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Director of Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) Washington, DC

Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) seeks to hire a Director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO: http://cspo.asu.edu) who will also serve as a faculty member in the field of science, technology and innovation (STI) policy. The successful candidate will primarily work out of ASU’s Washington, DC office, and will have an active research, policy engagement, and teaching portfolio related to high priority areas of STI and their intersections with politics, policy, and societal outcomes.  

The ideal candidate will have a strong record of high-impact and policy-relevant scholarship and engagement, an active outreach network that includes policy practitioners, and significant experience working in public policy settings. Specific expertise and interests might include advancing areas in data, science and decision making; justice, equity and innovation; health, biomedical research and policy; defense, security and military STI; STI policies and institutions; and/or public interest technology and the governance and beneficial/responsible development of emerging technologies. The successful candidate will be someone whose scholarship, policy engagement and teaching inform and integrate with one another, and are complementary with ASU’s commitment to “advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.”

A successful candidate could be appointed as a tenured full professor, a research full professor, a clinical full professor, or a professor of practice, depending on their relevant experience. Regardless of professorial track, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute and lead across research, education and engagement, achieving national and international prominence.

Opportunities for the Director include:

  • Serving as a public thought leader drawing on CSPO’s proven convening to grow networks, promote out-of-the-box thinking, and to engage society at-large;
  • Building innovative systems to ensure CSPO and ASU are at the table for the national discourse around STI policy making;
  • Providing intellectual leadership around STI policy themes to expand CSPO’s agenda, domestically and globally;
  • Cultivating STI policy research and applied activities internally and externally;
  • Serving as an institutional builder, recruiting researchers and intellectuals for even greater impact;
  • Providing dynamic university leadership to expand CSPO’s links to ASU and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory; and
  • Training early career scholars, international visitors and others to be ambassadors for CSPO’s ideas and vision.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Full applications will consist of a curriculum vitae, cover letter, list of references, and a separate statement of goals and achievements related to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ASU Charter. For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 14, 2022. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

David Bellshaw and Lindsay Gold are leading this search with Hayden Lizotte.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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