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  • MassMutual Postdoctoral Fellowship in Algorithmic Fairness

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    MassMutual Postdoctoral Fellowship in Algorithmic Fairness

    The MassMutual Center of Excellence in Complex Systems and Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship in Algorithmic Fairness at the University of Vermont offers early-career scientists a unique experience to tackle open questions related to algorithmic fairness and accountability that are of utmost importance in science, industry, and society. This postdoctoral provides an opportunity to work alongside leading academic researchers and industry partners.

    Come to beautiful Burlington, Vermont and work in a highly-collaborative, fun, and dynamic research environment. The Vermont Complex Systems Center is a postdisciplinary team of faculty, researchers, and students working on real-world, data-rich, and meaningful complex systems problems of all kinds.

    This postdoctoral fellowship will be funded by our groundbreaking data science partnership with MassMutual. The MassMutual Center of Excellence for Complex Systems and Data Science will initiate research projects and programs aimed at better understanding human wellness through data analytics, as well as programming to cultivate a strong pipeline of data science talent.

    The initial research project that will be conducted by the MassMutual Center of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow include study in the following areas: Algorithmic fairness, accountability and transparency, which will encompass the understanding of alternative underwriting data, methods for controlling bias and data ethics.

    We will be accepting applications for the 2019 MassMutual Postdoctoral Fellow until February 25, 2019.

    This 2.5 year long fellowship comes with a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. Expected start date is negotiable, preferred start date is Spring 2019.

    Eligibility Requirements

    -A Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Computational Social Science, Data Science, etc)
    -Exemplary knowledge of data science and computational tools
    -Ability to work independently and lead a research project from the ground-up
    -Intellectual curiosity and interest in working in a highly-collaborative complex systems science environment
    -The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any category legally protected by federal or state law. Applicants are welcome from any region, there are no associated citizenship requirements.

    Application Requirements

    -Curriculum vitae
    -Cover Letter: stating your research interests and why you feel you would be a good fit for this postdoctoral fellowship (maximum of 3 pages).
    -Three letters of recommendation: letters should come from scholars who are very familiar with your work and who you have collaborated with on an academic research project.

    For additional information please contact

Things about the University of Vermont and Burlington and Vermont (also awesome):

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The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in CEMS, and throughout UVM, are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. UVM has state of the art core facilities, including the Vermont Advanced Computing Center and the Advanced Genome Technologies Core, and offers generous benefits packages, including health, dental, retirement contributions, and tuition remission.

The University is located in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, about 90 miles south of Montreal. Burlington is consistently ranked as one of the best small cities in America for quality of living, and features year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively encourages applications from women, veterans, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of CEMS through their teaching, research, and/or service at UVM.