Penn State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins November 28, 2022, will continue until positions are filled.
For this search, we seek exceptional candidates with high-quality research and publications to strengthen and complement our current research programs. We particularly seek scholars who transformatively enhance objectives and approaches to social justice through the design of digital tools and infrastructures. We are interested in actionable approaches that strengthen social justice processes and outcomes through design research, and show how social justice processes and outcomes can expand from remediation of past and present social injustice to an inclusive and equitable re-envisioning of human possibilities. Specific design approaches may include but are not limited to VR/AR/XR, visualization, tangible interface, fabrication, human-AI interaction, assistive technology, sustainable computing technology, and sociotechnical system design.
Specific examples are the design of digital tools and infrastructures to support greater dignity in work activity, that show how the enhancement of human dignity can be a design outcome, or how design can help move society from social economies of self-sufficiency, dyadic reciprocity, and autonomy to social economies of co-production, generalized reciprocity, and generalized responsibility. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses including residential, online, or hybrid courses.