Professor of Technology, Ethics, and Poverty


The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs in conjunction with the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center invites applicants for a tenure-track (open rank) professorship focused in the area of technology, ethics, and poverty. The ideal candidate will have a strong research agenda focused on the ethical issues related to (i) the impact of technology on poverty and inequality, and (ii) the use of technology to address these issues. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, a focus on lower income countries, the technological divide, and issues related to climate change and the environment. For an accomplished senior candidate, an endowed chair would be considered.

Competitive candidates for this professorship will have a strong scholarly track record with evidence of high-quality research as well as policy engagement in global and national discussions on ethical issues on the use of technology. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of national and international prominence in their academic field and among policy-makers and practitioners. 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 provide leadership 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 interdisciplinary Technology Ethics Center.

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:

Patrizio Piraino
Associate Professor of Education, Labor, and Development; Director, Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity
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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