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Technology Ethics Postdoctoral Fellows

University of Notre Dame
Indiana, United States
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Jan 17, 2022

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Technology Ethics Postdoctoral Fellows

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Technology Ethics Postdoctoral Fellows.

Applications will be accepted until 1/24/2022.

Job Summary:The Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND-TEC) and ND-IBM Technology Ethics Lab (the Lab) are seeking applicants for technology ethics postdoctoral fellowships from eligible graduate students or recent graduates. The appointment will be for a minimum appointment period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. Fellows can apply for a one-time, one-year renewal. Our goal is to hire 2-3 postdoctoral fellows. ND-TEC/the Lab are interdisciplinary units with affiliated faculty and students from across our community. As such, this position is open to applicants from a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds. We invite applications from doctoral students and recent graduates across disciplines who are writing dissertations on or are engaged in major research on topics related to technology ethics, broadly construed. Disciplines could include philosophy, engineering, data science, information studies, business, sociology, anthropology, history, law, critical studies, etc. The postdoctoral fellows are appointed within ND TEC and funded by the ND-IBM Technology Ethics Lab.

Appointment: This appointment is tentatively expected to run for one calendar year. Fellows can apply for a one-time, one-year renewal. The postdoctoral fellow will receive an annual stipend of $60,000/12 months. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the University of Notre Dame during the academic year. Full Job Description:Tech Ethics Fellows are expected to teach one undergraduate seminar related to Technology Ethics each semester, devote time to a course of research associated with Technology Ethics, participate in the ND TEC's weekly seminar series, and contribute to the Lab. Fellows for this incoming program will be responsible for the following goals: TeachingFellows of this cohort will teach one undergraduate seminar each semester for the Technology Ethics minor. The theme or scope of the course will be worked out with the ND TEC director. The same seminar can be taught both semesters. Research Fellows of this cohort will spend the majority of their time conducting independent research on a topic within technology ethics that will lead to a significant scholarly publication or publications. Fellows are encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the University, and make use of its resources. Service Fellows will be expected to participate in ND TEC's academic events, seminars, workshops and participate in the biweekly ND TEC Graduate Student and Postdoc Affiliates seminar. Fellows have a defined contribution to the Lab to be worked out with the Lab Director. The contribution can be written, speaking, hosting an event, etc. and defined so that the contribution builds on the fellow's scholarship and is within the scope of the Lab's mission.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

- A Cover Letter, including why the applicant is a strong fit for this program
- A Research Statement, not more than 3 pages, describing the proposed research agenda and substantiating their qualifications to pursue this agenda
- A Teaching Statement, not more than 3 pages, with a course proposal for the undergraduate seminar that includes a course description, tentative list of topics and readings
- A writing sample, not more than 30 pages, where the applicant was either the primary or sole author
- A CV
- 3 potential writers of letters of recommendation (names, relationships, and contact information are sufficient; please be sure that they know the ND-TEC director may be in contact with them directly to request their letter of recommendation)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis but review will begin after January 31, 2022 and any applications submitted by then will be given full consideration. Completed applications and any questions should be sent to

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualifications:Students should be currently (a) enrolled in either a doctoral program or in a graduate program that leads to a terminal degree in that field (e.g. law or medicine); or (b) a recent graduate of such a program (within two years).

Preferred Qualifications:

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Please apply online at to Job # S221175. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

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