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Assistant Professor

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 11, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Full Time
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Position Summary

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. ( 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 .

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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 ( ) with the subject line “Data Ethics Position”.

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About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 16 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

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.

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Athens Area

EEO Statement

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 (

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
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The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

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Position Information

Classification Title

Assistant Professor


Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy in hand at the time of appointment.

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  6. Other Documents #1
  7. List of References with Contact Information
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