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Assistant Teaching Professor of Communications, Culture, and Technology and Assoc. Director of Technology, Ethics, and Society (EXPIRED)

Tech, Ethics, & Society, Georgetown University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS ethics, political theory, normative ethics
AOS categories Ethics
Normative Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC technology ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Start date August 1, 2023
Job description

Georgetown University invites applications for a position, contingent on funding, of an Assistant Teaching Professor in Philosophy. The position is a full-time, non-tenure position with an initial 3-year contract. Potential extension of contract is possible, contingent on funding. This position is in support of Georgetown’s new undergraduate program in Technology, Ethics, and Society (TES), which includes a new Major in Computer Science, Ethics and Society, and a new interdisciplinary Minor in Technology, Ethics and Society.

The position involves teaching courses in applied tech ethics, with interdisciplinary components, with a 2-1 teaching load. The position will also serve as Associate Director of the new program, serving alongside the faculty director of the undergraduate minor and the faculty director of the computer science major. As Associate Director, the incumbent will participate in strategic planning and innovation efforts to grow the new program, as well as administrative coordination of the program.

The position is housed in Georgetown’s Communication, Culture, and Technology program, with a cross-appointment in TES. The faculty member may also have an affiliation with other contributing units, such as Georgetown’s Ethics Lab or Center for Digital Ethics, with specific matches depending on the candidate and their interests. This is a 12-month appointment. The search is overseen by a committee which has faculty from Philosophy, Computer Science, and Communication, Culture and Technology.

A PhD in philosophy is required by the time of appointment. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in philosophy, an interdisciplinary orientation, a creative and collaborative mindset, and an applied ethics research agenda on a relevant intersection of technology and ethics. Prior experience in pedagogic innovation, academic community building, student-oriented missions, and a rising record of scholarly achievement are strong advantages.


This Assistant Teaching Professorship is a 12-month appointment with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2023, and carries a highly competitive salary, benefits, and additional stipend for professional development. For faculty benefit information, please refer to the University current benefit resources online. This position will be supervised by Prof. Meg Leta Jones, Associate Professor in Communications, Culture, & Technology; with additional mentorship by Prof. Margaret Little, Professor in the Philosophy Department and Director of the Ethics Lab.

Professional development funds are available to support this position’s contribution of new knowledge to academic, instructional, or sectoral communities. The form of this work may be scholarly, pedagogical, or practical/applied/translational in nature.


1. A PhD in philosophy is required by the time of appointment.

2. Applicants should have a demonstrable research agenda in the ethics of emerging data or digital technologies.

3. Applicants should have:

a. Strong teaching and student-facing skills;

b. Enthusiasm for working with other disciplines;

c. Strong interest in program building;

d. Some experience in coordinating, helping to lead, or initiating academic events or programs

e. Strong interpersonal and writing skills.

4. Applicants should be: 

a. Comfortable working in a collaborative team environment;

b. Able to effectively time manage work on multiple projects. 

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit to the Interfolio portal the following:

  • A cover letter that directly addresses their potential fit for this unique position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations)
  • Three letters of reference

Materials should be submitted through Interfolio. Applications will be reviewed starting June 26, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Queries may be addressed to Prof. Jones ([email protected]) or Prof. Little ([email protected]).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/125910
Deadline for full consideration: June 26, 2023, 12:00am MST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://tes.georgetown.edu/
Time created June 5, 2023, 2:13pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 2, 2023, 2:03pm MST
Expired on December 2, 2023, 2:46pm MST
Last updated February 1, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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