Open Faculty Position: Sociology and Tech Ethics

Author: Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center

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The Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for an open-rank (tenure-track or tenured) position set to begin in the fall of 2024.

The department seeks a candidate who studies the effects of technology on society. It is particularly interested in scholars who conduct empirical work informed by sociological theory on the implications of technology for inequalities in the areas of racial-ethnicity, the criminal justice system, health, labor markets, education, politics, media, and other areas.  There is a preference for candidates who use computational methods and/or analyze “big data” in their research, but other methodological approaches are welcome.

Sociology will be the home department for the position, but the position will also bring an affiliation with the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND TEC). ND TEC develops and supports multi-disciplinary research on questions related to the impact of technology on humanity and convenes global thought leaders to develop ethical and legal frameworks that keep pace with technological developments.

This is one of several new positions across different disciplines that will be affiliated with the University’s major new investments in technology ethics and data science. Qualified applicants should be eager to teach courses on topics that support ND TEC’s mission along with other courses aligned with the candidate’s substantive interests.

Questions can be directed to David Gibson.

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