Assistant Professor - Governance of Emerging Technologies

IE University - School of International Relations (IESIR)

IE University’s School of International Relations (IESIR) seeks qualified applicants for a tenure track assistant professor position in Public Policy and Governance of Emerging Technologies. The successful candidate will have a solid track record of monographs and articles in top-tier peer-reviewed international journals, or the proven potential of producing them in the coming two years. He/she will also have acumen for innovative and applied teaching methods, with a focus on critical thinking and problem solving, and show passion for institution building, and desire to have a strong impact on society.

He/she is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on the political, social, and economic challenges and opportunities brought by new technological trends such as Big Data, Digitalization, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence. He/she should know the current state of these technologies and reflect on their implications for governments, the private sector, educational systems, and society.

He/she should also be willing to collaborate with the IE’s Center for the Governance of Change, a newly created institution that seeks to enhance our ability to understand, anticipate, and manage technological innovation and its externalities in a variety of domains – political, economic, and societal. This collaboration will include the organization of academic events and the securing and management of research grants in his/her area. Experience in policy-making and consulting of governments, tech companies, and international organizations will be advantages.

Applications should include a cover letter and vita, 1-2 current research papers (including the job-market paper), three academic references, a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations). A PhD degree from a recognized department of Political Science or Public Policy is required. Entry-level ABD candidates must demonstrate clear evidence that the PhD will be complete by July, 2018. Send applications with the subheading Governance of Emerging Technologies to

The IESIR is part of IE University and the IE Business School, located in Madrid and Segovia, Spain; and is a full-member of the Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA). We are committed to world-class professional education and academic research in international affairs, public policy, and the social sciences. As Faculty Search 2017-2018 well, we are committed to becoming a global leader in research and training relating to the governance of emerging technologies.

We are able to offer a competitive remuneration package, attractive teaching commitments, and an enriching and cosmopolitan work environment in the heart of Madrid. Our working language is English, and both our faculty and students body are highly diverse and international. IE University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strongly encourages applications from individuals who will expand the ethnic and gender diversity of our faculty.

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