Postdoctoral Fellowship at Georgia Tech in Sports Studies

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a postdoctoral fellow in Sports Studies with a preferred starting date of August 15, 2016. Candidates for this position should have completed their doctoral studies within five years of the time of employment.

HSOC is a collective of historians and sociologists and offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. This unit houses the interdisciplinary Sports, Society, and Technology Program which brings together Sports Studies, Science and Technology Studies, and Urban Studies while incorporating faculty from such disciplines as International Affairs, Applied Physiology, Sociology, History, Public Policy, and Economics. The SST program features a 15-hour undergraduate minor and the SST Research Center.

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to the SST program by teaching coursework including “Foundations of Sports Studies,” a course that introduces undergraduates to the interdisciplinary field of Sports Studies, and “Science, Technology, and Sports.” The successful candidate will teach two courses in the spring, 2016-2017. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and will also contribute to the administration and promotion of the SST program.

We will consider candidates from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including but not limited to: Sociology, History, Media Studies, International Studies, Cultural Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Sports Studies and/or related fields. This is a one-year postdoctoral position, renewable for an additional year at the discretion of the HSOC chair and contingent on available funding.

Applicants for this position should email all materials, including a cover letter (which outlines the candidate’s experiences and credentials including the candidate’s ability to teach SST courses), current CV, contact information for three references, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Mary McDonald mary.mcdonald@hsoc.gatech.edu. Please include the words “Sports Studies Postdoc” in the subject line.

Screening will begin immediately for this position with a June 1, 2016 application deadline. Salary is competitive and includes fringe benefits. Georgia Tech was recently voted one of the best places to work, and Atlanta is consistently ranked among the top ten places to live for early-career professionals. Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia, an equal education/employment opportunity institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Control Reform Act of 1986.

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