Assistant Professorship: Cultural Anthropologist of Science and Technology Studies

The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor whose research explores the practices, institutions, and transformative effects of science and technology in shaping our world. We are especially interested in scholars who could complement our department’s strengths in the thematic areas of health, human-environmental interactions, and social justice. Candidates must employ ethnographic research methods, and they must have a PhD in anthropology or a related social science by the time of appointment, a proven record of excellent publication in keeping with professional level, and potential for securing external research funding. Specialty interests may include, but are not limited to, health technologies and bio-medical practice; the intersection of science, technology, and environmental problems; risk, large technical systems, and sociotechnical innovation or catastrophe; and the politics of scientific knowledge production and technological development.

Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/64831. Application review will begin on September 15, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references. For questions, please contact Dr. Matthew Lauer atmlauer@sdsu.edu. SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer.