University of Notre Dame Technology Ethics Fellowships Notre Dame Research: Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study
Location Notre Dame
Open Date Mar 6, 2020
Description The Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND-TEC) and the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) have partnered to provide up to two technology ethics fellowships during the 2020-2021 academic year. ND-TEC Fellows will spend all or part of the year in residence at the University of Notre Dame working on a technology ethics-related project consonant with the broader NDIAS theme. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the NDIAS theme focuses on The Nature of Trust. Information about the 2020-2021 NDIAS Fellows and their projects can be found here.
ND-TEC Fellows receive half of their academic year salary (up to a maximum amount), subsidized housing (for those who currently reside outside of the South Bend area), a research allowance of up to $500 per semester, and a private office at the NDIAS. ND-TEC and the NDIAS will also provide up to two undergraduate research assistants from the University of Notre Dame to each ND-TEC Fellow.
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2020 and continue until the positions are filled.
Qualifications ND-TEC Fellowships are open to scholars, scientists, and artists in all disciplines who are conducting research on technology ethics issues connected to the theme of The Nature of Trust. Fellows will typically have a faculty appointment at their home institution, but these fellowships are also open to independent researchers, postdoctoral scholars, and those who have recently received their Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree.
One goal of the fellowship selection process is the creation of a diverse and collaborative community of scholars with a range of disciplines and academic ranks. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for fellowships: non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.
ND-TEC Fellows may be in residence for the entire academic year (August-May), for a semester, or in some cases for shorter periods of time. Because ND-TEC Fellows will be embedded within the NDIAS cohort, some preference is given to those who can be in residence for the entire academic year.
Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their research proposal and participate fully in the engaging and cooperative community of scholars affiliated with ND-TEC and the NDIAS.
All ND-TEC Fellows are expected to reside in the South Bend area and to remain in residence at the University of Notre Dame during the period of their fellowship (except for vacation periods, holidays, and University breaks). To facilitate productivity and collaboration, Fellows attend weekly seminars, present their research twice during these seminars, and attend NDIAS retreats, communications workshops, and other special events.
Application Instructions Applications for ND-TEC Fellowships must be submitted through Interfolio and should include the following:
1. Completed online application form; 2. Current curriculum vitae (no more than four pages, single-spaced); 3. Proposal abstract (no more than 400 words); 4. Fellowship research proposal (no more than six pages, double-spaced); 5. Proposal bibliography (no more than two pages, single-spaced); 6. Names and contact information for three references; 7. One representative publication or writing sample (from applicants who have completed doctoral or other terminal degrees within the past five years); 8. (Optional) up to two pages of non-text materials supporting the research proposal; 9. (Optional) cover letter.
In the research proposal, applicants should provide an explanation of the project they intend to pursue as an ND-TEC Fellow, including:
1. How the proposed research aligns with the mission of ND-TEC and the 2020-2021 NDIAS research theme on The Nature of Trust; 2. Preliminary objectives for the research to be conducted (this section should include an overview of the project, intended results [such as whether the research might result in a book, refereed journal article, art work, etc.], and the expected audience); 3. The proposed work plan (including what research or work has already been accomplished, what will be done during the fellowship period, the methodology to be employed, and the organization of the scholarly project, book, or other work expected from research conducted during the fellowship).
Because our application reviewers are scholars from a wide range of disciplines, applicants should ensure that the significance and originality of their project and explanations of relevant methodologies and project objectives are stated clearly for specialists outside of the applicant's field.
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled.
The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic academic community of higher learning, animated from its origins by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The University is dedicated to the pursuit and sharing of truth for its own sake. As a Catholic university, one of its distinctive goals is to provide a forum where, through free inquiry and open discussion, the various lines of Catholic thought may intersect with all the forms of knowledge found in the arts, sciences, professions, and every other area of human scholarship and creativity.The University prides itself on being an environment of teaching and learning that fosters the development in its students of those disciplined habits of mind, body, and spirit that characterize educated, skilled, and free human beings. In addition, the University seeks to cultivate in its students not only an appreciation for the great achievements of human beings but also a disciplined sensibility to the poverty, injustice and oppression that burden the lives of so many. The aim is to create a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.Notre Dame also has a responsibility to advance... knowledge in a search for truth through original inquiry and publication. This responsibility engages the faculty and students in all areas of the University, but particularly in graduate and professional education and research. The University is committed to constructive and critical engagement with the whole of human culture.