STS and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Tenure Track Positions

Multiple Open-Rank Tenure Track Positions – STS and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

The Department of Science & Technology Studies (STS) in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is part of the search for multiple open-rank, tenure track positions at the intersections of STS and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) to begin Fall 2022.

Ideal candidates for an STS-AI/ML position will be critical STS scholars who are enthusiastic about pursuing joint and collaborative research with AI/ML developers and practitioners, as well as contributing to the STS Department’s broader commitments to social justice and the design of alternative futures. The STS Department features a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary researchers, including historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and media studies scholars. Applicants must have a PhD, EdD, or foreign degree equivalent at the time of appointment.

STS research areas of interest for this hire include, but are not limited to:

  • Democracy, and Public Policy
  • Extended, Embodied, and/or Distributed Cognition
  • Ethics
  • Intersections of Inequality
  • Sustainability & Climate Science
  • The Internet of Things & Edge Computing
  • Power, Cybersecurity, and Surveillance

The Department of Science and Technology Studies offers undergraduate programs in STS, Sustainability Studies, and Design, Innovation & Society and graduate programs at the M.S. and Ph.D. level.

Interested applicants should apply to the cluster hire here:

Faculty Openings in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

The application process is a rolling one, with the applicant pool being reviewed multiple times per semester. For consideration for a Fall 2022 appointment, applications should be received no later than November 1, 2021. In addition to the required components of the application listed in the hire, applicants should indicate in their cover letter their interest in the STS Department.

Follow the link for further information about Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer

Questions about the STS Department may be addressed to Department Head Nancy D. Campbell (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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