Postdoctoral fellowship at Alberta

Note the following postdoctoral position. The closing date for applications 29 May and the starting date of August 1st. Anyone qualified with related What Sorts interests–for example, history of eugenic institutionalization and sterilization; contemporary uses of biotechnology; reproduction, science and medicine; the uses of new technologies to structure future generations; prenatal screening and disability–is strongly encouraged to apply, and to let me know that you’re doing so. People running the Situating Science Research Cluster are very interested in what the What Sorts Network are doing. You can email me at if you have inquiries specific to the network and this postdoc. Please spread the word!

2-year Postdoctoral Position with the Situating Science Research
Cluster, University of Alberta

Application deadline: 29 May 2009. Start of position: 1 August 2009

The University of Alberta announces a two-year postdoctoral fellowship
in science and technology studies, funded by the SSHRC Cluster Grant,
“Situating Science.” The fellowship is for two years with a base salary
of $35,000, with the possibility of augmenting this salary through
teaching. In addition to engaging in research, the fellow will be
expected to engage in networking activities for the University of
Alberta node of the grant network, including helping to plan and execute
the Cluster Workshop on “Health Legacies: Militarization, Health, and
Society” to be held in Edmonton in September 2009. Applicants must
articulate how their research projects fit within one or more of the
four themes of the cluster; these themes can be found at Questions about the cluster and the
application procedure, should be directed to Robert Smith at

Full applications will contain a cover letter, academic cv, writing
sample, and at least three letters of reference. The application
deadline is 29 May 2009. Applications (hardcopies only please) should be
sent to Professor Robert Smith, Director, STS Program, Office of
Interdisciplinary Studies, 1-17 Humanities Building, University of
Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E5, Canada. The position starts on 1
August 2009.

We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and
permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of
Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle
of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications
from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities,
members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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