Postdoctoral Fellowship in Existential Risk

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The application will close Dec. 6, 2023.

Stanford Existential Risk Initiative (SERI) Fellowship

This position offers unique possibilities for impact for fellows dedicated to pursuing existential risk reduction, both in research and education. Fellows will have the opportunity to develop and pursue independent research agendas addressing large-scale risks across any of the four research areas (advanced artificial intelligence, biological risks, nuclear risks, and extreme climate change), with a faculty member appointed to oversee and facilitate their research. Fellows will also contribute to SERI’s mission by teaching courses centered on existential risk reduction, either teaching undergraduates and/or graduate courses that have been already developed, or by taking the opportunity to develop and teach an original course. Fellows should be enthused about both their research and teaching contributing to addressing large-scale, large-impact risks, and expect to spend 70% of their time engaged in research and 30% teaching. SERI Postdoctoral Fellow appointments will be for two-year terms, with possibility of extension. Fellows will be appointed under a faculty mentor, who will oversee and facilitate their research process. Fellows may also expect to have access to students and the rich intellectual life on campus, and may also play a role in and contribute to SERI’s programming if they so choose.

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