Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor, AI Ethics
College: College of Arts
Date Posted: February 14, 2019
Deadline: March 8, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #19-14
Call For Applications
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities will include both teaching and research in the field of Information Ethics, with a focus on machine learning and its implications. Specific areas of research specialization might include such topics as: the ethics and social impact of AI, algorithmic bias, big data privacy, labour automation, AI and transparency, and the moral status of artificial agents. The Candidate will have publications in the area of focus. Areas of competence of particular interest to the department include: Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Science, and Social and Political Philosophy. Additional responsibilities of this position will include teaching and program development for the Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (CARE-AI) at the University of Guelph.
Required Qualifications: PhD in Philosophy, or closely related field with teaching experience in Philosophy.
Appointment start date is July 1, 2019.
The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.
Applications should be submitted electronically by March 8, 2019. They will include a letter of application, a current CV, a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness), and a writing sample. Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately.
All documentation should be sent electronically to:
Administrative Assistant to the Chair
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Applications should be addressed to the attention of Dr. Patricia Sheridan, Chair, Philosophy
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.
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