Principal Duties: The Department of History at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in the History of Artificial Intelligence. Ph.D. in history, history of science, or science & technology studies required. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the History of AI, broadly defined to include its social, cultural, intellectual, political, legal, military, economic, or transnational aspects, and will contribute to the intellectual life of the department. The historical era and geographic area are open. Please see our concurrent search in the History of Cybersecurity. Applicants will be expected to enhance and complement the strengths of the department in the histories of science, technology, and medicine, gender, politics, and violence/conflict/Human Rights. The person who fills this position also will teach courses in the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.
Qualifications: The Candidate must have a Ph.D. in history or related fields with a specialization in the History of Artificial Intelligence. This position requires strong oral and written communication and proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.
The College and University: The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 45 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2023. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program that educates students across the university.
Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of History are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.
Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of History are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Application Procedure: Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, in this order and as one PDF document: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please); and, 4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book chapter). Questions about the position should be directed to Michael G. Smith, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of the applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.