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.
(https://provost.uga.edu/data_science_ai/) 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 ( email@example.com
) with the subject
line “Data Ethics Position”.
About the University of Georgia
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university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified
institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/
). 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.
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Academic (9 mo.)
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy in hand at the time of
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or
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- Cover Letter
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- List of References with Contact Information