Kranzberg Professorship - History of Technology

Atlanta, GA

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

About Us

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) is a department within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (IAC), and serves as the primary home for the disciplines of history and sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). HSOC is committed to outstanding teaching and research. Research areas in HSOC include science, technology, and medicine; race, inequality, and social justice; sports and society; cities; agriculture and the environment; politics and power. HSOC offers a B.S. degree in History, Technology and Society, as well as undergraduate minors and certificates in social justice, STS (science, technology and society), African American studies, Asian Affairs, and others. The graduate program grants M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in History and Sociology of Technology and Science. For more information about the School of History and Sociology, please visit https://hsoc.gatech.edu. Georgia Tech is one of the leading research universities in the USA. It regularly ranks among the ten best public universities in the U.S. according to U.S. News and World Report. Georgia Tech's beautiful 400-acre, tree-lined campus is located in the heart of Atlanta. Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice.

Job Summary

The School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech invites applications for the Melvin Kranzberg Professorship in the History of Technology. Melvin Kranzberg was one of the principal founders of the history of technology as an academic field in the United States. The successful candidate will be eligible for hire as an associate or full professor, to be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. The position is open to scholars in any subfield of the history of technology, broadly defined. Candidates with transnational or global interests are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to begin in August 2022. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. required. Candidates should possess a demonstrable international reputation in the history of technology with an outstanding publication record and a strong teaching dossier. The successful candidate must show excellence in both research and teaching and will be expected to contribute to the school's undergraduate program and especially to its graduate program, which grants M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science. 

Required Documents to Attach

Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, writing samples, and a list of three references through the Georgia Tech employment website.

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Contact Information

Please send inquiries to Dr. Steve Usselman at steve.usselman@hsoc.gatech.edu 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services.  Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions.  This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Posted: 10/01/2021