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Asst, Assoc or Full Professor, Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics of computing, data, or information
AOS categories Philosophy of Computing
Normative Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number PVL 241091
Location Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Start date August 22, 2022
Job description


Summary: The selected applicant will join the faculty who carry a long and proud tradition of highly acclaimed teaching and research in core areas of philosophy. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and professional service. The selected individual will have ethics of computing, data, or information as their area of specialization.

This position is one of three new faculty positions that are part of a cluster hire in ethics of computing, data, and information. Other units participating in the cluster are the departments of Computer Science, the Information School, and the Holtz Center for Science, Technology & Society. Applicants should demonstrate an interest and ability to do collaborative, cross-disciplinary work with other cluster members on important ethical questions in computing, data, or information.

Further information regarding this initiative can be found at: https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/


Duties: The selected candidate will teach four classes per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level; advise graduate students; hold office hours; grade exams; conduct scholarly research; perform university and professional service, as appropriate.


Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Ph.D. or the equivalent in Philosophy required prior to start of appointment.
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Ethics of computing, data, or information


Assistant professor candidates must show evidence of outstanding teaching and research potential and must be willing to teach upper and lower-level courses on a regular basis.

Associate and full professor candidates must, in addition to the above, have a distinguished record of philosophical research.


The Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is searching for a philosopher specializing in ethics of computing, data, or information.

The department seeks candidates whose approach to teaching, scholarship, and outreach will attract a broad and diverse range of students to the program in philosophy.

Candidates from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer.

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus’ interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applications must come through UW Jobs website (http://jobs.wisc.edu), referencing PVL 241091. To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile. All applications will be considered through the assured consideration date, but the position will remain open until filled. Junior candidates (applying for an assistant professorship): Please upload the following 5 documents as one (1) pdf file: 1) a cover letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) a research statement and a diversity statement (in one document file); 4) evidence of teaching excellence; and 5) a writing sample. Applicants will also be asked to provide three professional references. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to provide a letter of reference. Senior candidates (applying for an associate or full professorship): Please upload the following 5 documents as one (1) pdf file: 1) a cover letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) one or two articles (published or unpublished; if two articles, please upload both in same document); 4) a diversity statement; and 5) evidence of teaching excellence. Senior applicants will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three references. However, these references will not be contacted unless the candidate advances in the process, as which time the candidate will be contacted prior to reaching out to the references. If a candidate has more than three references, please send the name and email contact for additional references to [email protected] Candidates should be available for interviews on Zoom in December. Please reference PVL #241091 in all correspondence.
Web address to apply https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/510441/assistan...
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Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2021, 11:59pm CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/510441/assistan...
Contact name Russ Shafer-Landau
Contact email
Contact phone 608-263-3700
Time created September 19, 2021, 8:23pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 16, 2022, 1:36pm CST
Expired on March 16, 2022, 1:46pm CST
Last updated March 16, 2022, 6:46pm UTC
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