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Our mission at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) is to build a new interdisciplinary community of researchers, with strong links to technologists and the policy world. Our staff have gone on to secure tenure and other positions at institutions including the University of Toronto, the University of Glasgow, the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford.

If you would like to join us in our work any current opportunities that we have will be listed below or contact us. We welcome all enquiries and offers of support and collaboration.

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Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Director (Education)

Closing 26 February 2023

The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) at the University of Cambridge is appointing an Associate Teaching Professor (0.5 FTE). This is a new post, and the appointee will play a key role in the development of the Centre as Associate Director for Education at CFI. The appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance.

Leverhulme CFI is a highly interdisciplinary research centre addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by artificial intelligence (AI). Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, CFI is based at the University of Cambridge, with partners in the University of Oxford, Imperial College, and UC Berkeley. This role is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to make a major contribution to the development of this important new field of study.

The purpose of this role is to direct CFI's expanding teaching programmes to ensure they maintain the highest international levels of excellence. This includes overseeing the existing MSt programme and the recently launched MPhil programme; developing a new PhD programme and potentially further Masters programmes; and overseeing the development of shorter courses (eg, executive education). In these duties, the appointee will work closely with CFI's Director, Programme Directors, teaching staff and support staff.

The appointee should have a demonstrated commitment to CFI's mission to ensure AI is developed responsibly. They should have substantial, direct experience in the development of postgraduate programmes on the ethics and impact of AI and other technologies. They should also be an experienced and active researcher in a field relevant to CFI's interests.

Please upload the following as part of your application:

A Curriculum Vitae.
A Covering Letter of no more than 1,500 words, outlining how your research and your skills and experience are suited to this role.
A Sample of Writing of no more than 5 pages. Candidates should choose a sample that demonstrates their skills in curriculum development related to the ethics and impact of AI. This can be material they have used for an existing course or new material. It could be for an introduction to the ethics of AI, or a more specialised course.
The names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work. Please note that if you would like us to take your references into account in deciding whether to shortlist you, it is essential that you select the box 'At any point in this process' on the online system in response to the question when references can be requested.
The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 26 February 2023. Interviews will take place the week commencing 6 March 2023, subject to confirmation.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Rachel Burgess on

Please quote reference GO34674 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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