Thursday 01

RRI related positions in the USA

Posted by RRI Tools on 01 Oct 2015

Here we post several positions that have appeared in our radars through the RRINet . Even though they are centered in the USA, and therefore might not be so attractive for Europeans, they give a nice hint of what certain RRI positions can look like. All of them close applications' window during October.

Associate Professor Position Open, Department of Social Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology

Applications are invited for a tenured position as Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at IIT.  We seek a methodologically engaged scholar in any social science discipline (except history and psychology) to help us develop a degree and build capacity in the broad area of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and to contribute to an established program in Social and Economic Development Policy (SEDP).

Additional information about the university and the department can be found at

Email a letter of interest, an up-to-date CV, contact information for three references, a research statement, a teaching statement, three representative publications, and syllabi from courses taught that are relevant to this position to: Gwen Murphy, Social Sciences Department Coordinator, Lewis College of Human Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3301 S. Dearborn St., Siegel Hall 116, Chicago, IL 60616; email [email protected].  Review of applications begins October 26, 2015, and continues until the position is filled.


Tenure-track position at James Madison University

James Madison University's Department of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) invites applications for a tenure-track position focusing on the social context of technology and science. We seek a colleague who is interested in joining an innovative, interdisciplinary technology and science program organized around real-world problem areas. 

Further information about the ISAT Department may be found at

For more information and to apply for this position, please go to and reference posting number 0406929. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Postdoc position at UCB in Big Data

The Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with excellent credentials in Science and Technology Studies (STS), History of Science, or Anthropology of Science, and a strong interest in the social study of algorithms/big data. By this we mean both the social impact of big data, and the design processes and environments within which new forms of algorithmic life are imagined and realized.

Information on our working groups and activities can be found at CSTMS is affiliated to the Social Science Matrix, the flagship institute that supports cross-disciplinary social science research at Berkeley

This is a two-year full-time (100%) position with a starting salary dependent on qualifications. To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a research statement and contact information of three references to

This position is open until filled. Please address inquiries to [email protected] at the University of California, Berkeley.

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