AI Now post-doc positions

This looks like a great opportunity for someone interested in the sorts of things the “AI Now” Institute (NYU) does. Link.

AI Now is looking for two to three postdoctoral researchers whose work resonates with the Institute’s mission. This position is an ideal opportunity for scholars who are interested in understanding the growing role of AI and related technologies within social and political institutions, and who are excited by the idea of shaping a new and far-ranging research field.

ABOUT THE AI NOW INSTITUTE

The AI Now Institute at New York University is an interdisciplinary community researching the social and economic implications of artificial intelligence and related algorithmic systems. We focus on producing foundational research illuminating the social contexts as automated decision-making moves deeper into core institutions like health, education, and criminal justice.

Founded in 2017 by Kate Crawford and Meredith Whittaker, AI Now is housed at NYU, where it fosters vibrant interdisciplinary engagement across the University and beyond. AI Now’s current partners at NYU include: the Tandon School of Engineering, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Law School, the Stern School of Business, and the Center for Data Science.

AI NOW POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

As an interdisciplinary institute at NYU, AI Now will provide postdocs with the opportunity to develop their scholarship at a top academic institution with an explicit remit to collaborate with researchers and practitioners across different fields, whether in NYU, at partner institutions, or within relevant industry and civil society organizations. AI Now has a strong network across these sectors, and will make this network available to postdocs where relevant and useful.

Postdocs will devote time to their own research and collaborative projects and will contribute to AI Now programs and events related to their research portfolio. Teaching is not expected, but may 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 growing research community that includes reading groups, expert workshops, international conferences, regular salons, and site-specific travel. Fellows will also have the opportunity to help shape the annual AI Now Symposium.

RESOURCES AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Access to an exceptional network of mentors and established researchers spanning NYU and beyond, including civil society and industry practitioners
  • A generous research stipend for conferences (including international), fieldwork, and research materials, available as needed
  • Relocation assistance available as needed

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