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Postdoctoral Research Scholar: History of Science & Technology Policy

Job Description

Application link: http://apply.interfolio.com/139725

Application review begins: March 22, 2024

Salary: $69,000 and benefits.

Contact: [email protected]


The ASU Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes in Washington, DC has a position available for a postdoctoral research scholar (“postdoc”) for 2024-2025 to join a project examining the history of science and technology policy (S&T policy) in the United States. The project is led by CSPO Director Prof. Arthur Daemmrich and is funded through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The ideal candidate will have research interests in the history of S&T policy and/or the history and sociology of disciplines and professions.

The project is researching the emergence of science policy as a field, exploring why it has not become a “discipline” in the traditional sense, mapping career paths of policy professionals over the past 70 years, and evaluating what needs to change to increase its diversity and societal responsiveness for the future. This project aspires to a new analysis of the history of S&T policy as a field, going beyond describing it in terms of “science advice” or as an instrumental exchange of ever-greater funding for science and engineering in exchange for knowledge and technology that create economic growth. The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate to research the role of S&T policy professionals within science and regulatory agencies who have long being asked to simultaneously accelerate and regulate new technology and more recently to engage with diverse communities. Providing historical perspective on these developments and analyzing what they mean for the S&T policy field is at the core of this project.

Additional Information

To apply: Please review additional information about the position and required and desired qualifications at http://apply.interfolio.com/139725. Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must include the following:

  1. A cover letter, including a discussion of the required and desired qualifications, together with your motivations and aspirations for this position and beyond.
  2. Current CV.
  3. A writing sample, either a dissertation chapter, article or other publication, or graduate seminar term paper.
  4. Names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin March 22, 2024. Selected applicants will be contacted for zoom based interviews. Official transcripts are required for employment. If you have questions, please email [email protected].

Salary: $69,000 and benefits.

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