Dodge Family Endowed Professorship of Technology and Society
Level: Associate or Full Professor
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences
Location: University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus
October 15, 2023
Description and Qualifications:
The Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences invites applications in all Applied Social Science and Humanities fields and disciplines for the new Dodge Family Endowed Chair in Technology and Society. We are especially interested in applicants whose research connects with societal challenges, inequities, and opportunities presented by technology advancements that impact daily life, social connection, human health and well-being, or the nature of work. This position aligns closely with strategic plans of the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences (https://www.ou.edu/cas/connect/strategic-plan) and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships (https://www.ou.edu/research-norman).
Candidates must be at Associate or Full Professor rank and must demonstrate clear evidence of high-quality scholarship through published research and an established track record of funded research. Candidates must also demonstrate a willingness to engage in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and to pursue convergence research funding opportunities related to societal challenges in the areas outlined above. To be considered for this position, candidates must have a Ph.D. in a social science or humanities discipline, as well as demonstrated excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching/mentoring. The teaching load will be one course per semester.
About The University of Oklahoma: Established in 1890, The University of Oklahoma is the flagship public research university in the state of Oklahoma (Carnegie Classification R1: highest research activity), with over 30,000 students and more than 2,700 full-time faculty members offering nearly 500 different graduate and undergraduate degree programs on three campuses (Norman, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa).
Since its establishment in 1909, the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences has served as the cornerstone of the University of Oklahoma. It plays a vital role in providing the essential liberal arts foundation for all undergraduate degree programs. Our mission is to foster and facilitate intellectual inquiry in the pursuit of human understanding, a fundamental element of an OU education.
Comprising 30 departments and programs across four core areas – Humanities, Natural Sciences, Professional Programs, and Social Sciences – our college boasts an extensive academic landscape. We offer over 80 undergraduate majors and more than 60 minors, along with 30 Ph.D. and 60 M.A. programs. Our academic community includes approximately 10,000 students, with nearly 8,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 graduate students. Moreover, we are home to a dedicated faculty of 600+ and a committed staff of 200+, making us OU's oldest, largest, and most disciplinarily, and demographically, diverse college. Notably, we contribute 53% of the total credit hours and a substantial 80% of General Education credit hours at the university.
OU Research & Innovation: The Norman Research campus was named the No.1 research campus in the nation in 2013 by the Association of Research Parks. Adjacent to the beautiful and historic Main campus in Norman, with 277 acres and over 1 million square feet of high-tech facilities located along the Oklahoma Technology Corridor, the research campus hosts the National Weather Center and affiliated organizations. Some of these include the Data Institute for Societal Challenges, the Institute for Community and Society Transformation, the Oklahoma Aerospace and Defense Innovation Institute, the Institute for Resilient Environment and Energy Systems, and the Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, and many others. By synergistically co-locating State and Federal agency research and operational organizations, along with more than a dozen private companies and several University centers and academic programs, the Norman research campus creates a uniquely rich environment for collaboration, innovation, and commercialization. Over the last seven years, OU’s Office of Technology Commercialization has evaluated over 500 innovations, filed for 350 patents, and returned $23 million in royalty/license income and reimbursement back to OU.
Local Community & Culture: The city of Norman, Oklahoma, is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings with outstanding schools, amenities, a low cost of living, small town charm, a variety of recreational opportunities, four distinct seasons, and more than 225 days of sunshine each year. Norman is located 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, the Capital and economic hub of the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City Metroplex, including Norman and several other suburban cities, is home to about 1.5 million residents, offering all the amenities of a major modern metropolitan community, including rich cultural diversity and heritage, an abundance of the arts, superb dining and nightlife, major sporting and concert events, family entertainment, recreational adventure activities, and much more.
The University of Oklahoma is committed to investing in the success of its faculty at all stages of their careers. The Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences offers the wide array of unique and essential research and professional development resources characteristic of a Flagship Public Research University, including, well-equipped dedicated and shared laboratory space; shared supercomputer access; considerable graduate student funding and recruiting support; large and diverse research participant pools; flexible and innovative instructional, service, and leadership opportunities). By mutual agreement, the successful candidate may also affiliate with strategic research organizations and centers (e.g., the Center for Applied Social Research, Institute for Community and Society Transformation, multiple centers on the OU Health Sciences Campus). Salary, benefits, and start-up packages are highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Process: OU utilizes Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
We encourage applicants to apply by December 15th, 2023 for full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. All application materials must be submitted electronically via Interfolio.
- A cover letter addressing position fit, qualifications, approach to teaching, inclusive excellence and student mentorship.
- A curriculum vita.
- Three confidential letters of recommendation.
- Up to 3 reprints/preprints.
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluation materials).
- A statement of research interests (e.g., 1000-2000 words)
To apply to the Dodge Family Endowed Chair for Technology and Society
please submit the following materials at https://apply.interfolio.com/136729
Please send inquiries to Dr. Georgia Kosmopoulou (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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