Job Type: Postdoc
Application Deadline: November 30, 2019
Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) invites applications for the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies, beginning fall 2020. Applications are invited from scholars working on the social, political, and ethical dimensions of computing, data science, and/or the internet. Topics of interest include artificial intelligence, algorithmic bias, data visualization, security, surveillance, and social media. We seek applicants whose research methods draw from fields that can include, but are not limited to anthropology, art, communication, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, literature, media studies, philosophy, and sociology. The successful candidate will have a PhD by the time of appointment, a strong and ongoing research program, and the potential for excellence in teaching.
This 1 to 2-year early-career fellowship balances teaching and research. The fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per academic year, and will be encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to support teaching development at the Claremont Colleges. While pursuing their own independent research, we expect the fellow to act as a catalyst for conversations among faculty and students. The fellow will work with the Hixon-Riggs director to lead a faculty reading group in the first year, and to organize and host a workshop or conference in the second year. The annual salary for the position is $65000 and includes health benefits. In addition, the fellow will receive a professional allowance of $3000 per year to support travel and research. Second-year renewal is contingent upon successful performance in the first year.
Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective, academically challenging institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Across departments, the college is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. This position, funded by the Hixon Riggs Program for Responsive Science and Engineering, is housed in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts – an interdisciplinary department supporting the college’s liberal arts program. HMC’s membership in the Claremont Colleges consortium allows significant opportunities for collaboration with colleagues at the other Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University, especially in the Intercollegiate STS Program. Situated approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Claremont offers easy access to LA’s cultural scene.
Preference will be given to applications received by Nov. 30, 2019. Applicants are asked to submit: a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, a writing sample, a teaching portfolio including testimony of effective teaching and a statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi for proposed courses, a statement regarding commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation.
Harvey Mudd College enthusiastically welcomes applications from talented individuals from all backgrounds. The College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. Further questions may be addressed to Vivien Hamilton, Hixon-Riggs Director and chair of the search committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted: October 14, 2019