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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, University of Georgia

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics and/or Social and Political Philosophy
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Ethics
Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Data Ethics
AOC categories Philosophy of Computing
Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Athens, Georgia, United States
Start date August 2022
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure- track Assistant Professor in Ethics and/or Social and Political Philosophy beginning August 2022. This position is part of a multi-year Presidential Hiring Initiative across the university which will hire 50 faculty to develop a new research focus on AI and Data Science. (https://provost.uga.edu/data_science_ai/) This philosophy position is part of an interdisciplinary hiring cluster focusing on Ethics of Data and AI, which will be hiring faculty in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy in hand at the time of appointment.

Successful candidates will have a developed research program in ethics and/or social and political philosophy (understood broadly so as to include philosophy of race and feminist philosophy), as well as a demonstrable focus on philosophical issues related to data science, and a commitment to further research in this area. The standard teaching load for the position is 4 courses per year. We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated teaching excellence prepared to teach a selection of the following undergraduate and graduate-level courses: Introduction to Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Technology, and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. In addition, we seek a candidate ready to develop new courses related to the ethical and social issues raised by data science, particularly courses at the introductory level. The hire will collaborate with philosophy faculty who pursue research in ethics and/or social and political philosophy and will work closely with established and cluster-hire faculty across the university, particularly in the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the Terry College of Business, on grant proposals (e.g., NSF) related to data science. The hire may also collaborate with fine arts faculty on arts programming related to emerging technologies.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

To apply, visit  https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/229147. Candidates should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a research statement, a teaching portfolio, a diversity statement, and contact information for three references. Applications received by December 15, 2021, will receive full consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled. We will be conducting initial interviews over Skype or Zoom. Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Sarah Wright ([email protected]) with the subject line “Data Ethics Position”.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department with such requests.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/229916
Deadline for full consideration: December 15, 2021, 12:00am EST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/229916
Contact name Dr. Sarah Wright
Contact email
Contact phone 706-542-2823
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Scheduled expiry date May 11, 2022, 8:47pm EST
Last updated November 15, 2021, 10:36pm UTC
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