Assistant Professor, Justice & Socio-Technical Change

Arizona State University in Arizona

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 21, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) and the School of Social Transformation (SST) at Arizona State University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (JOB#10827) in the general area of Justice and Socio-Technical Change with an anticipated start date of August, 16, 2015.

The successful candidate will be one who thrives in an interdisciplinary environment, ties empirically grounded scholarship to real-world problems and activities, is committed to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and brings an innovative agenda for exploring complex interactions among technology, public policy, and social outcomes. For more information about CSPO, go to http://www.cspo.org. For more information about SST, go to http://sst.clas.asu.edu.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree by the time of appointment. Degree must be in a social science discipline or a related interdisciplinary field. Candidates with a Ph.D. or terminal degree in the natural sciences or engineering will also be considered provided they demonstrate significant policy-relevant practical or research experience.

Desired qualifications include demonstrated experience using combinations of quantitative and qualitative research methods; working collaboratively and across disciplinary boundaries; engaging with policy-makers or other constituencies outside of academia; and developing innovative approaches to teaching. Additional desired qualifications include superior writing skills and a strong publication record.  

Preference will be given to candidates working on problems related to one or more of the following:

  •     Technological change and wealth distribution
  •     Technological change and employment issues, such as job displacement
  •     Social media and social movements
  •     Social and economic dimensions of big data, including issues of privacy and security
  •     Justice implications of emerging brain sciences and technologies.


To apply, please send—as a single pdf—a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (name, address, phone, and email) to cspo@asu.edu. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014; if not filled every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity (see ASUs Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Nonretaliation Policy at http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

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