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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethics and Technology

Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center, Georgia Institute of Technology

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS AI Ethics
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 241231
Location Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Start date August 1, 2022
Job description
Job Description

The Georgia Tech Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center (ETHICx), together with the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, starting August 1, 2022.

This is a two-year, non-renewable fellowship. Responsibilities include participation in interdisciplinary research projects related to AI ethics & policy, service, and a 1/1 teaching assignment, from August 1 – June 30. 

In addition to full faculty benefits, including health insurance, retirement, postdoctoral fellows receive both research support and preparation in and support for further development of ethics pedagogy. Fellows also benefit from other support activities and services, including job market support for both academic and nonacademic positions in conjunction with other postdoctoral fellows in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, of which the School of Public Policy is a unit. 

For this position, we are particularly interested in qualified applicants with interdisciplinary research expertise related to ethics of artificial intelligence (AI), data sciences, and related fields. 

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. conferred by August 1, 2022, in a field related to AI ethics, including philosophy of science and technology; science, technology, and society (STS); ethics of emerging technologies, and others. Familiarity with social science research methods is desirable but not required. The Ph.D. must have been conferred within the last five years.

About Us

The vision of the Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center (ETHICx) – pronounced “ethics” – includes anticipating and understanding the consequences of technological innovations, and framing ethical concerns such as fairness, accountability, and transparency in technology-related research, practice, and education. The Center engages various stakeholders in systematic ethical analyses, decision-making techniques, and technology development processes, and it emphasizes research on social justice and technological change. ETHICx is a global resource for communities, corporations, educational institutions, governments, or technologists, who are grappling with complex ethical issues related to science and technology.

The School of Public Policy works to define and shape the discourse around global public policies. Our research and curriculum focus on understanding the global impact of science, technology and innovation on society, and nurture transdisciplinary leaders who can analyze and make ethically-informed decisions in the public interest. Recognizing the vital diversity of perspectives in a culturally- and technologically-evolving society, we endeavor to make a positive impact on the most challenging human issues of our time.

Situated in the diverse and culturally vibrant city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is ranked as a top-ten public university and stands as a hub for innovative, interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Contact Information

Questions can be addressed to Dr. Justin B. Biddle at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. 

Required Documents to Attach

Curriculum vita, a letter of application that specifically addresses  qualifications to work in a practical ethics program at a technological university, and a list of three references.

 


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Web address to apply https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/C...
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Deadline for full consideration: April 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST

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Hard deadline June 1, 2022, 11:59pm EST
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Contact name Justin Biddle
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Scheduled expiry date June 1, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Last updated April 1, 2022, 7:38pm UTC
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