Professor & McDevitt Chair in Digital Ethics

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Professor & McDevitt Chair in Digital Ethics

The Department of Philosophy at Georgetown University invites applications for an inaugural McDevitt Chair in Digital Ethics. "Digital ethics" is intended broadly, to include any normative intersection with the fields of data science, computer science, or computer engineering, including topics such as artificial intelligence and emerging applications of digital technologies.

The Philosophy Department at Georgetown University is a large department with a PhD program, an essential role in the undergraduate general education curriculum, and a history of attention to philosophical engagement with practical and emerging ethics. With this Chair, the Department seeks to begin building faculty in the new field of digital ethics.

In addition to contributing to the Philosophy Department, the new McDevitt Chair in Digital Ethics is envisioned as an active leader in Georgetown's newly launched Tech & Society Initiative, an interdisciplinary, University-wide effort to build research, education, and policy leadership in data and digital technologies for the common good. The Initiative brings together a wide network of existing programs at Georgetown, as well as fundraising priorities for new centers and faculty positions, at the intersection of technology, law, ethics, and policy. For more information on the Initiative, see

Academic Qualifications: Candidates from academia will have credentials for appointment at the Full Professor level, including a terminal degree and a corresponding record of success in research. Candidates from outside academia will have deep professional experience, and national and preferably international stature. Degree requirements for such candidates are more flexible.

Candidates are particularly welcome who have a strong interest in and experience with interdisciplinary work in digital ethics; hybrid qualifications in law, policy, data or computer science; and/or who have demonstrated accomplishments in real-world engagement with the topic. Joint appointments with contributing programs are available and encouraged as appropriate. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished scholar with an interest in building interdisciplinary connections and impact beyond the University.

Appointment: Primary appointment and tenure home in the Philosophy Department; with secondary appointments as appropriate in digital tech or policy-adjacent departments or programs. Teaching and graduate supervision opportunities and responsibilities are negotiable.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS ( using your Net ID and password. Please select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:

Thank you for your interest in a faculty position at Georgetown University. You will be required to upload at least a CV when applying for this faculty position. Refer to the job posting to determine if you also are required to provide additional materials as part of your application. If you have questions or any difficulty submitting any portion of your application, please refer to the academic program's website to contact the unit administrator for assistance.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or [email protected].

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved.

Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert