Postdoc in Energy History (2 years) - Hiring in process/Finished, not possible to apply
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Built Environment
KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Research and education at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment focus on technological change from a historical perspective. A starting point is that technology and science are cultural phenomena that shape and affect conditions for life on earth. Equally fundamental to our work is the idea that historical studies are crucial for understanding present situations as well as future developments
The post-doctoral researcher will be part of a dynamic research environment with a long track record in energy studies and in which historical studies are seamlessly integrated with studies with a more present-day focus.
Funded by the STandUp for Energy-strategic research programme (www.standupforenergy.se), the post-doc will further play an important part in strengthening the historical and societal dimension of KTH’s energy-oriented research.
The post-doc will carry out research about the history of energy supply. Within this broad frame, the post-doc will have considerable flexibility in defining his or her own research focus.
The post-doc may also be asked to participate, on a smaller scale (10-20%), in teaching and tasks of a more administrative character.
The successful applicant holds a PhD in history, STS, innovation studies or a related field. The PhD degree shall have been obtained within the last three years. Very good English skills are a must, since the post-doc will be working in a multi-cultural research environment and will be expected to publish in English. Earlier experience with energy-historical research is a plus.
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The application should include the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications
- Brief research statement with a description of your research so far and future research goals and interests
- Copy of PhD diploma
- Names and addresses of two or more reference persons
Please observe that all the documents above should be in English (or for official documents possibly in Swedish).
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|Type of employment||Temporary position longer than 6 months|
|Contract type||Full time|
|First day of employment||As soon as possible|
|Number of positions||1|
|Last application date||20.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CET|