DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
Assistant Professor, 2-Year Limited Term - Ethics and Computer Science or Philosophy of Mind
The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites applications from junior academics for a 2-year limited term appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2022. Area of specialization: Ethics and Computer Science or Philosophy of Mind. Area of competence: Logic. Competence in History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, or Philosophy of Art is an asset. (In all of these areas, global philosophical, feminist or other diverse and inclusive perspectives are welcome.) This position is subject to budgetary approval.
The successful applicant will teach courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate/ graduate levels, with the possibility of some limited graduate student supervision and limited committee work. Excellence in teaching (as attested by student or departmental evaluations of past teaching, sample syllabi, and the like) and research (as attested by publications, conference presentations, and a writing sample) is required. Applicants must hold (or be about to receive) a Ph.D. in Philosophy. The course load will be 3 and 3 with the possibility of course-release for management of large, first-year classes. Courses to be taught will include two sections of Social, Professional and Ethical Issues in Computer Science (as part of the Embedded Ethics initiative for Computer Science majors) a senior/graduate seminar in Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science or Philosophy of Psychology, a second-year class in Symbolic Logic, and possibly a third-year class in Philosophy of Language and second-year classes on Minds and Machines, the Rationalists, or Philosophy of Art. Preference will be given to candidates who display the ability to convey the direct relevance and importance of Ethics and other areas of Philosophy for hands-on work in Computer Science. The ability to bring diverse philosophical perspectives and inclusive practices into courses, appropriate to addressing a diverse student body, is also valued. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience, in accordance with the Dalhousie Faculty Association collective agreement.
Applications should be submitted electronically via People Admin at the following unique URL: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/9120 and should include: a cover letter; a complete curriculum vitae; a research statement which describes research accomplishments and plans and includes a writing sample; and a teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness). Please note that short-listed candidates will be expected to submit three confidential letters of recommendation.
Quick Link to Posting: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/9120
Inquiries may be addressed to the department administrative assistant, Gayle Quigley Smith, at [email protected] The closing date for applications is April 13, 2022.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree-programs in 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia. The Philosophy Department is active and collegial. Those taking up limited term appointments have the opportunity to fully participate in the life of the department. (For more information see https://www.dal.ca/faculty/arts/philosophy.html.)
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