Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, National Yang-Ming University
Job category: Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS: Analytic philosophy, preferably in one of the following two research areas:
1. Philosophy of artificial intelligence, specifically cross-disciplinary research that focuses on current work in artificial intelligence
2. Philosophy of mind, specifically cross-disciplinary research that integrates philosophy with current work in the cognitive and brain sciences
Workload: Full time
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Start date: August 1, 2021
Assistant / Associate / Full Professor
The Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition (IPMC) aims to educate a new generation of philosophers who specialize in cross-disciplinary research on mind and cognition. Specifically, our program is designed to train students to develop research topics in a way that integrates resources from the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of science, cognitive neuroscience, and the biomedical sciences. Examples of our current research topics include artificial intelligence, perception, consciousness, self, memory, suffering, illness experience, attention, and causal cognition. Please see our website (http://phil.ym.edu.tw/en/about/) for some additional information about IPMC.
IPMC currently has 4 full-time professors, 1 joint-appointed full-time professor, and 2 part-time professors. Between 2009 and 2019, 13 out of 34 graduates of IPMC (38.2%) were admitted to Ph.D. programs in the US, Canada, Germany, Amsterdam, and the UK; and 10 out of 13 of those graduates (77%) received some form of financial support from those programs. Many of our students have presented their papers at international conferences and have received travel grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan.
Faculty members in IPMC are responsible for research, teaching, and service. Successful applicants are required to have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, a solid research record, and the ability to teach courses in English. Faculty members are responsible for teaching at least two courses per semester: one general education course for undergraduates, and one seminar for graduate students in our master’s degree program. Faculty members are also responsible for supervising graduate students. IPMC coordinates an undergraduate cross-disciplinary program called the Program for Philosophy, Intelligence, Brain, and Mind (https://pibmserver.wixsite.com/pibm-ym). Some faculty members are responsible for offering courses at this program.
IPMC is located within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at National Yang-Ming University (NYMU) in Taipei, Taiwan. NYMU is a comprehensive medical university that typically enrolls about 2,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students per year.
How to apply
Application type: Email
Applicants should send the following materials to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org:
2. Dissertation or at least three representative academic works from within the past five years
3. Research statement
4. Statement of teaching philosophy (including relevant teaching experience, description of teaching methods, teaching evaluations)
5. Four syllabi: two syllabi for graduate seminars for students in our master’s degree program, and two syllabi for undergraduate general education courses
Please combine the above materials into one pdf document. The file name should be the applicant’s last name, the applicants first name, and the words ‘Application Materials’ (e.g., SmithJaneApplicationMaterials.pdf). In the subject line of the email, please write the applicant’s last name, the applicant’s first name, and the words ‘Application for Advertised Position at IPMC’ (e.g., Smith Jane Application for Advertised Position at IPMC).
Applicants should also provide at least two letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly from the recommenders or their departments to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please request your recommenders or their departments to use the following file name: applicant’s last name, applicant’s first name, and the words ‘Recommendation Letter’ (e.g., SmithJaneRecommendationLetter.pdf). Please request your recommenders or their departments to write the following in the subject line of the email: applicant’s last name, applicant’s first name, and the words ‘Recommendation Letter’ (e.g., Smith Jane Recommendation Letter).
After submitting your materials, you should receive a confirmation email within three days. If you do not receive a confirmation email within three days, please contact Bella Yang (email@example.com).
After evaluating the applications, we will choose a number of applicants to interview (via Skype or similar software). We will not notify candidates who have not been chosen for the interview stage.
Email to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Deadline for full consideration: November 30, 2020, 11:59pm UTC+8:00
Hard deadline: November 30, 2020, 11:59pm UTC+8:00
Contact name: Karen Yan, Director of Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org