Technology Studies Postdoc at CEU

Central European University (Budapest) is looking for a postdoctoral scholar in Technology Studies broadly construed. We invite scholars whose work draws on anthropology, history, media studies, philosophy, cultural geography, sociology, or gender studies, and who demonstrate potential for integrating technology into broader Science Studies debates in the humanities and social sciences.

Anticipated start date is September 1, 2015. This fellowship is renewable for one year (beginning August 1, 2016) depending on performance.

CEU offers graduate instruction primarily in the humanities and social sciences. This position, funded by the CEU Humanities Initiative, will offer the candidate departmental affiliation and will be hosted by the Science Studies Program, an interdisciplinary effort involving faculty from History, Philosophy, Cognitive Science, Gender Studies, and Sociology & Social Anthropology.

This is primarily a research fellowship, but the fellow will be expected to offer one seminar course during each academic year. Upon renewal of the fellowship in spring 2016, he or she will also be expected to organize and host a workshop to be held in the second year. The successful applicant will demonstrate promise in acting as a catalyst for the Science Studies Program among faculty and students campus-wide.

Qualifications include a strong academic record in some aspect of Science and Technology Studies. The ideal candidate may be trained in any number of disciplines, but should have a solid social-scientific or humanistic methodological, analytical, and theoretical foundation, be interested in questions related to technology, society and culture, and ready to work in a highly interdisciplinary and academically challenging environment.

Fellows receive a monthly stipend of €2000 to help support their stay in Budapest, whose cost of living compares favorably to many major European cities.

Applicants are expected to have completed the requirements for a PhD, including submission of their dissertation, at the time of application. (Applicants with degrees received earlier than 31 July 2012 will not be considered.) The application should include a letter of introduction with a short research statement, CV, a brief writing sample, a teaching portfolio, and one sample syllabus for a proposed course. Please also arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation.

CEU is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to the recruitment of candidates historically underrepresented on college faculties. Applications or any further questions may be addressed to Karl Hall, interim chair of the Science Studies Steering Committee, at hallk@ceu.edu. The selection process begins July 6, 2015, and continues until the position is filled.