Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology offers a two-year
postdoctoral fellowship; the recipient will collaborate with MIT faculty
and invited guests on the production of an international symposium
scheduled for September, 2014, and subsequent publication of the
proceedings. Additional duties of the CAST Fellow may include development
and teaching of cross-disciplinary courses or workshops, or supervision of
undergraduate research opportunities (UROPs) at the intersection of the
arts, science and/or technology.
Young scholars from any relevant field will be considered, but a
demonstrated interest in working beyond one discipline is essential and
administrative experience and capabilities are required. Disciplines likely
to yield competitive candidates may include (but are not limited to)
history of science, philosophy, art history, cultural studies,
anthropology, musicology, or performance history.
The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) was established in 2012
to facilitate opportunities for exchange and collaboration among artists,
engineers, humanists and scientists. A joint initiative of the Office of
the Provost, the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) and the School
of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), the Center is committed
to fostering a culture where the arts, science and technology thrive as
interrelated, mutually informing modes of exploration, knowledge and
Read more about the Center’s leadership and activities:
About the Symposium
Art, science, and technology are ways of knowing and changing the world.
These disciplines frequently draw from each other yet their devoted
practitioners rarely have the opportunity for high-level intellectual and
cultural exchange. The planned symposium, “Seeing / Sounding / Sensing,”
will be an intensive three-day event that will invite creative artists to
join philosophers, cognitive neuroscientists, anthropologists, historians,
and scholars from a range of disciplines in an open-ended discussion about
knowledge production. The goal will be to challenge each domain’s
conventional certainty about “what is known,” “how we know it,” or “how we
can know more,” and to stimulate new issues for possible cross-disciplinary
scholarship in the future.
Terms of Appointment
Appointments will be for two years, effective July 1, 2013; the Fellow will
be in residence at MIT during this time. Salary will be $50,000 per year
with standard MIT benefits, and each Fellow will receive a research fund of
$5,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and
Eligibility and Selection
Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2010 and
no later than July 1, 2013. If you have not formally received your degree
at the time you apply for the fellowship, please forward certification from
your Department Head or the Graduate Studies Office at your institution to
confirm that you are expected to earn your Ph.D. prior to July 1, 2013. A
Fellow may not hold other appointments during the period of the Fellowship.
The CAST Fellow will be announced in April 2013.
Letter describing the applicant’s teaching and research experience and
potential contribution to the intellectual project of the symposium and the
creative mission of the Center Curriculum vitae One-page description of an
undergraduate cross-disciplinary class Three letters of recommendation
Application due Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Questions? Questions about the position should be directed to [email protected].
Questions about the application process should be directed to Anya Ventura,
Begin the Online Application: https://academicjobsonline.
For more information: http://arts.mit.edu/cast/for-
MIT is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.