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Last updated 11/13/2014 by Jay Burlingham.

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at El Paso

Updated: November 13 2014

Position Description:
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso is seeking an Assistant Professor of Sociology with research specializations in education, work/occupations, sociology of science, or medicine, with a focus on social inequalities. We seek a scholar with an interest in underrepresented minorities and women in higher education, the training and retention of health scientists and professionals, academic research careers, or professional and workplace diversity issues. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers undergraduate majors and minors in Sociology and Anthropology and a MA degree in Sociology.

The new hire will be expected to synergize with UTEP’s new National Institutes of Health-funded BUILDing SCHOLARS (Building Undergraduate Infrastructure Leading to Diversity: Southwest Consortium of Health-Oriented education Leaders And Research Scholars) Center. The Center will train the next generation of biomedical and socio-behavioral scientists and engineers from underrepresented groups for careers in health research. The Center will address the needs of undergraduate students in the Southwestern US through a multi-institution consortium which includes colleges and universities in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Responsibilities include teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs, mentoring students in research, and maintaining an active research program, which includes developing research related to NIH’s BUILD initiative (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-13-016.html) and UTEP’s BUILDing SCHOLARS Center more specifically.

About UTEP & El Paso: Celebrating its Centennial year in 2014, The University of Texas at El Paso is the second oldest academic institution in The University of Texas System. UTEP is the only national research university with a Mexican-American majority student body and is second among all continental U.S. colleges and universities in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics. The University enrolls 23,000 students and employs more than 3,000 faculty and staff. The University’s rapidly growing research portfolio in the sciences, engineering, health fields, and other areas brings in more than $83 million per year, ranking UTEP fourth in federal research expenditures among the public universities in Texas. With a 2013 and 2014 ranking by Washington Monthly magazine as one of the top 10 universities in the nation – and #1 for promoting social mobility among its graduates – UTEP is well on its way to becoming the first national research university with a 21st-century student demographic. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website: www.utep.edu.

El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It is the safest large city in the United States. Sheltered by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it the nation’s leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest city in the United States.

Required Qualifications: Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Sociology by the start date, with demonstrated success in research and an interest in teaching and mentoring students. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Appointment Date and Salary: Anticipated appointment date is fall 2015. Salary will be competitive for rank. The position comes with an attractive start-up package, funded through UTEP’s NIH BUILDing SCHOLARS Center.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please submit as separate documents (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita, (3) evidence of teaching proficiency and (4) one sample of scholarly work to Sara Grineski (segrineski@utep.edu). (5) Three letters of reference should be sent to Sara Grineski (segrineski@utep.edu) under separate cover.

For questions or more information, contact: Sara Grineski, Associate Professor of Sociology, BUILDing SCHOLARS Research Enrichment Core Director, and Search Committee Chair, at segrineski@utep.edu

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

Science, Technology, and Society instructors, Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey

http://mf.bilkent.edu.tr/SocTech-1.pdf

Updated: November 13 2014

Full-time instructors are sought to teach the course Science, Technology, and Society, and possibly other related courses in the Faculty of Engineering at Bilkent University in Ankara. The course is required of all engineering majors and is taken by over 500 students each year. It covers a breadth of topics such as: ethics in engineering, history and philosophy of science and technology, political positions and science and technology issues, science and religion, energy, ecology, population, health and technology, intellectual property, technological disasters, responsibilities of scientists and engineers, technology and the democratic process, historical and contemporary critical attitudes towards technology; information technology and its consequences: work, the structure of organizations and society, economics, security, privacy, reliability, and social control, effects on human psychology and social relationships.

Prospective instructors should be prepared to cover and review such subjects at a level suitable for a breadth course. Candidates with different backgrounds will be considered. A degree in engineering is highly desirable.

Bilkent University is among the top 100 universities in 2013, worldwide, for engineering and technology, according to Times Higher Education rankings. The medium of instruction is English. Each application should include a resume and the names and addresses of three or more individuals who will provide letters of recommendation.

Please send all nominations and applications to:
Professor Levent Onural, Dean of Engineering
Bilkent University
Bilkent, Ankara TR-06800, Turkey
Email: onural@bilkent.edu.tr

Information about the university and the Faculty of Engineering and Bilkent University can be found at http://mf.bilkent.edu.tr/ and http://www.bilkent.edu.tr .

Associate Professor, Social Computing, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State

Deadline: December 15 2014

http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/faculty/includes/documents/ame_assoc_prof_social_computing.pdf

Updated: November 13 2014

The School of Arts, Media + Engineering in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment in social computing at the associate professor level beginning Fall 2015. AME is interested in the future directions of computer science such computer-mediated human interaction, engineering and design as a humanistic enterprise, art as inquiry, and sustainability broadly redefined. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the Human Computer Interaction group, contribute significantly to the development of the education and research mission of the school in new areas such as culture and computing, and develop areas of computing with high potential social impact, such as cultural informatics or social networks.

Required Qualifications:
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field; a scholarly record in social computing, human computer interaction, or multimedia networks appropriate to rank; a strong external income and teaching record (for senior level appointments).

Desired Qualifications:
We seek a candidate who can address the cultural implications of technology, the design of technological futures that we would live in, and design of technological artifacts. Desired specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: technological mediation of social experience, human-centered design, interaction design, computation and society. Areas of competence can include machine learning, knowledge networks, multimedia networks, mobile media with applications in the School’s existing strengths such as movement and sound arts, healthcare and wellbeing, education, experiential systems, or strategic areas including design, urban planning, energy, and sustainability. Desired qualifications include experience in research and education spanning engineering and the arts; a record of industry-university collaborations; expertise across multiple layers of technology (e.g. mobile, web, enterprise, or networks); and the ability to work with researchers and approaches from social sciences, humanities or the arts.

Application Deadline:
Applications deadline is December 15, 2014; if not filled, reviews will occur monthly thereafter until the search is closed.

Application Procedure:
Send a letter of interest, CV, statement of research, statement of teaching vision (consistent with the transdisciplinary nature of AME), three to five representative publications and/or media products, and names, addresses and telephone numbers for three to five professional references, via one zipped attachment, to: SocialComp-search@asu.edu. Zipped files sent to this email address are limited to 10MB. For larger files, candidates may alternatively provide a URL through which the search committee may access the candidate’s materials. Please note that if a URL is provided, the site must include only the above requested documents in order for the application packet to meet the requirements. For more information, please email: garth.paine@asu.edu.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Assistant Professor, Sound Studies, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State

Deadline: December 15 2014

http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/faculty/includes/documents/ame_assistant_prof_sound_studies.pdf

Updated: November 13 2014

The School of Arts, Media + Engineering (http://ame.asu.edu) in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment in sound studies/sound design at the associate/assistant professor level beginning Fall 2015. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in sound studies, sound art and design, and the aural or acoustic dimension of experience in contexts ranging from architecture, interior design, health, games, performance, to culture and history.

Required Qualifications:
PhD in Media Arts and Sciences, Music, or a closely related field; a scholarly record in areas such as sound studies, sound art, computer/electronic music, innovative interfaces for music performance, and/or sound environments. Technical proficiency with software and programming languages appropriate for areas of expertise.

Desired Qualifications:
We seek a candidate who can also address the cultural implications of sound and sound technology, with a record of exploring mediums outside of traditional forms, and the ability to engage creatively with researchers across the arts, humanities and engineering. Experience teaching sound techniques, or history and theory in sound studies also desired.

Instructions to Apply:
Send a letter of interest, CV, statement of research, statement of teaching vision (consistent with the transdisciplinary nature of AME), three to five representative publications and/or media products, and names, addresses and telephone numbers for three to five professional references, via one zipped attachment, to: Sound-search@asu.edu. Zipped files sent to this email address are limited to 10MB. For larger files, candidates may alternatively provide a URL to which the search committee may access the candidate’s materials. Please note that if a URL is provided, the site must include only the above requested documents in order for the application packet to meet the requirements. For more information, please email: chris.ziegler@asu.edu.

Application Deadline: Applications deadline is December 15, 2014; if not filled, reviews will occur monthly thereafter until the search is closed.

For information about the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit: http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Assistant Professor, Active Materials, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State

Deadline: December 15 2014

http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/faculty/includes/documents/ame_assistant_prof_active_materials.pdf

Updated: November 13 2014

The School of Arts, Media + Engineering (http://ame.asu.edu) in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment in active materials design at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2015. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the design and the critical, cultural, or conceptual studies of active materials and analog-computational media, and contribute significantly to the development of the education and research mission of the School.

Required Qualifications:
PhD or an equivalent terminal degree in Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities, Media Arts and Sciences, Design, or closely related field. Evidence of strong links at communities of creative practice in active materials such as, electronic textiles, conductive materials, electronic paper and related techniques. Evidence of familiarity with the relevant fields of materials science, mechanical and electrical engineering, bioengineering or nanotechnology. Record of scholarly publication and exhibition reflecting on cultural / social implications of these new media. Record of success in raising funding for innovative practice-based and institutional research from private or public sources.

Desired Qualifications:
We seek a candidate with experience in research and education spanning arts, design, humanities and engineering who can address the cultural as well as design implications of new materials that amalgamate computational with analog matter. The candidate should demonstrate highly original practice, as well as innovative practical and discursive pedagogy in both expert and DIY settings. Informed by practice, the candidate should be able to engage and reshape scholarly discourse in related disciplines in design, humanities, social sciences and engineering about transdisciplinary matters such as new materiality, post-anthropocentric design, or sustainability.

Instructions to Apply:
Send a letter of interest, CV, statement of research, statement of teaching vision (consistent with the transdisciplinary nature of AME), three to five representative publications and/or media products, and names, addresses and telephone numbers for three to five professional references, via one zipped attachment, to: ActiveMat-search@asu.edu. Zipped files sent to this email address are limited to 10MB. For larger files, candidates may alternatively provide a URL to which the search committee may access the candidate’s materials. Please note that if a URL is provided, the site must include only the above requested documents in order for the application packet to meet the requirements. For more information, please email: pturaga@asu.edu.

Application Deadline:
Applications deadline is December 15, 2014; if not filled, reviews will occur monthly thereafter until the search is closed.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Asst Professor, Philosophy of Technology and Science & Technology Studies, Arizona State University

Deadline: December 15 2014

http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/faculty/includes/documents/ame_assistant_prof_phil_tech.pdf

Updated: November 13 2014

The School of Arts, Media + Engineering (ame.asu.edu) in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2015. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in critical, conceptual and historical studies of recent or emerging technology.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation at a research university, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With 4,700 students, more than 675 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degrees and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art; School of Arts, Media + Engineering; The Design School; School of Film, Dance and Theatre; School of Music; and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, the Herberger Institute is committed to placing artists and designers at the center of public life. http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/

Required Qualifications:
PhD or an equivalent terminal degree in European Philosophy, East Asian Philosophy, Feminist or Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Literary Studies, History of Technology and Science, or closely related field. Familiarity with works in philosophy of technology or science and technology studies from a non-anglophone as well as anglophone literature. Documented ability to communicate such subjects creatively in teaching or mentoring.

Desired Qualifications:
We seek a candidate who can address the philosophical as well as practical, social implications of technologies with sensitivity to multiple historical and cultural interpretations. The candidate should demonstrate innovative ways to relate major 20th and 21st century thinkers such as Simondon, Foucault, Deleuze, Barad, Karatani, or Stengers to contemporary life conditioned by technology. Informed by collaboration with practitioners, the candidate should be able to engage and reshape scholarly discourse in neighboring disciplines in engineering, humanities, social sciences concerning transdisciplinary matters such as new materiality, post-anthropocentric design, or sustainability. The candidate should be to engage with diverse audiences in public or non-academic contexts.

Instructions to Apply:
Send a letter of interest, CV, statement of research, statement of teaching vision (consistent with the transdisciplinary nature of AME), three to five representative publications and/or media products, and names, addresses and telephone numbers for three to five professional references, via one zipped attachment, to: PhilTech-search@asu.edu. Zipped files sent to this email address are limited to 10MB. For larger files, candidates may alternatively provide a URL to which the search committee may access the candidate’s materials. Please note that if a URL is provided, the site must include only the above requested documents in order for the application packet to meet the requirements. For more information, please email: edfinn@asu.edu .

Application Deadline: Applications deadline is December 15, 2014; if not filled, reviews will occur monthly thereafter until the search is closed.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Associate Professor of Material and Visual Worlds TAE, Binghamton University

Deadline: December 10 2014

http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=54047

Updated: November 13 2014

The Material and Visual Worlds Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (TAE) at Binghamton University-SUNY invites applications for a full-time, tenured appointment in science and technology studies (STS), at the rank of Associate Professor. This position will have a departmental berth, depending on the nature of the successful candidate’s research and teaching program, in, for example, Anthropology, History, or Sociology.

Candidates must have excellent records of teaching and scholarship, with a strong history of publishing, and a distinguished scholarly reputation. Research should speak across traditional academic disciplines, especially in the humanities and social sciences. The scholar will join a vibrant and growing STS community on campus. We seek candidates interested in making a significant contribution to the development of the Material and Visual Worlds TAE as an area of intensive research and teaching.More information on the Material and Visual Worlds TAE can be found at
http://www.binghamton.edu/tae/material-and-visual-worlds/index.html

For questions, contact psmart@binghamton.edu. Submit cover letter, current CV, statement of research accomplishments and plans, and a list of three references, upload electronically to: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=54047

Applications close, December 10, 2014.
Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/kf5vyg3

Faculty Position in Science and Technology Studies, Northwestern University in Qatar

Deadline: December 15 2014

http://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=175980045

Updated: November 13 2014

Northwestern University's first international campus, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), invites applications for a faculty appointment in Science and Technology Studies effective fall semester 2015. The individual selected will be part of the school's Liberal Arts program faculty. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline and will be prepared to teach undergraduate students in Science and Technology Studies in both introductory and advanced classes. Teaching and research emphasis will integrate science and technology with areas such as science policy, health, ethics, citizen science, history or philosophy of science and technology in the modern era. Expected educational background will be in science and technology studies well integrated with a disciplinary background in sociology, philosophy, political science, history, education, science, or another appropriate field.

NU-Q's programs in Journalism, Communication and Liberal Arts aim to prepare students for careers in media industries and other fields and are committed to the advancement and practice of freedom of expression. The university aspires to a legacy of education and discovery in a dynamic area of the world in which science, technology, health care and the information economy are fundamental goals of the host nation, Qatar. Many faculty find this to be a geographic area rich in research opportunities.

We seek individuals engaged in visionary lines of teaching, research and creative activity who will appreciate a culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff comprised of women and men drawn from Qatar, the Middle East region, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and elsewhere. The successful candidate will join faculty colleagues whose teaching experience includes Northwestern, Stanford, Cambridge, Columbia, Minnesota and other highly ranked schools. Located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, NU-Q collaborates with sister institutions that include Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, Texas A&M, and Virginia Commonwealth.

NU-Q faculty-in-residence receive a highly competitive salary and benefits including overseas allowances and travel as well as funds for research and faculty development. Candidates should be available to begin August 1, 2015. Rank for this non-tenured position is based upon qualifications and experience. All NU-Q faculty are employees of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Applications received by December 15, 2014 will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing/creative work, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three references to: faculty-recruitment@qatar.northwestern.edu

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the Qatar.

Assistant Professor in Games, Gaming and Gamification, York University

Deadline: December 05 2014

http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/specialads/Games_Gaming_and_GamificationAMPD.pdf

Updated: November 13 2014

Games, Gaming and Gamification, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), formerly known as the Faculty of Fine Arts, is seeking an outstanding junior researcher in the area of Games, Gaming and Gamification. The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure track position in AMPD at the Assistant Professor level. One of North America's leading schools for the arts, AMPD offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Dance, Design, Digital Media, Film, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Art History, Media Studies, and Performance Studies.

This position seeks a strong junior researcher whose creative practice and theoretical interests span games, gaming, and organized play as cultural phenomena, as a platform for art-making, and who explores gaming as it manifests in a wide range of contemporary practices. Possible areas of interest include the following: art games, serious games, experimental game mechanics, alternate reality games, game related art or installation, interactive narrative, critical game studies, world making, visualization, alt-games, notgames and gamification. The candidate will be a practicing artist and creative coder, with strong theoretical framework, who has expertise with a variety of tools found in professional game development and whose technology-based art practice incorporates interdisciplinary approaches to art and science. The candidate will have capacity to teach practicum courses in Digital Media and Design.

The appointment is linked to the new University Strategic Research Plan, which identifies Digital Cultures as a compelling opportunity for development in the next five years by “pushing technological boundaries while critically investigating the social and cultural impacts” of new technologies on human activity and interaction. The successful candidate will play a strong role in Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology Research, a catalyst for new ideas and experimentation. http://sensorium.info.yorku.ca Based in AMPD, Sensorium supports cross-disciplinary work in application and content creation, artistic and scientific inquiry, design practice and methodologies, policy development and critical discourse in digital media arts.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in the areas of Digital Media, Interactive Arts, Interaction Design, Computer Science or a closely related field, an outstanding research record, experience working with undergraduate and graduate students, and must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research. The candidate is expected to provide leadership by fostering collaborative research, securing external funding, making links across art, computer science and engineering, supervising graduate students, and generating national and international academic, community and industry partnerships. The determination of the successful candidate's home department within AMPD will depend upon the candidate's core scholarly/creative strengths.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

This position, subject to budgetary approval, will commence July 1, 2015. Applicants should submit a detailed CV, statement of contribution to research and teaching, links to scholarly and/or creative work, and three letters of reference electronically.Applications should be sent by December 5, 2014 to:

Jim Fenton
York University
School of the Arts, Media Performance & Design
GCFA 201
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Tel: +1 416 736---2100 x 20033
Email: jfenton@yorku.ca

Open rank tenured/tenure-track position, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Deadline: December 01 2014

Updated: November 13 2014

In collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, faculty in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) examine innovative solutions to pressing policy challenges: strengthening the scientific enterprise, combating climate change, accelerating technological innovation, governing the Internet, growing sustainable communities, delivering health care services to vulnerable populations, and integrating ethical inquiry into rigorous policy research and teaching. Our work benefits from synergies with the Institute’s tradition of interdisciplinary innovative research, as well as the Institute’s world-class engineering curriculum.

The School of Public Policy is actively seeking applicants for an open rank tenured or tenure- track appointment at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, GA. Basic job duties will include teaching, research, and service activities for the school. Applicants should submit: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three publications; 4) research and teaching statement, including concrete descriptions of future research plans and teaching interests; and 5) names and contact information of three academic references. Please apply using the on-line application process at https://academicjobsonline.org. Direct any questions by email to facsearch@pubpolicy.gatech.edu with “pubpol” in the subject line. Applications are
due December 1, 2014.

Georgia Tech is located in the heart of Atlanta, a dynamic city with a tradition of civic pride and diversity. In a world that increasingly turns to technology for solutions, Georgia Tech is using innovative teaching and advanced research to define the technological university of the 21st century.
Georgia Tech is 7th among U.S. public universities in the 2015 US News rankings and 5th in the 2014-15 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The School of Public Policy has 30 faculty members and we instruct students in undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. programs. See our webpage at http://spp.gatech.edu/ for more information. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Asst/Assoc Prof, Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington

Deadline: January 15 2015

http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa9073/

Updated: November 12 2014

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington seeks a top caliber researcher and teacher to join our growing and dynamic department in 2015. We are most interested in candidates whose research is outstanding in quality and originality. The specialty of the position is open, though we particularly encourage applications in the areas of Human-Centered Engineering, Human-Centered Computing, Product Design, Research-through-Design, Science & Technologies Studies, Infrastructure Studies, and Tangible & Embodied Interaction. We are also interested in candidates who engage critically with theory in their research.

Our department has a core interest in research-based approaches to design that place people at the center of activity. HCDE is an interdisciplinary community that incorporates a range of research traditions. More information about our department can be found at http://hcde.washington.edu.

We will consider candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds who use innovative methodological and theoretical approaches to address current challenges in human-centered design and engineering. We expect our new colleagues to be engaged with emerging research trends in their area(s) of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop a substantial program of research including peer-reviewed publications and external funding. Candidates should show evidence of strong promise in teaching as well as scholarship.

The department is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position (9-month service period), although an appointment may be made at the rank of Associate Professor if circumstances and qualifications warrant. Applicants must have an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent by the date of appointment.

HCDE offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and will supervise doctoral dissertations. The yearly teaching load is three courses (one per quarter) plus supervision of research groups. Teaching opportunities will be based on our current course offerings and the individual’s areas of scholarly expertise. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty conducting interdisciplinary research in human-computer interaction and the design of sociotechnical systems. Current faculty research includes work in infrastructure studies, human-computer interaction, research through design, health and behavior change, visualization, computer-supported cooperative work, crowdsourcing, computer-mediated communication, ICTD, engineering design, scientific collaboration, emerging communication technologies, and engineering education. The department is the home of dynamic, collaborative faculty labs, and faculty members regularly collaborate with colleagues in Computer Science and Engineering, the Information School, and the School of Art. Faculty members also routinely engage in research projects with affiliates from the region’s noted high-tech industry. Seattle is home to many prominent technology companies, along with a robust startup and global health community.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

Appointment begins in Autumn 2015. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015.

To apply, send (1) a letter of application, (2) current c.v., (3) statement of research and teaching goals, and (4) and at least three letters of recommendation. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Julie Kientz, Search Committee Chair, at hcdefac@uw.edu.

Inquiries: Robin Donovan: robind3@uw.edu or Julie Kientz: jkientz@uw.edu.

Executive Director, Renaissance Society of America (New York)

http://apply.interfolio.com/26724

Updated: October 21 2014

Founded in 1954, the Renaissance Society of America, or RSA, is an organization of scholars studying the Renaissance or Early Modern period. Composed originally of scholars from North America, the Society finds itself welcoming scholars in increasing numbers from Europe and the rest of the world. Its members primarily teach in colleges and universities or are studying for advanced degrees, but they also work in museums, libraries, research institutes and other cultural institutions, or pursue their interest in Renaissance studies as emeritus or independent scholars.

The sub-disciplines represented by the RSA include the Americas in the Early Modern Period, Art and Architecture, Book History, the Classical Tradition, Hebraica, History, Humanism, Legal and Political Thought, Medicine and Science, Music, Performing Arts and Theater, Philosophy, Religion, Rhetoric, Women and Gender, as well as English, French, Germanic, Italian, Spanish and neo-Latin Literatures and Comparative Literature. This year Digital Humanities and Islamic Studies were added to accommodate widespread interest in these fields. An atmosphere of intellectual and geographical openness has contributed to the rapid growth of the Society over the past decade, and it now numbers slightly over five thousand members.

More information on the RSA, its programs, and its Board can be found at http://rsa.org.

The Position of Executive Director:

For the first fifty years of its existence, the RSA relied on an Executive Director who maintained his or her university position, combining teaching, publishing and running the affairs of the Society. Once the threshold of five thousand members was past, however, the Board decided it was time to engage an Executive Director dedicated entirely to the task. The Executive Director will serve as a member of the Executive Board and will work with the Board and the office staff to administer existing programs and implement new ones.

Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the RSA. Duties include the administration and oversight of the daily operations of the Society, office personnel, the Society’s website, and RSA’s program activities, which include several book series and Renaissance News and Notes. Renaissance Quarterly has its own editors for articles and reviews, but the Executive Director oversees its general management, working with the representatives of the University of Chicago Press. The Executive Director will know the constitution and by-laws of the Society and over time will embody the institutional memory of the Society. He or she will represent the interests of the RSA to the like-minded organizations represented in the American Council of Learned Societies, as well as to regulatory bodies, the media, and the broader educational community. He or she works with the Board and office staff to assess members’ needs; creates and implements programs and services of value and interest to existing and prospective members; develops strategies for membership recruitment and retention; manages member relations and communications. He or she collaborates with the Board on staffing requirements, organizational management, and the effectiveness of overall operations.

The Executive Director prepares the Society’s annual budget, subject to Board approval, and oversees the finances of the Society. He or she collaborates with the Board in strategic planning. The fund-raising role of the Executive Director will grow in coming years, and thus will have to have the skills to communicate to the world of donors and institutional funders the importance of the Society’s mission.
One of the most important duties of the Executive Director is the annual meeting. Sites for the meeting are chosen by vote of the Board. The Executive Director, working with the staff and various consultants, contracts for the required hotel, meeting, and reception spaces, and insures the smooth running of the meeting. Sites for five future meetings have already been determined: Berlin (2015), Boston (2016), Chicago (2017), New Orleans (2108), and San Juan (2019).

The Executive Director also serves as Executive Secretary for the Board, keeping the minutes of all meetings of the Board (or arranging for them to be kept), and taking responsibility for serving all notices of the Society.

Qualifications:

Interest at a high level in Renaissance studies and an advanced degree, preferably a doctorate, in one of its specialties. A sense of leadership and vision within realistic parameters. Management skills in running a small, dedicated staff in the service of a large, highly diverse membership. Skills in information technology, and a personality adept at communication at all levels.

Application Process:

The application process is managed via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/26724

Application materials should include: (1) An eloquent letter of application. (2) A résumé or c.v. (3) A list of three references, with addresses, telephone numbers and email contact information. (Letters are not required for the moment.) Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 17th, 2014, and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. It is hoped that there will be a considerable overlap with the current Executive Director, who returns to full-time teaching at the end of the spring semester of 2015.

Compensation:

The annual salary range is commensurate with qualifications and experience and with the size of the Society. Benefits include: health and dental insurance, retirement program through TIAA- CREF, and vacation and sick leave. Salary is administered through the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (RF-CUNY). As the office is in New York, the Board considers the position to be New-York based.

Science and Justice Research Center: Assistant Director of Research and Academic Programs

Deadline: November 03 2014

https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00179

Updated: October 14 2014

The Science and Justice Research Center (SJRC) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Research and Academic Programs (AD). The SJRC, brings together faculty and graduate students from across all divisions of the University to address contemporary problems that entangle questions of science and knowledge with those of ethics and justice. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to SJRC’s efforts to foster a new domain of research and teaching in science and justice. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include biodata and society, biotechnology and the environment, environmental modeling and environmental politics, technoscience and difference, and sustainability. The AD will: 1) develop the Center’s research profile through grant-writing and building research programs that reflect the Center’s research foci; 2) develop the Center’s public profile; 3) develop and teach up to two classes per academic year; 4) develop collaborations with researchers and affiliated Centers and Institutes both on and off-campus; 5) expand the Science and Justice Broader Impacts Initiative to a campus-wide program. The AD will hold two university appointments. The primary appointment will be as a coordinator at 100% (fiscal year basis). When teaching, the coordinator appointment will be reduced and a lecturer position will be added (lecturer appointment usually 37.5% for a five unit course). At no time will the appointment drop below 100%. For more information visit: http://scijust.ucsc.edu/.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or foreign equivalent degree in Science and Technology Studies or closely allied field. Demonstrated record of research, teaching, and grant writing in higher education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience in institution-building e.g. developing institutional linkages and forging consensus; capacity to develop long term visions including three year plans for fundraising and academic output; training in a field of science or engineering; demonstration of interdisciplinary collaboration; demonstration of national and international leadership potential; experience in web design and university administrative work can be addressed in the letter of application.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open Sep 15, 2014 through Jun 30, 2015
Next review date: November 3rd, 2014
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee
Note: If an Initial Review Date is given, you must complete your application by that date to ensure full consideration.

Tenure-track position (Asst/Assoc Professor), Science and Technology Studies, York University

Deadline: December 31 2014

Updated: October 12 2014

The Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), Faculty of Science, York University invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Technology Studies at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2015. The position will focus on contemporary issues related to technology, and will complement the Department’s existing strengths in history of science and technology. Areas of specialization may include: law and regulatory practices, political economy, sociology of technology, anthropology of technology, or cognate fields in STS. Candidates must have a PhD in Science and Technology Studies, or in a related field, and should show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and in scholarly research and publication. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in STS, in addition to teaching in the Natural Science general education curriculum. The candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Dec. 31, 2014. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and three current letters of reference (at least one letter should address teaching) should be sent to:

Chair
Science and Technology Studies Search Committee 218 Norman Bethune College
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3
Email: stsadmin@yorku.ca

All positions at York University are subject to final budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Assistant Professor of Social Science w/specialization in STS, New Mexico Tech

http://www.nmt.edu

Updated: September 22 2014

The Department of Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences (CLASS) at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Social Science with a specialization in Science, Technology, and Society. Teaching load is three social science courses per semester. Possible courses include Ethics of Scientific Innovation, Social Contexts of Science and Technology, Methods. Assistant Professor will also teach introductory courses in political science (Introduction to Political Science) or a course such as Introduction to Scientific Inquiry. Assistant Professor will also teach upper-level courses in research area and possible graduate courses. Required Ph.D. in Science and Technology or related field (e.g. Science, Technology, and Society; Sociology; Political Science; Economics). Areas of expertise/research are not limited, but might include the politics of water rights, energy, bioethics, global warming. Assistant Professor can institute a minor in field. Seeking scholars interested in trans-disciplinary research and teaching. To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Human Resources, Brown Hall Box 113, Socorro, NM 87801-4796. Email applications NOT accepted. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. New Mexico Tech is a nationally-recognized Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics university offering degrees through the PhD with a strong program in Technical Communication. For more information about New Mexico Tech, visit our web page at http://www.nmt.edu.

Assistant Professor in the History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology

Deadline: October 15 2014

http://rhetoric.berkeley.edu/news/news-item/2014-09-13/position-assistant-professor-in-the-history-and-rhetoric-of-science-and-t

Updated: September 15 2014

Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology, for an expected start date of July 1, 2015. At the time of application, applicants must either have a Ph.D. or equivalent, or be near completion of a Ph.D. dissertation or equivalent. A completed Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the start of employment. Additional qualifications include evidence of strong research agenda and excellent scholarly potential, research and teaching that complement existing strengths in the Department, and the ability to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should demonstrate broad competence in the history and theory of science and technology. Area of specialization and period are open. The Department is interested in candidates whose research and teaching include comparative and non-western dimensions. Candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than thirty pages, and three letters of recommendation. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those whose letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the U.C. Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
All application materials should be uploaded to the secure search portal at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00485. Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2014. Questions pertaining to the application process can be directed to rhetoric_search@berkeley.edu.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. The University is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents (see http://calcierge.berkeley.edu for details). The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching and research.

Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology

Deadline: December 01 2014

http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/NASA-astrobiology.html

Updated: September 12 2014

I write to invite you to consider applying to the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, or to pass this invitation on to a qualifies colleague.

A recently establish partnership between NASA’s Astrobiology Program and the Library of Congress, the Bulmberg Chair, an annually selected position, supports a senior scholar in the sciences or the humanities to take up residence in the Library’s John w. Kluge Center and conduct research on the humanistic and societal impacts of astrobiology.

Dr. David Grinspoon, the inaugural chair, studied the Anthropocene Era through the lens of astrobiology, asking questions about the future of life on Earth. Dr. Steven Dick, the second chair holder, is investigating how the possible discovery of microbial or complex life in the universe might impact society.

The Astrobiology Chair creates an opportunity to research the range an complexity of societal issues relate to how life begins and evolves, and to examine religious, ethical, legal, cultural, and other concerns arising from scientific research on the origin, evolution and nature of life. Possibilities for research subjects are many.The following are meant to inspire, not limit, your creativity: legal issues related to governance of planets and space; the ethical implicates of cross-contamination; scientific and philosophical definitions of life; conceptions of the origins of life in theistic and non-theistic religions; comparison of the discussion of these issues in multiple nations and cultures.

Located in the Library’s magnificent Jefferson Building, the Kluge Center offers a rich intellectual atmosphere for informal discussion and exchange of perspectives.

Individuals are welcome to apply directly. For further information please consult the Center’s webpage: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/NASA-astrobiology.html. You may also direct questions to Dan Turello: dour@loc.gov. Full applications are due by December 1, 2014.

We invite you to disseminate information about the Chair widely, to your colleagues, academic departments, and personal networks. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

R. Mark Lubbers Chair in the History of Science, Department of History at Purdue University

Deadline: January 05 2015

Updated: September 12 2014

The Department of History at Purdue University seeks nominations and applications for the R. Mark Lubbers Chair in the History of Science. Scholars with a Ph.D. in history or the history of science and the rank of full professor, a strong publication record and research agenda as well as exemplary teaching experience are encouraged to apply. The area of specialization and time period are open. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of science, provide leadership for program development in the history of science, medicine, and technology, and contribute to the intellectual life of the department, College of Liberal Arts, and Purdue University.

Send letters of nomination and applications to: R. Douglas Hurt, Head, Department of History, University Hall, 672 University Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907. Inquiries should be directed by email to doughurt@purdue.edu or by phone to 765-494-4123.

The initial review of applications will begin on January 5, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Joint Tenure Track Appointment in Critical Development Studies, McGill University

Deadline: November 15 2014

http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4555

Updated: September 12 2014

The Department of Anthropology and the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) at McGill University invites applications for a jointly appointed Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Critical Development, with a disciplinary focus in Anthropology, effective August 1, 2015. We are seeking candidates with conceptually informed ethnographic projects whose work is centrally concerned with the critical exploration of development, broadly defined. The successful candidate will bring anthropological insights to timely issues concerning development in ways that also speak to and illuminate foundational anthropological concerns. We are interested in candidates who explore the ethnography of everyday life in the face of larger global processes and power relations. Theoretical and geographical areas are open. Areas of research may include (but are not limited to): development rationalities, norms, and temporalities; technologies and techniques of development; bureaucratic, market, and governmental logics; global political economy; urbanization; human rights/humanitarianism; gender; violence; environmental and ecological degradation; economic and political collapse; structural inequalities. Competitive applicants must have outstanding records of teaching and research and demonstrate high potential for developing strong research programs supported by external funding. Successful candidates will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate theory courses, develop courses at all levels in their areas of specialization, and exhibit a commitment to service in both units and the university. Candidates should have already completed the PhD or be very near completion.

McGill University is centrally located between the mountain park and downtown in Montreal, which is a safe, culturally diverse, cosmopolitan and bilingual (French/English) city, with a high quality of cultural life and publically funded health care. McGill is an international and research intensive University, with an exceptionally able undergraduate and graduate student body, which enjoys collegial governance, extensive employee benefits (health, dental, life insurance and pension) and co-operative research and teaching ties with other Montreal universities.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is an English language institution, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.

Review of applications will begin by November 15, 2014, but applications submitted up to January 15, 2015 will be considered. Applicants must fill out the online application form at [http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4555] and upload a cover letter addressing the candidate’s research interests and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and contact information for three referees. For further information, please consult the following websites: for the Department of Anthropology (http://www.mcgill.ca/anthropology) and for the Institute for the Study of International Development (http://www.mcgill.ca/isid). Enquiries may be directed to jobsearch.anthropology@mcgill.ca.

Open Rank Faculty Position in Social Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington

Deadline: December 01 2014

http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/972

Updated: September 12 2014

The School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for an asst/assoc/full professor position in social informatics (SI), in the informatics division, to begin in August 2015. Our intent is to hire the candidate, either senior or junior, best able to help our SI Group lead the development of Social Informatics, an opportunity greatly enabled by the recent merger into the SoIC of the IUB Department of Information and Library Science (ILS). Candidates with interests in ethnography, social and political values in computing, economic and policy perspectives on information technology, and internet and media studies are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have an established record (senior level) or demonstrable potential for excellence (junior level) in research and teaching, and a Ph.D. in a relevant area or (junior level) expected before August 2015.

The SI Group in the Informatics Division currently has six members whose work is grounded in social science and humanities perspectives, through which we study the way computing and society co-construct each other. As part of the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, we have strong ties to other faculty at IUB who share our orientation to Science and Technology Studies, including those involved in Human/Computer Interaction, the new IUB Media School, Cognitive Science, and The Information Society journal. SI faculty and their PhD students share interests in a wide variety of research areas, including Human-Robot Interaction, Information and Communication Technology for Development, Community Informatics, the History of Computing in International Perspective, Organizational Informatics, Computing and Language, Technology Ethics and the Law, Participatory Design, and related areas. The person hired will need to teach in our core curriculum, which includes information ethics and organizational informatics.

The SoIC is the first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with unsurpassed breadth. Its mission is to excel and lead in education, research, and outreach spanning and integrating the full breadth of computing and information technology. It includes Computer Science, Informatics, and Library and Information Science, with over 85 tenure-line faculty, 900 graduate students, and 1100 undergraduate majors. Its degrees include B.A. and B.S. in Computer Science, B.S. in Informatics, Master’s in Computer Science, Security Informatics, Bioinformatics, Human Computer Interaction Design, Information Science, and Library Science, and Ph.D.s in Computer Science, Informatics, and Information Science.

Located in the wooded rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living and the amenities for an active lifestyle. IU is renowned for its top-ranked music school, high-performance computing and networking facilities, and performing and fine arts.

Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research and teaching, and names of 6 references (3 for junior level) using the link below (preferred):

http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/972 (Social Informatics)

or by mail to Faculty Search, SoIC, 919 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47408. Questions may be sent to hiring@soic.indiana.edu. For full consideration applications are due by December 1, 2014.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design

http://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/6452971

Updated: September 12 2014

Academic & HR representatives from SUTD will be attending the AAA Annual meeting. If you would like to meet with them to discuss career opportunities, you are encouraged to submit a current CV, and a cover letter that includes information on your research interests and teaching philosophy. Candidates may submit these documents to roadshow@sutd.edu.sg

The Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) program at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), a new research university established in collaboration with MIT, invites applications for faculty positions at the rank of tenure track Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences.

The search is open to disciplinary specialization. Preference may be given to candidates with active research in the domains of Urban Studies, Public Policy, Development Studies, Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies, and the study of Human-Environment Interactions. We are particularly interested in scholars working in the fields of Anthropology, Economics, Geography and Political Science.

Candidates should demonstrate strong research skills, an active research program and an established record for or strong promise of peer-reviewed publications and scholarly productivity. Selected candidates will conduct research, teach elective courses in their fields of expertise and contribute to teaching the social science core course. We seek scholars with the capacity and interest to work in an innovative interdisciplinary academic environment that entails collaboration across multiple disciplines of the humanities, arts and social sciences. All faculty work closely with the HASS Lead to contribute to the continued development of the program as it grows.

Salary, benefits and leave policies are competitive at an international level.

SUTD values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Short-listed candidates may be invited to visit Singapore beginning early in 2015.

Associate Professor in Digital Humanities, Rutgers University

Deadline: December 31 2014

Updated: September 12 2014

Closes: Dec 31, 2014 at midnight Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours)

The School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University invites applications for a tenured faculty position in Digital Humanities at the rank of Associate Professor. With this appointment, Rutgers University seeks to build on a successful Digital Humanities initiative led by a core group of faculty drawn from a range of Humanities disciplines including English, History, American Studies, Comparative Literature, French, and Women's and Gender Studies. We encourage applications from scholars trained in any of the humanistic disciplines. The successful applicant will have a tenure home in the appropriate SAS department but will also work with faculty and students from across the university to develop research and instruction in the Digital Humanities, media, and culture.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a relevant field and a record of effective teaching and innovative research that reaches across the divide between conventional and digital approaches. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach in his or her home department and also contribute leadership to the university-wide DH initiative: supervising postdoctoral fellows, helping to train graduate students in digital methods, developing an undergraduate curriculum, and coordinating faculty-led initiatives with the University Libraries’ Digital Humanities working group.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of inquiry addressed to Professor Meredith McGill, Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative, a current curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a sample of recent scholarship through the Interfolio portal. Review of applications will begin on November 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Strategic Hire, Interaction Design, Theory & Practice with Critical STS Focus, Concordia University

Deadline: December 04 2014

Updated: August 15 2014

Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a tenure-track strategic hire position in the area of Interaction Design, Theory and Practice. Depending on the selected candidate’s profile, the appointment will be made either in the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. The goal of the strategic hire program is to augment existing research capacity at Concordia through the development of high profile interdisciplinary research clusters. The successful candidate will receive an attractive research support and teaching package.

Working with the internationally-known Hexagram Centre for Research-Creation in Media Art and Technology at Concordia as well as the larger Hexagram network (http://hexagram.ca), the strategic hire in Interaction Design, Theory and Practice will build on Concordia’s leadership in the growing field of digital media art and design to enhance our understanding of the cultural and technological potential of interaction within digital culture, develop new research partnerships and applications, and innovate programs and curriculum. Hexagram, which is the largest and most productive new media network in Canada, is an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty and cross- university research network dedicated to advanced research-creation and graduate training in new media art, design, technology and digital culture.

Applicants for this position should have a PhD, MDes, MFA or appropriate terminal degree in Interaction Design, Media Art, STS with a focus on Design, Computer Science and HCI, or related fields, as well as a superior record of research and/or research-creation.

We are seeking a candidate who conducts research and/or does creative work and has teaching and/or industry experience in at least one of the following areas of arts/entertainment HCI: interaction design, experience design, cognitive/social science methods or digital arts and design.

We are also particularly interested in applicants whose profile is:
-multidisciplinary,
- crosses art, design, computer science and Science and Technology Studies,
- employs experimental, ethnographic, and/or critical methods, and
- focuses on innovative design approaches within the context of ecological-economic sustainability and socio-cultural responsibility.

The successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated abilities to work in collaborative interdisciplinary settings, attract and mentor excellent graduate students and secure external funding. The candidate will also be expected to take a leading role within Hexagram at both the local Concordia antenna as well as within the larger Hexagram network.

The successful candidate for the position in Interaction Design, Theory and Practice will be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in one of several departments at Concordia including Design and Computation Arts, Computer Science and Software Engineering or Sociology and Anthropology.

Applications should be submitted electronically and consist of:
- a cover letter,
- curriculum vitae,
- copies of recent publications and/or portfolio of creative work,
- a statement of teaching philosophy/interests,
- a statement of research achievements,
- a three-year research plan and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:
Christopher Salter, PhD
Chair, Interaction Design, Theory and Practice Search Committee
c/o Mary Di Pietrantonio
Academic Personnel Administrator, Faculty of Fine Arts
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., EV 2.763
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8

All inquiries about the position should be directed toMary Di Pietrantonio:
mary.dipietrantonio@concordia.ca
Tel: 514-848-2424, ext. 4603
Fax: 514-848-4599

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2015. Appointments at a more senior level will also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications should reach the chair of the hiring committee no later than December 4, 2014.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Professor/associate professor (tenure track) in STS at the TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and

Deadline: September 22 2014

http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1205295/65773?iso=no

Updated: July 15 2014

The TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo invites applications for a full-time, permanent (tenure track) position as professor/associate professor with an expected starting date of fall 2015. Depending upon her/his qualifications, the successful candidate will be appointed as a full professor or an associate professor. In accordance with the university’s regulations, an associate professor may apply for promotion to full professor at any suitable time.

The TIK Centre carries out research, graduate education, and dissemination activities within two main scientific areas, namely Science & Technology Studies, STS and Innovation. The Centre has degree-awarding programs at Ph.D. and master levels, including the European master in Society, Science and Technology, ESST master. The Centre encompasses about 30 faculty/staff and is situated within the social science faculty of the University of Oslo. For more information about the TIK Centre, see http://www.sv.uio.no/tik.

The successful candidate to the current position will be expected to initiate and lead research within STS (specifically within the Centre’s research group “Science, Technology and Culture”), to participate in teaching and supervisory work, to acquire external funding of research projects, and to contribute to the on-going scientific, out-reach and administrative work of the Centre.

Basic/minimum qualifications required at time of application:
• Ph.D. (or equivalent academic qualifications) within STS
• In-depth theoretical knowledge and empirical work within STS; strong, documented research competence within this field, particularly within the past five years
• Documented pedagogical skills and an ability to take active part in teaching, academic leadership and administration
• Leadership skills, personal suitability and motivation for the position

For additional qualifications and more information about the position, including guidelines about how to apply, see http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1205295/65773?iso=no. The University of Oslo offers competitive salaries, as well as good pension and welfare benefits.