Cornell University, Science and Technology Studies

Position ID:Cornell-STS-DATSOC [#25534, WDR-00039997]
Position Title: Historical Analyses of Data and Society
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Science and Technology Studies
Salary Range:$76,200-$211,000 (Actual salary offers in the College of Arts & Sciences will be based on education, experience, discipline, and relevant skills)
Appl Deadline:2023/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2023/09/01, finished 2024/03/27, listed until 2023/10/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

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 underrepresented 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.

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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303 Morrill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853