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Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Mind

Department of Philosophy, Florida Atlantic University †

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Mind
AOS categories Epistemology
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Science
AOC Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Metaphysics, Epistemology or the Philosophy of Science
AOC categories Epistemology
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number REQ11721
Location Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Start date August 8, 2022
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 8, 2022. The successful candidate would have area of specialization in the Philosophy of Mind and ideally one or more of the following areas of competence: Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Metaphysics, Epistemology or the Philosophy of Science. Instructional responsibilities include a 3/2 course load in areas of specialization/competence and other areas of instructor expertise. The Department of Philosophy hosts a BA and Minor and supports significant involvement in the University’s general electives requirements as well as in various interdisciplinary degrees, certificates and initiatives in collaboration with other programs in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters as well as with other colleges in the university.

The College of Arts & Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

The selected candidate would contribute to a growing area of expertise in the Department most notably anchored by its William F. Dietrich Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Dr. Susan Schneider who leads the recently launched the Center for the Future Mind (https://www.fau.edu/future-mind/) in collaboration with FAU’s Brain Institute and in partnership with the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems, the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will work to further enrich this growing area of Departmental focus and to contribute to efforts at the Center for the Future Mind including possible engagement with the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Lab and potential use of the Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox, an artificial intelligence lab housed in the main library.

Applicants with the capacity to expand connections to these and other entities including the College of Science, College of Nursing, College of Medicine, and College of Engineering and Computer Science are particularly encouraged to apply. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will identity with and conduct scholarship/research/instruction aligned with one or more of the University Research Pillars which include: Neuroscience, Healthy Aging, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, Sensing and Smart Systems and Big Data.

Depending on candidate expertise, successful candidates will be eligible for appointment to one or more of the following:

  • The FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute (I-BRAIN, https://www.fau.edu/ibrain). I-BRAIN supports neuroscience research, education and community engagement programs across multiple FAU campuses and colleges. Faculty members of I-BRAIN qualify for pilot grants, graduate student fellowships, research technology support, and subsidized use of I-BRAIN Core facilities including the FAU Cell Imaging Core and Neurobehavior Core. I-BRAIN faculty pursue research across the full spectrum of neuroscience, ranging from genetic and molecular neuroscience, cellular and circuit analysis of brain function, behavioral studies in models and man, cognitive and computational neuroscience, and disease mechanism and treatment studies.
  • Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE, http://isense.fau.edu). I-SENSE is a university-wide innovation hub, leading fundamental research in sensing, computing, communication, artificial intelligence, and cryptography, with disciplinary-specific applications to environmental science, health and behavior, urban planning and design, infrastructure systems, and other application areas. The I-SENSE mission is to catalyze a culture of research excellence in sensing, smart systems, and their applications; to develop, demonstrate, and operate solutions with high societal impact; and to attract and support future generations of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners.

FAU is dedicated to intentional expansion of its contribution to a more diverse, inclusive and equitable university experience and society. We are particularly interested in candidates that strengthen the Department of Philosophy’s climate for diversity, equity & inclusion, that demonstrates and support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, that demonstrate skill in understanding of cultural differences and are passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates whose research and/or scholarship in the Philosophy of Mind and associated concentrations and whose teaching is attentive to this commitment are especially welcomed to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Philosophy from an accredited institution. The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. completed by the start of the Fall 2022 semester.  The selected applicant must provide official transcripts scanned into an electronic format. Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts).

 The assignment for the position is on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, located approximately 45 miles north of Miami and two miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. For detailed information on FAU, visit www.fau.edu. For additional information about the Department visit https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/philosophy/

 For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to “Apply Now” and search for REQ11721. All applicants must apply electronically to the currently position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs)  by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Application review will begin January 3, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The position may close without prior notice.

 Questions about the position can be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Susan Schneider ([email protected]) or Department Chair Dr. William Trapani ([email protected]).

 A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

 Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057.

 FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to “Apply Now” and search for REQ11721. All applicants must apply electronically to the currently position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.
Web address to apply http://www.fau.edu/jobs
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: January 3, 2022, 8:00am EST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.fau.edu/jobs
Contact name Susan Schneider
Contact email
Contact phone 561-297-3878
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Scheduled expiry date April 27, 2022, 7:19pm EST
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