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Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor

  • Stevanovich Institute
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Nov 03, 2017
ID: 8544843 VIEWS: 4 Full time Biotech Science

Job Description

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the
University of Chicago invites applications for two-year
Postdoctoral Researchers at the Rank of Instructor, to begin on
July 1, 2018. Postdocs will join a community of leading scholars
from across the university to study the process of knowledge
formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day and, in
correlation, to explore how this history shapes our modern

Applicants must demonstrate current research interests that
straddle multiple departments and disciplines to investigate the
influences beneath what is accepted as true at a given time and
place. In particular, we seek applicants working on the formation
of medical, economic, or legal knowledge, the sociology of
scientific knowledge, or indigenous knowledge practices. We are
also interested in candidates studying public knowledge, the
"post-truth era," misinformation, and propaganda within the US
context. We will evaluate applicants on the quality and quantity of
publications, recommendations, and undergraduate teaching, and a
demonstrated ability to work beyond disciplinary

The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand before the start
of the appointment. Postdocs will conduct individual research and
collaborate with graduate students and faculty in investigating
approaches, methodologies, and outcomes of the Institute's research
agenda. The position is non-renewable and brings with it two years
of salary at $62,000 per year, benefits, office space, pedagogical
training, reimbursement of up to $2,500 for moving expenses, and a
research allowance of $2,500 per year.

SIFK Postdocs are expected to:

*conduct their own research towards a book or other

*teach three 10-week courses per year (UChicago is on the quarter
system) designed to appeal to a wide group of students; depending
on teaching needs these courses may be graduate, undergraduate,
team-taught, or in the Core;

*hone and document their teaching skills through engagement with
the Chicago Center for Teaching (CCT);

*participate in the year-long SIFK workshop series on Comparing
Practices of Knowledge (meeting 3-4X per quarter) and present their
work in one of the workshop sessions;

*submit an article based on research conducted at SIFK to Know: A
Journal on the Formation of Knowledge.

SIFK will arrange for a faculty mentor and opportunities to forge
personal and academic relationships across the university.
Successful candidates will be appointed in SIFK and the College, in
addition to being affiliated with a relevant academic
department(s). An office space will be provided and there is an
expectation that it will be actively utilized and postdocs will
participate in the postdoc community and the life of the Institute,
such as its conferences, discussions, workshops, dinners, social
hours, and other activities.

Please submit the following application materials online at

for posting number 03543: (1) a one-page cover letter explaining
how your research transcends individual disciplines and listing
three examples of undergraduate courses that you would be most
interested to teach, (2) an up-to-date c.v., and (3) a writing
sample consisting of a chapter, essay, or article. And please
arrange to have three letters of recommendation, with at least one
attesting to the quality of undergraduate teaching, sent directly
to . Any questions may be addressed to

All recommendation letters and application materials must be
submitted by midnight on Monday, December 4, 2017.
Candidates who make the shortlist will be interviewed via Skype,
and candidates can expect to receive notice of the final decision
in February 2018.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected
veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual
with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information,
or other protected classes under the law. For additional
information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination
Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the
application process should call or email with
their request. Category: Science , Keywords: Research Associate

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