Integrating Science and Technology in Performing Arts

February 7, 2024
Application ends: February 10, 2025
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Job Description

STAGE is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a Ph.D. in science or engineering with strong interdisciplinary interests in various fields of science and technology and the ability to curate the research of a wide variety of scientific fields in order to inspire topics of theatrical and film productions.

In addition to a core project with a focus on conveying science through a unique storytelling process, the postdoctoral scholar will be an active collaborator in theatrical projects and participate in several aspects of the development of the theatre work. They will participate in core lab research activities of theatre making, filmmaking, game design, curricular development, etc. related to specific scientific fields. They will mentor undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines, as well as assist collaborators from various backgrounds in understanding the central principles of scientific themes underlying the theatre work. They will also initiate new collaborations by connecting with various other departments and centers at the University and beyond.

Familiarity with and/or a strong personal interest in the arts and the theatrical environment is preferred. Proficiency in a foreign language and experience working in a multicultural environment is a plus.

The research will be conducted on the campus of the University of Chicago, and will provide the opportunity to work with scientists at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and the University as a whole.

Interested candidates should send their CV to Professor Nancy Kawalek (

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