Arizona State University, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Position ID:ASU-School of Social and Behavioral Sciences-CDSSTCPROF [#12579]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Critical Data Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Glendale, Arizona 85306, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Geography
Political Science (more...)
Appl Deadline:2018/12/31help popup finished (2018/11/07, finished 2019/07/07, listed until 2019/04/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Assistant Professor, Critical Data Studies, Arizona State University
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible tenure-track Assistant Professor to support an emerging initiative around critical data studies. New College offers a rich, interdisciplinary environment within a university that has been selected as the most innovative in the United States for the previous four years. Situated within a school that includes faculties in anthropology, communication, political science, psychology, social technologies, and sociology, we seek scholars who will pursue programs of inquiry with national and international influence. In addition, our new colleague will be highly engaged in shaping the future of critical data studies across ASU and beyond.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and new programs. Since 2017, the School has added seven new tenure- track faculty, two new postdoctoral scholars, six new lecturers and a new School Director. This academic year, the School will be conducting searches for three additional tenure-track / tenured faculty as well as two new postdoctoral scholars.

Required qualifications: (a) Ph.D. in Communication, Geography, Information Science, Political Science, Psychology, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, or a cognate field by time of appointment; (b) evidence of ongoing research program that demonstrates a deep investigation of the intersection of data and society; (c) demonstrate excellence in teaching and research commensurate with appointment at the level of Assistant Professor at ASU.

Desired qualifications: (a) Evidence of innovation in computational methods/data science and demonstrated expertise in any of the following: i) the politics of and policies of platforms, ii) computational approaches to critical race and gender theory, iii) social dimensions of ubiquitous and wearable networked systems, and, iv) social and political campaigns in an era of digital networking; (b) a demonstrated interest in successfully seeking external funding; c) an interest in engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations in research; d) a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring; and, e) a demonstrated interest in promoting and supporting diversity through service and research. 

More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at More information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at To learn about ASU's unique mission and charter:

ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty; one that is reflective of the contemporary United States.

Deadline: December 31, 2018 if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. Application procedure:

Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online.

Requested material will include: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; 3) a research statement; 4) writing sample; 5) teaching statement; and, 6) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at and

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Further Info:
School of Social and Behavioral Science
Arizona State University
4701 W Thunderbird Rd,
Mail Code 3051
Glendale, AZ 85306

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