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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts
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Date Posted September 30, 2019
Postdoctoral-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Requisition Number



College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Interdisciplinary Division/College

Not Applicable


Boston Main Campus


Full Time



Posting Date



The Ethics Institute and Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research and teaching fellowship in the area of information ethics, with a focus on machine learning, AI and data ethics. The position begins June 3, 2019. The successful candidate will teach one undergraduate course each semester, contribute on projects related to information ethics with Institute faculty, conduct independent research, and help build the institute’s links to other research initiatives at Northeastern, such as the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks, the CSSH Digital Integration Initiative, the Institute on Cybersecurity and Privacy, and the Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity.

The candidate who fills this position will share the Ethics Institute’s commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive academic environments. The Institute and College are strongly committed to promoting excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.


A PhD or its equivalent in hand by start date.

Additional Information

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter that addresses your interest in and qualifications for conducting research on projects in AI and machine learning ethics, as well as for teaching courses on technology and information ethics; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a sample syllabus for a technology or information ethics course); (4) a writing sample; and (5) three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be uploaded as PDFs or emailed to Diana Webster at d.webster@northeastern.edu. Applications received by February 5 are assured full consideration. Questions should be addressed to Prof. Ronald Sandler, r.sandler@northeastern.edu.

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