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Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Department of Philosophy, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Emerging Technologies A.I., Computing, Information Science, Cognitive Science, Consciousness
AOS categories Philosophy of Mind
Decision Theory
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Computing
Philosophy of Science
Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 2019F-00145
Location Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Start date August 17, 2020
Job description

The Philosophy program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) seeks an Assistant Professor of Philosophy (tenure-track) with an AOS: Open (Emerging Technologies, A.I., Computing, Information Science,  Cognitive Science, Consciousness) and AOC: Open with an anticipated start date of August 17, 2020.  We are looking for a candidate who can build bridges across traditional disciplinary boundaries regarding the philosophical and ethical implications of emerging technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning, computing and information science, or the nature of human and animal consciousness. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of lower level and upper level courses that contribute to the general education curriculum and the Philosophy major.  The position carries a standard 3-3 teaching load, research, and service expectations.  The PhD in Philosophy is required before August 17, 2020. 

UNO is a Doctoral/Research institution with over 15,000 students.  The Philosophy program at UNO offers three different concentrations within its Philosophy major: (i) Generalist; (ii) Ethics, Law, and Social-Political Philosophy; and (iii) Philosophy of Brain and Mind.  

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with relevant researchers across the University of Nebraska system including researchers associated with UNO’s new HARP (Human-Aware AI, Machine-Learning, and Robotics Pavilion) initiative.

UNO has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Applications for the philosophy position should be made on-line at https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/9778. Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. REQUIRED MATERIALS 1. A letter of application 2. A complete CV 3. letters of recommendation 4. unofficial graduate transcripts 5. 1 writing sample (uploaded under “Portfolio”) Send letters of recommendation and any materials that cannot be uploaded directly to unophilosophy@unomaha.edu. For further information contact Dr. William Melanson, Philosophy Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0265.
Web address to apply https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/9778
Deadline for full consideration: November 11, 2019, 8:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/9778
Contact name Dr. William Melanson
Contact email
Contact phone 402.554.2628
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Scheduled expiry date May 1, 2020, 11:45am CST
Last updated October 15, 2019, 11:51am EST
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