We are excited to announce a post-doctoral fellowship opportunity* within PATH@SLU: the People and Technology Horizon at Saint Louis University. The PATH Postdoctoral fellow will be an affiliate of SLUs Research Institute, which brings together innovative interdisciplinary researchers across SLUs campus. The fellowship is expected to last approximately 2 years, with salary commensurate with experience and benefits.
PATH anthropologists work with engineers and computer scientists to understand how technologies of the past, present, and future can augment and hinder human capacities in historically and culturally situated ways. Postdoctoral researchers design and lead their own, independent ethnographic projects and will have time and funds to support the dissemination of research findings through publication, conference presentations, workshops, and community-based events. Fellows will also have the opportunity to create and co-teach one multi-disciplinary course per year with faculty in engineering and computer science, gain experience in research-industry partnerships in the design field, obtain and manage federal grants, and participate in additional fund-raising activities.
Successful applicants will have a theoretically innovative research program grounded in long-term ethnographic fieldwork, a demonstrable commitment to interdisciplinary engagement, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology by the start of the appointment. Possible areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: linguistic anthropology, semiotics, multi-modality, and the social, cultural, and historical dimensions of language, communication, and interaction. In addition to pursuing independent scholarship, individuals are expected to contribute to an active, vibrant, interdisciplinary research group, engaging in high impact scholarly activities including publications, presentations, and grant proposal preparation. Applications must include a CV, cover letter, and contact information for at least 3 references.
The start date is flexible, with an approximate date of July 1, 2021.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.