Technology for Learning and Social Change

Technology for Learning and Social Change (Associate Professor/Full Professor) Position #02191

About the Position

The School of Computing and Information (SCI) is seeking to hire an experienced and visionary faculty member at the associate professor/full professor level in the broad area of technology for learning and social change. This role requires an accomplished leader capable of building, leading, and growing a cluster of expertise dedicated to technology for learning and social change, with the explicit research agenda of advancing technology-oriented educational, social and racial justice.  This position is expected to engage in active and scholarly research that considers, improves, or creates state-of-the-art technologies as well as opportunities to solve specific societal problems, deepen social impact, and improve lives.  We seek transdisciplinary researchers who may or may not fit into traditional departmental divisions but are distinguished by excellence and dedication to social justice.  We are particularly interested in individuals who work at the intersection of computing and information with other areas including but not limited to Africana Studies, Artificial intelligence, Communications, Computational social science, Education, Educational psychology, Gender studies, Human-computer interaction, Law, Learning sciences, Public policy, Responsible data science, or Social work.

Minimum required qualifications

  • Candidates should have earned a PhD at least 3 years prior to appointment in an area relevant to Technology for Learning and Social Change
  • At least three years of relevant experience in research, teaching, community work, technology innovation, or equivalent areas
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred qualifications

  • Candidates with established interdisciplinary impactful work in the area of learning and social change
  • Outstanding track record including but not limited to publication quality, teaching portfolio, technology products, and/or history of community advocacy
  • Demonstrated ability and vision to build and lead a multidisciplinary team in pursuit of a learning and social change agenda

SCI has other openings in the tenure stream. Please see for more details.

Application Process

Individuals interested in these openings may apply through the application portal. A completed application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, a plan for building a group in this area, a statement of commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community, and the names and contact information for at least six recommenders.

Application reviews will begin after January 15, 2021, with a deadline of March 15, 2021; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. We anticipate interviews to begin February 2021. The anticipated start date is Fall 2021. Questions about the search and/or application status should be emailed to

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