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Postdoctoral Fellow (EXPIRED)

Stanford University McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society & the Institute for Human-Centered AI

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS applied ethics; ethics; normative ethics; social and political philosophy; technology ethics
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Ethics
Normative Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC applied ethics; ethics; normative ethics; social and political philosophy; technology ethics
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Ethics
Normative Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Stanford, California, United States
Start date Fall 2020
Job description

We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship based at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society (EIS) and the Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) beginning September 1, 2020. We will hire 1 fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to spend 50% of their time working with the Embedded Ethics program and 50% of their time on their own independent research within a cohort of postdoctoral fellows appointed at EIS and HAI.

Stanford Embedded Ethics is a collaborative program that embeds the teaching of ethics directly into the core undergraduate courses of Stanford’s computer science curriculum. Working in collaboration with CS faculty and graduate students, the fellow will create curricular materials, course assignments, and teach ethics modules across three to six courses in the inaugural year of the program, and in doing so, will have the opportunity to shape the direction of this new approach to technology education at Stanford.

The postdoctoral fellow will have responsibility for (a) working with CS faculty and students to develop course materials, (b) teaching the modules, (c) providing pedagogical training for Course Assistants in CS, and (d) participating in the intellectual life of Ethics in Society and HAI.

We seek applicants with a Ph.D. in philosophy, political science, or law who have substantive normative training, and who are enthusiastic to work with computer scientists to develop ethics modules. They need not have a computer science background themselves, though of course such training is welcome. Ideal candidates would have significant teaching experience, some mathematical training, experience with cross-disciplinary research or teaching, and enthusiasm about developing ethics pedagogy.

Applicants ideally will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. at the time of application, and no later than July 31, 2020. Candidates must also be no more than three years from the awarding of their degree at the start of the fellowship (i.e., September 2017). The term of the fellowship is September 1, 2020 - August 1, 2021 and is renewable for a second year.

We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions. Salary is competitive.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages double-spaced), three letters of recommendation, a one-page research statement (single spaced), and a list of classes they have taught.

Applications will be collected via Interfolio. Please refer to the Center's website for information about how to submit your materials: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/postdoctoral/application-process

Applications will not be accepted by email. If you have questions, please email ethics_submissions@stanford.edu.

Application Due Date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be submitted by July 24, 2020.

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Hard deadline July 24, 2020, 11:59pm PST
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Time created July 1, 2020, 11:59am EST
Scheduled expiry date July 24, 2020, 11:59pm PST
Expired on July 26, 2020, 12:46am PST
Last updated July 26, 2020, 3:46am EST
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