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Postdoctoral Fellowship in History or Sociology of Food, Agriculture, or Environment

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Georgia Institute of Technology
Location
Atlanta, Georgia

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in History or Sociology of Food, Agriculture, or Environment
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 268646
About Us

Overview

Georgia Tech prides itself on its technological resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to building an outstanding and diverse community of learning, discovery, and creation. We strongly encourage applicants whose values align with our institutional values, as outlined in our Strategic Plan. These values include academic excellence, diversity of thought and experience, inquiry and innovation, collaboration and community, and ethical behavior and stewardship. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with numerous economic and cultural strengths. The Institute serves more than 45,000 students through top-ranked undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in engineering, computing, science, business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech's faculty attracted more than $1.4 billion in research awards this past year in fields ranging from biomedical technology to artificial intelligence, energy, sustainability, semiconductors, neuroscience, and national security. Georgia Tech ranks among the nation's top 20 universities for research and development spending and No. 1 among institutions without a medical school.

Georgia Tech's Mission and Values

Georgia Tech's mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute has nine key values that are foundational to everything we do:

    Students are our top priority.

    We strive for excellence.

    We thrive on diversity.

    We celebrate collaboration.

    We champion innovation.

    We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.

    We nurture the wellbeing of our community.

    We act ethically.

    We are responsible stewards.

Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will become an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological research university of unmatched scale, relentlessly committed to serving the public good; breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges and opportunities of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional, principled leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact.

About the School of History and Sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) is a uniquely interdisciplinary unit with an intellectual culture of cross-pollination between sociological and historical scholarship, as well as work in science and technology studies. The School is united around a vision of scholarship and teaching that elucidates processes of local, national, and global change, past and present. This includes promoting a broader understanding of how racial, gender, and class inequalities intersect, as well as how technology, science, environment, and culture are intertwined. HSOC offers a Bachelor of Science degree in History, Technology, and Society and several joint undergraduate minors including Health, Medicine, and Society; Science, Technology, and Society; and Social Justice. At the graduate level, HSOC offers master's and doctoral degrees in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science. More information about HSOC and its degree programs is available on the HSOC website (http://hsoc.gatech.edu).

HSOC is one of six schools in Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. The Ivan Allen College is home to researchers and educators whose expertise spans the humanities and social sciences, with strengths in economics, the history and sociology of technology and science, global media and cultures, digital humanities, technology-focused international security, and science and technology policy.

Location

Atlanta, GA

Job Summary

The School of History and Sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to teach two undergraduate classes per year (one each Fall and Spring semester) as part of the established undergraduate teaching program in the School of History and Sociology.

The expected start date for successful candidates is July 1, 2024.

Responsibilities

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to teach two undergraduate classes per year (one each Fall and Spring semester) as part of the established undergraduate teaching program in the School of History and Sociology. They should carry out independent research related to food, agriculture, or the environment in the twentieth or twenty-first centuries. Ideally the candidate will also be an active participant in the project - From Collection to Cultivation: Historical Perspectives on Crop Diversity and Food Security, including by attending a monthly virtual meeting led by Professor Helen Anne Curry, which provides funding for the fellowship.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in history, sociology, or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and an active program of research in the history or sociology of food, agriculture, or the environment.

Required Documents to Attach

Interested and qualified individuals should apply by submitting:

  • a curriculum vita,

  • a cover letter outlining relevant research and teaching experience,

  • a list of existing HSOC courses that the applicant would be prepared to teach,

  • a research statement, and

  • a list of three references who would be prepared to provide letters by 5th of April if requested.

Contact Information

Requests for further information may be directed to Professor Helen Anne Curry hacurry@gatech.edu. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment.

We will begin reviewing application materials on March 15, 2024, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted via Georgia Tech¿s Careers Site at https://hr.gatech.edu/careers (Job ID:268646).

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for all. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities.

Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia Tech prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our University's work. Additionally, all faculty, staff, and administrators must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents and Georgia Institute of Technology's policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom. More information on these policies can be found here: Board of Regents Policy Manual | University System of Georgia (usg.edu).

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