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Assistant Professor in Philosophy (part-time, 50%)

Department of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Desirable areas of specialization might include applied ethics, political philosophy, social epistemology, philosophy of law, philosophy of technology, philosophy of mind, and/or philosophy of social science.
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Start date 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter
Job description

Position summary: 

The Department of Philosophy, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy is seeking to appoint a half-time Assistant Professor, funded under the Human Capital Initiative, Pillar 3, (see HCI post information document) to commence on 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Post status: 4 Year Fixed Term Contract (Part-time, 50%)

Salary: Appointment will be made at Assistant Professor grade at a point in line with Government Pay Policy [€35,509 - €86,247 per annum]; appointment will be made no higher than point 8.

Hours of work: Part-time (0.5 FTE) - Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow the link below: www.tcd.ie/hr/assets/pdf/academic-hours-public-service-agreement.pdf

Closing Date: 12 Noon (GMT), 9th August 2021

The successful applicant will design and deliver a module in Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Social Data for the new Continuous Professional Development programme in Applied Social Data Analysis. Topics to be covered include digital identity, data quality and protection, algorithmic fairness and diversity, transparency of data and algorithms, privacy and data protection. This module will be offered on a compressed timetable outside normal university scheduling (details to be confirmed). Evening and/or summer teaching may be required.

The successful applicant will also deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the Department of Philosophy, in the candidate’s areas of expertise, as assigned by the head of Department.

The successful candidate will be an engaged member of the Philosophy community and will also be required to undertake administrative responsibilities as directed by the Head of Department.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the newly established Trinity Centre for Justice and Values, under the direction of Prof. Adina Preda

Context

The area of specialization is open, but applicants should have demonstrated expertise on philosophical issues related to Social Data. Desirable areas of specialization might include applied ethics, political philosophy, social epistemology, philosophy of law, philosophy of technology, philosophy of mind, and/or philosophy of social science.

Person Requirements

Qualifications

  • Have an excellent academic record and hold a PhD in philosophy or a closely related field (essential).

Knowledge and Experience

  • Demonstrated expertise relevant to Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Social Data (essential).
  • Expertise and a proven track record in the delivery of teaching of Philosophy modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (essential).
  • Ability to teach both larger (i.e. 100+ students) and smaller classes in addition to experience of teaching specialist and non-specialist Philosophy modules (essential).
  • Evidence of research achievement, relative to career stage, in the form of publications in high-impact peer-reviewed international journals and/or publications of equal standing of recognised originality and value (essential).
  • Proven ability or evident potential to attract external research funding (essential).
  • Experience of module development and administration (desirable).
  • Experience of working with colleagues in a theory and method-pluralistic environment (desirable).
  • Experience of working collaboratively and effectively in an interdisciplinary environment (desirable).

Funding Information

This post has been funded by the Government of Ireland through the Human Capital Initiative (2020).

Applications will only be accepted by E-Recruitment: Please visit jobs.tcd.ie to view a full job description and to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Applications will only be accepted by E-Recruitment: Please visit jobs.tcd.ie to view a full job description and to apply. Candidates must submit the following: 1. Cover letter – 2 x A4 pages maximum 2. Full curriculum vitae to include the names and contact details of 3 referees, 3. Research statement (summarising current research and future research plans) – 2 x A4 pages maximum 4. Teaching statement (summarising teaching experience and approach – 2 x A4 pages maximum)
Web address to apply https://jobs.tcd.ie
Hard deadline August 9, 2021, 12:00pm IST
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.tcd.ie/Philosophy
Contact name Professor Kenneth Pearce, Head of Department of Philosophy
Contact email
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