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Assistant Professor in Philosophy (PHIL_01)

Employer
Durham University
Location
Durham, United Kingdom
Salary
£45,585 £54,395 per annum

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The Department of Philosophy at Durham University seeks to appoint an outstanding philosopher with research interests in the ethics and politics of AI, data analysis, and the philosophy and foundations of computing. The applicant must be able to teach ethical issues in some of the above areas (e.g., ethics of AI, data ethics, ethics of technology) both to students of philosophy and of other disciplines (e.g., data or information science or computing). This is a new post arising from the very successful recent launch of an interdisciplinary master's programme in data science. It will involve teaching and supervising projects across disciplinary boundaries within this programme, as well as in core areas of philosophy


This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing department that pursues research that is world-leading and world-changing. The Department is grouped into four research clusters:



  1. Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics;

  2. History of Philosophy;

  3. Mind, Language and Metaphysics; and

  4. Science, Medicine and Society.


It leads several interdisciplinary research centres, including the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS), the Durham Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease. Collaborative interdisciplinary research is at the heart of our research and impact strategy, as is our very strong performance in external research funding.


At both postgraduate and undergraduate level, students can choose from a wide range of topics spanning the whole discipline of philosophy. Admissions to the Department's undergraduate programmes is competitive, and we consistently perform strongly in national rankings for philosophy. We have one of the largest PhD programmes in the UK, and many of our students go on to pursue highly successful academic careers.


Benefitting from strong student recruitment, the Department has expanded significantly in recent years, investing in key research areas to create concentrations of expertise that will catalyse the development of our ideas. We are using this opportunity to create a scholarly community that is open, representative and diverse: our commitment to this is expressed through work of the Department's Diversity and Inclusion Group, and a recent Athena Swan Bronze award.


This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching at Durham, while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages:


https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/philosophy/


How to Apply


We prefer to receive applications online. Please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophy/academic-recruitment/


Please note that in submitting your application, we will be processing your data. We would ask you to consider the relevant University Privacy Statement https://www.dur.ac.uk/ig/dp/privacy/pnjobapplicants/ which provides information on the collation, storing and use of data.


What to Submit


All applicants are asked to submit:



  1. A CV

  2. A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above;

  3. A personal research plan for the next 5 years.

  4. An EDI & values statement

  5. Two of your most significant pieces of written work, published or submitted since 2014.


Please note that in submitting your application, we will be processing your data. We would ask you to consider the relevant University Privacy Statement https://www.dur.ac.uk/ig/dp/privacy/pnjobapplicants/ which provides information on the collation, storing and use of data.


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