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Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Innovation Policy

Job Number: 15199

Location: Tempe Campus

Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) seeks an associate or full professor (tenured) with expertise in innovation policy broadly construed, including innovation for local and regional economic development, and innovation for economic and social inclusion. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate intellectual and innovative leadership that cuts across multiple areas of knowledge, expertise and practice, potentially including design, the arts and humanities, and science and engineering. Primary expertise may be in any sector. Candidates should be adept at working within diverse communities to translate knowledge into impact.

  

The successful candidate will be expected to bring sophisticated methods and tools together with a demonstrated scholarly commitment to addressing societal challenges within the context of science, technology, and innovation. They will also be expected to demonstrate leadership in working with both academic and non-academic communities in designing, implementing and growing novel approaches to public interest-oriented innovation, from the local to the global level.

 

ASU and SFIS are committed to strengthening innovation in Arizona and beyond through engaged scholarship and informed and responsive policy. The Phoenix metro area is rapidly emerging as a leading center for innovation practices, and both SFIS and the university are participating in local, cutting-edge innovation initiatives. Such initiatives provide a unique environment within which the successful candidate will be able to collaborate and lead novel innovation policy partnerships with local, national and global impact. We specifically expect that the successful candidate will develop and lead a new research center that is focused on creative approaches to innovation policy, and leveraging the unique opportunities afforded by ASU and the surrounding area.

 

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; engage stakeholders, and demonstrate national and international leadership in their field. In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to coordinate faculty within and outside SFIS to advance a new center and assume a leadership role in the School’s participation in university-wide initiatives, e.g., with the City of Mesa. 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 and businesses 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.

 

Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted at https://apply.interfolio.com/71287 and must contain:

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)      Complete contact information for three professional references (include name, title, affiliation, e-mail address, phone number).  

Review of applications will begin Friday January 3, 2020 and, if not filled, a review will occur every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Official transcripts and a background check are 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/). SFIS actively seeks diversity among applicants and supports the diversity of employees.

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Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Equity, Justice, and the Future

Job Number: 16321

Location: Tempe Campus

Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS: sfis.asu.edu) seeks applications for an associate or full professor (tenured) in equity, justice and the future, with an emphasis on science, technology and innovation. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a track record research/scholarship, instruction, and practice and who will work with a vibrant and diverse faculty to grow a program of work in this area with national and global recognition and impact.

 

We are especially interested in candidates who have a compelling vision of equity, justice, and the future that aligns with the vision and mission of SFIS and the design aspirations of the New American University (newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about/design-aspirations).The successful candidate may have scholarly/research expertise that spans areas that include, but is not limited to, indigeneity, (de)coloniality, intersectionality, race, ethnicity and gender, disability and ableism, marginalized populations, migration and mobility, culture, bodies and embodiment, transnational social movements, and representational regimes. Equity, justice, and the future may be candidates’ fields of study, or may be the lens with which they approach their own field of expertise. They will be expected to bring an interdisciplinary and inclusive perspective to their work.

 

SFIS provides a unique interdisciplinary environment for research and practice related to equity, justice and the future within the context of STI, and one that affords access to unparalleled interdisciplinary expertise, networks, and communities. In addition to being a tenured member of the SFIS faculty, the successful candidate will have opportunities to develop partnerships and collaborations within a unique ecosystem of faculty, staff, and initiatives at the cutting edge of innovative thinking around the future. These include a number of research and practice-focused centers within the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society (IFIS: ifis.asu.edu). Current faculty research areas include, but are far from limited to, environmental and reproductive justice, biopolitics and borders, implementing activist engineering, ethics of data, public interest technology, and decolonizing space governance. More broadly, the interdisciplinary community within SFIS, combined with a shared vision of socially responsive and responsible innovation, provides a unique environment within which to develop, grow, and implement a truly transformative program around equity, justice and the future.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to develop, grow and lead an independently funded and collaborative research program; teach and mentor students; participate in professional and university service; engage with key stakeholders/communities; and demonstrate national and international leadership in their field. They will also be expected to contribute to the development of curricular programs around equity, justice and the future, and to support the strategic development of programs and initiatives within SFIS at the intersection of equity, justice and the future.

Required: PhD or doctoral equivalent in an appropriate field. Experience in applying for, receiving, and managing externally sponsored research at significant scale. Experience in teaching and mentoring students and early career researchers.

 

Desired: Experience engaging with stakeholders inside and outside the university and working with under-represented communities. Experience collaborating with colleagues from different disciplines to grow dynamic research and academic programs. A compelling vision for integrating approaches to equity, justice and the future into research and/or research training. Ability to communicate in and across multiple epistemic cultures.

 

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.

 

Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted at http://apply.interfolio.com/73564 and must contain:

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)      Complete contact information for three professional references (include name, title, affiliation, e-mail address, phone number).  

Review of applications will begin Friday March 13, 2020 and, if not filled, a review will occur every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Official transcripts and a background check are required for employment.

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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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Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Public Engagement with Science, Technology and Innovation

Job Number: 16322

Location: Tempe Campus

Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS: sfis.asu.edu) seeks an associate or full professor (tenured) in the area of public engagement with science, technology, and innovation, broadly construed. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a strong track record in integrating approaches to research/scholarship, instruction, and practice around public engagement, and who are developing or have achieved national and/or global recognition and impact in this area. We especially seek candidates who can articulate and advance a compelling vision of public engagement with science, technology and innovation (STI) that complements the vision and mission of SFIS and the design aspirations of the New American University (newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about/design-aspirations). While the successful candidate may have an emphasis on informal education, public deliberation, citizen science, participatory governance, and/or other dimensions of public engagement with STI, they will be expected to bring an interdisciplinary and inclusive perspective to their work.

SFIS provides a unique interdisciplinary environment for research and practice related to public engagement with STI, affording access to unparalleled networks and expertise. These include SFIS faculty and staff leading the Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning (CIISL: ifis.asu.edu/content/center-innovation-informal-stem-learning), the associated National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net: www.nisenet.org/), the Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology initiative (ECAST: ecastnetwork.org/), the Center for Science and the Imagination (csi.asu.edu/), and extensive initiatives around citizen science (libguides.asu.edu/citizenscience). SFIS also leads a number of other major public engagement activities that the successful candidate will be encouraged to engage with, including Emerge: A Festival of Futures (emerge.asu.edu/), produced in conjunction with ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

As an integral part of this ecosystem, SFIS sits at the nexus of a number of ASU’s knowledge enterprises, which provide unparalleled opportunities for integrated and innovative collaborations around public engagement and learning. These include “Future Tense” digital and face-to-face programming with New America and Slate, Issues in Science and Technology with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and the new partnership with the international art/science journal Leonardo and the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo.info). These and other initiatives provide unique opportunities for the successful candidate to develop and lead integrated research and educational programs around public engagement with STI, while actively engaging public audiences at local, state, national, and global levels and across various media. 

The successful candidate will be expected to develop, grow and lead an independently funded and collaborative research program; teach and mentor students; participate in professional and university service; engage key stakeholders; and demonstrate national and international leadership in their field. They will also be expected to lead in the development of curricular programs around public engagement with STI.

Required: PhD, doctoral equivalent or terminal degree in a relevant field. Experience in applying for, receiving, and managing externally sponsored research at significant scale. Experience in teaching and mentoring students and early career researchers. Experience in research and practice related to public engagement with science, technology and innovation.

Desired: Experience engaging with stakeholders inside and outside their own organization and areas of expertise. Experience working with multiple and diverse public audiences across local, regional, national and global scales. Demonstrated ability to disseminate project findings in appropriate ways to different professional audiences, including researchers, evaluators, and practitioners. Experience collaborating with colleagues from different disciplines to grow dynamic research, practice, and academic programs within a higher education institution. Experience creating and administering academic programs, including online curricula. A compelling vision for a research, practice, and engagement agenda that advances the vision and mission of SFIS.

Among the newest elements of ASU’s approach to building a “New American University” (http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/), SFIS 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 two dozen allied research centers constituting a focal point of interdisciplinary research at ASU.

Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted at http://apply.interfolio.com/73568 and must contain:

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)      Complete contact information for three professional references (include name, title, affiliation, e-mail address, phone number).  

Review of applications will begin Friday March 13, 2020 and, if not filled, a review will occur every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Official transcripts and a background check are 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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