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Lecturer, Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Cognitive Science , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Critical Thinking and Ethics of A.I. and Other Emerging Technologies
AOC categories Philosophy of Computing
Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number F19-00089
Location Clums Corner, Troy, NY, United States
Start date Fall 2019
Job description

Job Announcement – Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer Position in Philosophy

The Department of Cognitive Science in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applicants for a full-time Lecturer in Philosophy beginning Fall 2019.

We seek candidates who will support the Department’s mission of advancing teaching and research in computational cognitive modeling, artificial intelligence, human and machine reasoning, computational linguistics, perception and action, theoretical neuroscience, cognitive robotics, cognitive engineering, and advanced synthetic characters. The ideal candidate will have experience in critical thinking and the ethical inquiry of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotechnologies, as well as issues arising from the unintended consequences of the adoption of new technologies. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in Philosophy, Ethics, and Critical Thinking. Applicants must hold a terminal degree or foreign degree equivalent at the time of the appointment and have prior independent teaching experience at the college level.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s first technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the “Tech Valley” region of the Hudson River Valley.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For full consideration, please use the “Apply for this job” link found near the top of this page, complete the short online application, and enter the names and contact information for three references, who will later be asked to upload confidential recommendation letters. You will then be expect to upload the following: 

  • letter of interest;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a diversity statement;
  • a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level;
  • and selected publications 

Application review will begin February 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please visit www.cogsci.rpi.edu.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/7660
Hard deadline February 15, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/7660
Contact name Beth Dennis
Contact email
Contact phone 518-276-4778
Time created January 23, 2019, 12:11pm EST
Scheduled expiry date February 15, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Expired on February 17, 2019, 12:46am EST
Last updated April 19, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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