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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Ethics in Emerging Technologies

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Faculty, Lally School of Management

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Job Summary

The Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting Fall 2023, at the Tenure-track Assistant Professor level, from scholars who work in areas of key technological developments and challenges of the 21st century from an ethical perspective.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree from an accredited university in a related area of study, such as analytics, management, ethics and philosophy, along with promise for sustained high quality research publications in premier business outlets. Candidates must provide evidence of effective teaching, and the ability to demonstrate, through accomplishment, promise of academic, scholarly and/or research achievement in their area of expertise. Expertise in basic and advanced topics in business ethics and data analytics

A.B.D. candidates without completion of a doctoral degree by August 1, 2023 will be considered only for appointment at the lecturer rank and must have completed the Ph.D. for continuation beyond the first year.

Prospective candidates will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in basic and advanced topics in business ethics and data analytics.

The areas of research interest include, but not limited to, the impact of emerging technologies on employment; surveillance and the value of privacy; biases in data analytics pertaining to predictive algorithms in a wide range of applications, such as healthcare, financial services, AI-based autonomous vehicles and weapons systems, the criminal justice system, and ethical considerations in AI use in organizations.

We are expanding Lally School’s reputation in business analytics and management disciplines to address the challenging issues in an increasingly digital economy driven by automated decision platforms. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with the vibrant cross-disciplinary research programs across the Institute, namely the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, as well as the newly-formed Center for Data, AI, and Computing.

Application instructions


Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile and contact information for three (3) referees. Please be ready to upload the following required documents:
• Letter of interest
• CV
• Statement of teaching evidence of effective teaching
• Diversity statement
• Research statement

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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to campus for an in-person academic experience.  To support this experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work primarily onsite.

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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