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Chancellor's Fellow, Centre for Technomoral Futures (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technology Ethics
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 110
Location Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Start date September 2021 (earlier start is negotiable)
Job description

The University of Edinburgh's School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, in conjunction with the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI), seeks to appoint a Chancellor's Fellow for EFI’s Centre for Technomoral Futures.

The Chancellor's Fellowships are a prestigious programme designed to support early career researchers and innovators to develop their careers in a supportive, world-leading environment. The fellowship is for a five year term, with the expectation that subject to a satisfactory review at the end of year three, the Fellow will move to a standard university open-ended contract (a permanent research and teaching position.)

The successful candidate will hold a primary academic appointment in the Department of Philosophy while working with EFI’s new Centre for Technomoral Futures to develop an ambitious portfolio of interdisciplinary research, teaching and public engagement that advances understanding of the ethical implications of emerging developments in AI, machine learning, and other data-driven technologies.

Funded by a major gift from the global investment firm Baillie Gifford, the Centre for Technomoral Futures aims to unify technical and moral understanding in new models of research, education, design, and engagement that directly serve the goals of sustainable, just and ethical innovation. The Centre is founded on EFI’s core ethos, which combines multi-disciplinarity with the co-production of participatory knowledge and critical understanding needed to support the navigation of complex futures. The post holder will contribute high quality research, teaching and academic citizenship.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent qualifications in Philosophy or other relevant discipline, and significant research experience in applied technology ethics, particularly ethics of AI, data science and machine learning. The post holder must have a deep commitment to interdisciplinary research and, ideally, experience with multidisciplinary research and teaching collaborations. We particularly encourage applicants working in new or under-represented philosophical areas or methods of research. The successful candidate will present a research profile which is at the forefront of the field, relative to career stage. This candidate will also demonstrate experience, achievement and outstanding potential reflected in a growing personal teaching, supervisory, research and public-impact portfolio.

There is an opportunity for appointment at senior lecturer level, for which the successful candidates will be expected to have demonstrated leadership experience and to contribute actively to the management of the subject area.

Applications are accepted through 6 January at 5pm UK time, application link below:


A full job description is available here: https://uoe.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/jobdescriptionlibrary/EZ0YnZQq2DdIoOpkDgz4RKMBaDu6ScDWDuOwNfZv8aIeBw

Expanded details on the opportunity in the PDF here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/files/atoms/files/philosophy-chancellors-fellow-recruitment-pack-2021-01-06.pdf

How to apply
Application type Online
Additional job details available in the PDF here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/files/atoms/files/philosophy-chancellors-fellow-recruitment-pack-2021-01-06.pdf
Web address to apply https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/Candidat...
Hard deadline January 6, 2021, 5:00pm BST
Web address for more information https://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/about/vacancies
Contact name Shannon Vallor
Contact email
Time created October 21, 2020, 5:21pm EST
Scheduled expiry date January 6, 2021, 5:00pm BST
Expired on January 7, 2021, 5:46pm BST
Last updated January 7, 2021, 12:46pm EST
Last update notification
Applications for this position are now open at the link below, and a deadline for applications has been set for 6 January 2021, 5pm UK time. Applications at this stage require a detailed cover letter and CV but do not require a teaching portfolio, writing sample, or letters of reference; however, applicants are asked to supply names and contact info for three references. https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/110/?utm_medium=jobshare
December 2, 2020, 10:31am EST

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