Copenhagen University

Copenhagen University

Postdoctoral position in Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence


Closing in 21 days

The Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for two or more 2-year postdoctoral positions in Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence to be filled by September 1 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The positions are for 2 years.

Job content Artificial Intelligence has made its way into our everyday life and into the sciences. With that comes great responsibility. The Carlsberg Semper Ardens Advance project Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence revisits the foundations of responsible Artificial Intelligence and asks deep questions about the philosophical significance of recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to work on questions relating to philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, including, but not limited to:

  • philosophy of mind
  • fairness
  • transparency and interpretability
  • accountability
  • discussions around strong artificial intelligence
  • Qualification requirements In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within a relevant field. Relevant fields include, but are not limited to, philosophy, computer science, psychology, and linguistics.

    For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https: // regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at- universities-2013.pdf

    For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Anders Søgaard , e-mail: [email protected] .

    Application Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

    Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of this page.

    The application must be written in English and include the following enclosures:

  • Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page).
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant's e-mail & telephone number).
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with .
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of how the applicant will contribute to the deliverables in the project description.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, if any
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.
  • Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant's contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual's contribution.

    Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English can be expected to be assessed.

    Appointment procedure After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the appointment committee. All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

    Further information about the application procedure is available from HR, e-mail: [email protected]. Please refer to ID number 211-1781/24-2I #1 .

    Salary and conditions of employment Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 36,400, (EUR 4,800 ) + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

    The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please read more here: https: //

    If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here : https://, https:// www. and https: // www.

    UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

    The closing date for applications is 5 May 2024 23:59 CEST

    Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

    Job details


    Postdoctoral position in Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence


    Copenhagen University




    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 05, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science

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