JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Brown University

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Professor of Cybersecurity and International and Public Affairs

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467082
Date Posted: 08/01/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Professor of Cybersecurity and International and Public Affairs
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C0 -- General
F5 -- International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
Y9 -- Other
Keywords:
intersection between cyber technologies and human security
the impact of algorithm-based surveillance on marginalized communities
strategic manipulation of cyber information for geopolitical gain
intersection between social media and surveillance
implications of autonomous weapon systems and drone warfare
development of offensive and defensive cyber weaponry
Full Text of JOE Listing:


Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs invites applications for a faculty position in “cyber and security” beginning July 2022. We seek applicants whose research focuses on various aspects of the intersection between cyber technologies and human security. Research of interest may include the impact of algorithm-based surveillance on marginalized communities, strategic manipulation of cyber information for geopolitical gain, intersection between social media and surveillance, implications of autonomous weapon systems and drone warfare, and development of offensive and defensive cyber weaponry.

This position will involve a joint appointment between the Watson Institute and a relevant tenure-granting disciplinary department at Brown. We seek applicants who have proven technical expertise and ability to engage existing areas of strength in the Watson Institute. We welcome applicants with doctoral degrees from all relevant disciplines, including STEM fields and the social sciences and are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Candidates at all ranks are welcome. Senior candidates must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, a proven record of successful research funding, and demonstrated commitment to undergraduate/graduate teaching and advising. Junior candidates must be engaged in a research program with the potential to influence their field, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising.

Junior candidates must have completed their PhD by time of appointment. Application review begins November 22, 2021 (Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.)

All candidates should submit: 1) cover letter describing research completed/planned, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) short writing sample, 4) teaching statement. We ask in both the cover letter and teaching statement, the candidate describe how their work fosters inclusive learning and diversity.

Senior candidates: include the names of five references whom the committee can contact at an appropriate time. The list of references can be submitted via the "additional documents" field in Interfolio.

Junior candidates: submit three letters of reference and their official graduate transcript uploaded to Interfolio at the time of the application. The confidential recommendation letters should be uploaded to Interfolio by the referee.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2022
Reference Instructions:
Senior candidates should include the names of five references whom the search committee can contact at an appropriate time. The list of references can be submitted via the "additional documents" field in Interfolio.
Junior candidates should have three letters of reference and their official graduate transcript uploaded to Interfolio at the time of the application. The confidential recommendation letters should be uploaded to Interfolio by the referee.