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Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Mind

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Job location: Boca Raton

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2022-01-07
Req: REQ11721
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Position Summary:

The Department of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 8, 2022. The successful candidate would have area of specialization in the Philosophy of Mind and ideally one or more of the following areas of competence: Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Metaphysics, Epistemology or the Philosophy of Science. Instructional responsibilities include a 3/2 course load in areas of specialization/competence and other areas of instructor expertise. The Department of Philosophy hosts a BA and Minor and supports significant involvement in the University’s general electives requirements as well as in various interdisciplinary degrees, certificates and initiatives in collaboration with other programs in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters as well as with other colleges in the university.

The College of Arts & Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

The selected candidate would contribute to a growing area of expertise in the Department most notably anchored by its William F. Dietrich Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Dr. Susan Schneider who leads the recently launched the Center for the Future Mind ( in collaboration with FAU’s Brain Institute and in partnership with the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems, the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will work to further enrich this growing area of Departmental focus and to contribute to efforts at the Center for the Future Mind including possible engagement with the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Lab and potential use of the Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox, an artificial intelligence lab housed in the main library.

Applicants with the capacity to expand connections to these and other entities including the College of Science, College of Nursing, College of Medicine, and College of Engineering and Computer Science are particularly encouraged to apply. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will identity with and conduct scholarship/research/instruction aligned with one or more of the University Research Pillars which include: Neuroscience, Healthy Aging, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, Sensing and Smart Systems and Big Data.

Depending on candidate expertise, successful candidates will be eligible for appointment to one or more of the following:

  • The FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute (I-BRAIN, I-BRAIN supports neuroscience research, education and community engagement programs across multiple FAU campuses and colleges. Faculty members of I-BRAIN qualify for pilot grants, graduate student fellowships, research technology support, and subsidized use of I-BRAIN Core facilities including the FAU Cell Imaging Core and Neurobehavior Core. I-BRAIN faculty pursue research across the full spectrum of neuroscience, ranging from genetic and molecular neuroscience, cellular and circuit analysis of brain function, behavioral studies in models and man, cognitive and computational neuroscience, and disease mechanism and treatment studies.
  • Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE, I-SENSE is a university-wide innovation hub, leading fundamental research in sensing, computing, communication, artificial intelligence, and cryptography, with disciplinary-specific applications to environmental science, health and behavior, urban planning and design, infrastructure systems, and other application areas. The I-SENSE mission is to catalyze a culture of research excellence in sensing, smart systems, and their applications; to develop, demonstrate, and operate solutions with high societal impact; and to attract and support future generations of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners.

FAU is dedicated to intentional expansion of its contribution to a more diverse, inclusive and equitable university experience and society. We are particularly interested in candidates that strengthen the Department of Philosophy’s climate for diversity, equity & inclusion, that demonstrates and support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, that demonstrate skill in understanding of cultural differences and are passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates whose research and/or scholarship in the Philosophy of Mind and associated concentrations and whose teaching is attentive to this commitment are especially welcomed to apply.

The assignment for the position is on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, located approximately 45 miles north of Miami and two miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. For detailed information on FAU, visit For additional information about the Department visit

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Philosophy from an accredited institution. The successful candidate must have the PhD completed by the start of the Fall 2022 semester.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Arts & Letters


Boca Raton

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Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information for three references.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

This recruitment has been reopened; all previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. This position may close without prior notice.
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