Duke University, Social Science Research Institute

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Position ID:Duke-SSRI-POSTDOCMORALAI [#27042]
Position Title: Post Doctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Appl Deadline:2024/02/29 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/01/22)
Position Description:   URMs  

Post Doctoral Fellow - Moral-AI (Duke University and Carnegie Mellon University) 

Duke University and Carnegie Mellon University 
Open Date: 
Jan 05, 2024 

Hosts: Professors Jana Schaich Borg and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong at Duke; Hoda Heidari and Vincent Conitzer at CMU 

We have an opening for a joint two-year postdoctoral position at the Social Science Research Institute and Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University and the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (with the possibility of renewal for a third year). The postdoc can be employed through any of these departments. The candidate is expected to live in either Durham or Pittsburgh depending on the home department but will be expected to travel occasionally to the other location. 

The postdoc will be jointly hosted by Professors Jana Schaich Borg and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong at Duke and Professors Hoda Heidari and Vincent Conitzer at CMU. The focus of the position is on conducting impactful research on moral artificial intelligence. The postdoc will have the opportunity to engage with our partners at Stanford, Guelph, and Oxford, and address such problems as: 

 *Designing artificial intelligence systems to model and predict human moral judgments and medical treatment         preferences 
 *Designing effective elicitation mechanisms and interfaces to capture moral and medical preferences 
 *Developing techniques for implementing and evaluating AI systems that are based on these modeled preferences     and assessing the dynamic impact of these systems on the preferences and behavior of users who interact with         them 

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in computer science, statistics, mathematics, computational neuroscience, or related technical fields and have expertise in machine learning and AI / statistics / data science. Additional background in philosophy, (AI or other) ethics, moral psychology, HCI, and/or social science is preferred but not required. We are strongly committed to a diverse academic environment and place high priority on attracting candidates from underrepresented groups. 

The postdoc could begin as early as the Summer of 2024, but could start later if needed. We will begin considering applications starting February 14, 2024. 

Application Instructions 
Interested applicants should submit a CV and statement of research interests, and the names of three referees that can provide letters of recommendation.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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