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Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics and Data Science, with a strong preference for non-ideal approaches and for research that is significantly grounded in philosophical traditions traditionally underrepresented in the field (e.g., feminist, queer/trans, non-Western, African-American, Indigenous, disability studies, etc., including innovative applied work)
AOS categories Philosophy of Computing
Philosophy of Science
Applied Ethics
Ethics
Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
Value Theory
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Start date August 15, 2022
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position, rank Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2022. AOS: Ethics and Data Science, with a strong preference for non-ideal approaches and for research that is significantly grounded in philosophical traditions traditionally underrepresented in the field (e.g., feminist, queer/trans, non-Western, African-American, Indigenous, disability studies, etc., including innovative applied work). AOC: Open. The successful candidate will have a tenure home in the Department of Philosophy, with a workload split of 70% in Philosophy and 30% in the University’s interdisciplinary School of Data Science.

In addition to the required AOS above, candidates must: (1) have a doctoral degree in philosophy or related discipline at the time of appointment; (2) provide evidence of scholarly activity appropriate for a tenure-track position in a philosophy department; (3) provide evidence of potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and (4) demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as values in the department, college, and university. Finalists will also be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research. A record of publication in peer-reviewed journals is preferred, but not required. Workload for pre-tenure and for research intensive faculty is two courses per semester, at all levels (including graduate seminars), plus typical service duties. Salary competitive.

Our department embodies an intertraditional approach to philosophy; we engage in work within and between philosophical traditions, aiming to build a philosophical culture where sub-disciplinary boundaries are less important than the resources traditions provide for addressing concrete practices and problems. The philosophy department offers a major and minor, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics, and an M.A. in Ethics and Applied Philosophy. It has connections to other units across the university, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and is closely affiliated with UNC Charlotte’s Center for Professional and Applied Ethics (https://ethics.charlotte.edu/). For more information on the department, including its vision for intertraditionality, visit https://philosophy.charlotte.edu/.

The School of Data Science at UNC Charlotte is the first in the Carolinas, tapping the region’s expansive ecosystem of research, industry, and community engagement. It promises to create tools to understand and highlight misinformation in social media; develop models of pandemics and their disparate impacts; and lead remedies for longstanding city planning challenges. It currently offers a B.S. in Data Science as well as M.S. degrees in Data Science & Business Analytics and Health Informatics & Analytics. Faculty from the Department of Philosophy helped to develop the School’s required “Data and Society” class for undergraduate majors, which directly incorporates perspectives from ethics and critical data studies. For more information, visit https://datascience.charlotte.edu/.

As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 34 undergraduate degrees, 56 undergraduate minors, 24 master’s degrees, 10 doctoral degrees, 17 undergraduate certificates, 19 graduate certificates, 23 graduate early-entry programs, and 23 honors programs, the College is connected to the world and its concerns and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte region.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (https://www.charlotte.edu/) is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC Charlotte is a diverse and inclusive institution, offering more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically varied students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live (#20 on the 2021-22 list) by U.S. News and World Report.

Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/ (position number 002457) and attach (1) a detailed application letter responding to the job qualifications and description and indicating how the candidate will approach issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (2) a current CV. Additional materials will be requested at later stages of the search. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Gordon Hull at [email protected]. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check and will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

Applications received by November 1, 2021 are assured full consideration although recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/ (position number 002457) and attach (1) a detailed application letter responding to the job qualifications and description and indicating how the candidate will approach issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (2) a current CV. Additional materials will be requested at later stages of the search.
Web address to apply https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/37001
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2021, 11:59am EST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/37001
Contact name Gordon Hull
Contact email
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