Assistant/Associate Professor of Technology Studies

Assistant/Associate Professor of Technology Studies (Open Rank)

The University of St.Gallen and its School of Humanities and Social Sciences are seeking candidates for a professorship in the field of Technology Studies starting August 1th 2019.

The successful candidate is an excellent humanities and/or social science scholar whose research analyzes and interprets contemporary technological developments. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research focuses on digital technologies and their implications for economics, law, society, and politics.

Responsibilities include co-direction of the new "Technology" concentration in our Contextual Studies program.

The appointee must be committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching, and is expected to cooperate with the University's core fields. Languages of instruction are German and English.
Applicants must have a PhD, first-rate publications, and excellent university-level teaching experience in a relevant field, such as Science and Technology Studies, philosophy of technology, sociology of technology, history of technology. In case of an assistant professor hire, promotion to associate professor level is possible upon review. The teaching load is 6 hours (assistant professor) or 8 hours (associate professor) a week (roughly 2-4 courses) per semester.

The University of St.Gallen is an equal opportunity employer. We specifically encourage women and applicants with backgrounds not well represented among our current senior faculty to apply.
To discuss the post informally, please contact Professor Ulrich Schmid, Head of the Search Committee:

Candidates should submit their applications, including a letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, copies of degrees, and teaching evaluations, in electronic form to the President of the University of St.Gallen, Professor Dr. Thomas Bieger (online via the website: The deadline for applications is September 20, 2018.

University of St.Gallen
Place of work: 
St. Gallen
Application deadline: 
20. September 2018