Stellenangebot: Postdoc (100%) at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, “Innovation Residues”, University of Vienna

The Department of Science and Technology Studies is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Science and Technology Studies is a social science field with a strong interdisciplinary orientation that analyses the interactions of science, technology and society. Department research focuses on knowledge and technology cultures, the relations of techno-sciences and publics, and the governance of techno-sciences and society. The department offers the English language master program ‘Science-Technology-Society’, as well as a number of course formats for other programs.
The post doc will join the group of Professor Ulrike Felt, which will focus on her ERC Advanced Grant Innovation residues. Research will explore questions of value/waste relations for diverse fields of innovation, governance and responsibility of innovation, temporalities and future making practices in innovation fields, as well as environmental sustainability and infrastructures of care for left-behinds of innovation. Applicants’ interests should connect to some of these perspectives.

The anticipated start date of the position is July 2022.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week

Job Description:

  • Independent research in Science and Technology Studies related to the above mentioned areas
  • Participation in the research project on Innovation Residues
  • Single and collaborative publication of research results in recognised international journals and/or book publishers
  • Independent teaching of courses in Science and Technology Studies at the bachelor and master level (one course per semester)
  • Supervision or co-supervision of students at master level
  • Contribution to the administration and management of the research group and department


  • Completed PhD (by the time the position begins)
  • Broad knowledge of the topics, theories and methods of Science and Technology Studies
  • Distinct research profile in the areas mentioned above, expressed in international publications and in a coherent research plan
  • Teaching experience: the candidate should be able to offer thematically focused research seminars as well as introductory courses with a broader thematic spectrum, both at bachelor and master level
  • Excellent proficiency in English; proficiency in German is an advantage

Application deadline: 24.6.22

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