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Assistant or Associate Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Kansas

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Contract type open
AOS Philosophy of Cognition or Computation, very broadly construed (to include, e.g., Philosophy of Psychology, Cognitive Science, Mind, Technology, etc.)
AOS categories Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Computing
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Start date 8/18/2024
Job description

The University of Kansas seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy to begin 8/18/2024. This position is a full-time, academic year appointment, and is tenure-track. The area of specialization of these positions is the philosophy of cognition or computation, very broadly construed (to include, e.g., philosophy of psychology, cognitive science, mind, technology, etc.). The positions will have a standard 40% research/40% teaching/20% service allocation of effort among research, teaching, and service.

The College emphasizes interdisciplinary, experiential learning and global awareness, houses a vibrant university wide Honors Program that highlights undergraduate research and service activities, and has created strong affiliations with outstanding cross-disciplinary research centers. Faculty and academic staff have emphasized the importance of continuing and expanding on relationships with centers and entities including the Biodiversity Institute, Kansas Biological Survey, Kansas Geological Survey, the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Life Span Institute, the Institute for Policy and Social Research, the Spencer Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum. These relationships have brought a broad range of disciplines together to pursue and conduct sponsored research and education at the international, national, state, regional and local levels, and have created employment structures in which faculty and academic staff share appointments to emphasize collaboration. College faculty and research staff are welcomed as members in all KU’s designated research centers and institutes. The College is home to internationally recognized scholars and scientists who brought in $44M in research funding in FY 2021, nearly 30% of the total funded research at KU Lawrence.

The University of Kansas is located in the city of Lawrence, a thriving community 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area and 30 minutes from the state capital, Topeka. Lawrence, a progressive college town of 95,000, boasts a lively downtown with many music venues, award-winning restaurants, and a nationally celebrated independent bookstore among its many independently owned small businesses. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest school within the campus and plays a central role within the University. Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral and research university and is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs, which include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science and humanities disciplines.

At the University of Kansas, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are an important part of our culture and university strategic plan. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged, noting the value that differences bring to our organization, students, staff, faculty, and community. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.

Required Qualifications

For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor:

  • A Ph.D. by the time of appointment in Philosophy or a related field.

For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure:

  • In addition to the above, the candidate must meet Department and University criteria for a tenured Associate Professor, including current rank or professional experience.  For information, please see https://policy.ku.edu/CLAS/promotion-tenure-philosophy. 

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX, [email protected], Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

How to apply
Application type Online
A complete online application includes the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) research agenda; (4) teaching philosophy statement; and (5) the names, email and contact information for three professional references. When you complete your application, your reference writers will be contacted directly by KU with instructions for uploading their letters of recommendation separately. Please alert them to respond quickly, so your file will be complete. In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application: · Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Applicants are also encouraged to include or expand upon how they have contributed to building a culture of belonging through DEI initiatives within the required application materials provided.
Web address to apply https://employment.ku.edu/academic/26321BR
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2023, 12:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Prof. Bradford Cokelet
Contact email
Time created September 26, 2023, 7:01pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 23, 2024, 7:15pm CST
Expired on March 23, 2024, 7:46pm CST
Last updated May 24, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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