15 October 2019.
2020-22 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, 2020. 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 to explore how this history and culture shapes our modern world.
We are particularly interested in applicants working at the intersection of areas such as, but not limited to, technology, public policy, and ethics. We also invite applicants working on the Institute’s 2020-22 research theme of artificial intelligence. Postdocs will conduct individual research and may collaborate on topics including the current research theme.
The Institute postdocs are expected, at the minimum, to:
- Conduct their own research towards a book or other project;
- Teach two 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);
- Hone interview and job skills with UChicagoGRAD, an on-campus resource focused on guiding postdocs and graduate students toward professional satisfaction in academia;
- Participate in the year-long Institute workshop series on Comparing Practices of Knowledge and present their work in one of the workshop sessions;
- Submit an article based on research conducted during their Institute fellowship to KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge; and
- Write a one-page post for the Institute blog, connecting your research to current affairs.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Public policy.
- Artificial intelligence.
- Genetic Medicine and Eugenics.
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
- Applicants must demonstrate current research interests that are related to the formation of knowledge and straddle multiple fields.
- We are particularly interested in applicants working at the intersection of areas such as, but not limited to, technology, public policy, and ethics.
- We also invite applicants working on the Institute’s 2020-22 research theme of artificial intelligence.
- We will evaluate applicants on the quality and quantity of publications, strength of writing sample, teaching, recommendations, and a demonstrated ability to work beyond disciplinary constraints.
- The successful candidate must have a PhD before the start of the appointment. and must have received the PhD in the last 6 years.
- We welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented, such as women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian or Alaskan Native.
- The position is non-renewable and brings with it two years of salary at $65,000 per year, benefits, office space, pedagogical training, reimbursement of up to $2,500 for moving expenses, and a research allowance of $3,000 per year.
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Second Step: Click on the apply button here.
Third Step: Please submit the following application materials online:
- 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,
- An up-to-date c.v.
- A writing sample consisting of a chapter, essay, or article.
- The names and contact information of three references, at least one of whom should be able to attest to the quality of your teaching.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Hesham Galal / Egypt “
Reviewed by” Eman Fadel Ali / Egypt ”
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