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Embedded EthiCS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy 2023-2024 (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Harvard University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Ethics
AOC categories Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 3
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Start date July 1st, 2023
Job description

The Harvard Program for Embedded EthiCS invites applications for several postdoctoral fellowships based in the Philosophy Department beginning July 1, 2023, pending funding and program needs. The fellowships will be two years with the second year contingent on a satisfactory review during the first year. The postdoctoral fellows 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.

Harvard’s Embedded EthiCS is a collaborative pedagogical program that embeds the teaching of ethics directly into the computer science curriculum by creating and teaching ethics modules for courses in the standard computer science curriculum. For details about this exciting program, please see our website. The postdoctoral fellows will have responsibility for (a) teaching in the program, (b) participating in a Teaching Lab that develops ethics modules, (c) coaching Teaching Assistants, (d) advising an undergraduate senior thesis in this area, and (e) serving as liaison with other developing Embedded EthiCS teams around the globe. The fellows will have a faculty advisor. Postdoctoral fellows in this program are encouraged to participate in the many efforts at Harvard to address the social impact of technology through its ties with Harvard’s Center for Research in Computation and Society; Harvard’s Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics; and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

We seek applicants who are enthusiastic about working with computer scientists to develop ethics modules for their courses. They need not have computer science experience themselves. They must demonstrate competence to teach ethics, but ethics need not be their area of specialization. Successful candidates will have significant teaching experience, some including experience with cross-disciplinary research or teaching, and enthusiasm about developing ethics pedagogy.

Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a doctorate in Philosophy or related discipline by June 30, 2023. The term of the fellowship is July 1, 2023-June 30, 2025, pending a successful review at the end of the first year.

We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions. Salary is extremely competitive.

The committee will start to review applications on November 1, 2022.  The job will remain posted until filled Applicants should submit the following materials through the web address below:

  • Cover letter stating your background and interest in the Embedded EthiCS program
  • CV
  • Teaching statement
  • Teaching portfolio (teaching chart listing courses taught in reverse chronological order; representative syllabi; teaching evaluations; list of undergraduates for whom you have been primary advisor)
  • Research statement
  • Recent writing sample (no more than 25 pages) 
  • Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. Please notify your referees to expect a request for their letter of recommendation.

If you have questions about the Embedded EthiCS program or the application process, please contact us at [email protected].

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/116...
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2022, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://embeddedethics.seas.harvard.edu/
Contact email
Time created September 28, 2022, 6:17pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 27, 2023, 4:31pm EST
Expired on March 27, 2023, 4:46pm EST
Last updated May 27, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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November 1, 2022 has been changed from a hard deadline to a soft deadline for Harvard University's job posting of Embedded EthiCS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy 2023-2024.
October 26, 2022, 8:57pm UTC

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