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December 14th, 2016

Job Opportunity: The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) of the Georgia Institute of Technology

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) of the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a Chair to lead a dynamic and innovative faculty composed of sociologists and historians. HSOC is a uniquely interdisciplinary unit, with an intellectual culture of cross-pollination between sociological and historical scholarship, as well as multidisciplinary work in science and technology studies. The School is united around a vision of scholarship and teaching that elucidates processes of social change, past and present, and promotes broader understanding of how technology, science, and culture are intertwined.

One of six schools in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, the School offers a Bachelors of Science degree in History, Technology, and Society (HTS), a research-intensive major that equips our graduates with the analytical techniques and communication skills to understand and meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. In collaboration with other schools within the Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, HSOC is an integral part of many innovative programs, including undergraduate Minors in Sports, Society, and Technology; Social Justice; and Health, Medicine and Society. At the graduate level, HSOC offers a Masters degree and a Ph.D. degree in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science. Our graduate students come from across the globe to gain expertise in these increasingly important fields of study—and have been exceptionally successful in gaining employment throughout the world, both inside and outside academia.

The successful candidate for Chair must possess a scholarly record that merits a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor. The individual should have demonstrated leadership in higher education; a proven aptitude for effective financial, academic, and personnel management; a keen interest in supporting faculty scholarship; experience in fundraising through development and sponsored projects; and the ability to envision, articulate, and advance the unit’s unique mission within a leading technological institute. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential to the position.

To apply, candidates should send (1) a cover letter surveying their expertise for the position, including a concise vision for interdisciplinary collaboration; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) examples of scholarly work, book chapters and/or journal articles; and (4) the names, positions, and contact information of five references who will be contacted only with the candidate’s approval – please include a brief statement of your relationship to each reference. Please email all materials, as one single PDF, to chairsearch@hsoc.gatech.edu. Nominations should be sent to the same e-mail address. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date for the position: July 1, 2017.

Located in the vibrant heart of midtown Atlanta, Georgia, Tech enrolls over 21,000 students and is consistently ranked as one of the top seven public universities in the country. Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice. Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. The College comprises six schools—History and Sociology; Public Policy; Literature, Media, and Communication; The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs; Economics; Modern Languages; and Georgia Tech’s Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC units.

For additional information on HSOC and the Ivan Allen College of the Liberal Arts, see http://www.hsoc.gatech.edu/ and http://www.iac.gatech.edu.