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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Purdue University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy and the African American Experience, Philosophy of Race, or ethics (including algorithmic racial bias of big data)
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Philosophy of Race
AOC Philosophy and the African American Experience, Philosophy of Race, or ethics (including algorithmic racial bias of big data)
AOC categories African/Africana Philosophy
Philosophy of Race
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Job description

SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

DATE AVAILABLE: August 2023

Principal Duties: Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts is seeking two (2) faculty members at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) with specializations in the emerging fields of artificial intelligence, big data and data science whose substantive research interests involve a focus on applied ethics, race, ethnicity, and the African American experience.

Successful candidates will be able to contribute to the School of Interdisciplinary Studies undergraduate major in African American Studies.   Candidates will also contribute to a department in the College of Liberal Arts such as the Department of Philosophy in areas such as Philosophy and the African American Experience, Philosophy of Race, or ethics (including algorithmic racial bias of big data). 

Affiliate Status

The tenure-home for these positions is designated to be in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.  The appointment includes eligibility for an Affiliate Faculty appointment in an appropriate discipline which, in addition to opportunities to chair a graduate committee and teach graduate courses in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, the candidate will also have the ability to teach undergraduate or graduate courses in their respective discipline and be a member of dissertation committees.

Principal Duties

Successful candidates will contribute to the African American Studies program by teaching courses, according to their discipline and expertise, such as Introduction to African American Studies, Black Digital Studies, Black Popular Culture, Research Methods in African American Studies, or Post-Soul Black Literature.

Teaching load is 4 courses per year (2 per semester), undergraduate and graduate, including two courses per year in the College of Liberal Arts’ Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts first-year curriculum.

The Cornerstone program emphasizes gateway courses aimed at incoming students and is anchored in transformative texts — the greatest that has been thought, said, and written across human history.  Such a course may focus on one or more transformative texts by African American authors important to the history and heritage shaping African American Studies.

Qualifications

Ph. D in a social science, humanities discipline, interdisciplinary field, or equivalent degree required prior to appointment, a Ph.D. in philosophy is preferred.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/23505/
Hard deadline February 9, 2023, 11:59pm EST
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Web address for more information https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/23505/
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Scheduled expiry date February 9, 2023, 11:59pm EST
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