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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, George Mason University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics and AI
AOS categories Philosophy of Computing
AOC one or more of: Philosophy of Technology; Logic; Moral and Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Science with a focus on Technology; or Engineering ethics
AOC categories Philosophy of Mind
Logic
Philosophy of Computing
Philosophy of Science
Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Start date Fall 2023
Job description
The George Mason University Department of Philosophy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor joint appointment beginning August 2023. The position’s home will be Philosophy, with a partial appointment in the School of Computing. The area of specialization is in the ethics of technology, with a particular emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) and society. We are seeking a transdisciplinary researcher who addresses the philosophical questions and ethical issues arising from AI and who will engage students, researchers, and the wider public in exploring the implications of developments in AI and computing for social and cultural change across diverse communities. The candidate must have a strong understanding of the technical dimensions of AI technology combined with engagement with the ethical, social and public policy domains pertaining to AI.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will lead the way in centering ethical and social questions in the study of AI and computing and will have the opportunity to affiliate with the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, the Center for Advancing Human-Machine Partnership, the Center for Humanities Research, Mason’s Institute for Digital Innovation (IDIA), and other relevant research institutes and centers on campus. They will sustain an outstanding program of research as appropriate to an R1 institution, engage in transdisciplinary collaboration, and teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. We hope to hire someone to contribute to Mason’s mission to support the needs of a diverse student body at a minority-majority public university. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses on Ethics and AI, at both the introductory and upper-levels, and will have the opportunity to develop new courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels to serve students in both Philosophy and the School of Computing.
How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/56191
Deadline for full consideration: February 17, 2023, 12:00am EST
Hard deadline February 17, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information http://philosophy.gmu.edu
Contact name Prof. Ted Kinnaman
Contact email
Contact phone 703-993-1289
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Scheduled expiry date February 17, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Last updated January 12, 2023, 3:49pm UTC
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