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Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence and/or Philosophy of Cognitive Science
AOC Open, but the Department has particular interest in Neuroethics, Professional Ethics, Philosophy of Disability or Aesthetics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY, United States
Start date Mid-August 2024
Job description


The Department of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology (https://www.rit.edu/liberalarts/department-philosophy) seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting in August 2024.  Candidates should have expertise in the following areas:

AOS: Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence and/or Philosophy of Cognitive Science

AOC: Open, but the Department has particular interest in Neuroethics, Professional Ethics, Philosophy of Disability, or Aesthetics

The typical teaching load is five undergraduate courses split between the fall and spring semester, with the possibility of teaching in the M.S. in Artificial Intelligence and Ph.D. in Cognitive Science programs. A willingness and ability to engage in interdisciplinary research within the larger university is highly desirable.

We are particularly interested in individuals whose area of research expertise expands the current expertise of the faculty. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate level, a strong research agenda, and service to the department, university and community. Teaching and research are priorities for faculty at RIT, and all faculty are expected to mentor students through advising, research and in-class experiences.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity, and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.


The Department of Philosophy offers an undergraduate degree as well as several minors and immersions that can be paired with most other undergraduate degree programs at RIT. Our students have done extremely well getting into law, business, and graduate school. The department is motivated by a dedication to excellence in teaching with several of the faculty being nominated and receiving awards for their work in the classroom. The department is also actively engaged in research with many of the faculty receiving awards, grants, and fellowships for their work.


Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu.



  • Ph.D. in Philosophy by time of appointment
  • A commitment to undergraduate teaching
  • A firm foundation in the history of philosophy
  • Demonstrated expertise in research in areas related to Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence and/or Cognitive Science
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences


Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, and cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy and research
  • Writing sample
  • Contact information for three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
  • Evidence of teaching excellence such as course evaluations and sample syllabi
  • Contribution to Diversity Statement

Please arrange to have letters of recommendation sent to the following email address: [email protected]

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:

Evan Selinger, Search Committee Co-Chair, Email: [email protected]

Irina Mikhalevich, Search Committee Co-Chair, Email: [email protected]

Application Deadline is January 2, 2024  

How to apply
Application type Online
HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 8436BR. Please arrange to have letters of recommendation sent to the following email address: [email protected]
Web address to apply http://careers.rit.edu/faculty
Email to apply
Hard deadline January 2, 2024, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information https://www.rit.edu/liberalarts/department-philoso...
Contact name Prof. Evan Selinger
Contact email
Time created December 1, 2023, 10:22pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 2, 2024, 11:59pm CST
Expired on January 4, 2024, 12:46am CST
Last updated February 4, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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The following information has been added: Please arrange to have letters of recommendation sent to the following email address: [email protected]
December 11, 2023, 7:44pm UTC

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