[Humanist] 31.430 PhD studentship (OII, Oxford); postdoc (sussex)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 430.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Sharon Webb <Sharon.Webb at sussex.ac.uk>                    (25)
        Subject: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Digital Humanities
                University of Sussex - School of Media, Film and
                Music/Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL)

  [2]   From:    Luciano Floridi <lfloridi at gmail.com>                      (24)
        Subject: Oxford University - OII - Digital Ethics Lab: 3-year
                Doctoral Studentship on The Ethics of AI


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        Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:28:41 +0000
        From: Sharon Webb <Sharon.Webb at sussex.ac.uk>
        Subject: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Digital Humanities University of Sussex - School of Media, Film and Music/Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL)


Dear Digital Humanists,

The Sussex Humanities Lab is hiring...

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Digital Humanities at University of Sussex - School of Media, Film and Music/Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL)

Contract: Fixed-term until 31 August 2019.
Closing date: 8 December 2017. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 1 January 2018.

Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) in collaboration with the School of MFM wish to appoint to a fixed-term, non-renewable fellowship in Digital Humanities.

The Research Fellow is expected to contribute directly to the development of substantial new digital humanities projects undertaken by the SHL team, and to contribute in an advisory capacity to other SHL-supported projects. They will also be developing their own projects aligned to SHL interests.

The person appointed will have a specialism in developing and implementing digital humanities techniques, tools, approaches, and methods. They will understand the intersection of technical skills, humanities thinking, and methodological awareness that constitutes successful DH projects and be able to co-design and produce projects from inception to completion.

Key skills include the capacity to employ software engineering techniques appropriate to DH. This may include specific knowledge and capacity to use appropriate programming languages (e.g. python, java); to select and deploy appropriate methods fit for a research project; understanding of topic modelling, web scraping, GIS mapping, natural language processing.

You should understand and be able to generate suitable work flow designs and documentation, and understand archival issues related to e.g. software. You need to have a demonstrable interest in the application of computer skills to humanities projects and humanities research outcomes.

The candidate will be appointed at post-doctoral level. They should have a specialism in Digital Humanities. They may hold an MA, MSc, or doctorate in in digital humanities. Or you may be a computer scientist, engineer, information science specialist.

We welcome applications from candidates from any of the above fields of expertise and with a knowledge base in Digital Humanities practice and theory.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact either Caroline Bassett, Professor of Media and Communication (c.bassett at sussex.ac.uk<mailto:c.bassett at sussex.ac.uk>) or Sharon Webb, Lecturer in Digital Humanities Science (sharon.webb at sussex.ac.uk).

For full details and how to apply see www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Best wishes,

Sharon

Dr. Sharon Webb
Lecturer in Digital Humanities,
Sussex Humanities Lab,
School of History, Art History and Philosophy,
University of Sussex, Falmer

+44 1273 876744
@wsharon145



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        Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:08:51 +0000
        From: Luciano Floridi <lfloridi at gmail.com>
        Subject: Oxford University - OII - Digital Ethics Lab: 3-year Doctoral Studentship on The Ethics of AI


University of Oxford
Oxford Internet Institute
Digital Ethics Lab

Applications are invited for a three-year doctoral studentship on The Ethics of AI: Challenges and Opportunities 

Deadline 12:00pm GMT on Friday 19 January 2018

The studentship will commence in October 2018. 

Eligible candidates will need to qualify for UK or EU fee status and be ordinarily resident in the UK or EU. The successful candidate will investigate the ethical aspects, requirements, and desiderata underpinning the design and development of AI, and develop original and innovative research to foster value-based and ethically sound solutions to the problems posed by AI.
The student will be supervised by Prof. Luciano Floridi and Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, and will be a member of, and collaborate with, the OII’s Digital Ethics Lab (DELab)
http://digitalethicslab.oii.ox.ac.uk/  http://digitalethicslab.oii.ox.ac.uk/
The studentship is supported by funding donated by Google.

For the application pack and further details on application process please see: 
https://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/new-positions/ <https://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/new-positions/>

Best regards,

Luciano Floridi
____________________________________________

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information
Director, Digital Ethics Lab
http://digitalethicslab.oii.ox.ac.uk/  http://digitalethicslab.oii.ox.ac.uk/
Oxford Internet Institute  |  University of Oxford

Turing Fellow | Chair of the Data Ethics Group
The Alan Turing Institute, London

PA Ms Jessica Antonio | pa.floridi at oii.ox.ac.uk

1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS, UK  
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 287202  |  @Floridi





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