Cornell University, Department of Global Development

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Position ID:Cornell-Department of Global Development-AP [#26353, WDR-00041073]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Social, Political, and Ethical Dimensions of Technology in Development
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Humanities
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Technology
Engineering
Appl Deadline:2024/01/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/25, updated 2023/10/23, listed until 2024/03/31)
Position Description:    

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Faculty Position Available in

Social, Political, and Ethical Dimensions of Technology in Development 

Department of Global Development 

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University 

 

Position: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track. 

 

Location: Ithaca, NY. The academic home for this position is the Department of Global Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, housed on the Ithaca campus of Cornell University.   

 

The Department of Global Development invites applicants for an Assistant Professor position in the area of technology and development. Given the centrality of technology in development efforts and the uneven social and environmental impacts of technological interventions, it is vital to examine technologies through a lens of justice-centered ethics. We seek candidates who share our strong commitment to innovative research, teaching and mentoring, and whose work addresses the ethical implications and power dynamics of technology and technological change and how these contribute to different social and environmental outcomes. The responsibilities of this position are 50% research and 50% teaching, and the successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. Teaching responsibilities will consist of 2.5 courses per academic year (2 courses one year; 3 the next), with a combination of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, including an introductory undergraduate course addressing ethics in social and economic development. 

 

The successful candidate will embrace being a member of a multi-disciplinary department and be interested in establishing links across the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and engineering where appropriate. They will join a department that is dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing and complex challenges and looks to integrate critical research and practical expertise spanning agricultural, environmental, life, and social sciences, to advance a more equitable, sustainable, and food-secure world for all. Global Development works closely with diverse networks of local and global partners to foster transformational change through impactful education and research, building a dynamic and inclusive academic environment to foster future development practitioners and leaders who can drive transformational change across scales from the local to New York State, national, or global. For more information, please visit: https://cals.cornell.edu/global-development 

 

Required qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in the social sciences, humanities, or a related discipline. Their work should clearly address questions of ethics and technology in development. 

 

Preferred qualifications include demonstrated excellence in teaching and a commitment to engagement with marginalized communities. We welcome candidates who come from the Global South or other backgrounds that are historically under-represented in the academy. 

 

To be considered for these positions, please apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/26353. Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 1, 2024. The search will continue until the position has been filled. 

 

The following materials are required: 

  1. 1. A Cover letter that includes the candidate’s specific interest in joining the Department of Global Development. 

  1. 2. A Curriculum vita. 

  1. 3. Two research papers or chapters. 

  1. 4. Names and emails of three references (letters of reference will be requested if the applicant is called for interview). 

  1. 5. A statement supporting diverse communities. This can be a stand-alone document (preferred) or the information can be embedded in other parts of the application materials outlining how, through research, teaching, service. mentoring, extension, and/or outreach, the candidate has and will contribute to support Cornell’s historical mission of “any person … any study.  

  1. 6. A statement describing the contributions of the applicant’s research thus far and planned research program for the coming 5 years. 

  1. 7. A statement on the applicant’s approach to teaching and advising, including, if possible, concrete examples of their practices for effective teaching. 

 

The following materials are optional: 

  1. 1. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as a course syllabus, sample lecture or assignment materials, and summary of student evaluations. 

 

Inquiries may be directed to: 

Search chair: John Zinda 

Department of Global Development 

Cornell University 

Ithaca, NY 14850 

 

The start date for the successful candidate will be July 1, 2024, or as negotiated. 

 

CALS hiring range for position: 

Assistant Professor: $79,400 - $135,000 

 

Cornell University offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Support for start-up costs will be available. Salary is commensurate with experience.  

 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: We believe that achieving next-generation scientific breakthroughs requires an understanding of the world’s complex, interlocking systems. We believe that access to nutritious food and a healthy environment is a fundamental human right. We believe that ensuring a prosperous global future depends on the ability to support local people and communities everywhere. By working in and across multiple scientific areas, CALS can address challenges and opportunities of the greatest relevance, here in New York, across the nation, and around the world. 

 

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches including positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.  

 

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League and Land-grant university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. 

 

Cornell’s regional and global presence includes state-wide Cornell Cooperative Extension programs and offices in all counties and boroughs, global partnerships with institutions and communities engaged in life-changing research and education, the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, and the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. 

 

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law.  

 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. 




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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

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.


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
https://cals.cornell.edu/discover/global-development
email address
607-255-3163
 
Department of Global Development
Cornell University
240 Warren Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853