We are pleased to announce a new vacancy at the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology. Please forward to any who would be interested.
James Martin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship:
Socio-economic Impacts of Technological Change
with the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology
University of Oxford
Faculty of Philosophy
The Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford Martin School
Grade 7: £29,249–£39,257 per annum
Protocol reference number: HUM/11043F/E
Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship within the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, an interdisciplinary programme within the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University. This Fellowship is available on a one year full-time or two years part-time fixed term basis.
The Programme, directed by Professor Nick Bostrom, analyzes possibilities related to long-range technological change and potential social impacts of future transformative technologies. Research foci include the future of computing and machine intelligence, existential risks, predictive and evaluative uncertainty, and related philosophical issues.
The postholder will conduct research on socio-economic and strategic impacts of potentially transformative or disruptive future technological innovations, including (but not limited to) advances in computing and machine intelligence, biosecurity and surveillance technology. Academic background is open. Potential areas include economics, political science, legal theory, and sociology; other relevant areas include environmental economics, game theory, and risk management. A multidisciplinary background would be favourable.
For further particulars and application details, please see:
The deadline for applications is Monday 9th April.