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.