Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in a field that is relevant to their area of research.
The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social Justice Informatics. We are particularly interested in information scholars who will focus on the redistribution of power to address inequities at the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, and class. We understand Social Justice Informatics to involve building knowledge (historical, empirical, theoretical, critical) to drive action on challenges such as racism, human rights, poverty, environmental justice, and development towards a more just society.
The candidate will have the opportunity to play a foundational role in the School's new undergraduate major in Informatics, which includes a concentration in Social Justice Informatics, and plans to admit its first students in the Fall of 2021. Tenure-track faculty at the School of Information at the University of Texas have a 2/1 teaching load and course releases are normally available during the pre-tenure period.