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Assistant Professor in Philosophy

School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number ASU Job#15203
Location Tempe, Arizona, United States
Start date August 2020
Job description

Assistant Professor (Job #15203)
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tempe, Arizona
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies invites applications for a full time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor in Philosophy with an anticipated start date in August of 2020. Areas of Specialization (AOS): Open, but the candidate’s primary research must be directly and significantly related to emerging technologies and human futures. Areas of Concentration (AOC): Open. We welcome approaches to emerging technologies and human futures from within any of the subfields of philosophy, including theoretical, social, and normative approaches. We also welcome a variety of topical foci, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, human enhancement, nanotechnologies, genome editing, sustainability-related technologies, as well as issues of privacy, eugenic uses, fair distribution, and global impact of new technologies.

Arizona State University is a leading public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. Innovation and research with potential for real-world impact are central values. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to connect with units and centers focused on innovation, technology, and human futures. Arizona State University is also strongly committed to diversifying its faculty. Job duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (a 2/2 load), supervising undergraduate and graduate students, engaging in research, and participating in service.

Required Qualifications
• PhD or equivalent in Philosophy or related discipline by time of appointment
• Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching
• Demonstrated potential for excellence in research
• Area of primary research must be directly and significantly related to emerging technologies and human futures

Desired Qualifications
• Evidence of public engagement
• Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that complement the School’s existing PhD program and its focus on practical and applied philosophy. For related information, please see: https://shprs.clas.asu.edu/graduate/philosophy-0.
• Ability to forge connections between SHPRS and other units at ASU similarly engaged with emerging technologies and human futures, such as the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the Center for Science and the Imagination, the Beyond Center, and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the School of Sustainability and, depending on the hire, potentially the College of Law, School of Life Sciences, School of Social Transformation, and Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts.

To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/71360 submitting complete dosser which consists of the following.

1) a cover letter, stating qualifications including connection of research to emerging technologies and human futures
2) a CV, clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence (ABD must include the extent to which the doctoral requirements have been completed and the expected date of completion of the remaining requirements)
3) Three letters of reference
4) evidence of teaching excellence
5) a writing sample
6) a diversity statement - A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Professor Ángel Pinillos, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: pinillos@asu.edu

Application deadline is December 28, 2019, 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed.

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/71360 submitting complete dosser which consists of the following. 1) a cover letter, stating qualifications including connection of research to emerging technologies and human futures 2) a CV, clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence (ABD must include the extent to which the doctoral requirements have been completed and the expected date of completion of the remaining requirements) 3) Three letters of reference 4) evidence of teaching excellence 5) a writing sample 6) a diversity statement - A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Professor Ángel Pinillos, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: pinillos@asu.edu
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/71360
Deadline for full consideration: December 28, 2019, 12:00am MST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://shprs.asu.edu/
Contact name Ángel Pinillos
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date May 31, 2020, 12:19pm MST
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