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Assistant Teaching Professor in Information Ethics

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

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Applied Ethics and/or Ethical Theory
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Information Ethics, Machine Learning, A.I. and Robotics
AOC categories Philosophy of Computing
Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 504388
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 assistant teaching professor position in the area of information ethics beginning September 2021. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching and will have expertise in areas of applied ethics and/or ethical theory with high relevance to emerging issues raised by robotics, big data, information systems, machine learning or other aspects of artificial intelligence. 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 primary home in philosophy. The responsibilities for this position include: teaching courses in applied ethics (four courses per year); developing and delivering ethics modules within core courses of the Khoury computer science curriculum; and service and professional development.

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 equivalent is required by time of appointment. This is an untenured, but continuing and tracked position with the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor, as well as multi-year (3 year and 5 year) contracts

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
Instructions
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 technology), writing sample, and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation. Questions should be addressed to Prof. John Basl, Search Committee Chair, j.basl@northeastern.edu. 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 February 1 will be assured full consideration.
Web address to apply https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/504...
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Deadline for full consideration: February 1, 2021, 11:59pm EST

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Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
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Web address for more information https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/504...
Contact name John Basl
Contact email
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Time created December 22, 2020, 9:31am EST
Scheduled expiry date July 9, 2021, 1:57pm EST
Last updated January 4, 2021, 10:57am EST
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