Director for the Center for Artificial Intelligence Learning (CAIL)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Internal Number: 109354
Emory University seeks the inaugural Director for the Center for Artificial Intelligence Learning (CAIL). This is a director level position with a special emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI). Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the world. It is transforming technology, healthcare, business, the arts, and humanities. AI is also revealing and creating novel ethical and legal challenges as it develops. It is changing how people work and how people learn. CAIL aims to infuse AI throughout the university’s educational and research missions. It will ensure that Emory University is a world leader in AI training and application for years to come.
Emory and Atlanta are home to a broad range of AI work. The Director will enter an existing community with the task of deepening its ties and helping it grow—and growth is on the horizon. Through its AI.Humanity Initiative https://aihumanity.emory.edu/ 20+ new AI faculty have been hired in these first 12 months. Over the next several years, Emory is committed to recruiting and hiring forty to fifty additional AI researchers across the university. The University features a large and well-integrated Center for Ethics (https://ethics.emory.edu/) that brings together ethics scholars from around campus, including some already working in AI ethics, while significant thrusts in AI Health, AI Business, and AI Law continue to develop under the AI Humanitiy umbrella.
CAIL will offer two types of AI training. Designed to support and connect all members of the Emory University, Atlanta, and Georgia communities, CAIL will offer year-round workshops and short courses teaching everything from basic AI literacy skills to the most advanced techniques. This programming serves staff members looking to use basic AI tools in university day-to-day operations, students wanting supplemental education in AI, and faculty looking to enhance their courses and research. These shared training experiences will add to the growing interdisciplinary AI network across campus.
We desire a leading scholar who works in professional Data Science engagement, responsible AI, or other fields concerned with the implications of artificial intelligence in public and private settings. Teaching opportunities for interested candidates will be considered.
The CAIL Director will be responsible for:
Overseeing daily operations
Directing the planning, development, and implementation of CAIL programs
Monitoring program budget
Establishing and administering policies and procedures related to AI techniques
Implementing short- and long-term goals and objectives to cultivate the work of AI
Networking and developing community within Emory and with external stakeholders
Staying up to date with academic and professional field trends
Coordinating with development activities, trainings, and experiential learning opportunities
Collaborating with executive leadership and seeking the support of representatives throughout the campus AI network
Proactively providing AI leadership and supervising staff
Performing related responsibilities as required
Professional Data Science engagement includes:
Data science-oriented work experience in industry
Actively engaged with the professional data science community
Executive leadership experience across a variety of organizational size and structures
Demonstrated community engagement and/or board service
Demonstrated fundraising capacity
Demonstrated thought leadership
Successful candidates will have the following personal characteristics:
Organized, task-oriented, and deadline aware
Strong interpersonal skills
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree) in a relevant field
A demonstrated academic record
Background in data science, inclusive of descriptive, causal, and/or predictive modeling
Teaching experience in an academic environment is desired but not required
Applicants should submit the following:
Cover letter addressed to the search committee
Current CV or resume
Names of three references, letters of recommendations may be requested if you are selected as finalist.
For full consideration, applicant materials should ideally be received by the priority deadline of April 21, 2023.
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Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree) in a relevant field and five years of data science, predictive modeling, artificial intelligence or related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A leading scholar who works in professional Data Science engagement, responsible AI or other fields concerned with the implications of artificial intelligence in public and private settings is strongly preferred. Background in data science, inclusive of descriptive, causal, and/or predictive modeling strongly preferred. Teaching experience in an academic environment desired. Strong interpersonal communication skills.
*Preferred qualifications include active engagement with the professional data science community; executive leadership experience across a variety of organizational sizes and structures; and demonstrated community engagement and/or board service, fundraising capacity and thought leadership.
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