Location: Notre Dame, IN Open Date: Oct 8, 2019 Deadline:
Description:The College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Notre Dame invite applications for a teaching faculty position in Computational Social Science. This new faculty member will support and, where appropriate, provide leadership and strategic direction to undergraduate programs at the interface of the liberal arts and computing. Potential home departments for this position include Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, as well as Computer Science and Engineering. Joint appointments are possible. A university goal is to offer an unsurpassed undergraduate education. Teaching faculty are expected to contribute substantially to this goal, to maintain professional currency, and to serve the profession and the University.
The University of Notre Dame is supporting interdisciplinary programs that integrate computer and data science with a variety of scholarly disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities, and creative arts. With university-wide undergraduate minors in Computers and Digital Technologies and Data Science, a new undergraduate degree that combines the study of liberal arts with computer science has been proposed and will launch in 2020.
Teaching focus includes introductory-level courses in computing and elective courses that span computing and liberal arts. Initial appointments will be made at the rank of Assistant Teaching Faculty and are renewable for up to five year terms. Promotions to more senior ranks are available, depending on performance.
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
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