Associate Professor / Professor (Artificial Intelligence and Applied Ethics)

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Tuesday, 17 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time


Department of Religion and Philosophy

Associate Professor / Professor (Artificial Intelligence and Applied Ethics) (PR0310/19-20)

The Department of Religion and Philosophy seeks a dynamic colleague for a philosophy position in Applied Ethics beginning in August 2020. Applicants must be experienced in research related to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and ethics, and must have a record of publication and teaching in the area. Additional desirable qualifications include experience in logic, computation and methodology and philosophy of science. The person will be charged with playing a leading role in developing a University-level centre for research on AI and Ethics and in recruiting researchers in relevant areas.

Applicants should possess a relevant PhD degree with a strong track record of research and teaching accomplishments. Those applying for a Professor rank should demonstrate an outstanding track record of publications and grant capture, as well as strong leadership potential and administrative capacities.

Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Outstanding candidates for the rank of Associate Professor or above may be considered for appointment with tenure.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably the three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, and latest teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request three referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Those not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 31 March 2020