Postdoctoral Research Scholar
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NC State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in moral psychology, empirical neuroethics, or ethics of AI at the NeuroComputational Ethics Research Group, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, beginning February 1, 2024.
Applicants must have a PhD in a field related to philosophy; communication, rhetoric, and digital media (CRDM); bioethics; psychology; cognitive science; computer science; sociology; or Science and Technology Studies (STS). Applicant should demonstrate evidence of strong research and publication skills and future research productivity.
The position entails a specific research agenda that aligns with Dr. Veljko Dubljevic's RISF grant “Embodied Social AI: Personal Robots for Aging at Home ” (pending budgetary approval). The successful candidate will also pursue their own individual research agenda and be guided by Dr. Dubljevic. A research presentation given once a year will summarize progress in this arena and should result in one or more publications. This is a one-year (12-month) appointment with a possibility of renewal. The salary range is USD $47,000-$50,000. The duties and responsibilities include developing new moral situations about potentially harmful decisions involving social robots, including Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) patients and family caregivers, conducting interviews with stakeholders and testing moral judgment on samples of students, professional moral philosophers, and lay people.
Only online applications will be considered. These should be submitted at:
Please attach your application letter, Curriculum Vitae, contact information for two academic references, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages to your online application. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. If the highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at http://www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to the start date in order to meet qualifications.
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