[Air-L] New Oxford position: Director, Ethics in AI Institute

Victoria Nash victoria.nash at oii.ox.ac.uk
Wed Dec 18 07:00:32 PST 2019

Dear colleagues,
I would be very grateful if you could help us circulate details of an important post arising in a new cognate Institute here in Oxford.

Ethics in AI Institute Director

The University of Oxford has launched a major initiative in Ethics in AI, leading to the establishment of an Institute for Ethics in AI, to be based in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities, under the aegis of the Faculty of Philosophy. The Institute will build upon the University's world-class capabilities in the humanities to lead the study of the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and other new computing technologies.

Cross-disciplinary collaboration will be fundamental to the success of this new initiative and from its footing within Philosophy, the Institute will draw upon the entire educational and research endeavour of Oxford University - including the Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences - to deliver cutting-edge scholarship. It will also develop significant opportunities for collaboration with other distinguished research universities, and public and private sector institutions around the world.

The University now seeks a Director for the Institute to provide intellectual vision and to give strategic leadership to the Institute, as it establishes its research programmes and related activities. The post will be open to academics with an international reputation and wide-ranging research and leadership profile within Ethics in AI. A competitive salary will be offered to the successful applicant.

Informal enquiries can be made, by email, to Professor Chris Timpson, christopher.timpson at philosophy.ox.ac.uk<mailto:christopher.timpson at philosophy.ox.ac.uk> or Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, principal at jesus.ox.ac.uk<mailto:principal at jesus.ox.ac.uk>.

Further information and details about how to apply can be found here:


Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Professor Victoria Nash
Associate Professor
Deputy Director & Senior Policy Fellow
Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford

Tel: 01865 287231
Tw: VickiNashOII

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