[SIGCIS-Members] STS Position in Data Studies -- UC Davis

Gerardo Con Diaz condiaz at ucdavis.edu
Wed Sep 20 09:09:23 PDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below an announcement for a search at UC Davis.


Gerardo Con Diaz
Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies
University of California, Davis

*STS Position in Data Studies - Assistant/Associate Professor*
*University of California, Davis*

The University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track
assistant professor or recently tenured associate professor in the social
studies of data and data science including the scientific, political,
social, and scholarly use and creation of data. Experience and a genuine
interest in working in a collaborative environment and especially in
collaborating with data scientists are highly desired. The successful
applicant will be appointed in the Science and Technology Studies Program,
with expectation for cross-appointment in an emergent multidisciplinary
data science program. The appointee is expected to actively participate in
the growing interdisciplinary team of the Data Science Initiative and to
take a central role in teaching in and developing a new Data Studies minor.
Aimed at social science and humanities students, this minor is designed to
introduce students to data science concepts and techniques, teach them to
critically analyze and contextualize data questions and results, and
prepare them to collaborate with data scientists in work environments.

Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
ethnography or history of the scientific, political, social, and scholarly
use and creation of data; computational media; software studies; or ethics,
law, and policy of data. Applicants should be prepared to teach
undergraduate and graduate courses in STS on topics related to critical
approaches to data science; data visualization; information ethics, privacy
and policy. Successful applicants will also be expected to teach
introductory Data Studies courses focusing on data analysis using Excel, R,
or similar. A Ph.D. in either science and technology studies, anthropology,
media studies, philosophy, cultural studies, communication, sociology, or a
related field should be completed by September 23, 2018.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, contact information for
three references, and a writing sample. Applicants should also submit 2-3
example syllabi, one of which should propose a version of either STS 101 or
STS 115 (course descriptions available at http://sts.ucdavis.edu/cour
ses/course-descriptions/data-studies). Applications must be submitted by
November 13, 2017, through the online application form:

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action / equal
opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the
achievement of diversity.
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