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Lecturer, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Philosophy or Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
AOS categories Philosophy of Computing
Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Wallumattagal campus, Sydney, Australia
Start date July 2023 (negotiable)
Job description

Lecturer, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Continuing Full Time position at Macquarie University (Sydney)

-Salary Package: Lecturer (Level B), Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (PhD), from $110,274 to $130,472, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
- Appointment Type: Continuing, Full Time
- Location: Macquarie University, Wallumattagal Campus (North Ryde), Sydney

We are seeking to appoint an innovative teaching and research academic to join the Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University. The successful candidate will teach directly into the new Major and Masters in Artificial Intelligence in the Faculty of Science and add capacity to the Philosophy Department?s teaching and research in this area.

You will be expected to develop, convene, and teach units at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in your areas of expertise. Current teaching needs include the new Major and Masters in Artificial Intelligence in the Faculty of Science, as well as teaching in Philosophy. You will also lead and collaborate on research projects in the ethics and philosophy of AI and technology, while supervising Higher Degree Research students.
The successful candidate will increase research and teaching consilience by joining existing researchers in the Philosophy department working on the ethics, policy and philosophy of AI and new technologies, such as Distinguished Professor Wendy Rogers, Professor Paul Formosa (Head of Department), Professor Wendy Lipworth, Associate Professor Mark Alfano, Dr Oisin Deery and Dr Katrina Hutchison. The Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE) is also located in the Philosophy Department, and you will have the opportunity to play an active role in the ongoing work of CAVE and in achieving ERA ratings in Applied Ethics and Philosophy.

This is a full time (1.0 FTE) position, with a standard 40% research, 40% teaching and 20% service load.


You will have a demonstrated track record of exceptional teaching and research practice, with expertise in teaching the Philosophy or Ethics of Artificial Intelligence or closely related topics. You will be able to collaboratively contribute to the ongoing success of delivering the Department of Philosophy?s research and teaching goals. Philosophers with expertise in the philosophy and ethics of AI and new technologies are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include: digital technologies; automated decision-making; gender and technology; AI and agency; AI and cognition; AI and epistemology; and ethical AI.

Internationally recognised and celebrated as leaders in their field, The Department of Philosophy at Macquarie University is considered one of the best philosophy departments in Australasia. Ranked 23rd in the world and second in Australia in the 2022 QS subject rankings and with a 5 in the 2018 ERA, the department is consistently ranked amongst the top Philosophy departments in the world. We offer a program that reflects a commitment to traditional philosophical pluralism, with long-standing strengths in ethics, social philosophy, epistemology, and philosophy of mind. The Department has a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

For more details and to apply for the position, see: https://mq.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CareersatMQ/details/Lecturer--Philosophy-of-Artificial-Intelligence_R000009838

How to apply
Application type Online
TO APPLY To be considered for this position, please apply online with your CV, electronic copies of your top three articles/chapters and a cover letter (not exceeding 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria below: Essential: - PhD in a relevant area of Philosophy; - Evidence of ability to design, co-ordinate and deliver undergraduate education in Philosophy, including through online programs; - Evidence of contribution to the co-ordination of large undergraduate programs, including methods in delivering a superior student experience and engagement; - Established research track record of high-quality peer reviewed publications, including a list of publications; - Excellent communication skills, with an ability to build rapport and relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders, including the general public. Desirable: -Teaching experience in ethics, epistemology or philosophy of mind; -Experience in the supervision of Higher Degree Research Students; -Demonstrated experience in applying and successfully securing external research funding; -Demonstrated commitment to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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Hard deadline March 6, 2023, 11:59pm +10:00
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Contact name Paul Formosa
Contact email
Time created February 6, 2023, 7:35pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 6, 2023, 11:59pm +10:00
Expired on March 8, 2023, 12:46am +10:00
Last updated May 7, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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