Assistant Professor in Theoretical Philosophy and AI (Fixed term) [closing 05.07.2020]

Страна: Нидерланды;

Город: Utrecht

Добавлена: 01.06.2020

Работодатель: Utrecht University

Для кого: For lecturers; For researchers;

Дедлайн подачи: 05.07.2020


The group's teaching tasks are within four programmes: the Bachelor's and Master's programmes Artificial Intelligence, the Bachelor's Philosophy and the Research Master's Philosophy. The Assistant Professor's teaching will mainly, but not exclusively, be within the first two programmes. At Utrecht University, the Bachelor's and Master's programmes Artificial Intelligence are run by research groups from four departments: Languages, Literature and Communication; Experimental Psychology; Information and Computing Science; and Philosophy and Religious Studies. 'Theoretical Philosophy' at the last department is responsible for teaching in the Artificial Intelligence programmes. Together with  the 'History of Philosophy' and the 'Ethics Institute' groups, this group is responsible for the department’s research and teaching in philosophy.

The 'Theoretical Philosophy' group has research foci in foundations of mathematics, mathematical logic, logic for AI, philosophy of AI, metaphilosophy, philosophy of science, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and in philosophy of language. In both the group and the department there are various lecture series and other activities that contribute to a lively and stimulating work environment.

We are looking for a colleague who can make a substantial contribution to research and teaching in the field of AI and formal methods. Research in the field of AI can either concern foundational issues in AI, the philosophy of AI, or applications of AI technology in philosophy (think of the use of computer simulations in social epistemology). The specific research accentuation will depend on the candidate’s expertise. Close cooperation with the Utrecht University 'strategic themes' and/or 'focus areas' is desired, as well as cooperation with the other groups within the department.

The Assistant Professor will teach on both Bachelor's and Master's level, contribute to interdisciplinary teaching activities, supervise theses, and will be available for administrative tasks regarding teaching, such as the development of teaching curricula or the participation in relevant committees. In particular the candidate is expected to contribute to the group’s teaching in logic, epistemology, and philosophy of language. The candidate is also expected to be available for other administrative tasks in the department and/or faculty.

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