Northeastern University’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities seeks to fill two open-rank faculty positions at the tenure-track Assistant or Tenured Associate or Full Professor levels at the intersection of Democracy and Technology, with a focus on democratic practice, resilience, and participation, including at the grassroots level. One of the positions will be a joint appointment with the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. The successful candidate for this position will have expertise or knowledge of data-driven computational systems. The second position will be in democracy and technology policy, politics, and governance broadly construed. Academic rank at the Associate Professor and Full Professor levels will be commensurate with experience and qualifications reflecting a record of demonstrated teaching and scholarly excellence.
Democratic systems – indeed, the very notion of democratic self-governance – face considerable challenges, many of them exacerbated and accelerated by technologies, including but not limited to information technologies, surveillance technologies, and AI. Individually, and in combination, such technologies in some cases have bolstered authoritarian regimes while leaving democratic political institutions and processes struggling to adapt. However, in other contexts they are essential contributors to democratic organization, participation, and institutional effectiveness. Successful candidates will both understand these challenges and think about paths forward in enabling democratic participation, governance, and efficacy.
Deadline: The application deadline for this position is November 1st, 2023.
Questions should be addressed to Prof. Christopher Bosso, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.