The Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University seeks an open-rank faculty member in the social, ethical and political implications of computers and information science. The successful candidate will be expected to help develop the field of information studies in S&TS and contribute to the ethics teaching mission on campus. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: contexts for computers and information use; ethics and intellectual property rights; users and identities; gendered aspects of computers and information science; information and organizations; political implications of information management; cross-national comparisons of information science development; the history of information technology; social or cultural aspects of design of information systems; and social construction of computing technologies.
S&TS faculty draw on multiple perspectives (including those of science & technology studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and policy analysis) to develop integrated approaches to understanding science and technology. The position offers the candidate opportunities for extensive interaction and collaboration with Cornell’s faculty in computer and information science to develop new courses and to shape Cornell’s newly emergent program in that area. The candidate also is expected to be associated with Cornell’s Program in Ethics and Public Life. A tenured or tenure-track appointment will be made within the Department of Science & Technology Studies.
Applicants should have a strong record of research and publication in Science & Technology Studies, or show potential for such a record. Successful applicants will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to play an active role in graduate training. Administrative experience and potential for obtaining external research support will also be considered favorably.
Candidates should submit: (a) a letter of application explaining the relation of their research and teaching interests to the position described above; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) two examples of their written work; (d) three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department, (e) must have received their Ph.D. degree. Application materials should be submitted to Chair of CIS Search Committee, Department of Science & Technology Studies, 306 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2003 until the position is filled. For further information about the Department of Science & Technology Studies, consult the web page at http://www.sts.cornell.edu/. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply; Cornell is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.