VACANCY: Research Fellow in Ethics in AI

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Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Humanities, ROQ, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Applications are invited for up to two full-time Research Fellowships in Ethics in AI at the Faculty of Philosophy, presenting an outstanding opportunity for career advancement in a relatively new field of research. The posts are fixed-term for three years. The University of Oxford has launched a major initiative in Ethics in AI, leading to the establishment of an Institute for Ethics in AI, to be based in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities, under the aegis of the Faculty of Philosophy. The Institute will build upon the University’s world-class capabilities in the humanities to lead the study of the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and other new computing technologies. The Research Fellows will pursue their own research under the supervision of the Ethics in AI Institute Director. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary interactions and collaborative research.

The successful candidates will be expected to provide evidence of exceptional potential for academic research and publication. They need not have already carried out research on ethics in AI, but must demonstrate evidence of the potential to undertake significant research which will contribute to the work of the Institute for Ethics in AI.

Successful candidates will hold a doctoral degree in a field relevant to the Institute for Ethics in AI, or will at least have submitted a doctoral dissertation submitted for examination by the advertised closing date for this position, and will be expected to provide evidence of an outstanding academic research record, appropriate to their career stage. Also essential are excellent research skills, and the ability to work independently and without close supervision.

Applications for this post are to be made online. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 April 2020.