Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Mind
Department of Philosophy, Florida Atlantic University †
|Job category||Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar|
|AOS||Philosophy of Mind|
Philosophy of Science
|AOC||Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Metaphysics, Epistemology or the Philosophy of Science|
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Science
|Organization's reference number||REQ11721|
|Location||Boca Raton, Florida, United States|
|Start date||August 8, 2022|
The Department of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 8, 2022. The successful candidate would have area of specialization in the Philosophy of Mind and ideally one or more of the following areas of competence: Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Metaphysics, Epistemology or the Philosophy of Science. Instructional responsibilities include a 3/2 course load in areas of specialization/competence and other areas of instructor expertise. The Department of Philosophy hosts a BA and Minor and supports significant involvement in the University’s general electives requirements as well as in various interdisciplinary degrees, certificates and initiatives in collaboration with other programs in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters as well as with other colleges in the university.
The College of Arts & Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.
The selected candidate would contribute to a growing area of expertise in the Department most notably anchored by its William F. Dietrich Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Dr. Susan Schneider who leads the recently launched the Center for the Future Mind (https://www.fau.edu/future-mind/) in collaboration with FAU’s Brain Institute and in partnership with the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems, the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will work to further enrich this growing area of Departmental focus and to contribute to efforts at the Center for the Future Mind including possible engagement with the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Lab and potential use of the Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox, an artificial intelligence lab housed in the main library.
Applicants with the capacity to expand connections to these and other entities including the College of Science, College of Nursing, College of Medicine, and College of Engineering and Computer Science are particularly encouraged to apply. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will identity with and conduct scholarship/research/instruction aligned with one or more of the University Research Pillars which include: Neuroscience, Healthy Aging, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, Sensing and Smart Systems and Big Data.
Depending on candidate expertise, successful candidates will be eligible for appointment to one or more of the following:
FAU is dedicated to intentional expansion of its contribution to a more diverse, inclusive and equitable university experience and society. We are particularly interested in candidates that strengthen the Department of Philosophy’s climate for diversity, equity & inclusion, that demonstrates and support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, that demonstrate skill in understanding of cultural differences and are passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates whose research and/or scholarship in the Philosophy of Mind and associated concentrations and whose teaching is attentive to this commitment are especially welcomed to apply.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Philosophy from an accredited institution. The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. completed by the start of the Fall 2022 semester. The selected applicant must provide official transcripts scanned into an electronic format. Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts).
The assignment for the position is on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, located approximately 45 miles north of Miami and two miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. For detailed information on FAU, visit www.fau.edu. For additional information about the Department visit https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/philosophy/
For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to “Apply Now” and search for REQ11721. All applicants must apply electronically to the currently position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Application review will begin January 3, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The position may close without prior notice.
A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.
Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057.
FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.
|How to apply|
For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to “Apply Now” and search for REQ11721. All applicants must apply electronically to the currently position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.
|Web address to apply||http://www.fau.edu/jobs|
|Email to apply|
|Deadline for full consideration:||January 3, 2022, 8:00am EST|
|Hard deadline||No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)|
|Web address for more information||http://www.fau.edu/jobs|
|Contact name||Susan Schneider|
|Time created||October 31, 2021, 8:10pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||April 27, 2022, 7:19pm EST|
|Last updated||October 31, 2021, 8:10pm UTC|
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