JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

University of Oxford

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Faculty of Philosophy
Future of Humanity Institute
Multiple Research Positions at Future of Humanity Institute

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465370
Date Posted: 09/22/2020
Date Inactive: 10/19/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Multiple Research Positions at Future of Humanity Institute
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, UNITED KINGDOM
JEL Classification: A1 -- General Economics
Global Priorities Research,
Governance of AI,
Technical AI Safety,
AI ethics and philosophy of mind
Transparency and surveillance
Philosophical foundations
Grand futures
Cooperative principles and institutions
AI capabilities
Salary Range: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a., £32,817 - £40,322 p.a., £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Full Text of JOE Listing:

FHI is a research centre aiming to give serious best answers to some of the biggest decision-relevant questions facing humanity, even when large amounts of uncertainty remain. To address this, we pull on the tools developed by several different disciplines.

We have found that some of the best general toolkits come from economics as well as physics, mathematics, and philosophy. We are excited to consider applications from strong economists with an interest in applying their thinking to broader questions with relevance for our long-term future.

We currently have open research positions at several levels of seniority, and will make up to 9 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.

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.

Application deadline: October 19th. More information here:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 10/19/2020