Assistant/Associate Professor - Emerging Technologies & the Future of Work and Workers

Posting Details

Job # 075477 Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Emerging Technologies & the Future of Work and Workers Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

As determined by Department Chair

Job Type Full-time Rank Associate Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin Fall 2021. This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, and the Human-Technology Frontier. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for this cluster. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths in the focus area and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the Maxwell School and across Syracuse University. We seek a scholar with a strong background and research interest in the connections between emerging technologies (i.e. AI, autonomous systems, etc.) and the future of work/ workers. Research may emphasize workplace, labor market, or global labor impacts. We seek candidates who emphasize social justice, inequality, and diversity in their study of emerging technologies in relation to the future of work/workers. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses such as Science, Technology & Society and Sociology of Work. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the Sociology Department (please visit Https:// as well as to Maxwell School-wide priorities.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline and must show success in scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Faculty members will be affiliated with the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute ( ASPI ), which is housed in the Maxwell School and centers on interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching related to the design, policy, and social implications of autonomous systems.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses
Conduct and publish scholarly research
Obtain external grants

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021. For consideration, interested candidates must apply at by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach a letter of interest, vita, one publication or writing sample, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three letters of reference.

About Syracuse University

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Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


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Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 12/08/2020 Application Deadline 01/15/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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