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Assistant Teaching Professor


Apply now Job no: 504388
Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

 

About the Opportunity:

The Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University seek to fill an assistant teaching professor position in the area of information ethics beginning in fall 2021.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching and will have expertise in areas of applied ethics and/or ethical theory with high relevance to emerging issues raised by robotics, big data, information systems, machine learning or other aspects of artificial intelligence. This is a joint position between the Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, with the primary home in philosophy. The responsibilities for this position include: teaching courses in applied ethics (four courses per year); developing and delivering ethics modules within core courses of the Khoury computer science curriculum; and service and professional development. This is an untenured, but continuing and tracked position with the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor, as well as multi-year (3 year and 5 year) contracts.

Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or its equivalent in philosophy is required by the appointment start date.


Preferred Qualifications:

 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.

 

Salary Grade:

 FAC

Additional Information:

To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions 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.” 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 syllabus for a course related to ethics and technology), writing sample, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Questions should be addressed to Prof. John Basl, Search Committee Chair, j.basl@northeastern.edu. Applications received by February 1, 2021 will be assured full consideration.

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.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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