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AI GOVERNANCE POSTDOCTOROL FELLOWS

AI Singapore (AISG) is offering two Postdoctoral Fellowships to work in its new AI Governance pillar. Candidates building a career in the area of AI Governance (broadly understood) are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will become Fellows of AISG, with the possibility of affiliation with another Faculty of NUS.


Successful candidates will commence their Fellowships in January 2022 and conclude them in December 2022. In the first iteration of the Fellowship, a later start date is possible.

Areas of Research

Benefits

  • Fellows will be appointed to the full-time position of Post-Doctoral Fellow at AISG on a one-year contract (with the possibility of re-appointment up to a maximum term of 2 years, subject to re-application and consideration by the selection committee), and with a fixed remuneration of S$78,000. This all-in sum is inclusive of stipends for housing and living expenses.

  • Fellows will be reimbursed for a return economy class airfare (by the most economical and direct route) up to a maximum of S$2,000 to and from Singapore (if applicable)

  • Fellows will be allocated a Research and Conference Fund allowance of S$3,000 to support attendance at academic conferences.

  • Fellows will be allocated a seat at AISG’s office.

  • Fellows will be given the opportunity to present their research at AISG as well as in Faculty-based researched seminars.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicant must be of exceptional calibre, having attained a doctoral degree in a relevant area of research, which must have been successfully completed and examined during the period 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2021.

  • Applicants who have not been awarded the doctoral degree by the date of application but who intend to submit their doctoral thesis for examination are welcome to apply, but in these circumstances written assurance is required from the applicant’s supervisor (and endorsed by the awarding institution) that there is reasonable expectation that the doctoral degree will be awarded.

  • Applicant must hold a doctoral degree by the time of appointment.

  • The principal selection criterion will be the applicant’s potential for excellence in research and the proposed programme of research of the applicant. An existing record of publication or participation in research projects are examples of evidence of such potential.

Application Procedure

  • The downloaded application form should be completed and submitted together with the other required documents (Please note: Incomplete applications cannot be considered)


    • NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applications – please download the form here.

    • Curriculum Vitae

      A curriculum vitae should be submitted containing complete and detailed information on academic institutions, honours, awards, all publications to date, and all professional experience (current and previous, including dates of employment and job descriptions).

    • A copy of your Doctoral Certificate (if applicable) or Status Letter with your application

    • Research Proposal

      A detailed research proposal outlining the research plans including the expected results of the work, and the projected contribution to the field of inquiry should be submitted. The title of the proposal should indicate fully the nature of the research project.

    • Letters of Recommendation

      The application should be supported by two references from academic referees. Applicants should arrange for their referees to send their references to the address below by the closing date.

Submission of Application Materials

Please submit your applications to aigovernance@aisingapore.org

Closing Date

The closing date for the receipt of applications (including the letters of recommendation) is 21 November 2021 (updated). Late applications will not be considered.

Applicants will be notified within 2 months from the closing date on the status of their application.

Successful candidates will commence their Fellowships in January 2022 (or an agreed date thereafter)

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