PostDoctoral Position on Science, Technology and Gender Studies, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

The Chair for Science, Technology, and Gender Studies (STGS) at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg will be established on 1 January 2021.
Being highly interdisciplinary, the chair is unique within the German academic system.
We think across the traditional divide between the social sciences and humanities on one side and the natural sciences and engineering on the other.
Our aim is to identify what has been historically taken for granted as legitimate model of knowledge; make visible the sociocultural and gender aspects of technoscience that are often hidden;
engage in the design process of technoscience in a collaborative and cooperative manner; extend our agenda to science policy and science diplomacy.
Overall, the STGS stands at the crossroad of Science and Technology Studies, Gender Science Studies, Transnational History of Science, and the emerging Diplomatic Studies of Science.

To support and develop the chair’s research projects we seek an outstanding female scholar as


Postdoctoral Fellow in Science, Technology and Gender Studies, Full time (40h/week) E13

Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst u. a.:

Key research areas may include:
• gender in the history of science and technology
• materiality, gender, and scientific practice
• the social, cultural, and political history of nuclear sciences
• the history of science and international organizations
• science, technology, and international affairs
• science, innovation, and health diplomacy

Notwendige Qualifikation:

Reqirements are:
• an excellent PhD in Science, Technology Studies, Gender Science Studies, History of Science or related fields
• not more than a period of three years of research experience since the doctoral degree
• proficiency in English and ideally in German language
• experience in interdisciplinary and international research contexts


we offer:
• two one-year employment contracts (1+1 year) with salary in the range of E 13 TV-L.
• The main task is the development of a grant proposal for a junior research group (DFG application, ERC Starting Grant or equivalent) within the first year.
After the submission of a grant proposal at the end of the first year, the contract may be prolonged for another year.
• The position offers the possibility to enhance teaching experience (undergraduate and/or graduate; 2 hours per week during the semester).
• A yearly travel budget is included.
• Knowledge in motion is FAU’s motto.
We at FAU therefore strive to generate knowledge to shape the future responsibly and openly share knowledge with all stakeholders in society to drive prosperity and create value,
as well as using knowledge to improve our world for future generations.

Applicants who have carried out their main research activity outside of the University Erlangen-Nürnberg are strongly encouraged.
The position is funded through the “Professorinnen-Programm 3” of the BMBF.



§     Beabsichtigte Eingruppierung je nach Qualifikation und persönlichen Voraussetzungen:
Entgelt-/Bes.Gr.: E13

§     Zeitliche Befristung: 1 Jahr + 1 Jahr

§     Es handelt sich um eine Vollzeitstelle.

§     Sonstiges:

§     Voraussichtlicher Einstellungstermin: 01.03.2021.

Die Bewerbungsfrist endet zum: 31.1.2021.

Für Auskünfte steht Ihnen zur Verfügung:

Filler, Florian, M.A.

Die Bewerbungen sind zu richten an:

Please apply with:
• a cover letter
• a curriculum vitae
• a research proposal (maximum 3000 words) in the research field(s) of the chair listed above
• two external letters of reference.

Applications should be submitted via mail (PDF, max. 5 MB).
Inquiries may be addressed to: Prof. Dr. Maria Rentetzi,