1 Year Postdoc for study of Smart City initiatives in New York

I am making initial inquries looking for a post-doc to join the Ubicity project anytime from July 1st 2017 onwards, for 1 year, specifically to carry out a case-study of smart city developments in New York City.
  • Salary will be pretty standard for Queen’s University postdocs, so it won’t be enormous! However you will get the opportunity to work with the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s, and be funded to conduct intensive, directed research and produce publishable work solely and jointly with me, attend international conferences, and more.
  • I am looking for someone who will spend large portions of their time in New York working on that case-study (one of three cities being studied by the project). You should ideally therefore already have both Canadian and US citizenship or necessary work or residency permits for the country in which they do not have citizenship.
  • There’s really little time for training or induction involved and you will need to be fully prepared to hit the ground running, i.e. you will already have conducted significant doctoral or post-doctoral work on Smart Cities AND/OR The Internet of Things AND/OR contemporary urban surveillance & security.
  • You need to be a social scientist comfortable with interviewing and observational / ethnographic work AND understand the technologies involved in Smart Cities enough to conduct interviews with developers, policy-makers and users in government, police and so on.
At this stage, I’d just like to establish interest so please send me a CV, a writing sample (preferably a submitted or published article) and a brief letter outlining how you fit the criteria, what you can bring to the project and when you are available.
David Murakami Wood
Canada Research Chair in Surveillance Studies
Surveillance Studies Centre
Queen’s University


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