The Division of Science, Technology and Society (STS) is looking for an Associate Professor (Docent) in Gender and Technology. We are looking for a future academic leader for this newly created faculty position. To this end, the successful applicant will be given the opportunity to recruit a PhD-student and a post-doctoral researcher. The position includes 40% research time.

Information about the department and the division
The Department of Technology Management and Economics (TME) broadly researches the interaction between technology development, industrial systems, society, people and the environment. The department is organized in six divisions for research and teaching.

This position will be located at the Division of Science, Technology and Society (STS). The STS-division focuses on the societal role of science, technology and environment in the modern and contemporary world. The research and teaching encompass a wide range of perspectives. Among the disciplines and fields represented are environmental and energy humanities, history of science and technology, infrastructure and policy studies, science and technology studies, as well as ethics, gender studies and sociology. Empirically, the research concentrates on energy and environment, transport, traffic and mobility, built environment, digitalisation and AI, and engineering education.

The Associate Professor position in Gender and Technology is partly funded by Chalmers’ gender initiative GENIE. The position therefore includes a PhD-student (five-year employment full time) and a post-doctoral research associate (two- year full time). The Associate Professor will lead the recruitment of the PhD-student and the post-doctoral research associate, together with the division managers.

Major responsibilities
The position as Associate Professor (Docent) is aimed at research and teaching in Gender and Technology. Teaching duties (50%) include an undergraduate course in Gender and Technology, and may include other courses such as History of Technology, History of Science, Technology and Culture. Duties may include supervision of MSc students. Particularly, they include the coordination and build-up of Chalmers’ integration of gender in the curriculum of engineering education.

You are expected to establish yourself as a research leader, to conduct research of high quality within the subject area, and to apply for external funding for your research group. Your role as research leader includes supervision of PhD students and postdoctoral research associates. You are interested in teaching and pedagogical development.

STS is an evolving and aspiring academic environment, and you are expected to contribute to its advancement. Furthermore, you are expected to actively promote the collegial atmosphere at the division and in the department.

You should have a PhD degree in Gender Studies, History of Science and Technology, Science and Technology Studies or cognate disciplines, such as Anthropology, History or Sociology.

Main qualifications are documented teaching and supervision experience of high quality within the subject area, preferably in the context of STEM or engineering-oriented higher education institutions. We expect you to have a documented ability to perform high-quality research within the subject area, experience of research leadership and/or leadership in teaching, such as development and coordination of courses or programmes and a demonstrated ambition and success in attracting external funding. We further value a strong international profile, participation in international research networks within the subject area and experience from postdoctoral positions.

The position of Associate Professor requires scientific expertise that is considerably higher than that required for a doctoral degree as well as demonstrated independenence as a researcher. This includes at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as a separate course in supervision of research students. External candidates are expected to complete these educational requirements within two years of employment.

An Associate Professor in Gender and Technology must be highly proficient in Swedish and English. If Swedish is not your native language, we would like you to acquire sufficient knowledge to be able to teach in Swedish within a few years. Chalmers offers courses in Swedish.Contract terms
Full-time permanent employment.

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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210446  and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Family name, Ref number)
• CV
• Complete list of publications, (Divided into peer reviewed/non peer reviewed journal articles,conference contributions, etc)
• Two references that we can contact
• Copies of certificates of academic degrees, awards, training programs, supervision of doctoral students or other qualifications being claimed in your application

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref number) 
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Pedagogical qualifications: (Please name the document as: Pedagogical portfolio, Family name, Ref number)
• Please use the specified format for the Pedagogical Portfolio when you compile your pedagogical qualifications
• Certificates of courses completed in pedagogy for higher education

• Copies of your most relevant publications in full format (maximum of ten publications). It is a good idea to attach the files as a PDF or compress them into a Zip file.
• Copies of a maximum of ten other publications that substantiate your other qualifications (for example, educational publications and popular science articles)

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 15 November, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Per Lundin, Head of Division, STS, TME 
Phone: +46 (0)31-7721528

Maria Elmquist, Head of Department, TME

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!   

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