The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago invites applications for two-year Postdoctoral Researchers at the Rank of Instructor, to begin on July 1, 2018. Postdocs will join a community of leading scholars from across the university to study the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day and, in correlation, to explore how this history shapes our modern world.
Applicants must demonstrate current research interests that straddle multiple departments and disciplines to investigate the influences beneath what is accepted as true at a given time and place. In particular, they seek applicants working on the formation of medical, economic, or legal knowledge, the sociology of scientific knowledge, or indigenous knowledge practices. They are also interested in candidates studying public knowledge, the “post-truth era,” misinformation, and propaganda within the US context. They will evaluate applicants on the quality and quantity of publications, recommendations, and undergraduate teaching, and a demonstrated ability to work beyond disciplinary constraints.
For more information and to apply, please visit the job listing.