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Tenured Faculty Position in Engineering, Policy & Society, Arizona State University

Deadline: March 03 2017

Updated: January 24 2017

Associate/Full Professor Faculty Position
Arizona State University
School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering
Job #11871

Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a tenured faculty position (associate or full) focused on the future of innovation in society and to lead creation of the Center for Engineering, Policy and Society (CEPS). The center will serve as a focal point for a growing group of current and future faculty working collaboratively between the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Fulton Schools of Engineering.

We are particularly interested in candidates with foci in the societal aspects of one or more of the following areas: 1) information and communication technologies, including big data, social networks, smart cities and smart objects; 2) artificial intelligence and autonomous systems; 3) bioengineering, synthetic biology and health systems; 3) environmental or sustainable engineering and the Anthropocene; 4) advanced materials, including nanotechnology; and 5) humanitarian engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to have an independently funded and highly collaborative research program, teach and mentor students, participate in professional and university service, and engage with stakeholders in their work – all in concert with ASU’s emphasis on access, excellence and impact.

The anticipated start date is August 2017. The tenure home will be in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) and a share of the appointment will be in one of the six schools within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in an appropriate field by the time of appointment; substantial education and/or demonstrated expertise in a field of engineering; substantial expertise or training in the social sciences, humanities, and/or policy; demonstrated research and teaching interests at the intersection of engineering, policy and society; evidence of high performance in research, teaching/training and outreach/engagement appropriate to rank; and evidence of or strong potential for academic leadership.

Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to work across multiple domains and sectors; interest in engineering education, outreach and engagement through innovative techniques; and a specific interest in and ability to thrive within the context set by the New American University, the ASU Charter and its design aspirations.

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.

The Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering offer more than 60 degree options at ASU’s Tempe and Polytechnic campuses and online. Enrollment has grown to more than 20,000 students from all 50 states and 121 countries. The Fulton Schools are known for the creativity of its faculty and their innovations in energy, health, sustainability, security and education. With nearly $100M in external research funding, the faculty are engaged in projects around the globe and known for their ability to tackle technical and societal challenges requiring multi-investigator transdisciplinary teams.

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 March 3, 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.