Values-Centered AI-VCAI Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Maryland, USA

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VCAI Postdoctoral Fellowship: The University of Maryland’s Center for Values-Centered Artificial Intelligence (VCAI) is inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowship positions to work on ethical AI that promotes human and societal well-being. These one or two-year fellowships, with flexible start dates in 2023, are available in any research area that connects human and societal values to AI technology development.

Designation: Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area: Values-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Fellowship programValues-Centered AI (VCAI) Postdoctoral Fellowship
InstitutionUniversity of Maryland
LocationCollege Park, MD (near Washington, DC)
Fellowship duration1-2 years
Start dateFlexible start dates in 2023
Application deadlineMarch 31, 2023
EligibilityApplicants must have completed or be close to completing a Ph.D. in a relevant field
Research focusResearch that connects human and societal values to AI technology development
Faculty mentorshipVCAI postdoctoral fellows will be mentored by at least two of the VCAI faculty
Application requirementsCurriculum vitae, academic statement, writing samples, references
ResponsibilitiesDefine own research agenda, co-mentor students, teaching opportunities, contribute to VCAI community
QualificationsPh.D. in relevant field, research ability demonstrated by publications or writing samples
Preferred qualificationsResearch agenda that overlaps with at least two faculty in VCAI, ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment, participation in the broader scientific community, strong communication skills
Salary range$70,000-$80,000 per year, plus competitive benefits
Equal opportunityThe University of Maryland is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
AccommodationsApplicants may request reasonable accommodations due to disability during the application process


  • A Ph.D. in a relevant field, with degree requirements completed or close to completion by the start date
  • Demonstrated research ability through two conference or journal publications, book chapters, or equivalent writing samples
  • Research interests that overlap with at least two faculty members in VCAI
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment

Job Description: As a VCAI Postdoctoral Fellow, the selected candidate will:

  • Pursue their own research agenda
  • Interact with the center’s diverse array of researchers
  • Contribute to ongoing research projects
  • Work closely with faculty and graduate students in VCAI
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students
  • Co-mentor students with their faculty mentors
  • Have teaching opportunities
  • Organize the VCAI seminar series and interact with campus leadership
  • Have opportunities to gain experience in grant writing

How to Apply: Candidates can apply by filling out the online application form on or before March 31, 2023. The application should include:

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. An academic statement of no more than three pages discussing research interests and goals, teaching, mentoring, and leadership experiences
  3. Two representative conference or journal articles, book chapters, or equivalent writing samples
  4. The names and contact information for two or three references, with one being the dissertation advisor/supervisor

Last Date for Apply: March 31, 2023



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