Assistant Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (open field; two positions)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Higher Education Institution
2 openings available.
MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) invites applications for two tenure- track assistant professor positions, open to all areas of specialization within STS. We welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching focus on any aspect of the social, cultural, historical, political, or ethical dimensions of science, technology, medicine, or other technical domains. We are especially interested in identifying colleagues who bring new methods and perspectives to understanding science and technology in society, and who extend the methodological, thematic, geographic, and/or chronological reach of our faculty. Scholars whose work considers STS questions related to race, ethnicity, indigeneity, colonialism, and/or gender and sexuality, or whose work centers issues of justice and equity, are encouraged to apply.
We welcome applications from scholars who hold (or near completion of Ph.D) a Ph.D. in any humanistic or social scientific field, including (but not limited to): Anthropology; American Studies; African American Studies; Communication; Disability Studies; Ethnic Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Geography; History; History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Indigenous Studies; Information Studies; Law; Media Studies; Native American Studies; Philosophy; Political Science; Public Policy; Sociology; or STS. Applications from scholars with a Ph.D. in science, engineering, or other technical fields are also invited to apply, so long as the social dimensions of science and technology are core to their work.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the start of employment. We welcome applications from junior scholars at all levels of experience, including advanced ABD candidates, postdoctoral fellows, non-tenure-track and tenure-track junior faculty, teaching faculty, scholars employed in contingent or precarious positions, scholars employed in non-university research and teaching positions, and independent scholars. These positions are intended for pre-tenure scholars; we are unable to consider applications from scholars who would require a tenured position at MIT.
STS faculty are typically expected to teach three courses per academic year, including both undergraduate and graduate courses. The STS Program is one of three participating programs in MIT’s History-Anthropology-STS (HASTS) doctoral program, and we welcome applications from scholars with a strong interest (though not necessarily experience) in graduate teaching and mentorship. Interest in establishing scholarly connections at MIT beyond the STS Program is also desirable.
MIT is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women and members of minority groups.
Interested applicants should submit a preliminary application consisting of a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample (article or chapter length) that best represents their scholarship to: http://apply.interfolio.com/126855
Letters of recommendation will not be required for the initial applications. Applicants who advance to the next stage of the search will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation and additional research and teaching materials.
Questions on the application process may be directed to:
Paree Pinkney Director, Administration and Finance Program in Science, Technology, and Society E51-163 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 USA
Applications are due September 1, 2023; the process will continue until the positions are filled.
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century whether the focus is cancer, energy, economics or literature