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Associate Professor, Philosophy AI (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Purdue University

Job category Senior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Philosophy of computing and information
AOC categories Philosophy of Computing
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 22203
Location West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Start date August 2023
Job description

Job Summary

Purdue University’s Department of Philosophy is seeking to hire a philosopher with expertise in the philosophical dimensions of artificial intelligence.  This advertisement is for a tenured academic year appointment at the associate professor level.  AOS: Open, but AI must play a central role in the candidate’s research program.  AOC: Philosophy of computing and information.

Principal Duties: Purdue is a member of the American Association of Universities, and thus a strong research profile is expected of the successful candidate in addition to graduate mentoring and effective teaching.  Teaching load is 4 courses/year (2/semester), undergraduate and graduate, including two courses per year in the College of Liberal Arts’ Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts first-year curriculum (SCLA 101 or SCLA 102).  This curriculum is highly flexible but emphasizes student engagement with primary texts in philosophy, literature, and history.  The successful candidate will also be expected to take a leading role in the department’s new Bachelor of Arts degree in Artificial Intelligence.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in philosophy or related field required prior to appointment.

The College

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 45 faculty searches for positions beginning in Fall 2023.  These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways.  These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Application Procedures

To apply, please visit careers.purdue.edu Req# 22203  Applications must include: i) a cover letter, (ii) a curriculum vitae, including the names, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of at least three references, (iii) a research statement (including any plans to secure external research funding), and (iv) a teaching statement (including any qualifications to participate in the department’s BA in AI program).  Cover letters should, if possible, speak to the candidate’s ability to work with other units on campus, especially the Department of Computer Science.  Letters of reference should not be included in the initial application.  If letters are requested from the candidate at a later stage, they will need to be submitted within two weeks of being requested.  Instructions for how to submit letters will be communicated directly to the candidate.  As Purdue Philosophy is advertising multiple positions, please indicate clearly in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Paul Draper at [email protected]

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Philosophy are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Philosophy are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Screening of applicants will begin on November 15th and continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
For additional information, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Paul Draper at [email protected]
Web address to apply https://careers.purdue.edu/
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: November 15, 2022, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline November 30, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/philosophy/ind...
Contact name Paul Draper
Contact email
Contact phone 765-494-4275
Time created September 23, 2022, 5:29pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 30, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on December 2, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated February 1, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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