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Chancellor's Fellow, Centre for Technomoral Futures

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
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 5-year tenure track programme. They are designed to support early career researchers and innovators to develop their careers in a supportive, world-leading environment.

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.

In advance of the posting on the University of Edinburgh's new HR recruitment portal, anticipated to go live in mid or late November, further details of the opportunity can be found in the PDF located at this URL:


How to apply
Application type Online
Due to the University's transition to a new HR recruitment system which is expected to be operational in the second half of November, the position will be posted on the University website and applications will open in mid or late November, date TBA. The closing date is also TBA, but will be a minimum of 30 days from the ad posting date.
Web address to apply https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/jobs
Email to apply
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://efi.ed.ac.uk/centre-for-technomoral-future...
Contact name Shannon Vallor
Contact email
Time created October 21, 2020, 5:21pm EST
Scheduled expiry date May 9, 2021, 9:19am BST
Last updated October 21, 2020, 5:21pm EST
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