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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Florida

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Normative Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 69107
Location Gainesville, Florida, United States
Start date August 16, 2021
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position in Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2021. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Philosophy by that effective date. The salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

The area of specialization is Ethics (Normative or Applied) or Social and Political Philosophy with a focus on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Candidates should have a research agenda in the ethics of data science and machine learning with the potential for collaboration with other fields in which the use or development of AI may be significant – including not only computer science and/or statistics but possibly also such fields as African-American studies, biology, criminology, medicine, political science, sociology, sociology, or women's studies. The successful candidate will have expertise in analyzing ethical and social issues arising from algorithmic modelling and decision-making.

The successful candidate will be expected to (1) maintain an active research agenda, (2) teach four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (3) provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. 

This search is part of a campus wide effort by the University of Florida to expand the role of AI in higher education and research (https://ai.ufl.edu). The University is home to HiPerGator, one of the most powerful high-performance computers at a US public university (www.rc.ufl.edu/services/hipergator/). The Department of Philosophy is centrally involved in research and curricular initiatives relating to this effort. Additional information about the department, its current faculty, and programs may be found at http://phil.ufl.edu/

The department is genuinely committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

How to apply
Application type Online
For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/83016 and must include: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample, (4) a statement of research interests (including pertinence to job description), (5) a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi), and (6) three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021. To ensure full consideration, applications should be completed by that date. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.
Web address to apply https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/83016
Deadline for full consideration: March 1, 2021, 6:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/83016
Contact name Gene Witmer
Contact email
Contact phone (352) 273-1807
Time created January 19, 2021, 5:14pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date August 7, 2021, 5:39am EST
Expired on August 7, 2021, 5:46am EST
Last updated October 8, 2021, 3:00pm UTC
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