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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, University of Guelph

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Information Ethics, with a focus on Machine Learning and its Implications
AOS categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Computing
Philosophy of Science
Applied Ethics
AOC Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political Philosophy
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number AD #19-14
Location Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Start date July 1, 2019
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities will include both teaching and research in the field of Information Ethics, with a focus on machine learning and its implications. Specific areas of research specialization might include such topics as: the ethics and social impact of AI, algorithmic bias, big data privacy, labour automation, AI and transparency, and the moral status of artificial agents. The Candidate will have publications in the area of focus. Areas of competence of particular interest to the department include: Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Science, and Social and Political Philosophy. Additional responsibilities of this position will include teaching and program development for the Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (CARE-AI) at the University of Guelph.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Philosophy, or closely related field with teaching experience in Philosophy.

How to apply
Application type Email
Applications should be submitted electronically by March 8, 2019. They will include a letter of application, a current CV, a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness), and a writing sample. Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately. All documentation should be sent electronically to: Pam Armitage Administrative Assistant to the Chair Philosophy Department University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Applications should be addressed to the attention of Dr. Patricia Sheridan, Chair, Philosophy Email: parmitag@uoguelph.ca All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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Deadline for full consideration: March 8, 2019, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://www.uoguelph.ca/facultyjobs/postings/ad19-1...
Contact name Dr. Patricia Sheridan
Contact email
Contact phone 519-824-4120, x53221
Time created February 18, 2019, 9:45am EST
Scheduled expiry date September 3, 2019, 5:32pm EST
Last updated February 18, 2019, 9:45am EST
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This position was only recently approved and we are aiming to hire for July 1st 2019.