JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

University of Oxford

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Future of Humanity Institute

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111462827
Date Posted: 08/01/2019
Date Inactive: 08/17/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Researcher
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Technical AI safety
Governance of AI
AI ethics and philosophy of mind
Transparency and surveillance
Philosophical foundations
Grand futures
Cooperative principles and institutions
AI ethics
AI capabilities
Salary Range: £28,660 – £34,189 p.a.
Full Text of JOE Listing:

FHI is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford. Academics at FHI bring the tools of mathematics, philosophy, and the social and natural sciences to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects.

We currently have open research positions at several levels of seniority, and will make up to 11 appointments. Relevant areas include: Macrostrategy, Technical AI safety, Governance of AI, Biosecurity, AI ethics and philosophy of mind, Transparency and surveillance, Philosophical foundations, Grand futures, Cooperative principles and institutions, AI ethics, AI capabilities, and Nanotechnology.

Researchers are required to hold a first degree, with evidence of research potential in a relevant field. You would be expected to pursue research projects with guidance from more experienced team members.

We are interested in applicants with a strong foundation in economics and an interest in broader questions, to help shed light on crucial considerations that might reshape our understanding of the future or of how to evaluate different possible outcomes, especially in the context of technology strategy. Application deadline: 16 August 2019. More information on this role, as well as roles at different levels of seniority:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 08/16/2019
Reference Instructions:
see application link