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Early Career Research Fellow in Ethics in AI (Human Rights and Democratic Governance) (EXPIRED)

Faculty of Philosophy, in association with Balliol College, Oxford, University of Oxford

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 150978
Location Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Start date As soon as possible
Job description

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. (plus £2,000 research allowance)

Research Alloawnce: £2,000

Housing Allowance: £8,000 pa. or single college accommodation (rent-free, subject to availability and a benefit-in-kind charge, the level of which depends on the accommodation occupied). 

Applications are invited for a full-time Early Career Research Fellow in Ethics in AI at the Faculty of Philosophy, in association with Balliol College, presenting an outstanding opportunity for career advancement in a relatively new field of research. The post is fixed-term for three years.

The University of Oxford has launched a major initiative in Ethics in AI, leading to the establishment of an Institute for Ethics in AI, to be based in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities, under the aegis of the Faculty of Philosophy. The Institute will build upon the University’s world-class capabilities in the humanities to lead the study of the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and other new computing technologies. The Early Career Research Fellow will pursue their own research under the supervision of the Ethics in AI Institute Director, John Tasioulas. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary interactions and collaborative research. In the case of an appropriate candidate, this includes collaboration with the ERC "Algorithms at Work" project directed by Professor Jeremias Adams-Prassl. 

The successful candidates will be expected to provide evidence of exceptional potential for academic research and publication. They need not have already carried out research on ethics in AI, but must demonstrate evidence of the potential to undertake significant research which will contribute to the work of the Institute for Ethics in AI. As an Early Career Fellow at Balliol College, candidates will be expected to submit an annual research report to the college, undertake teaching to undergraduates and participate in undergraduate admissions.

Successful candidates will hold a doctoral degree in a field relevant to the study of the inter-relations of human rights, democracy and AI, or will at least have submitted a doctoral dissertation submitted for examination by the advertised closing date for this position, and will be expected to provide evidence of an outstanding academic research record, appropriate to their career stage.  Also essential are excellent research skills, and the ability to work independently and without close supervision.

Applications for this post are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 28 May 2021.

Interviews are likely to take place in June 2021.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_v...
Email to apply
Hard deadline May 28, 2021, 12:00pm BST
Web address for more information https://www.jobs.ox.ac.uk/
Contact name Emma Harte
Contact email
Time created May 10, 2021, 5:56pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 28, 2021, 12:00pm BST
Expired on June 2, 2021, 12:46am BST
Last updated June 1, 2021, 11:46pm UTC
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