[Corpora-List] Postdoctoral associate / Visiting assistant professor, Davis Institute for AI, Colby College

Amanda Stent amanda.stent at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 20:24:15 CET 2022

The Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence at Colby College invites applications for the first DavisAI postdoctoral associate. The Davis Institute for AI (https://artificial-intelligence.colby.edu/) is the first cross-disciplinary institute for AI at a liberal arts college. The Institute exists to facilitate interdisciplinary human-centered faculty and student scholarship, and to enable every student to become a critical, informed AI tool user or tool builder. The Institute works with local, regional and national partners on research, educational and outreach activities. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary AI research in a highly collaborative environment, and to shape the future of AI education within the liberal arts context. The position offers a competitive salary, generous research and travel funding allowances, and mentoring and professional development. The title may be “postdoctoral associate” or (for qualified candidates) “visiting assistant professor”. This is an annual renewable appointment for up to two years, subject to performance. The successful candidate will have: ● A demonstrated track record of publication in one or more areas of artificial intelligence. ● Interest in the social, cultural and ethical implications of AI (prior research experience in one of these areas preferred). ● Interest in interdisciplinary scholarship (interdisciplinary research experience preferred). ● Interest in pedagogy (teaching experience preferred). The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. The successful candidate will be responsible for: ● Pursuing a research agenda designed in collaboration with Amanda Stent, Director of the Davis Institute for AI, and relevant other faculty at Colby. Candidates should be able to speak to how their work would contribute to one or more of the Davis Institute for AI areas of focus: economics and finance, computational approaches to the social sciences, computational biology, bioinformatics and genomics, the environment and oceans, and ethics and society. Candidates with experience in AI approaches to scientometrics or the digital humanities are especially welcome to apply. ● Advising / consulting with Colby faculty and students who are working on AI projects. A solid understanding of machine learning, proficiency in python, and core software engineering skills are essential. Excellent communication and collaboration skills are required. Experience with the entire model development lifecycle, from problem formation through data collection and analysis, model development, and model deployment, is important. Experience with R is preferred. ● Co-planning and teaching hands-on course- or workshop-based introductions to AI for Colby faculty, staff and students. Interest in teaching at the undergraduate level is essential. The teaching load will be one course per academic year and one workshop per summer. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to co-organize a summer workshop in their area of expertise, and to collaborate on grant proposals. The successful candidate will relocate to the Colby College campus in Waterville ME in July or August 2022. A PhD in computer science or a related field is expected prior to the start date. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching. Applicants should also provide up to five representative publications and contact information for three references. Applications may be submitted through: https://apply.interfolio.com/101863 Davis Institute for AI website: https://artificial-intelligence.colby.edu/ In case of questions email: ajstent at colby.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu. -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 5693 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20220125/02e9173c/attachment.txt>

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