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Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Innovation Policy
Job #12573

Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) seeks an associate or full professor (tenured) who works on innovation policy broadly construed, including innovation for local and regional economic development and innovation for economic and social inclusion. We are particularly interested in the role of creativity in innovation and the interplay among types of knowledge, expertise and practice, from design to the arts and humanities to science, engineering and business – in both the substance of innovation and the policies that guide it. 

We seek a senior faculty leader who brings sophisticated methods and tools together with demonstrated scholarly commitment to societal problem-solving in issues of science, technology, and innovation, and to policy-related theory, engagement, and practice. In addition to being a tenured member of the SFIS faculty, the successful candidate will be supported in the creation and leadership of a new research center, an important part of the mission of which will be to focus scholarship and engagement on strengthening innovation in Arizona through informed and responsive policy and helping ensure that all Arizonans benefit from innovation. This center will also be involved in a larger effort at ASU, the Mesa City Center Initiative, which will create programs and curriculum around innovation and digital futures in downtown Mesa, Arizona.  

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independently funded and collaborative research program; teach and mentor students; participate in professional and university service; and engage stakeholders. In particular, the successful candidate will coordinate faculty both within and outside SFIS to advance the new center and assume a leadership role in the School’s participation in the Mesa City Center Initiative. The possibility exists of a shared appointment (75/25) between SFIS and another academic unit (e.g., the School of Design, the School of Public Affairs, the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, the W.P. Carey School of Business, or the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering).

Required: PhD or doctoral equivalent in political science, sociology, economics, geography, urban or regional studies, or other appropriate field.  Experience in applying for, receiving, and managing externally sponsored research at significant scale. Experience engaging with stakeholders inside and outside the university and working with policy makers across local, regional, national and global scales. Skills in teaching and mentoring students and early career researchers.

Desired:  Experience collaborating with colleagues from different disciplines to grow dynamic research and academic programs. A compelling vision for a research and engagement agenda that advances the mission of helping all Arizonans benefit from innovation.

Among the newest elements of ASU’s approach to building a “New American University” (http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/), SFIS (sfis.asu.edu) provides robust opportunities for intellectual fusion, use-inspired research, and global engagement via ongoing projects and centers. SFIS hosts a comprehensive set of graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates.  Collaborative opportunities will exist with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO; www.cspo.org) - consistently ranked one of the top science and technology policy think tanks in the world – and the emerging Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society (ifis.asu.edu), with ten core and nearly two dozen allied research centers a focal point of interdisciplinary research at ASU.

To apply, please submit: 1) a detailed cover letter that includes a description of the applicant's research and teaching interests and administrative experience (limited to 4 pages); 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; and 3) the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF document to sfis@asu.edu. Review of applications will begin November 19, 2018 and, if not filled, a review will occur every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity (see ASU’s Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation policy at http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html). 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 (see ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

 


 

Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Science, Technology & Equity
Job #12536

Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) and the Center for Gender and Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) seek an associate or full professor (tenured) who works at the intersection of science, technology and innovation with a dedicated scholarly interest in issues of race, gender, and economic inclusion. 

We seek a senior faculty leader who brings sophisticated empirical methods and tools together with demonstrated scholarly commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion in issues of science, technology, and innovation.  We especially seek candidates whose expertise applies intersectionality – conceived briefly as an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the roles of unique and overlapping aspects of identities and cultures – as both a theory and a methodology. Ideally, candidates will have experience working and collaborating with under-represented communities and skills in guiding and mentoring students and early career researchers toward outcomes with sustained impact.

In addition to being a tenured member of the SFIS faculty, the successful candidate will also be appointed as associate director of CGEST and will co-lead the research endeavors and support the vision of the Center.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independently funded and collaborative research program; teach and mentor students; participate in professional and university service; and engage stakeholders. In particular, the successful candidate will coordinate student and early career researchers, ASU collaborators and external partners to advance an already thriving research portfolio.

Required: PhD or doctoral equivalent in an appropriate field.  Experience in applying for, receiving, and managing externally sponsored research at significant scale. Experience engaging with stakeholders inside and outside the university and working with under-represented communities. Skills in teaching and mentoring students and early career researchers. Commitment to equity, justice and sustainability and to sophisticated empirical methods.  Ability to communicate in and across multiple epistemic cultures.

Desired:  Experience collaborating with colleagues from different disciplines to grow dynamic research and academic programs. A compelling vision for integrating concerns of equity, justice and sustainability into research and/or research training.

Among the newest elements of ASU’s approach to building a “New American University” (http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/), SFIS (sfis.asu.edu) provides robust opportunities for intellectual fusion, use-inspired research, and global engagement via ongoing projects and centers. SFIS hosts a comprehensive set of graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates.  Collaborative opportunities will exist with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO; www.cspo.org) - consistently ranked one of the top science and technology policy think tanks in the world – and the emerging Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society.

The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (cgest.asu.edu) aims to create an interdisciplinary, racially-ethnically diverse community of scholars, students, policy makers, and practitioners who explore, identify, and ultimately create innovative scholarship about and best practices for under-represented girls and women in STEM. To do so, the CGEST maintains a portfolio of activities, including designing and implementing STEM education programs in and outside of schools, hosting regular professional development conferences for under-represented scholars and industry professionals in STEM, and conducting empirical and theoretical research about socio-cultural structures in STEM, their effects, and successful levers on those systems. CGEST maintains a multi-million dollar external-funded research profile and both a Tempe, Arizona and Washington, D.C. presence.

To apply, please submit: 1) a detailed cover letter that includes a description of the applicant's research and teaching interests and administrative experience (limited to 4 pages); 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; and 3) the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF document to sfis@asu.edu referencing Job #12536. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2018 and, if not filled, a review will occur every Friday thereafter until the search is closed.

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity (see ASU’s Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation policy at http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html). 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 (see ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

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