School of History and Sociology Hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sports Studies

Postdoc in Sports Studies
School of History and Sociology
Sports, Society, and Technology Program
Georgia Institute of Technology

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sports Studies beginning fall semester 2018. Candidates for this position should have completed their doctoral studies within five years of the time of employment.

HSOC is a collective of sociologists and historians offering a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees.  HSOC houses an interdisciplinary program, Sports, Society, and Technology (SST) which brings together Sports Studies and Science and Technology Studies while incorporating faculty from areas such as Architecture, Biomedicine, Engineering, History, Film Studies, International Affairs, Literature, Physiology, Public Policy, Sociology, and Urban Planning. The program features an undergraduate SST academic minor.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to this program by teaching coursework in the SST program, preferably “Foundations of Sports Studies,” a course that introduces undergraduates to the interdisciplinary field of Sports Studies as well as a second course, “Science, Technology and Sports,” a course that engages Science and Technology Studies perspectives. The successful candidate will also contribute to the administration and promotion of the program and will be expected to maintain an active research agenda. 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. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to teach the two courses listed above. This is a one-year postdoctoral position, renewable for an additional year at the discretion of the HSOC chair and contingent on available funding. The preferred staring date is August 15, 2018.

Applicants for this position should email all materials, including a cover letter, (which includes background information and speaks to your ability to teach courses in the SST program especially the two listed above), current CV, and contact information for three references to Professor Mary McDonald at mary.mcdonald@hsoc.gatech.edu. Please include the words “Sports Studies Postdoc” in the subject line. We will begin screening applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and includes fringe benefits.  

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