The Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, invites applications for a three-year doctoral studentship, which will lead to a DPhil (PhD) in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences at the University of Oxford, beginning in the academic year 2018-19.


Applications are invited for a three-year doctoral studentship, supported by funding donated by Google. The studentship will commence in October 2018. Eligible candidates will need to qualify for UK or EU fee status and be ordinarily resident in the UK or EU.

The successful candidate will investigate the ethical aspects, requirements, and desiderata underpinning the design and development of AI and develop original and innovative research to foster value-based and ethically sound solutions to the problems posed by AI.

The student will be supervised by Prof. Luciano Floridi and Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, and will be a member of, and collaborate with, the OII’s Digital Ethics Lab (DELab).

The student will be located at the Oxford Internet Institute in Oxford although some travelling is envisaged to conduct fieldwork with AI companies and participate in national and international research meetings.

Further Information

To apply for this role and for further details please visit the following site.