[Air-L] CFA: 2020 Cornell Tech DLI Research Fellows
mcforelle at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 07:59:49 PST 2019
I'm a visiting fellow of the Digital Life Initiative and can vouch for what
an energizing, smart, welcoming group this is - plus, Cornell Tech is a
fascinating campus with lots of interesting work, events, etc, going on all
the time. I strongly encourage all soon-to-be or recent PhDs interested in
"digital life" to consider applying!
Applications due Jan 6
*Call for Applications: Cornell Tech DLI Postdoctoral Fellows 2020*
The Digital Life Initiative (DLI) invites applications for its 2020
postdoctoral research fellowships supporting research in ethics, politics,
and quality of life in digital societies, on topical issues such as
algorithmic decision systems, bias and unfair discrimination, privacy, AI
and ethics, and civil society. We welcome applicants from
wide-ranging disciplines -- computer and information sciences, law,
philosophy, data science, media studies, public policy, and social
sciences. For one of the positions, demonstrated interest in contextual
integrity is a plus. Fellows join an exciting, collaborative research
community from the US and around the globe, and are encouraged to work with
DLI faculty: Helen Nissenbaum (Faculty Director), Deborah Estrin, James
Grimmelmann, Karen Levy, Vitaly Shmatikov, and more, as well as other
Cornell Tech faculty. New York City offers further unprecedented
opportunities to engage with colleagues and institutions.
Qualifications and Expectations Eligible candidates will have received
their PhD within the past four years. JDs, JSDs, LLMs, and MDs are also
eligible. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable depending on
fit and available funding. Fellows are expected to reside in the New York
City area and participate actively in the intellectual life of Cornell Tech
and the Digital Life Initiative. In addition to pursuing research, Fellows
play a crucial role enriching the DLI with workshops, conferences, and
seminars; contributing to the DLI Critical Reflections publication, and
presenting their work at the DLI Seminar and other public and internal
forums. There may also be teaching opportunities. Particulars TBD by mutual
About the Digital Life Initiative Embedded within the progressive teaching
mission of Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island in New York City, the Digital
Life Initiative was launched in 2017 to analyze the societal tensions
arising from existing and emergent digital technologies. Inspired by the
core values of justice, democracy, privacy, responsibility, security, and
freedom, we support collaborative research projects that explore ethics,
policy, politics and quality of life within prevailing socio-technical
systems. Cornell Tech and the Digital Life Initiative offer unique contexts
for close interdisciplinary collaboration, particularly those bridging the
technical and the non-technical. To learn more, visit
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We
are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans,
and Individuals with Disabilities.
Application Instructions Positions are set to begin on August 20,
2020. Applications will be evaluated starting Monday, January 6, and
reviewed until positions are filled. To apply, please submit your
information via our online form
, including the following materials:
1. A cover letter explaining your research interests and how your work
connects to the Digital Life Initiative.
2. A current curriculum vitae.
3. Two publications or substantial drafts of journal articles, essays,
or the equivalent.
4. Names and contact information for three recommenders.
Applicants who have not yet received a PhD, should request a letter from
their dissertation chairs confirming that the degree will be in hand before
the beginning of the Fellowship term.
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