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Alex-Trebek Postdoctoral Fellowship in University of Ottawa

Country: Canada
City: Ottawa
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Apply for the Alex-Trebek Postdoctoral fellowship for IA + Society Alex-Trebek focused on the social science aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied to environmental sustainability.


Annual base salary of $45,00o with other benefits.

The successful candidate will have a solid background in sociology, critical human geography or political economy, but the experience of theoretical engagements in scientific and technological studies (STS) would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be under supervision by renowned specialists in social sciences, law and public policy in technology from the University of Ottawa. They will also be supervised by an advisory committee made up of experts, national and international, as part of the AI ​​for Healthy Humans and Environments Project of the Alex-Trebek Forum for Dialogue.

This work should lead to a series of joint publications by the end of the internship. Dissemination of Research results will be through a series of publications, white papers and other knowledge mobilization activities.

Job requirements

  • Doctorate in sociology or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants who have obtained a PhD within the last five years, but all applications will be considered.
  • Research experience, preferably on projects related to AI and big data.
  • English proficiency.

In addition, the following skills will be assets:

  • Bilingualism (English and French).
  • Scientific contributions on relevant topics.
  • Experience in knowledge mobilization.
  • Experience with STS concepts and commitments.

How to apply

The application file must include:

  • a cover letter,
  • a complete curriculum vitae,
  • also, a one-page description of the research interests relevant to this position.

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1. Applications will be on a rolling basis until the selection of a successful candidate.

Application Tips

Applicants should come up with creative ideas for this postdoctoral fellowship, highlighting how they plan to contribute new knowledge in the field of agricultural AI and environmental sustainability. Ottawa is particularly interested in proposals that take an interdisciplinary and critical social science perspective to study the relationship between innovation and agri-environmental change.

Also, the cover letter must confirm the candidate’s immigration status. Please note that the recruited person who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada will need to be able to travel to Canada to obtain their work permit and registration number.




Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Open toall nationalities
OrganizerUniversity of Ottawa
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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