Technology Management Program Seeks Ph.D. Applicants

The Technology Management Program (TMP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is looking for highly qualified prospective doctoral students who have an interest in technology and work, technology’s implications for society, innovation, and the management of engineers and scientists.  We are open to students with a range of backgrounds including all of the social sciences, engineering, the physical sciences, and management.  TMP is methodologically and substantively eclectic.  We are interested in students who wish to pursue ethnography, survey research, big data analysis and experimental research.  UCSB has few disciplinary boundaries, so students can construct their program in ways that suit their interests and abilities. Our aim is to produce a cadre of scholars who can address thorny problems concerning the impact of technology on work and society, the management of technical and scientific personnel, and the sociological and psychological dynamics of innovation.

Our current faculty includes Stephen R. Barley, Ted Frech, Gary Hansen, Paul Leonardi, Kyle Lewis, Renee Rottner, David Siebold, and Bob York (  We are in the process of hiring two new faculty members to augment our bench.

Students whose interests trend in the directions outlined above and who wish to pursue a doctorate in these areas can find information about TMP’s doctoral program at:  A broader view of our department can be found at

We are very interested in assembling a diverse cohort of doctoral students and especially seek applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

Prospective students can address questions to:

Our first deadline for applications is December 31, 2017.  After that we will consider applications on a rolling admissions schedule until April 1, 2018.

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