who can demonstrate a capacity for excellent teaching and a commitment to working effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religious views, socio-economic status, and more.

The successful candidate will be appointed full-time for a term of two years and will have a teaching load of one course each semester. The salary for this position is $55,000 per year. The fellow will also be provided with full benefits including health and dental insurance, plus an allowance of $3,000 per year for research and professional travel. This position is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Information about the Williams College Science & Technology Studies Program is available at Applications should be submitted via lnterfolio
( and should include:

  • a cover letter of no more than two pages describing your research and teaching;
  • c.v.;
  • a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, preceded by an abstract of no more than 250 words;
  • An unofficial transcript from your doctoral program;
  • three letters of reference.

Completed applications submitted by January 10, 2020 will receive full consideration.
All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check ( Fax and email applications will not be accepted. Inquiries should be sent to

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website ( Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for nondiscrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.