Embedded EthiCS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy
Philosophy, Embedded EthiCS, Harvard University
|Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
|Allston, Massachusetts, United States
|July 1, 2024
The Harvard Program for Embedded EthiCS invites applications for one or more fellowships based in the Philosophy Department beginning July 1, 2024, pending funding and program needs. The fellowships will be for a maximum of three years, with the second and third years contingent on program funding and a yearly satisfactory review. The postdoctoral fellows will be expected to spend 50% of their time working with the Embedded EthiCS program (including teaching, mentoring, and engagement activities) and 50% of their time on their own independent research.
Harvard’s Embedded EthiCS is a collaborative, multidisciplinary pedagogical program that embeds the teaching of ethics directly into the computer science curriculum by creating and teaching ethics modules for courses across the CS curriculum. For details about this exciting program, please see ourwebsite. The postdoctoral fellows will have responsibility for:
The fellows will have a faculty advisor in the Department of Philosophy and are encouraged to participate in the full range of Department activities. The fellows are also encouraged to participate in the many efforts at Harvard to address the social impact of technology through our program’s 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 (among many others).
We seek applicants who are enthusiastic about working with computer scientists to develop ethics modules for their courses and who are passionate about building a more ethical and responsible computing ecosystem. They need not have computer science experience themselves, but they should be eager to engage with computer science experts, even if that requires engaging with technical material. They must demonstrate competence to teach ethics, but ethics need not be their area of specialization. Successful candidates will have significant teaching experience, ideally 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, 2024. The term of the fellowship is July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025, with the possibility of renewal (see above).
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.
Please submit the following materials by January 7, 2024
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.
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January 7, 2024, 12:00am EST
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|May 27, 2024, 4:23pm EST
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