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Assistant Professor

Philosophy, Rutgers University, Newark

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS ethics and/or social and political philosophy
AOS categories Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC 19th/20th Century Philosophy
AOC categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 18FA0494
Location Newark, New Jersey, United States
Start date September 2019
Job description

Data Science Cluster Hire: Philosophy


Posting Summary:

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY/NEWARK, Newark, NJ. The Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Philosophy at the Assistant Professor level, based at RU-N, to begin September 2019. We are seeking candidates whose area(s) of specialization is ethics and/or social and political philosophy.  The area(s) of competence are open to subdisciplines within contemporary philosophy.

Committed to building a cluster of faculty around interdisciplinary Computer Science, Data Science, and AI, we also are hiring in the areas of Design/Visualization and Machine Learning. We seek candidates who have a dynamic and interdisciplinary conception of their research, who can contribute to research and teaching in their areas, and as a core around which to build a new research center, graduate program, and undergraduate programs in interdisciplinary Computer Science, Data Science, and AI. The successful candidate could contribute to this program through scholarship and teaching focused on the implications of data and algorithms for people and society. Relevant topics are issues of privacy, security, and artificial intelligence, especially as they relate to issues of authority, freedom, democracy, equality and justice.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching introductory and upper-level courses in philosophy in the applicant’s area of expertise.  The successful candidate will also teach graduate courses in a planned interdisciplinary program in data science and interdisciplinary computer science.  Candidates must undertake independent scholarly activity appropriate for advancement within Rutgers University. Candidates will also be responsible for usual advising and administrative duties.

Requirements: Ph.D. by time of appointment; relevant teaching experience; a record of scholarly work and a clear research agenda, demonstrating the ability to build a body of recognized work suitable for tenure at a research university.

Statement: Diversity Mission: RU-N is the most diverse research-oriented institution in America (US News & World Report).

Send application letter, CV, a research statement, writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three confidential letters of reference to https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/74913. Application deadline: November 1. The position will remain open until it is filled. For questions, please contact Ken Aizawa at ken.aizawa@gmail.com.

The search committee is constituted by

Ken Aizawa (Philosophy), Chair

Francis Bartkowski (Arts, Culture, and Media)

Raffaella DeRosa (Philosophy)

Patrick Shafto (Math and Computer Science)

Posting begins September 15 ends December 1.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/74913
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 18, 2018, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/74913
Contact name Ken Aizawa
Contact email
Contact phone 3185606618
Time created September 18, 2018, 4:55pm EST
Scheduled expiry date November 18, 2018, 11:59pm EST
Last updated September 26, 2018, 8:26am EST
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