Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Philosophy

Jesus College
Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Philosophy

Faculty of Philosophy (Ethics in AI) and Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford in Association with Jesus College, Oxford

Salary range: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a. plus allowances, including a housing allowance of £13,237 p.a. and access to an equity sharing scheme. A responsibility allowance of £1,554 p.a. and a health insurance scheme for the post holder and family members is also available. An additional salary payment of £2,804 per annum would be payable upon award of the title of full Professor (without change to the duties of the post).

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter 555, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QD

Jesus College, Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DW


The Faculty of Philosophy and Department of Computer Science are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) in Philosophy, in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at Jesus College. The successful candidate will have an area of specialization in Analytic Philosophy, and research interests relevant to the activities of the Oxford Institute for Ethics in AI. This post is available from 1 September 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a permanent appointment (subject to initial probation).

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in advanced research within Analytic Philosophy, including Ethics in AI, and must be able to provide research-led teaching and supervision at all levels, undergraduate and graduate. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide small-group undergraduate teaching for Jesus College, in the form of tutorials, on a range of subjects within Philosophy at both introductory and advanced levels. They will also be responsible for Ethics teaching to undergraduate and Masters students within the Department of Computer Science.

Candidates must demonstrate a research record in Philosophy of international standing appropriate to the stage of their career; and must have research interests in Ethics and AI, the ability to deliver excellent teaching, the ability to supervise graduate students, and a willingness to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on behalf of Jesus College and of the University. Candidates should hold a completed doctorate, or a completed doctoral dissertation submitted for examination by the advertised closing date for this position, in Philosophy or a closely related field.

Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 28 February 2020. Interviews are expected to be held during March/April 2020.

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