Research Fellow in Ethics and artificial intelligence
University of Agder, Faculty of Humanities and Education

University College has over 1,200 employees and 12,000 students. That makes us one of Southern Norway's largest workplaces. Our staff researcher, educator and communicator of knowledge from different disciplines. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a wide range of studies within contractors. We are located at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad.


We are an open and inclusive university characterized by cooperation culture. UiA aims to further develop education and research at a high international level.


Research Fellow in Ethics and artificial intelligence


At the University of Agder, Faculty of Humanities and Education, has a vacant temporary 100% position as a PhD student in ethics and artificial intelligence for a period of 3 years. The position is on the PhD program, specializing in religion, ethics, history and society. The position is located in Kristiansand and Grimstad. Accession 08/01/17. The candidate must have masters or graduate with an A or B.


We see today a very rapid technological development that raises many new ethical issues, both with regard to the consequences and future development. The PhD position is open to projects that explore the current technological development, with a focus on artificial intelligence. How and what we should think about the current development of artificial intelligence? Is it possible to create artificial intelligence that takes independent moral choices? Is it possible to create morally good robots? The ideal candidate has a multidisciplinary background in both philosophy and artificial intelligence, with an intention to work on both a theoretical and a practical / implementerbart plan. Relevant projects may be in machine ethics, robot ethics, or artificial intelligence, but also more generally in applied ethics, meta ethics or philosophy, within the described limits.


The candidate will work in an ambitious and international research which offers education in ethics, philosophy and information and communication technology at all levels. It is expected that the candidate participates actively on a daily basis in both ethics and philosophy environment, as well as at the new Center of Artificial Intelligence Research, CAIR, the University of Agder.


The candidate will be supervised by Professor Einar Duenger Bohn (supervisor, philosophy) and Professor Ole-Christoffer Granmo and Associate Professor Morten Goodwin (co-supervisors, artificial intelligence).


Criteria for employment as a doctoral candidate stated  Employment Regulations for positions postdoktor fellow, research assistant and candidate . Candidates must apply for admission to the PhD specialization in religion, ethics, history and society. The successful candidate must be fluent in English spoken and written.


Candidates will be invited for interviews. With the applicant's permission will UiA also conduct a reference check prior to any appointment. The national labor force must as far as possible reflect the diversity of the population. It is a goal of for UiA to achieve a balanced composition. We therefore encourage all qualified persons to apply, regardless of cultural background, gender, age or disability.


Appointment is made by Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research at the University of Agder. The successful candidate will have rights and obligations under the guidelines that apply at any time for the position. The position is located in the national salary salary plan 17.515, fellow code 1017, kr. 435,000 gross. pr. year. From the salary drawn deducted for the State Pension Fund.


Applications must be submitted electronically, use the link " apply for jobs ."


The following documentation must be enclosed with the online application:

  • CV m / Publication List
  • diploma with grades
  • thesis / master's thesis
  • up to three publications / scientific work (as well as master / thesis)
  • project (max. 5 pages)


The applicant is responsible for providing complete documentation digitally by the deadline. Please note that we can not consider you seeking if attachments are missing in the application.


According to the Freedom of Information Act § 25 2.ledd applicant may request not to be listed on the public list. University may nevertheless decide that the name of the candidate shall be published. Applicants will be notified in advance of any publication.


Deadline: 5/25/17


Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Einar Duenger Bohn:

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