Job: Disciplines & Technologies Project, Postdoctoral Scholar Positions, University of Chicago

The Disciplines & Technologies Project at the University of Chicago invites applications for two Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar positions, each of which will last for two academic years (2012-14). Each Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to propose and pursue an in-depth study of how some technology has, over more than one generation, interacted with the changing disciplinary structure of universities. “Technology” is interpreted broadly, and we anticipate that one project will touch on natural science disciplines and the other on humanistic disciplines; the broader the range of disciplines and uses of the technology the better. This research will be performed in residence at the Franke Institute for the Humanities throughout the academic year (late September to mid-June). Our hope is for these projects to interact with and contribute to our larger, ongoing project to understand the co-evolution of technologies and disciplines.
Each Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar will be paired with a Faculty mentor relevant to the project. Investigators from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have filed their PhDs between 7/1/07 and 7/1/12, and may not hold any other appointment during the period of the Postdoctoral Scholar position. A complete application includes cover letter, C.V., and 3 to 5 page project description. It should be submitted via email to (Ms. Mai Vukcevich).
No application materials will be accepted after January 20, 2012.
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