Post Doc - Autonomous Systems/Artificial Intelligence

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Job # 075612 Job Title Post Doc - Autonomous Systems/Artificial Intelligence Location Syracuse University Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

As determined by supervisor

Job Type Full-time Rank Post Doc Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Syracuse University’s Autonomous Systems Policy Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral associate in the interdisciplinary study of autonomous systems and/or artificial intelligence (AI). The postdoc will work with Dr. Jamie Winders and other faculty on research related to the policy needs or societal impacts of emerging technologies associated with autonomous systems and/or AI. We are particularly interested in candidates who connect their research to one or more of the following themes: technology policy & regulation; transportation policy; infrastructure; privacy & surveillance; healthcare; international security & law; environmental impacts & applications of emerging technologies; the future of work & workers; impacts on marginalized communities; society & technology; and urban/regional planning. This position will offer exceptional opportunities to collaborate with scholars in the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities and with new faculty hired as part of a cluster hire initiative in autonomous systems, AI, and the human-technology frontier. At least 25% of the scholar’s time will be reserved for the individual’s own research. The initial term of appointment is one year, starting in August 2021, but reappointment for a second year is expected, subject to good performance.


a. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in one of the social sciences, public policy, or a related field at the start date and must be in residence for the duration of the position
b. Strong collaboration skills
c. Strong writing skills.
d. Organization and communication skills, willing to work as part of a team of researchers.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

Under the direction of the faculty mentor, collaborate on research that theoretically and methodologically advances approaches for the interdisciplinary study of autonomous systems and artificial intelligence. Under the direction of the faculty mentor, collaborate on teaching that introduces students to and/or deepens their understandings of the interdisciplinary study of autonomous systems and artificial intelligence. With the supervision of a faculty mentor, work on publishing from the dissertation and developing new lines of inquiry. Coauthor peer-reviewed publications and present research at conferences.


Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

Please attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a two-page research statement, and two representative papers in addition to completing an online application. Peer-reviewed publications are preferred. Dissertation chapters are also acceptable, as long as they are under 20 pages.

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Quick Link Job Posting Date 03/12/2021 Application Deadline 04/20/2021 Open Until Filled No Priority Consideration Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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