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Two-Year Post-Doc in Ethics and AI (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, York University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ethics or Social and Political Philosophy
AOS categories Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Applied Ethics
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start date July 1, 2019
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at York University, in collaboration with the Lassonde School of Engineering and Schulich School of Business, seeks to hire a Post-Doctoral Fellow for a term of two years, starting July 1, 2019. Responsibilities include both teaching and research. The Fellow will conduct research on the ethics and social impact of AI, including such topics as algorithmic bias, big data privacy, labour automation, and the moral status of artificial agents. The Fellow’s research will be supervised by Professor Regina Rini, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Moral and Social Cognition, and will benefit from opportunities to engage with other members of York’s highly regarded philosophy department. The Fellow will teach, twice each year, a Masters-level seminar on AI Ethics, directed at philosophy students, computer science students at the Lassonde School of Engineering, and data analytics students in the Schulich School of Business.

The successful applicant will hold (by time of appointment) a PhD in Philosophy or a closely adjacent field and will have experience teaching applied ethics, ideally on AI or digital topics.

To apply, send your CV, a writing sample, the names and contact info for 3-5 references, evidence of teaching excellence, and a 1-2 page cover letter explaining the relevance of your past research and teaching to the topic of AI Ethics, as well as your plans for research during the term of the postdoc. Submit to [email protected] (subject line: AI post-doc) by February 22, 2019.

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Hard deadline February 22, 2019, 6:59pm EST
Contact name Robert Myers
Contact email
Contact phone 416-736-5113
Time created January 25, 2019, 11:01am UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 22, 2019, 6:59pm EST
Expired on February 23, 2019, 7:46pm EST
Last updated April 26, 2019, 3:00pm UTC
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