Message posted on 19/09/2023

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor position - Cornell University

Cornell University: Historical Analyses of Data and Society

The Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University seeks an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Science & Technology Studies, with specialization in Historical Analyses of Data and Society. We are particularly interested in scholars engaged in counter- histories and studies of communities involving under-represented minorities and communities beyond North America and Western Europe. Foci may include (but are not limited to):

  • The epistemic foundations of data science, artificial intelligence, and/or information technology
  • The legacies of bias, inequality, and/or racial discrimination in information systems.
  • The political economy of information science and technology
  • The social making and deployment of disciplines such as operations research, managerial and/or business science
  • The production, perception, and politics of narratives about algorithms, automation, and/or artificial intelligence.
  • Applications of information systems in national security, healthcare, environment and/or the welfare state.
  • Alternative histories of information and data science in the Global South and/or underrepresented communities in the Global North.
  • The evolution of expertise and authority in data-driven science, technology, and/or medicine.
  • (De-)colonizing domains of information science and/or technology.
  • Subversive technological adaptations, interventions, and/or resistance by marginalized groups.
  • The role(s) of information science and technology in the emergence of new threats, vulnerabilities, and risks.

A PhD in science and technology studies (STS) or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will have an active research program in STS, be expected to play an important role in both graduate and undergraduate programs in the department, and be expected to offer courses of interest to Cornell undergraduate and graduate students. Pay range $76,200-211,000.

We ask applicants for all faculty positions to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials. All applications must include cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, sample of written work, contact information for three references, the diversity statement, and be submitted via Academic Jobs Online at:


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