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Assistant or Associate Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics or Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science or Philosophy of Science
AOS categories Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Science
Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Artificial Intelligence
AOC categories Philosophy of Computing
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 94373
Location Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Start date August 2024
Job description


The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor to begin in August 2024 with an Area of Specialization (AOS) in Ethics (theoretical, applied, or social/political), Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science, or Philosophy of Science (general, specific sciences, or philosophy of technology). Candidates must have an Area of Competence (AOC) in philosophical or ethical issues related to AI and will teach classes in AI as well as contribute to interdisciplinary efforts within the College related to AI. These interdisciplinary efforts will be supported by additional faculty hires across departments including Math and English. The standard teaching load is 2-2. 

Our department values strong research programs, excellence in teaching, effective graduate mentoring, and collegial department service. Our department supports faculty pursuing public engagement and/or external grant funding.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT 

We are a PhD-granting department with strengths in philosophy of science, philosophy of cognitive science, and moral psychology; we are also cultivating strength in applied ethics and social philosophy. We comprise 12 full-time faculty, about 25 PhD students, and numerous affiliated faculty in other programs. The department houses the Center for Public Engagement with Science (PEWS) and has close connections to the Institute for Research in Sensing (IRiS), the Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception (CAP), and the new and growing Cincinnati Ethics Center.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct and publish research in Philosophy in their AOS.
  • Teach courses in Philosophy, including introductory general education courses, upper-level undergraduate courses that serve the Philosophy BA program, and graduate seminars that serve the Philosophy PhD program.
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary efforts within the College related to AI.
  •  Advise graduate students and supervise TAs.
  •  Contribute service or committee work to department (such as the Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Committee), college (such as grant or award review committees), and profession (such as peer review for journals or service in professional associations).

Minimum Requirements

  • A PhD in Philosophy or a closely related discipline
  • An Area of Specialization (AOS) in at least one of the following: Ethics (theoretical, applied, or social/political), Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science, or Philosophy of Science (general, specific sciences, or philosophy of technology).   
  •  An Area of Competence (AOC) in AI.
  • At least one semester teaching experience at the college or university level, either as instructor or teaching assistant.

Application Process

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uc.edu, requisition #94373. In addition to filling out the online application, candidates at the Assistant Professor level should upload as “additional documents”: a CV, cover letter, statement of research interests and plans, teaching dossier, and one writing sample, preferably as PDF files. Because the system does not manage confidential reference letters, candidates should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation sent via Interfolio or other dossier service, or by the letter writers themselves, to the Search Committee Chair at [email protected].

Candidates at the Associate Professor level need only upload a CV, cover letter, and the names of three people who can serve as references. References will not be contacted for letters until a later stage and you will be notified before they are contacted. 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2023. First round interviews will be held via videoconference in December 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page athttps://www.uc.edu/careers.html.

FOR ALL FACULTY HIRES OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources [email protected]

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 94373

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uc.edu, requisition #94373. In addition to filling out the online application, candidates at the Assistant Professor level should upload as “additional documents”: a CV, cover letter, statement of research interests and plans, teaching dossier, and one writing sample, preferably as PDF files. Because the system does not manage confidential reference letters, candidates should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation sent via Interfolio or other dossier service, or by the letter writers themselves, to the Search Committee Chair at [email protected]. Candidates at the Associate Professor level need only upload a CV, cover letter, and the names of three people who can serve as references. References will not be contacted for letters until a later stage and you will be notified before they are contacted. The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
Web address to apply https://jobs.uc.edu/
Deadline for full consideration: November 6, 2023, 11:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
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Web address for more information https://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/philosophy.h...
Contact name Vanessa Carbonell
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