Associate Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology

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Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology

Applications are invited for a tenured position as Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at IIT. We seek a methodologically engaged scholar in any social science discipline (except history and psychology) to help us develop a degree and build capacity in the broad area of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and to contribute to an established program in Social and Economic Development Policy (SEDP).

We seek a scholar with an established record of research employing both quantitative and qualitative methods. The successful candidate will come with experience in teaching courses in advanced quantitative methods and one or more of the following topics: science and technology policy; economic development; technology transfer and adaptation; science, technology, innovation, and social change; and/or the economics of innovation.

A PhD in a related social science discipline or interdisciplinary program is required. Applicants may currently hold the rank of associate professor or be advanced assistant professors with a record of research, teaching and service commensurate with appointment as a tenured associate professor. A competitive salary and start-up package will be offered to the selected candidate.

IIT is a mid-sized, private, PhD-granting university with an international student body. IIT is recognized for its research and education in engineering, science, architecture, law, design, computer science, psychology, and business, and the strategic plan of the university encourages collaborations across the colleges (2006 Carnegie Classifications: Research University/High; Doc/STEM graduate instructional program.)

Jointly with other departments in the Lewis College of Human Sciences, the department also offers a BS in Applied Analytics as well as a BS/JD with Chicago-Kent College of Law and a BS/MPA co-terminal degree with the Stuart School of Business. A medium-term goal is to add an interdisciplinary graduate program. The department is located on the main campus, south of Chicago’s downtown Loop area. Additional information about the university and the department can be found at http://humansciences.iit.edu/social-sciences.

Email a letter of interest, an up-to-date CV, contact information for three references, a research statement, a teaching statement, three representative publications, and syllabi from courses taught that are relevant to this position to: Gwen Murphy, Social Sciences Department Coordinator, Lewis College of Human Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3301 S. Dearborn St., Siegel Hall 116, Chicago, IL 60616; email gmurphy4@iit.edu. Review of applications is ongoing, and continues until the position is filled.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Due Date: 
Friday, November 13, 2015