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[liberationtech] Georgia Tech tenure track opening: Science, technology and international development

Michael Best mikeb at
Tue Oct 7 08:51:50 PDT 2014

Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Faculty Position in International Development, Science and Technology
The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, located in Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in international development at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2015. Applicants should have research interests and will be expected to teach in science & technology as they relate to international development or to issues of sustainability broadly defined (e.g. the environment, energy, natural resources, “smart” systems, public health). Candidates should be fluent in the theories and practice of global political and economic development. Applicants with interdisciplinary backgrounds that include expertise in a specific scientific or technological domain are encouraged to apply. All applicants should show promise or evidence of outstanding scholarly achievement. The ideal candidate would have a comparative perspective, foreign language skills, and field experience in the global south such as conducting project assessments. Applicants should be able to demonstrate success in securing grants, fellowships, or other types of external research funding. Candidates should have an interest in mentoring and training graduate students and helping to build our graduate students’ research capacity, policy experience, and development project skills. For entrepreneurial faculty, opportunities also exist for leading or participating in study abroad programs, policy initiatives, and development projects.
The Sam Nunn School is multidisciplinary with undergraduate, graduate, and overseas programs, including joint undergraduate degrees with Modern Languages and Economics. The School’s programs focus on understanding the global context of advances in science and technology. The School has 21 faculty members; more than 300 undergraduate majors, 50 Master’s and 10 Ph.D. degree students. Georgia Tech enrolls over 21,000 students and is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the country. Located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech was recently voted one of the best places to work, and Atlanta is consistently ranked among the top ten places to live for young professionals. A unit of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Tech is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by January 15, 2015 and should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and examples of scholarly work. Applicants should also send a graduate transcript and three current letters of recommendation. Materials should be sent to:  Chair of International Development Search Committee, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, 781 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318 or by email to at  
Feel free to contact me directly if you have questions regarding this position.

Thanks and regards,
—Michael Best

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