The Sanford School of Public Policy and the Duke Initiative for
Science & Society seek a tenure-line faculty member with
research and teaching interests in the area of technology policy.
The preferred candidate will be at the advanced assistant or
associate professor level. This faculty member will be jointly
appointed between the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Duke
Initiative for Science & Society.
The ideal candidate will have an empirically-oriented research
agenda, with a grounding in the intersection of ethics and
technology, whose work also addresses one or more of the following
(or related) areas from a policy-relevant perspective: artificial
intelligence and algorithmic systems; misinformation or content
policy; data governance; the impact of technology on traditionally
marginalized groups; global technology infrastructure and impact;
technology and health; the global politics of technology.
The position is open to candidates with a wide range of
disciplinary backgrounds, including public policy, computer
science, science and technology studies, political science,
sociology, information science, or related fields. The position is
similarly open in terms of methodological approach. We seek a
candidate with a clear trajectory for impactful, policy-relevant
research, and with the potential (or demonstrated capacity) for
obtaining external support.
We seek a candidate who will be able to contribute to the
Sanford School’s and Science and Society’s growing research
initiatives and academic programs in technology policy. These
include the Center on Science and Technology Policy; the Technology
Policy Lab; the Master of Arts in BioEthics, Tech Ethics, and
Science Policy; and the Masters in Public Policy concentration in
Technology Policy. Additional opportunities for collaboration and
engagement may be available through related initiatives such as the
Center on Law & Technology and the DeWitt Wallace Center for
Media & Democracy.
The ideal candidate will be able to teach core courses in both
the Science & Society and Sanford curricula in addition to
courses in their area of specialization. Potential core subject
areas include foundations of ethical tech, politics of
policymaking, and policy analysis.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or J.D., a record of scholarly
publication, and potential (or demonstrated capacity) for external
engagement on technology policy and ethics issues.
The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of almost 70 and
offers an undergraduate major, four Masters programs, and a Ph.D.
program. Current faculty members have degrees in a variety of
disciplines including demography, economics, history, law,
medicine, philosophy, political science, psychology/social
psychology, public policy, public health/health policy, and
sociology. The Sanford School houses several interdisciplinary
research centers, and offers degree-related programs and
opportunities in Washington, China, Scotland, London and Geneva.
More information on the Sanford School can be found at https://sanford.duke.edu.
The Duke Initiative for Science & Society fosters research,
education, communication, democratic deliberation, and policy
engagement on the ethical progress of science and technology in
society. Science & Society takes an interdisciplinary approach,
with a focus on applied ethics and policy, to advance the
responsible use of science and technology for humanity. The
Initiative has seven core faculty and collaborates with over 150
associate faculty across the university. Science &
Society offers an undergraduate certificate and the Masters of Arts
in Bioethics, Tech Ethics, & Science Policy. More
information can be found at https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu.
Candidates should submit a letter of application that describes
their research and teaching interests and experiences, along with a
CV, and the names and contact information of three references (no
letters at this stage), These materials should be submitted via the
following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19609
Applications submitted by October 17, 2021, will
be guaranteed full consideration. For further information contact
Philip M. Napoli, Search Committee Chair, at
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