Lecturer, Philosophy

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Position Title Lecturer, Philosophy Advertised Title Lecturer, Philosophy Location Troy, NY Campus Search Number F19-00089 Portfolio School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Business Unit Cognitive Science Department Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time Job Summary

Job Announcement – Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer Position in Philosophy

The Department of Cognitive Science in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applicants for a full-time Lecturer in Philosophy beginning Fall 2019.

We seek candidates who will support the Department’s mission of advancing teaching and research in computational cognitive modeling, artificial intelligence, human and machine reasoning, computational linguistics, perception and action, theoretical neuroscience, cognitive robotics, cognitive engineering, and advanced synthetic characters. The ideal candidate will have experience in critical thinking and the ethical inquiry of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotechnologies, as well as issues arising from the unintended consequences of the adoption of new technologies. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in Philosophy, Ethics, and Critical Thinking. Applicants must hold a terminal degree or foreign degree equivalent at the time of the appointment and have prior independent teaching experience at the college level.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s first technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the “Tech Valley” region of the Hudson River Valley.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Posted Date In order to receive full consideration you must apply by Job Close Date New/Replacement Position New Additional Information Instructions for Applying

For full consideration, please use the “Apply for this job” link found near the top of this page, complete the short online application, and enter the names and contact information for three references, who will later be asked to upload confidential recommendation letters. You will then be expect to upload the following:

  • letter of interest;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a diversity statement;
  • a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level;
  • and selected publications
  • Application review will begin February 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please visit www.cogsci.rpi.edu.

    Quicklink http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/7659 Applicant Documents Required Documents
    1. Resume/C.V.
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Statement of Teaching
    4. Optional Application Document 1
    5. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
    6. Diversity Statement
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      Posted: 1/23/2019
      Application Due: 6/14/2019
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