Postdoctoral Fellowships

Science in Human Culture Program, Northwestern University

Job Type: Postdoc

Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

The Science in Human Culture Program (SHC) at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine, to run September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2017. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study science, technology, or medicine in any region of the world and from any of a range of historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, or literary perspectives. Each Fellow will be affiliated with both the SHC program and an appropriate disciplinary department with Weinberg College (History, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, etc.). Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship and teach two one-quarter undergraduate classes (typically one seminar and one lecture) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows will also help organize and run the SHC visiting lecturer series. They are expected to be active participants in intellectual activities in both SHC and their affiliated departments and to deliver one public lecture each year.

Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must have completed it after September 1, 2010. Applicants without a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must complete all the requirements for the degree before September 1, 2015. At the time of application, the applicant must be available for the full two-year term. The salary is $52,000 in the first year of the fellowship. In addition, Fellows are eligible for $3,500 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $1,500 for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 1, 2014. Letters of recommendation are due no later than December 8, 2014. Because your referees will not receive submission instructions until you submit your completed application, we recommend that you submit your application well before the deadline. FAQs and submission instructions appears below. Administrative questions not addressed below should be directed to Natasha Dennison at Substantive questions may be addressed to the program director at For more information about departments or programs in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, see For more information and to apply, please visit

AA/EOE: Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. We also value demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations.

Posted: October 03, 2014