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Postdoctoral Fellowship-(Teaching) Ethics and Technology

School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Start date August 1, 2024
Job description

Job Description

The School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, together with the Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center (ETHICx), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Ethics and Technology, starting August 1, 2024.

This is a two-year, non-renewable fellowship which includes research, a 2/2 teaching assignment, and service that relates broadly to the mission of ETHICx. The fellow will be expected to teach courses in practical ethics, which may include engineering ethics, environmental ethics, and/or science, technology, and human values. Interest in and capacity for teaching a course on AI Ethics & Policy would be especially valuable, as well as assisting in supervision of the Georgia Tech Ethics Bowl Team.

The postdoctoral fellow will also be affiliated with the Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center (ETHICx), with the opportunity to participate in and contribute to Center activities. The vision of ETHICx includes anticipating and understanding the consequences of technological innovations, and framing ethical concerns such as fairness, accountability, and transparency in technology-related research, practice, and education.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. conferred by August 1, 2024, in a field related to ethics and technology, including philosophy of science and technology; science, technology, and society (STS); ethics of emerging technologies, and others. The Ph.D. must have been conferred within the last five years. 

Interested and qualified individuals should apply by submitting a curriculum vita, a letter of application that specifically addresses their qualifications to work in a practical ethics program at a technological university, and a list of three references.

About the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology 

The School of Public Policy (http://spp.gatech.edu/) has 63 faculty members and we instruct students in undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. programs. Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, interdisciplinary research and collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants are encouraged to describe their understanding of, prior engagement in, and plans for future activities to support Georgia Tech's mission and values.

The School of Public Policy works to define and shape the discourse around global public policies. Our research and curriculum focus on understanding the global impact of science, technology and innovation on society, and nurture transdisciplinary leaders who can analyze and make ethically-informed decisions in the public interest. Recognizing the vital diversity of perspectives in a culturally- and technologically evolving society, we endeavor to make a positive impact on the most challenging human issues of our time.


Georgia Tech prides itself on its technological resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to building an outstanding and diverse community of learning, discovery, and creation. We strongly encourage applicants whose values align with our institutional values, as outlined in our Strategic Plan. These values include academic excellence, diversity of thought and experience, inquiry and innovation, collaboration and community, and ethical behavior and stewardship. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with numerous economic and cultural strengths. The Institute serves more than 45,000 students through top-ranked undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in engineering, computing, science, business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech's faculty attracted more than $1.4 billion in research awards this past year in fields ranging from biomedical technology to artificial intelligence, energy, sustainability, semiconductors, neuroscience, and national security. Georgia Tech ranks among the nation's top 20 universities for research and development spending and No. 1 among institutions without a medical school.

Georgia Tech's Mission and Values

Georgia Tech's mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute has nine key values that are foundational to everything we do: 

  1. Students are our top priority. 
  2. We strive for excellence. 
  3. We thrive on diversity. 
  4. We celebrate collaboration. 
  5. We champion innovation. 
  6. We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression. 
  7. We nurture the wellbeing of our community. 
  8. We act ethically. 
  9. We are responsible stewards. 

Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will become an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological research university of unmatched scale, relentlessly committed to serving the public good; breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges and opportunities of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional, principled leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact. 

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for all. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services.  Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities.

Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions.  This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia Tech prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://selfservice.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/hprod...
Deadline for full consideration: June 15, 2024, 12:00am EST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Dr. Robert Kirkman
Contact email
Time created May 23, 2024, 9:11pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 19, 2024, 7:38pm EST
Last updated June 3, 2024, 4:58pm UTC
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