Posted on: 16 September, 2019
Application deadline: October 31, 2019
Postdoctoral Visitor/Fellow SSHRC-funded research project “From Entrepreneurship to Rentiership: The Changing Dynamics of Innovation in Technoscientific Capitalism”, Keele Campus, York University, Toronto, Canada
Postdoctoral Visitor/Fellow to work on a SSHRC-funded research project titled “From Entrepreneurship to Rentiership: The Changing Dynamics of Innovation in Technoscientific Capitalism”. The project examines the different forms of rentiership prevalent in contemporary, technoscientific capitalism. It is motivated by the increasing unease expressed across the political spectrum with the problematic effects emerging from technology monopolies, weak antitrust regulations, market capture, platform technologies, intellectual property rights, etc.
These two open access articles provide the context for the research:
- Birch, K. (2019) Technoscience rent: Towards a theory of rentiership for technoscientific capitalism, Science, Technology and Human Values.
- Birch, K. (2017) Rethinking value in the bio-economy: Finance, assetization and the management of value, Science, Technology and Human Values 42(3): 460-490.
Terms & Conditions: the position is for 1-year, with the possibility of renewal for another 6 months; and salary will start at C$41,000 (plus benefits) depending on experience.
If you’re interested in applying then please send me a 2-page maximum cover letter (outlining how your experience matches the job description), an up to date CV, and the names and email addresses of two referees. Deadline: 31 October 2019. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the job description: http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/specialads/Postdoctoral-Fellow-in-Innovation-Rentiership.pdf