Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Scholar; Barbara Gill Civic Science Fellow (Open Rank) in Public Engagement in Neuroethics

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: College of Global Futures: School for the Future of Innovation in Society



Tempe, AZ


Open Date

Jul 15, 2021



Aug 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time



Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a visiting scholar position, the Barbara Gill Civic Science Fellow, focused on public engagement in the ethics of emerging research and development in neuroscience. We seek candidates who have a strong interest in public engagement, science communication, or informal education and whose field of research and practice is related to neuroscience, neurotechnologies, neuroethics, or policy related to neuroscience public engagement. The appointment will reside in the Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning (CIISL) within the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) and have strong interdisciplinary ties to other ASU units. The appointment will be for 18 months beginning in September, 2021 and is based at ASU’s Tempe campus.

The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in a creative and rigorous way with CIISL, with the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) Changing Brains initiative (, and with the Civic Science Fellows program. Such collaboration will include working closely with the Principal Investigator, NISE Network collaborators, and experts across ASU and the United States to:

  1. define innovative and important directions for neuroscience public engagement;
  2. develop and test pilot engagement formats in partnership with other informal science institutions;
  3. identify productive directions for future, national-scale work; and
  4. develop pathways to policy-maker engagement related to public engagement in this area of science and technology.


Working Environment:

  • most work will be performed in an office, working at a computer
  • some work will be performed in public and civic engagement spaces such as museums, science centers, and libraries
  • some evening and weekend work expected
  • some possibility of working from home



Required Qualifications:  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree by the time of appointment. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this work, candidates must have significant training and relevant practical experience in either neuroscience or public engagement, with interest and/or experience in the complementary field.


Desired Qualifications: Desired qualifications include demonstrated skills in developing, evaluating, and implementing science communication or public engagement with science activities, ideally in informal environments such as science centers and museums; demonstrated experience working in cross-disciplinary and/or multiorganizational teams including educators, scientists, social scientists, designers, and evaluators; and demonstrated experience with public deliberation and/or interfacing with policy-makers.


Application Instructions

The initial application deadline is August 20, 2021; applications will continue to be reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed. Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted at and must contain:

  1. a detailed cover letter that includes a description of the applicant's research and teaching interests and administrative experience (limited to 4 pages);
  2. a separate statement of how the applicant’s experience, activities, and vision supports SFIS’s and ASU’s commitment to JEDI (as expressed in scholarship, education, or engagement relevant to the position) (limited to 2 pages)—see;
  3. a current Curriculum Vitae; and
  4. complete contact information for three professional references (include name, title, affiliation, e-mail address, phone number).  


Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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