Professor of Computational Social Science

The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs in conjunction with the Notre Dame Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society invites applicants for a tenure-track (open rank) professorship focused in the area of computational social science. The ideal candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in business, economics, public policy, political science, sociology, statistics, information science, computer science, or a related field.

The candidate should have expertise in methods such as machine learning, network analysis, system dynamics or big-data analytics and visualization, and have a strong research agenda focused on using these methods to help understand the role of business and public policy in reducing poverty and inequality. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, a focus on lower income countries, global supply chains, trade, migration, and human trafficking.

Competitive candidates for this professorship will have a strong scholarly track record with evidence of high-quality research as well as experience or interest in policy engagement. Scholars with direct experience working on policy with governments, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the Keough School in all dimensions of research, teaching, and service.

The professorship will be based in the Keough School, which advances integral human development through research, policy and practice, transformative educational programs, and partnerships for global engagement. It promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs. The successful candidate will be appointed as an affiliated faculty member of Notre Dame’s Lucy Family Institute, which seeks to advance data innovation to help transform society and individual lives

All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, C.V., and research statement summarizing examples of recent or ongoing research in the above areas of interest. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is also welcomed. Junior candidates should also arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of reference.

Questions about the position can be directed to:

Tom Mustillo
Associate Professor of Global Affairs; Director, Governance and Policy Concentration, Master of Global Affairs
University of Notre Dame

The position will close on September 29, 2023. Start date for the position is negotiable.

All application materials must be submitted through the Interfolio/Notre Dame online application system.

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