The Division of Science, Technology and Society (STS) at Chalmers University of Technology, will hire a postdoc in Social Studies of Science and Technology, with a specialisation in Gender and Medical Technologies. You do not need to have an engineering background to apply; applicants from the social sciences are encouraged. Applicants are given the opportunity to design their own postdoc research plan within the specialisation of gender and medical technologies. Example of areas might be gender, biomedical technologies and the body; gendered dimensions of medical treatments and medical engineering; the consequenses of introducing and/or using gender-specific medical technologies in healthcare. An orientation towards ethnograhic research methods is encouraged. Relevant theoretical perspectives might be, for example, feminist technoscience studies, intersectionality and posthumanism.
Information about the division and the project
The Division of Science, Technology and Society (STS) is a young and vibrant division at the Chalmers University of Technology. We have an open and friendly research environment, where you can delve deep into research questions particular to your own field as well as easily find top researchers from other fields who have long experience in interdisciplinary research, and are eager to bring in new perspectives to their own work. There are also strong collaborations with other universities and divisions, such as within gender studies and science and technology studies.
This postdoc position will be in Social Studies of Science and Technology, with a specialisation in Gender and Medical Technologies. Relevent research fields may be science and technology studies, gender studies, sociology, anthropology or media studies. Relevant theoretical perspectives might be, for example, feminist technoscience studies, intersectionality and posthumanism
The STS division's research and education covers a wide area including Science and Technology Studies (STS), Gender and Technology and History of Science and Technology.
Your major responsibilities is to undertake your own research, in dialogue with Associate Professor Lisa Lindén (80%). The position also includes departmental work, 20% of full time, such as teaching in gender and technology and similar subjects.
To qualify for this position you must have completed your PhD degree when starting the position, awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. You may come from the social sciences, humanities, or engineering. Relevant PhD degrees and/our specialisations might be Science and Technology Studies, Gender Studies, Anthropology, Sociology or Media Studies.
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.
The application should be marked with Ref 20220486 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.
CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.
Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.
Submit a research plan - not exceeding 9600 characters including spaces – describing the research project that you want to carry out during the postdoc. The plan should include the proposed project’s purpose and research problem, as well as a short overview of the research field.
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Application deadline: December 1st, 2022.
For questions, please contact:
Lisa Lindén, Associate Professor in Gender and Technology, Division of Science, Technology and Society, Technology Management and Economics,
Catharina Landström, Associate Professor and Head of Unit at the Division of Science, Technology and Society, Technology Management and Economics,
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