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Postdoctoral Researcher – Social Cognition (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology
AOS categories Epistemology
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
AOC Social Cognition
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start date September 1, 2020
Job description

Postdoctoral Researcher – Social Cognition

Job category: postdoc, fixed term
AOS: Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology
AOC: open

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Scholar position beginning September 2020, funded by the University of Toronto’s Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society. The successful applicant will engage in philosophical research on social cognition; they will also participate in regular interdisciplinary lab meetings at the Institute, focusing on human regulation of artificial intelligence.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is widely recognized as Canada’s best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

The University of Toronto’s newly launched Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society brings together researchers from across disciplines to focus on the ethical and social implications of emerging technologies. Artificial intelligence has been selected as the core topic of the Institute’s work over its first five years.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca. More information on the Schwartz Reisman Institute is available at https://sr-institute.utoronto.ca/ .

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Required qualifications: Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctorate by August 31, 2020. Candidates must also be no more than 5 years from the awarding of their degree as of the start date for the position.

To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically at
search.philosophy@utoronto.ca ; please include “Social Cognition - AI Postdoc” in the subject line. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf with a cover letter, a current CV, and a sample of written work; applicants also should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the same email address.

The salary is $65,000 CAD annually, plus $5000 for research expenses; this is a one-year position. Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement fall below the rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Closing date: Complete applications received by April 3, 2020 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Supervisor: Professor Jennifer Nagel
Expected start date: September 1, 2020
Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021
FTE: 100%


The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.
Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically at search.philosophy@utoronto.ca ; please include “Social Cognition - AI Postdoc” in the subject line. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf with a cover letter, a current CV, and a sample of written work; applicants also should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the same email address.
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Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca/
Contact name Christopher Henion
Contact email
Contact phone 4169783313
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Time created March 10, 2020, 10:59am EST
Scheduled expiry date September 26, 2020, 9:35am EST
Expired on April 17, 2020, 12:24pm EST
Last updated May 18, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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