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Postdoctoral Fellow

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society & The Institute for Human-Centered AI, Stanford University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Priority to candidates with CS background
AOC Priority to candidates with CS background
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Stanford, California, United States
Start date Fall 2023
Job description

We invite applications for our Embedded Ethics postdoctoral fellowship based at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). Stanford Embedded Ethics is a collaborative program that embeds the teaching of ethics directly into the core undergraduate courses of Stanford’s computer science curriculum. Working in collaboration with CS faculty and graduate students, the fellows will create curricular materials, course assignments, and teach ethics modules across three to six courses. 2023-24 will be the fourth year of this program, and fellows will have the opportunity to continue to shape the direction of this approach to technology education at Stanford.

We will hire 1-2 fellows. 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 independent research within a cohort of postdoctoral fellows appointed at the Ethics Center and HAI. The postdoctoral fellow will have responsibility for (a) working with CS faculty and students to develop course materials, (b) teaching the modules, (c) providing pedagogical training for Course Assistants in CS, and (d) participating in the intellectual life of the Ethics Center and HAI.

We seek applicants with a Ph.D. in philosophy, law, political science, information studies, or science and technology studies who can teach ethics (but ethics need not be their specialization), and who are enthusiastic to work with computer scientists to develop ethics modules. We will prioritize candidates who have a computer science background from their undergraduate studies and/or work experience. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of computer science fundamentals, coding skills, significant teaching experience, experience with cross-disciplinary research or teaching, and enthusiasm about developing ethics pedagogy.

Applicants must complete all requirements for their Ph.D. no later than June 30, 2023. Candidates must also be no more than three years from the awarding of their degree at the start of the fellowship (i.e., September 2020). The term of the fellowship is September 1, 2023 - August 31, 2024 and is renewable for a second year. We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions. Salary is competitive. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages doublespaced), three letters of recommendation, a one-page research statement (single spaced), and a list of classes that they have taught and/or are prepared to teach.

Applications will be collected via Interfolio. Applications will not be accepted by email.

Please refer to the Center's website for information about how to submit your materials: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/postdoctoral/application-process-embedded-ethics-fellowship

If you have questions, please email [email protected]

Application due date: December 12, 2022

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/postdoctoral/...
Email to apply
Hard deadline December 12, 2022, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/postdoctoral/...
Contact name Gillyn Maung
Contact email
Time created October 26, 2022, 8:28pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 12, 2022, 11:59pm PST
Last updated October 27, 2022, 6:29pm UTC
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