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Fellowships & Postdocs

Funded MA and PhD positions in participatory citizen science, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Deadline: February 02 2016

Researchers in Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR) and Waste in Science, Technology, and the Environment (WaSTE) at Memorial University of Newfoundland are seeking one Masters student and one PhD student in Sociology for an interdisciplinary, STS-driven project on Action ...

Four lecturer (asst professor equivalent) + two postdoc positions, STEaPP, University College London

Deadline: January 03 2016

UCL's Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) will be hiring four lecturers (equivalent to assistant professors) at to start in July 2016. There is one position in public policy (with a strong S&T for Policy or Policy for S&T component), one in foresight, one in ...

1-2 year postdoc for teaching, service, & research in Ethics Across Campus, Colorado School of Mines

Deadline: November 30 2015

The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines invites applications for a one to two-year postdoctoral appointment for teaching, service, and research in Ethics Across Campus (EAC), with an intent to hire as early in 2016 as is possible for the selected ...

2016-18 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Energy Humanities, Rice University

Deadline: January 19 2016

Rice University’s Humanities Research Center, in collaboration with the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, will host a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship for outstanding junior scholars in the emergent field of energy humanities. The program is ...

Call for Fellowship Applications, Blumberg NASA Chair in Astrobiology, Library of Congress

Deadline: December 01 2015

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting applications for the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology ( The application deadline is December 1, 2015.

The Astrobiology Chair is ...

Environmental Health/STS Post Doc, Northeastern University

The Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in “Social Science-Environmental Health Collaboration” to start immediately. SSEHRI, at Northeastern since 2012, continues the legacy of the Contested Illnesses Research ...

Two Research Fellow positions in STS at Deakin University, Melbourne

Deadline: January 31 2016

Two Research Fellow positions are available at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation for postdoctoral scholars to work with Professor Emma Kowal. Positions are at Level A/B and are two years with a possible extension of 1-2 years. Positions are based at Deakin University, ...

1 Junior-Fellowship Media Cultures of Computer Simulation, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Deadline: December 10 2015

1 Junior-Fellowship Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS / Institute for Advanced Study, Leuphana University Lüneburg)
Institution: MECS / Institute for Advanced Study ‘Media Cultures of Computer Simulation’, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Duration: April 1 2016 to September 30 2016 ...

STS Positions at Linköping University, Sweden with Steve Woolgar

Deadline: November 30 2015

Applications are invited for further new positions in Science and Technology Studies at Linköping University:
A Senior Lectureship (permanent appointment) - LIU-2015-00421
2 Post Docs (each two years in the first of instance) - TEMA-2015-00045

The successful applicants will work in ...

2 postdocs: “Learning to live with disease” & “Standardised subjects”, University of Copenhagen

Deadline: November 30 2015

“Learning to live with disease” & “Standardised subjects” (39.5 months from 1 February 2016)

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new research team that will carry out collaborative ethnographic research on the making of quality of life; based in one of Europe’s most vibrant ...

2016-2017 Fellowship Program, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Deadline: January 05 2016

The Consortium invites applications for Postdoctoral, Dissertation, and Research Fellowships for 2016-2017. Fellows conduct research in the exceptional collections of the Consortium’s member institutions. 17 fellowships were awarded in 2015-2016.

Visit for more ...

Postdoctoral Scholar Employee, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California Berkeley

An NIH-funded post-doctoral appointment in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Wallis at the University of California, Berkeley is available to study the neurophysiology underlying goal-directed behavior, decision-making, reward processing and executive control. Further information regarding the ...

Funded PhD Assistantships, Science and Technology Diffusion and Innovation Ecosystems, Stony Brook U

Deadline: December 01 2015

The Department of Technology & Society at Stony Brook University invites applications from well-qualified candidates to work in areas of science and technology diffusion and innovation ecosystems to inform national policy and other forms of decision-making. Particular areas of interest include: ...

IEEE History Center Life Member Internship, Summer 2016

Deadline: March 01 2016

Scholars at the beginning of their career studying the history of electrical technology and computing (broadly construed) are invited to contact the Center to be considered for a paid Internship at the Center's offices on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, USA.

The ...

IEEE Life Member Fellowship in Electrical History, 2016-2017

Deadline: February 01 2016

The IEEE Fellowship in Electrical History supports either one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical engineering and computing (broadly construed) at a college or university of recognized standing, or up to one year of post-doctoral research for a scholar in this field who ...

Knowledge Infrastructures Postdoc, Center for Science, Technology, and Society, Drexel University

Deadline: January 01 2016

A postdoctoral researcher is sought in the area of Knowledge Infrastructures for Environmental Justice. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team working with non-profit groups and community activists to design and testing an interactive interface for visualizing data from ...

2016-2017 Postdoc on “Global Change in a Dynamic World,” University of South Florida

Deadline: December 10 2015

The University of South Florida is pleased to announce the 8th year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this program is Global Change in a Dynamic World. Potential themes include (but are not limited to) sustainability; ...

2016-2017 Lemelson Center Fellowships and Travel Grants, Smithsonian Institution

Deadline: December 01 2015

The Lemelson Center Fellowship Program and Travel to Collections Award Program support projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. These include, but are not limited to, historical research and documentation projects resulting in ...

2016-2017 Fellowships, Soc Implications of Astrobiology, Center for Theological Inquiry in Princeton

Deadline: January 15 2016

Fellowships for 2016-2017
Searching for Life: An Inquiry on the Societal Implications of Astrobiology
With Support from the NASA Astrobiology Program & John Templeton Foundation

Call for Applications from the Humanities & Social Sciences

Societal understanding of life on earth has always ...

Postdoc Socio-Environmental Immersion Program 2016, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center

Deadline: October 26 2015

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that will begin August 1, 2016. SESYNC also invites applications for Collaborating Mentors, who will co-develop postdoctoral projects and provide substantive intellectual and ...

Call for 2016-17 Visiting Faculty Scholars and Postdocs, Humanities Research Center, Rice University

Deadline: December 04 2015

Rice University’s Humanities Research Center seeks visiting faculty scholars and postdoctoral fellows for the 2016-17 Rice Seminar, “Chronotopic Imaginaries: The City in Signs, Signals, and Scripts.” The multi-disciplinary cohort of fellows will examine how the ongoing production, ...

Interdisciplinary Postdocs, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Program, Columbia U

Deadline: November 27 2015

Columbia University is pleased to announce three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in (1) a humanities, arts, or social science discipline ― such as ...

Penn Postdoctoral Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania

Deadline: December 14 2015

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for the postdoctoral Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics. This 2-year Fellowship seeks to train scholars and future leaders in academic biomedical ethics. ...

Funded MA & PhD positions, Action-Research Methods for the Anthropocene, Memorial U of Newfoundland

Max Liboiron, Charles Mather, and Dean Bavington are looking to recruit two Masters students and one PhD student for an interdisciplinary, STS-driven project on Action-Research Methods for the Anthropocene at the Memorial University of Newfoundland ( in Canada. The aim of this ...

Fellowship Programme 2016-17, IAS-STS in Graz, Austria

Deadline: December 31 2015

Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS)
Fellowship Programme 2016-2017

The IAS-STS in Graz, Austria, promotes the interdisciplinary investigation of the links and interactions between science, technology and society, as well as technology assessment and ...

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction, Abertay University (UK)

Deadline: April 24 2015

The University now seeks to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction within the School of Social and Health Sciences.

The School of Social and Health Sciences delivers programmes and applied research in the areas of mental health nursing and counselling, psychology, ...

The Strong Research Fellowships in Rochester, New York

The Strong is pleased to announce The Strong Research Fellowships to provide financial support for scholarly play research in The Strong’s incomparable collections of toys, games, board games, electronic games, and a wide breadth of play-related records and historical archives that document the ...

2 PhD positions, “Ways of Writing: How Physicians Know, 1550-1950,” Inst for History of Medicine

Applications are invited for 2 doctoral positions (65% E13) to be held for up to five years from 1 October 2012 at the Institute for the History of Medicine, Charité Berlin, for the research project “Ways of Writing: How Physicians Know, 1550-1950” funded by the European Research Council.

Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Fellowship, U of Texas

The Moody Medical Library of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is pleased to offer the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. Fellowship to support research related to the history of medicine conducted at the Moody Medical Library.

The Truman G. Blocker, Jr. Fellowship will provide between ...

Humboldt Research Fellowships

The Humboldt Research Fellowship enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars of all nationalities and all disciplines to carry out research projects for extended periods of time in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of ...