Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science in Human Culture Program, Northwestern University

December 1, 2020


Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must have completed their degree after September 1, 2016. Applicants without a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must complete all the requirements for the degree before September 1, 2021.


The annual stipend of $56,000. In addition, the Fellow is eligible for $3,500 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $1,500 for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.


The Science in Human Culture Program (SHC) at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine, to run September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2023.

Applications are welcome from scholars who study science, technology, or medicine in any region of the world and from any of a range of historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, or literary perspectives. Each Fellow will be affiliated with the SHC program and an appropriate disciplinary department in Weinberg College. Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor identified after selection.

They will also design and teach two undergraduate courses each year, over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. (Typically these will be one seminar and one lecture course to be listed by the affiliated departments.) Fellows will also help organize and run the SHC visiting lecturer series. They are expected to be active participants in intellectual activities in both SHC and their affiliated departments and to deliver one public lecture each year.


Please visit the posting webpage for full application requirements. 

Please contact Janet Hundrieser at [email protected] with any questions.