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The Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS) and the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing (SCC) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, Massachusetts invite applications for a faculty position in the area of "Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Experience.” We welcome outstanding applicants with research and teaching interests who have demonstrated innovation in AI algorithm and tool development together with excellence in evaluating and shaping human experience using AI systems. Examples of human experience research of interest include the design and evaluation of AI algorithms that adapt to individuals for improving both human experience and performance of the AI methods, the study of social, cultural, emotional and other outcomes of human-AI interaction, as well as the study of ethics and alignment aspects. MAS and SCC believe the intellectual, cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our academic and research programs. We seek candidates who support our institutional commitment to ensuring that MIT is inclusive, equitable, and diverse. The appointment will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level.

The successful candidate will have a shared appointment in both MAS and also SCC, in either the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS). Faculty duties will include classroom teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in topics related to AI and Human Experience, conducting original scholarly research, supervising and mentoring students, and playing an active role in shaping the academic work and cultures of both the MAS and SCC research communities. Candidate’s teaching load will be split between MAS and SCC-relevant curricula, which include both graduate and undergraduate classes.

The appointment will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level.

 

About Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Arts and Sciences Program

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