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Assistant Professor

Apply now Job no: 501613
Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Tenure/Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Social Sciences and Humanities

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. On its Boston campus, the university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. 

About the Opportunity:

The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks applications and nominations for a position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the area of information ethics. The successful candidate will have a strong scholarly record or research program in the areas of applied ethics and/or ethical theory with high relevance to emerging issues raised by robotics, big data, machine learning or other aspects of artificial intelligence. The person filling this position will contribute to interdisciplinary research and curriculum projects, and must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education. They will teach courses in their areas of expertise, as well as introductory courses on ethics and emerging technologies.

Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.




Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field in hand by start date.

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Additional Information:

Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi), writing sample, and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation. Questions and nominations should be addressed to Prof. Ronald Sandler, Search Committee Chair,  

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled. 

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.

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