Professor of Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The newly founded IDea_Lab – the Interdisciplinary Digital Lab at the University of Graz – is an interfaculty hub established to support a digital transformation aimed at safeguarding democracy, social justice and sustainable development. It pools interdisciplinary projects focusing on issues concerning the digital transformation in research and teaching. The objective of the IDea_Lab is to promote and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange in fundamental research into digitalisation, to support the cocreation, use and testing of data-intensive methods and to help shape the transformation to a digital university. The IDea_Lab comprises five subject fields: Interdisciplinary Basic Research on AI and Data-Intensive Methods, Open Science and Open Innovation, Services for Interdisciplinary Research on Digital Transformation, Research Data Management and Digital Transformation of the University.

At the IDea_Lab, the University of Graz is seeking to appoint a Professor of Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (40 hours per week; selection procedure in accordance with Section 99 (1) of the Universities Act (UG); fixed-term employment for 5 years according to the Salaried Employees Act (AngG); expected starting date January 1st 2023).

The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent research profile in the field of ethics of digital transformation, with special emphasis placed on AI and/or data-intensive research. The main areas of responsibility include research into the responsible development and use of AI, machine learning and big data in different areas of society such as business, administration or policy. Possible research topics, which can optionally be addressed via science studies, (meta-) ethics or political philosophy, comprise the development of responsible or explainable AI, democracy in the context of AI, autonomy and modification of behaviour or societal innovation and regulation. Connections to one or more of the established key areas of digital transformation at the University of Graz, including the interdisciplinary basic research into AI and data-intensive methods at the Idea_Lab or the field of excellence “Smart Regulation”, are preferred. A strong commitment to interdisciplinary research, efforts to attract contractual research projects and teaching in the interdisciplinary master’s programme “AI and society” are expected. We also expect gender mainstreaming skills.

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Deadline 23rd November 2022

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