Distinguished Research Director (part-time)
Part-Time in San Francisco, CA – Remote OK – Senior – Research
WHO WE ARE
The Partnership on AI is the leading forum addressing the most important and difficult decisions on the future of AI.
We are a non-profit that invites diverse voices into the process of technical governance, design, and deployment of AI technologies.
Our essential Partners work together across industry, academia, and civil society to understand the implications of AI advancements and ensure they benefit society equitably.
Through dialogue, insight, education, and guidance, PAI informs responsible AI solutions and identifies opportunities to address humanity’s pressing challenges.
Our vision is a future where Artificial Intelligence empowers humanity by contributing to a more just, equitable, and prosperous world. Our mission is to bring diverse voices together across global sectors, disciplines, and demographics so developments in AI advance positive outcomes for people and society.
If you are committed to a future of responsible AI and you are interested in joining the Partnership on AI in our quest, we genuinely appreciate your interest and we want to hear from you.
The Partnership on AI (PAI) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Distinguished Research Director who will dedicate 50% of their time annually to provide research expertise and leadership to advance the strategic directions and impact of the organization’s mission. We are looking for a highly respected international academic leader who is inspired to deeply engage in creating an innovative, international and multistakeholder research agenda and program portfolio focused on novel tools and sociotechnical solutions that advance the responsible design, development, deployment and use of AI.
Reporting to the CEO, the Distinguished Research Director will provide scientific and research leadership to foster a compelling, unique and high impact portfolio of research and programming that aligns with our theory of change, including holding timely convenings on emerging international challenges; conducting research, synthesis and analysis to develop accessible resources, tools, and recommendations on specific areas of programming for PAI; and, promoting adoption of best practices with Partners. The Distinguished Research Director will engage collaboratively and consultatively with our global community of Partners and PAI’s Board of Directors. As a member of the Executive Team, they will manage the Director of Programs and Research who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Programs and Research Team, and will work collaboratively with individuals across PAI’s organization.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Preferred Leadership Competencies:
Must be eligible to work in the United States or Canada; we are unable to sponsor visas at this time
Must be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus as per PAI’s Employee Policy
We know that research has shown that some potential applicants will submit an application only when they feel that they have met close to all of the qualifications for a role—we encourage you to take a leap of faith with us and submit your application as long as you are passionate about working to make real impact on responsible AI. We are very interested in hearing from a diverse pool of candidates.
PAI will work with the candidate’s current academic institution to ensure funding for time allocated to this role on an annual basis.
PAI is headquartered in San Francisco, with a global membership base and scope. This role is eligible for remote work within the United States or Canada with no requirement to be located in San Francisco. We do not offer visa support for this position at this time.
PAI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of employment, including recruiting, hiring, promoting, training, education assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, and all privileges and conditions of employment. Employment decisions at PAI are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.
PAI will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or similar laws.
The Partnership on AI may become subject to certain governmental record keeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations. We also track diversity in our workforce for the purpose of improving over time. In order to comply with these goals, the Partnership on AI invites employees to voluntarily self-identify their gender and race/ethnicity. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not jeopardize or adversely affect employment or any consideration you may receive for employment or advancement. The information obtained will be kept confidential.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please send a cover letter and resume by May 31, 2022. Applications may be accepted after deadline on a rolling basis until the role is filled.
Only complete applications will be reviewed.