Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Boston, MA


The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks applications and nominations for a position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the area of information ethics. The successful candidate will have a strong scholarly record or research program in the areas of applied ethics and/or ethical theory with high relevance to emerging issues raised by robotics, big data, machine learning or other aspects of artificial intelligence. The person filling this position will have the opportunity to contribute to interdisciplinary research and curriculum projects, and must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education. They will teach courses in their areas of expertise, as well as introductory courses on ethics and emerging technologies.

Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

A Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field in hand by the start day is required.

Additional Information

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi), writing sample, and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation. Questions and nominations should be addressed to Prof. Ronald Sandler, Search Committee Chair,  

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Review of applications will begin on November 1st and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 1st will be assured full consideration.