University of Texas at Austin 

Job Title

Assistant Professor for Social Justice Informatics


School of Information


Opening Date: 10/13/2020
Closing Date:  12/31/2020

Job Description

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social Justice Informatics.

Candidates focused on human-centered design for civic or social good are invited, especially those using design methodologies that include participation of and build capacity within communities.

We invite applications from scholars from diverse disciplines including information studies, psychology, media studies, communication, political science, ethnic studies, human geography, sociology, women/gender studies, civil/criminal law and more.

Job Duties

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.

Specific areas of research focus may include access to information and technology, equity, diversity, participation, human development, human rights, public interest technology, and critical race theory, to name a few.


Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in a field that is relevant to their area of research and teaching, or be able to convincingly demonstrate that they will complete the degree before starting (e.g., by documenting a scheduled viva/defense). 


Supplementation Information

We are unable to consider applications beyond early Assistant Professor stage, but hope more experienced candidates will apply to the separate search for an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.

For all positions, we only seek candidates with excellent research, teaching, service and leadership abilities and a commitment to shaping the future of the UT Austin iSchool and the field of information more broadly. Candidates who currently or will potentially make outstanding contributions to the diversification of their scholarly fields and/or institutions of higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will begin to review applications and interview candidates on November 12, 2020.

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