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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Ethics and Computer Science (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Religion and Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethical Theory, Analysis and Methods
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Information Ethics, Retrieval and Machine Learning
AOC categories Philosophy of Computing
Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 504087
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Start date September 2021
Job description


The Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University seek to fill an open rank tenure line position in the area of ethics and computer science. The successful candidate will have a strong scholarly record or research program with high relevance to ethics and justice issues raised by robotics, big data, machine learning or other aspects of artificial intelligence. The person filling this position will have training/expertise in both ethics and computer science, and they will contribute to interdisciplinary research and curriculum projects. Applicants should be fluent with the practical aspects of technologies that underlie modern, data-driven systems, such as machine learning and information retrieval. This includes how societal objectives like fairness can be encoded into sociotechnical systems, and the shortcomings of these approaches. They also should be fluent in the philosophical aspects of ethical theory, analysis and methods. This is a joint position between the Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, with the tenure home to be determined in consultation with the person filling the position. The person filling the position will be invited to become involved in responsible AI and information ethics research centers and initiatives at Northeastern (https://cssh.northeastern.edu/informationethics/).

Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

A Ph.D. in Philosophy or Computer Science or a related field in hand by the start day is required.

Additional Information

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts (www.northeastern.edu/cssh/about/deans-welcome). Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabus for a course related to ethics and computer science), writing sample, and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation. Senior candidates will be notified prior to their references being contacted. Questions should be addressed to Prof. Ronald Sandler, Search Committee Chair, [email protected] To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 30th will be assured full consideration.
Web address to apply https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/504...
Hard deadline November 30, 2020, 6:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/504...
Contact name Ronald Sandler
Contact email
Time created November 5, 2020, 10:23am UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 30, 2020, 6:59pm EST
Expired on December 1, 2020, 7:46pm EST
Last updated February 1, 2021, 3:00pm UTC
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