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Assistant Professor, SFIS and SCIDSE, Arizona State University

Deadline: January 13 2017

Updated: December 09 2016

Assistant Professor Faculty Position
Arizona State University
School for the Future of Innovation in Society
School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
Job # 11827

Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for one tenure-eligible, assistant professor position focused on the future of innovation in society. We seek candidates with interests in one or more of the following areas: human-centered computing, the impact of Internet-of-things and big data on society, the impact of information access on society and human behavior, policy and ethics of autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, or data security & privacy, logistics and social networks, smart cities and smart objects, and humanitarian engineering. We are also interested in candidates who bring interest in computer science and engineering education through innovative techniques.

Anticipated start date is August 2017. The appointment will reside jointly in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) and in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE), one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The tenure home will be SFIS.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independently funded and highly collaborative research program, teach and mentor students, participate in professional and university service, and engage stakeholders in their work – all in concert with ASU’s emphasis on access, excellence and impact. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to network across a growing group of faculty involved in engineering, policy and society.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in an appropriate field (e.g., computer science, industrial engineering, software engineering, informatics, social or policy studies of science and technology, information studies, etc.) by the time of appointment; demonstrated research and teaching interests at the intersection of computing, engineering, policy and society.

Desired Qualifications: 1) Substantial education and/or demonstrated expertise in computing, informatics or engineering management; 2) demonstrated ability to work across multiple sectors in research, training, and outreach; 3) relevant policy experience or training (e.g., advanced degree in policy or related field, several years working in policy position, etc.); and 4) a specific interest in and ability to thrive within the context set by the New American University.

For more information or questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair Professor Clark Miller (

As the newest element of ASU’s approach to building a “New American University” (, SFIS ( provides robust opportunities for intellectual fusion, use-inspired research, and global engagement via ongoing projects and centers. SFIS hosts a variety of graduate degrees including a Ph.D. in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology and a Master of Science degree in Global Technology and Development, as well as an undergraduate major, minor and certificate. Affiliated with SFIS is the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO; - consistently ranked one of the top science and technology policy think tanks in the world – and the emerging Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society.

CIDSE’s ( core mission is to advance research, education and entrepreneurship in the broad areas of algorithmic techniques for transforming data into information, utilization of that information to create knowledge and development of tools and techniques that enable responsible use of that knowledge by the decision-makers for the betterment of our society. Degree programs are offered in computer science, computer systems engineering, engineering management, industrial engineering, informatics and software engineering.

To apply, please submit: 1) a detailed cover letter that includes a description of the applicant's research and teaching interests and experience (limited to 4 pages); 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; and 3) the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF document to Review of applications will begin January 13, 2017; if not filled, a review will occur every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity (see ASU’s Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation policy at All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law (see ASU’s Title IX policy at Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.