Contentious Politics: Science, Social Science and Social Protest
Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for the Social Sciences
Post-doctoral research fellows are invited to apply for participation in an interdisciplinary project on
Contentious Politics: Science, Social Science, and Social Protest
Applications will be accepted for one or two-year positions, beginning approximately August 15, 2007.
The project is led by an interdisciplinary team that is exploring the political construction and social diffusion of authoritative knowledge derived from either the natural or social sciences, ranging from transgenic organisms in agriculture to models of economic development. The team is interested in the diffusion of social movements that construct, promote or contest public policies grounded in such knowledge, especially where such movements explicitly challenge the credibility of knowledge claims or the authority of the institutions that produce them. The project, coordinated by the Institute for the Social Sciences, will sponsor a seminar series, visiting scholars, and opportunities for multi-disciplinary research collaboration.
Fellows will have access to the full range of university resources and receive an annual stipend of $50,000 plus health benefits. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by August 15, 2007; scholars who have completed their Ph.D.’s within the past five years will be considered. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2006.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a brief statement of research interests, a writing sample, and three reference letters by
. Cornell is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; minorities and women are encouraged to apply.