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Assistant or Associate Professor in AI Ethics

Northeastern University London

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Northeastern University London (NU London) is a prestigious higher education institution based in the heart of London and is part of Northeastern University’s global campus network. 

Overlooking the River Thames near Tower Bridge, NU London offers academically challenging educational programmes designed to inspire innovative thinking, encourage interdisciplinary study, and provide global experiences. The bright and modern campus offers award winning, contemporary facilities for students and staff including state of the art audio visual technology in its teaching and meeting spaces. 

Inspired by excellence, infused with an energy of ideas and ability in motion, at NU London, being a part of our staff is to be a part of a collective of entrepreneurs and educators, builders and thinkers.  NU London is growing quickly, offering opportunity and growth for our staff. Currently hosting 1,500 students, our aim is to have 4000 students by 2028/29. 

The role  

NU London wishes to appoint an Assistant or Associate Professor in AI Ethics. You will be teaching interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate students (e.g., in our BSc Computer Science & Philosophy and our MSc AI and Ethics, respectively); provide service to the discipline in line with the evolving needs and aspirations of the Faculty and University; and conduct innovative research in the area. 

Appointments will be commensurate with experience and qualifications reflecting a record of demonstrated teaching, service, and research excellence, and ideally we wish to appoint a specialist in AI Ethics. Preference may be given to candidates with active interests in the relationship of AI to one or more of the following areas: applied ethics (especially in relation to AI technology), responsible AI practices, AI regulation and governance.  

Core duties will include development and provision of innovative and inclusive teaching in relevant areas of Computer and Data Science at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (e.g., Topics in Responsible AI, AI and Data Ethics, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing); professional service commensurate to career stage; and world-leading disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. 

Person Specification 

To excel in this role, you will have the following skills and experience, or transferable skills. 

For assistant professor:  

  • PhD completed, or near completion (all but dissertation), or equivalent professional experience, in a relevant area.
  • FHEA status, or equivalent, achieved or expected (desirable)
  • Can demonstrate, through evidence, excellent ability to be adaptable, innovative, and inclusive in the role as advertised with regards to teaching, service, and research.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake world-leading collaborative, impact-focused projects, and large external research bids, involving colleagues across a range of disciplines as well as external partners. 

For associate professor:  

  • PhD completed, or equivalent professional experience, in a relevant area.
  • FHEA status, or equivalent, achieved or expected.
  • Willingness and capacity to engage and develop working relationships with external partners and with colleagues across diverse disciplines in Northeastern University London and across the Northeastern University global network, as well as undertake continuous professional development for such purposes.
  • Ability to conduct internationally recognised, high-impact, externally validated research, with an interdisciplinary network of collaborators including non-academic partners.

Salary Comment:

Assistant Professor - £47,321 to £54,827, progressing to £58,155 once in post,

Associate Professor - £56,467 to £69,404, progressing to £75,833 once in post

Choose NU London 

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, the University supports staff maintaining a good work/life balance, your health and wellness are of utmost importance to us, and our offerings encompass: 

  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays and winter break holidays (normally 2 days between Christmas and New Year).
  • Access to personalised Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plans and opportunities.
  • Support with private medical insurance.
  • Eye test reimbursement.
  • Cycle Scheme vouchers.
  • 24/7 employee assistance/ support via our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to deals and discounts for food & shopping in the local area.

We are hoping to move to a timetable where Wednesday afternoon’s are available for student clubs/ activities and staff CPD. 

How to apply 

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and will be judged on merit alone. 

To apply, click the apply button above. NU London currently uses Google Forms for applications, so you will need a Gmail account to log in and apply. Applications must include a covering letter of no more than one page and a full curriculum vitae. 

Submission Deadline 23:59 on Sunday 17 March 2024 

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Alexandros Koliousis, Faculty Director (alexandros.koliousis@nulondon.ac.uk). General enquiries to jobs@nulondon.ac.uk

Location: London
Salary: £47,321 to £75,833
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: APPAE0224
   
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