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Using data to do good

  • 1.  Using data to do good

    Posted 09-14-2023 12:27
    The Keough School of Global Affairs at Notre Dame has an opening for a data scientist interested in doing work on the role of business in addressing big social problems and challenges.

    Professor of Computational Social Science

    The University of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs in conjunction with the Notre Dame Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society invites applicants for a tenure-track (open rank) professorship focused in the area of computational social science. The ideal candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in business, computer science, economics, information science, public policy, political science, psychology, sociology, or a related field with a strong research focus on the intersection of business and society.

    The candidate should have strong skills in computational social science and data analytics with expertise in methods such as machine learning, network analysis, system dynamics or big-data analytics and visualization. They should have a strong research agenda focused on using these methods to help understand the role and impacts of business policies, practice and performance in society with a particular focus on public policy interventions to address challenges of human development, persistent poverty and growing inequality. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, a focus on lower income countries, implementation of environmental social and governance (ESG) principles, global supply chains, trade, migration, and human trafficking. Competitive candidates for this professorship will have a scholarly track record with evidence of high-quality research as well as experience or interest in policy engagement on questions of social and economic development. Scholars with direct experience working on policy with governments, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the Keough School in all dimensions of research, teaching, and service.

    The professorship will be based in the Keough School (https://keough.nd.edu), which advances integral human development through research, policy and practice, transformative educational programs, and partnerships for global engagement. It promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs. The successful candidate will be appointed as an affiliated faculty member of Notre Dame's Lucy Family Institute (https://lucyinstitute.nd.edu/), which seeks to advance data innovation to help transform society and individual lives. The Keough School is committed to fostering a culture of diverse views and approaches to Global Affairs. All applicants whose scholarly pursuits will enhance our ability to fulfill that commitment are encouraged to apply. Questions about the position can be directed to Tom Mustillo at tmustill@nd.edu. All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, C.V., and research statement summarizing examples of recent or ongoing research in the above areas of interest. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is also welcomed. Junior candidates should also arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of reference. All application materials must be submitted through the Interfolio/Notre Dame online application system: http://apply.interfolio.com/122625

    The position will close on September 29, 2023 and review of applications will begin at that time. The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

    This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.


    Michael H. Morris, Ph.D.
    Professor, Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation
    Editor, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship
    Keough School of Global Affairs
    3169 Jenkins-Nanovic Halls
    University of Notre Dame
    South Bend, Indiana   46556
    Ph.:  574-631-9880