Melvin Kranzberg Professorship in the History of Technology

Georgia Tech

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: January 4, 2021

The School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech invites applications for the Melvin Kranzberg Professorship in the History of Technology. Melvin Kranzberg was one of the principal founders of the history of technology as an academic field in the United States. The faculty member will teach four courses per academic year. Successful candidates will be eligible for hire as associate or full professor. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. The position is open to scholars in any subfield of the history of technology. Candidates with transnational or global interests, or who study areas outside the United States, are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin January 1 and will continue until the position is filled. The position will begin in August 2021. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should possess a demonstrable international reputation in the history of technology with an outstanding publication record and a strong teaching dossier. The successful candidate must show excellence in both research and teaching and will be expected to contribute to the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment.

Required Documents to Attach

Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, writing samples, and a list of three references through the Georgia Tech employment website at

About Us

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) is a department within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (IAC), and serves as the primary home for the disciplines of history and sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). HSOC is committed to outstanding teaching and research. Research areas in HSOC include science, technology, and medicine; race, inequality, and social justice; sports and society; cities; agriculture and the environment; politics and power. HSOC offers a B.S. degree in History, Technology and Society, as well as undergraduate minors and certificates in social justice, STS (science, technology and society), African American studies, Asian Affairs, and others. The graduate program grants M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in History and Sociology of Technology and Science. For more information about the School of History and Sociology, please visit Georgia Tech is one of the leading research universities in the USA. It regularly ranks among the ten best public universities in the U.S. according to U.S. News and World Report. Georgia Tech’s beautiful 400-acre, tree-lined campus is located in the heart of Atlanta. Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice.

Posted: November 11, 2020