Lecturer / Faculty Fellow (Information Technology, Design, and Society)

Troy, New York
Aug 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for a Faculty Fellow or Lecturer focused on Information Technology, Design, and Society. Rensselaer’s STS Department offers a Ph. D. and three undergraduate B.S. degrees: Science, Technology, and Society; Design, Innovation, and Society; and Sustainability Studies. The candidate must be prepared to teach large introductory lecture courses focused on the social impacts of information technology, as well as advanced seminar courses on the critical analysis and design of digital systems. Courses to be taught include IT and Society, Digital Design in History, and Open Source Art, Music, and Culture.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph. D. or foreign degree equivalent in anthropology, sociology, history, science and technology studies, new media studies, or a related field. Evidence of effective teaching is required. Candidates should have a record of professional practice relevant to the position and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Ability to interact effectively with faculty in a broadly inclusive department is important, as is ability to effectively engage students and faculty from other disciplines, particularly in computer science and information technology.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s first technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from across the country and around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelors, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, New York, the heart of the “Tech Valley” region of the Hudson River Valley. The university’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars and students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness in the form of teaching evaluations or a teaching portfolio at http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/5338. Three letters of reference should be emailed to Ms. Judi Reeves at reevej3@rpi.edu.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer