Postdoctoral Position in Science Technology and Society

Chalmers University of Technology is delighted to offer a postdoc position in sustainable development. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for two years in Sweden. Applications are invited up to November 03, 2018.

The Department of Technology Management and Economics (TME) broadly researches the interaction between technology development, industrial systems, society, people and the environment. The research can be divided into three main research areas, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain & Operations Management and Sustainability & Society Studies. The department is organized in six divisions for research and teaching and one support function and it hosts four research centres and the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. Our research is linked to several of Chalmers’ Areas of Advance.

Information about the division and the research

The position is based at the division of Science, Technology and Society (STS). The division research and teaches courses in history of technology, history of science, the social role of the engineer, gender and technology and sustainable development.

As many scholars, particularly those dealing with energy and environmental issues from an ecofeminist perspective, have robustly suggested, men in general are the creators and maintainers of the dominating fossil fuel and nuclear energy infrastructures which are outdated due to their negative climate consequences and high risks of accidents. This project builds further on ground-breaking gender research and aims to understand the intersection of masculinities, technologies and energy. Research methods will be interviews, document studies and participatory field work. Results will contribute to education materials for energy companies and global theory development in gender studies as well as open up more space for women in the energy sector.

-The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.

Major responsibilities

This case study will research examples of construction of renewable energy technologies both in practise and through documents. Its practise-oriented study will follow renewable energy construction projects (such as for example EON's microgrid in Simris) through field visits and interviews. The document study will analyse for example the journal Swedish Windpower to explore which masculinities are as play within the energy sector. The research methods used will be interviews, document studies and participatory studies. The combined analysis of both field studies and document studies will focus on what masculinities are at play when renewable technologies are constructed in Sweden today as part of the national drive towards decarbonisation.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of one year.


To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in Ecophilosophy, Ethics & Gender Studies or similar fiels such as Science and Technology Studies, History, Human Ecology etc. with specialisations in Gender. Academic publications at the intersection of gender and environment, climate or energy are mandatory.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180552 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:

CV, include complete list of publications

Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)including:

1-3 pages where you introduce yourselfand present your qualifications.

Previous research fields and main research results.

Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 3 November, 2018

For questions, please contact:

Professor Per Lundin, STS


Associate Professor Martin Hultman, STS


Phone: +46 709 450 112


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