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Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow - Philosophy
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

  • Oct. 23, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow - Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
    Lowell, MA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Philosophy
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Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow – Philosophy

Job no: 493670
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Philosophy
Salary: Salary commensurate w/ experience.
Applications Open: Oct 17 2017

General Summary of Position:
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow. The Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow will conduct research as part of a National Science Foundation-awarded grant "Ethical Algorithms in Autonomous Vehicles," under the supervision of Assistant Professor Nicholas G. Evans. The fellow will be appointed for a period of two years. Duties will include conducting and coordinating research activities associated with the funded project, protected research time for the fellow’s own research trajectory, and teaching in the University’s Engineering and Ethics program.
The Department of Philosophy at UML consists of nine full-time members. We offer a BA degree in philosophy, and conduct teaching in engineering ethics within the UML Francis College of Engineering. UML is a public national research university in the University of Massachusetts system with 17,000 undergraduate students; it is ranked as a top-tier national university by US News and World Report.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Ph.D. in hand at the time of employment in philosophy or a related discipline
A track record of philosophical analysis in ethics and/or applied ethics
Experiencing preparing conference presentations/posters and journal articles
Some experience teaching philosophy at the undergraduate level
Conference organization skills are desirable but not required
Ability to work as a team player
Strong technical report writing and communication skills
Competence in teaching undergraduate philosophy

Additional Considerations:
The position of Postdoctoral Research Associate is tied to an NSF funded project, and will involve working under pressure to strict deadlines.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype, with final interviews conducted in person.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. Applications should be submitted by Dec 15, 2017, to ensure full consideration.

The appointment will commence on September 1, 2018.

Please submit a CV, cover letter and writing sample (max 15 pages); a personal statement describing their research qualifications, and how the fellowship would enhance their career goals.

  • [*]     The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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