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June 06, 2013

JOB: Executive Director (The STS Center at the European University at Saint Petersburg)

The STS Center at the European University at Saint Petersburg is looking to hire an Executive Director for a project funded by the Ministry of Education through a Mega Grant. The project’s main research goal is to study the population of Russian Computer Scientists in Russia and abroad (Silicon Valley, Boston-Cambridge, New York, Paris, etc). It will develop new methods in the fields of science, technology and society, diaspora studies, technology transfer, and economic sociology. The anticipated scientific outcome of the project is the publication of a series of articles and books.

The Administrative/Executive Director will work on both academic/research and administrative aspects of the grant under the guidance of Mario Biagioli and Vincent Antonin Lepinay. She/he will coordinate the various activities of the STS center (bi-annual conferences, monthly seminars, summer schools). A background in STS approaches to computer science and IT is desirable but not required. She/he will operate at the interface of the European University, the Ministry of Education and the research team. Beyond the project, it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to building the first world class STS center in the post-soviet region.

The candidate should be available to join EUSP between late Summer/early Fall 2013. The initial appointment is for 30 months with the possibility of conversion to a tenured position after successful completion of the grant objectives and pending success of fundraising efforts.


A combination of the following skills will be appreciated:
-A strong academic background in one or more of the fields of research developed by the research team. A PhD in hand is a plus; ABD will also be considered.
-Willingness to present and promote the project in the media and to organize outreach activities.
-Eagerness to work in a competitive university with a team of international scholars and a group of motivated students.
-Experience in animating and administering a large research program will be considered an asset.
- Proficiency in Russian (expected reading and speaking, writing is a plus) .


Competitive salary commensurate to experience.

Send your application (CV, letter of intent and writing sample) to STS@eu.spb.ru.

Posted by sarayu at June 6, 2013 11:42 AM

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