We seek a philosopher whose work genuinely engages with science and whose interests genuinely include ethical issues in science and technology. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the Data and Decisions Destination Area. The Data and Decisions Destination Area is focused on advancing the human condition and society with better decisions through data. Faculty working together in this area are building toward integrating data analytics and decision sciences across the transdisciplinary research and curriculum efforts at Virginia Tech and beyond. See http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html. The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year, including one graduate course. Evidence of excellence in research and teaching required. Salary competitive. PhD in Philosophy completed by August 2018. In addition to offering a first class MA in Philosophy, the department is a major component of two interdisciplinary PhD programs: Science and Technology Studies; and The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought. We encourage a diverse pool of applicants. Our department embraces diversity and seeks candidates committed to an educational climate welcoming to students of all races, nationalities, and genders. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law. This position will require occasional travel to attend professional conferences and a criminal background check. Interested candidates are REQUIRED to complete an online application at www.jobs.vt.edu posting #TR0170159 and attach a letter of interest, CV, teaching dossier, research statement, writing sample, and transcript. Applicants also are required to include contact information for at least three (3) references who will be asked to submit confidential letters of recommendation. Interviews by Skype; finalists invited to campus. Applications received by November 15, 2017, can expect full consideration.
Web address to apply: http://www.jobs.vt.edu
Deadline for full consideration: November 15, 2017, 12:00am EST
Contact name: Joseph C. Pitt
Contact email: jcpittvt.edu
Contact phone: 540-231-5760