[SIGCIS-Members] AI Now Is Hiring Postdoctoral Researchers; Apply By November 27

Sarah Myers West sarahmye at usc.edu
Tue Oct 23 12:42:52 PDT 2018

Dear all,

AI Now is hiring two-to-three postdoctoral researchers whose work resonates
with the Institute's mission. We welcome applications across a range of
interests and disciplines. This two-year position is an ideal opportunity
for scholars engaging with the social implications of AI and related
technologies, who want to be part of this growing research community.

Want to learn more and apply? See our Postdoctoral Researcher job
<https://ainowinstitute.org/join-us.html#postdoctoral-researcher>. The
deadline for applications is November 27, 2018.

Know someone who might be perfect? Please feel free to share this email.

Thank you for helping the AI Now Institute grow!




*Dr. Sarah Myers West*
Postdoctoral Researcher
AI Now Institute
New York University
sarah at ainowinstitute.org | @sarahbmyers


Postdoctoral Researcher

AI Now is hiring two-to-three postdoctoral researchers whose work resonates
with the Institute’s mission. We welcome applications across a range of
interests and disciplines. This two-year position is an ideal opportunity
for scholars engaging with the social implications of AI and related
technologies, who want to be part of this growing research community.

For the 2019 cohort, we are specifically looking to appoint one
postdoctoral researcher whose work relates to issues of AI, Gender, and
Race. If your work relates to this field, please indicate that in your
application and research statement.

As an interdisciplinary institute, AI Now will provide postdocs with the
opportunity to develop their scholarship at a top academic institution with
an remit to collaborate with researchers and practitioners across different
fields, whether within NYU, at partner institutions, or working with
relevant industry and civil society organizations.

Postdocs will devote time to their own research and collaborative projects
as well as contributing to AI Now programs and events related to their
research portfolio. Teaching is not expected, but can be an option,
depending on a candidate’s availability and interest.

AI Now is committed to mentorship and support and to accommodating and
resourcing research agendas that fit within its core mission. Postdocs will
become a core part of a vibrant research community that includes reading
groups, expert workshops, international conferences, regular salons, and
site-specific travel. Postdocs will also have the opportunity to help shape
the annual AI Now Symposium.

The AI Now Institute <https://ainowinstitute.org/> at New York University
is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to examining the social
implications of artificial intelligence. We focus on producing fundamental
research and expanding the emerging field focused on these issues.

Currently, our research focuses on four key domains: rights and liberties,
labor and automation, bias and inclusion, and safety and critical

Founded in 2017 by Kate Crawford and Meredith Whittaker, the AI Now
Institute is housed at New York University, where it fosters vibrant
interdisciplinary engagement across the University and beyond. Our work
includes collaborations across an expansive, world-class network of
scholars, policy-makers, activists and advocates, technologists and
industry leaders, and many others. AI Now is affiliated across six
different NYU faculties: the Tandon School of Engineering
<https://ainowinstitute.org/>, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education,
and Human Development <http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/>, the Law School
<http://www.law.nyu.edu/>, the Stern School of Business
<http://www.stern.nyu.edu/>, the Center for Data Science


   Competitive salary and benefits

   A generous research budget for conferences (including international),
   fieldwork, and research materials available as needed

   Access to an exceptional network of mentors and established researchers
   spanning NYU and beyond, including civil society and industry practitioners

   Relocation assistance available as needed


Eligible candidates will have received their PhD in 2017-2019 (conferred by
August 2019). Start date for this position will be in September 2019.
Postdoc positions are two years in length and this position will conclude
at the end of June 2021.

Successful candidates will have extensive research experience and an
established research track record, demonstrated by journal publications
and/or conference papers, as well as other forms of academic participation,
such as program committees and editorial boards.

Candidates may be trained in any discipline, but should be interested in
addressing the complex social implications of AI and related systems, and
be committed to working in an interdisciplinary environment. Candidates
from all disciplines, both technical and non-technical, are welcome to

Examples of relevant research areas include: issues of bias and fairness in
algorithmic systems, gender representation and AI, the implications of
algorithmic risk assessment and means testing in criminal justice and
social welfare, the geopolitical implications of artificial intelligence,
the role of industrial actors in the creation of modern AI systems, the
ways in which AI and automation are shaping specific labor sectors and the
nature of work, infrastructural analyses of AI, the history of AI, and the
political implications of machine vision. We are also open to a range of
topics and approaches that go beyond these domains.

The ideal candidate will enjoy bold and creative research design, working
on collaborative teams, mentoring junior researchers, exploring new
methodologies, and engaging broad audiences with their research.

The AI Now postdoctoral program is located at New York University and
candidates will be expected to spend the majority of their time on-site,
with the exception of travel for conferences, research, meetings, etc.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University
is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect
of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition),
sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or
expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status,
national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or
military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics,
domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally
protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority
sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

The application deadline for the 2019-2021 class is Tuesday, November 27,

To apply, please submit your information via our online form
<https://airtable.com/shrrUgfcccZrBcZu5>, including attachments for the
following materials:


   A research statement, no longer than two pages, on your research agenda,
   methodologies, and how this work connects to the mission of AI Now.

      If you are applying for the AI, Gender & Race position please include
      an additional short statement (no more than one page) briefly
outlining any
      past, present, and/or envisioned future work that you see as particularly
      relevant to this research track.

   An abstract and chapter outline of your dissertation.

   Two writing samples in English, such as journal articles, book chapters,
   essays, or equivalent.

   Your CV; please indicate when you received/will receive your PhD.

Feel free to contact us should you have any questions about the position at
apply at ainowinstitute.org.

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