Job- Georgia Tech Postdoc in Sports Studies

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on December 18, 2013

The School of History, Technology, and Society (HTS) at the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a postdoctoral fellow in sports studies beginning August 15, 2014. Candidates for this position should have completed their doctoral studies within five years of the time of employment.

HTS is a collective of sociologists and historians offering a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees.  HTS offers an interdisciplinary program, Sports, Society and Technology (SST) which brings together sports studies, science and technology, and urban studies and incorporates faculty from areas such as architecture, biomedicine, engineering, history, information design, international affairs, literature, physiology, psychology, sociology, and urban planning. Faculty are currently working on creating an undergraduate SST minor degree.

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to this new program by teaching coursework including “Foundations of Sports Studies,” a course that introduces undergraduates to the interdisciplinary field of sports studies, along with one additional course to be negotiated.  The successful candidate will also contribute to the administration and promotion of the program. We will consider candidates from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including but not limited to: sociology, history, media studies, international studies, cultural studies, sport studies and/or related fields. This is a one-year postdoctoral position, renewable for an additional year at the discretion of the HTS chair and contingent on available funding.

Applicants for this position should email all materials, including a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for three references to Professor Mary McDonald at mary.mcdonald@hts.gatech.edu. Please include the words “Sports Studies Postdoc” in the subject line. We will begin screening applications on March 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and includes fringe benefits.

Georgia Tech was recently voted one of the best places to work, and Atlanta is consistently ranked among the top ten places to live for young professionals. Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Control Reform Act of 1986.

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