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Postdoctoral Fellow - Artificial Intelligence & Law in New Zealand project (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Otago

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS At least a bachelor’s degree in law and a doctorate in law or some other discipline relevant to this AI focussed project.
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 1700144
Location Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Start date Mid-2017.
Job description


 Applications are sought for a postdoctoral scholar to work on the “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Law in New Zealand Project” funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation. This interdisciplinary project is a collaboration between the Faculty of Law and the Departments of Computer Science and Philosophy at the University of Otago.

The Role

The purpose of the Postdoctoral Fellowship will be to contribute to a three-year multi-disciplinary research project evaluating legal and policy implications of AI for New Zealand. In particular, questions regarding challenges posed by predictive AI technologies in the criminal justice system, for instance in policing and sentencing.

You will:

• Develop an extensive literature review; 

• Consult with international experts, in part through multi-disciplinary workshops; 

• Examine relevant practice in other jurisdictions, in particular the USA; and

• Interview stakeholders with a view to informing discussion of policy options for New Zealand.

Your skills and experience

 • At least a bachelor’s degree in law and a doctorate in law or some other discipline relevant to the project. 

• Preferably, also have familiarity with qualitative research methods, and an interest in AI and its social implications. 

Further details

You will be responsible to the Principal Investigators on the project (Assoc. Professors Colin Gavaghan, Alistair Knott, and James Maclaurin) and under the overall direction of the Head of Philosophy, Professor Michael LeBuffe.

This is a full-time, fixed term position for two years.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail....
Hard deadline May 21, 2017, 11:59pm NZST
Web address for more information http://www.otago.ac.nz/humanresources/otago643514
Contact name Assoc Prof James Maclaurin
Contact email
Contact phone +64 3 479 8719
Time created May 4, 2017, 9:05am EST
Scheduled expiry date May 21, 2017, 11:59pm NZST
Expired on May 23, 2017, 12:46am NZST
Last updated July 22, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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