Postdoctoral Associate, Ethics of Technology (Rice University)

Postdoctoral Associate, Ethics of Technology
Houston, TX, United States
The Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University seeks to appoint one Postdoctoral Associate in the Ethics of Technology. The Humanities Research Center is an internationally recognized hub that fosters innovative humanities and arts research at Rice University and builds collaborations with local, national, and global partners.
We seek emergent scholars pursuing research on the ethics of technology and/or the philosophy of artificial intelligence.
The Postdoctoral Associate will have both interdisciplinary and disciplinary homes and faculty mentors at Rice. The Postdoctoral Associate will have an office within the HRC and will be affiliated with the Department of Philosophy, with the option to be affiliated with the program in Science and Technology Studies. To learn more about the Ethics of Technology initiative at Rice, visit
During their first semester at Rice, the successful applicant will teach either a First-Year Writing Intensive Seminar (FWIS) related to their research or a section of PHIL 150: Technology, Society and Value. Examples of FWIS courses can be found at, and a brief course description for PHIL 150 can be found at! In other semesters, the successful applicant will work with the Chair of the Department of Philosophy on their teaching assignment.

This position is for the period from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025, with the possibility of renewal for a second year (subject to performance review and funding). It is a full-time position with a 1/1 teaching load and is benefits-eligible. The Postdoctoral Associate will receive an annual salary of $70,000 and a $3,000 one-time stipend for research and/or relocation to Houston. Postdoctoral Associates are expected to be in residence in Houston no later than August 1, 2024.
Work-related duties may include:  
Applicants from any humanistic discipline or the interpretive social sciences are eligible to apply and must have the Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2024. Applicants must have a demonstrated research interest in Philosophy and the ethics of technology. Applicants should have experience and enthusiasm regarding teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must have excellent communication and time-management skills.
Required application materials: Application instructions:
Combine all materials except the letters of recommendation into one pdf. Have the letters of recommendation sent separately to
If you have difficulty attaching the required documents, please email them to and they will be attached to your application.
Deadline: February 10, 2024
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Published: 02/02/2024