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Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, William & Mary

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of data, computing, or information
AOS categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Computing
Applied Ethics
AOC Ethical issues concerning data and/or information
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Start date August 10, 2024
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, with an area of research specialization in philosophy of data, computing, or information, construed broadly to include work on the ethical, social, or legal implications of data science, machine learning, or artificial intelligence, as well as computational approaches to other areas of philosophy (e.g., metaphysics or epistemology). Appointment will begin August 10, 2024.

Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body.

Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach compelling courses on ethical issues related to data or information science and other lecture and seminar-style courses, and to contribute to W&M’s general education (COLL) curriculum.  

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2024), with a specialization (AOS) in philosophy of data, computing, or information and with teaching competence (AOC) in ethical issues concerning data and/or information. Previous experience in teaching courses in the AOS or related areas, mentoring successful undergraduate research, and evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar are preferred.   Information on the degree programs in the Department of Philosophy may be found at https://www.wm.edu/as/philosophy/index.php.  

How to apply
Application type Online
Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student course evaluations). A diversity statement is not required. Candidates are encouraged to reflect on their past experiences or future plans to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for learners and scholars in Philosophy in their cover letters or statements. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the initial review date, Nov. 1, 2023. Applications received after the initial review date will be considered if needed.
Web address to apply https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/55997
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2023, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Pamela Barber
Contact email
Contact phone 757-221-2716
Time created September 8, 2023, 8:43pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 5, 2024, 5:13pm EST
Expired on March 5, 2024, 5:46pm EST
Last updated April 5, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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