Western’s Department of Philosophy is one of the leading philosophy departments in Canada, with a strong reputation in a range of areas including feminist philosophy, applied ethics, philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and general philosophy of science. The department has close working ties with many other units on campus, such as Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Health Sciences, Political Science, and Computer Science. We are also home to the Centre for Digital Philosophy (http://cdp.uwo.ca), which develops and maintains PhilPapers, PhilJobs, and other services.
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy was founded in 2008 as part of the Department of Philosophy and is now one of Western’s four interdisciplinary research Institutes. It supports philosophers engaging with scientists in collaborative research teams to address deep and wicked problems, including those posed by AI.
Both the department and the Rotman Institute are committed to the inclusion of underrepresented voices in philosophy. We are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and decolonization in our research and teaching.
There is a one-year term for this position, although it is subject to renewal for a second year, conditional on the availability of funding and performance during the first year. Exact start date is flexible but should be during September 2023. Teaching duties will commence in January 2024. Candidates must, at the time of appointment, have a PhD in Philosophy, or a related field, with an area of specialization in ethics. They also must have demonstrated ability to conduct interdisciplinary research regarding AI. This position will include teaching responsibilities at the graduate and/or undergraduate level. The stipend is $45,000.