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Renewable Term Lecturer – Ethical and Social Impacts of Technology


Position Title:
Renewable Term Lecturer – Ethical and Social Impacts of Technology

Position Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Salary Range:

$92,139 – $102,420, Depending on experience, education and qualifications; benefits eligible


The School of Engineering at Santa Clara University invites applicants for a full-time 3-year Renewable Term Lecturer (RTL) position beginning the 2024-2025 academic year. The position’s main focus is to teach “Culture Tech and the Common Good”, a 2-course sequence (ENGR-11a/12a) over two quarters, as well as sections of “Ethics in Technology” (ENGR-19) and “Values and Technology” (ENGR 16), as needed.

Salary: $92,139 – $102,420, Depending on experience, education and qualifications; benefits eligible.

Basic Qualifications:

At the time of appointment, the candidate should have an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Ethics with a concentration or competency towards engineering or technology, or related equivalence in the Sociology or History of technology, or a related field. Candidate should have demonstrated evidence of effective university-level teaching, showing evidence of excellence in teaching courses engendering student interest and excitement through engaging pedagogical techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

An understanding of the Santa Clara teaching scholars model and the Jesuit model of formation. A demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level. Knowledge and experience researching and/or teaching the interconnection between culture and technology and the ability to connect that interplay to the ethical responsibilities of an engineer. Additionally, the ideal candidate will also have knowledge in and around how religious values may inform technical design.


Teaching duties include but are not limited to:

A. Teach the “Culture Tech and the Common Good” course sequence and/or the “Ethics in Technology” and “Values and Technology” courses

B. Teach a total of seven course equivalents in every academic year

C. Conduct all assigned class meetings and assign and grade class assignments and exams

D. Hold weekly office hours on campus and be available to students

E. Assign and submit student grades to the registrar by the designated deadline

F. Conduct course assessments as required by the department

G. Act as Academic Adviser to general engineering students and potentially undeclared engineering students or other first-year student

H. Fulfill other instructional, academic, or service activities (e.g., department meetings, committee service, and participation in special events such as Preview Day, Open House, senior project presentations, and department/school events).

Posting Detail Information:

Start Date: September 1, 2024

Open until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications will be reviewed immediately and review will continue until the position is filled. Unless requested to do so, applicants should not send letters of reference or transcripts.

Additional Information:

Please submit the following to Workday. Questions can be directed to Dr. Matthew Gaudet, Director of Ethics Programs, School of Engineering <>.

1. Letter of Interest (required)

2. Curriculum vitae (required)

3. Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (required)

4. Names and contact information for three professional references (required)

5. Statement of equity, diversity and inclusion (an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement describes past, present, and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and/or inclusion). (required)

6. Course syllabi and supporting instructional materials (optional)

7. Student/Teacher/Course Evaluations/Effectiveness (optional)

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Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

​Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see

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Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Aaron Zisser, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, , Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

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Santa Clara University affirms its’ commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at


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