Assistant Professor, Philosophy (Applied Ethics)
Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut
|Job category||Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar|
|AOC||Bioethics, Health and Medical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, or Ethics of Technology/AI|
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Race
|Organization's reference number||496849|
|Location||Storrs, Connecticut, United States|
|Start date||August 23, 2023|
The Philosophy Department of the University of Connecticut at Storrs invites applications for a tenure-track appointment of Assistant Professor with AOS: Applied Ethics, and AOC: Bioethics, Health and Medical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, or Ethics of Technology/AI. The ideal candidate would address ethical issues connecting health, medical, environmental, or technological challenges, and additional areas of specialization or competence would include the impact of these problems on historically racialized and marginalized communities.
We are especially looking for work showing attention to health disparities, environmental racism, or the impact of technology on inequalities and social justice. Accordingly, competence in areas such as Africana Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Decolonial Philosophy, and/or Indigenous Philosophy would be desirable. We encourage candidates to become familiar with UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Research themes: https://clas.uconn.edu/research
The ideal candidate would also have an opportunity to collaborate with UConn’s vibrant centers, departments, institutes, and programs with which the Philosophy Department has strong relationships. They include the Human Rights Institute (HRI), the Humanities Institute, the Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBACS), the Program in Cognitive Science, the MA and Graduate Certificate Program in Intersectionality, Indigeneity, Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (IIREP), Philosophy and Global Affairs, Asian and Asian American Studies, El Instituto, Africana Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The Philosophy Department has a variety of active research groups through which these collaborations are built: The Vice Squad (focusing on social ethics and virtue theory), Expression, Communication, and the Origins of Meaning (ECOM), The Logic Group, Philosophy and Global Affairs, and the Social Epistemology Working Group. This constellation of research groups is part of the Philosophy Department’s aim of building a department that substantially contributes to addressing twenty-first century problems and offers insights for the development of a dynamic role for UConn in shaping a contemporary global society conducive to human dignity and planetary well-being.
Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22989 and submit the following application materials:
Preference will be given to those who apply by December 1, 2022. For questions about this position, please contact the co-chairs of the committee: Professor Nelson Maldonado-Torres and Professor Lynne Tirrell.
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.
This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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|Web address to apply||https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22989|
|Deadline for full consideration:||
Today, 12:00am EST
(applications under review)
|Hard deadline||No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)|
|Web address for more information||https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22989|
|Contact name||Professor Nelson Maldonado-Torres and Professor Lynne Tirrell|
|Time created||September 30, 2022, 9:29pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||March 29, 2023, 6:27pm EST|
|Last updated||October 12, 2022, 8:25pm UTC|
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