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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position in "Understanding Information Quality Standards", Hatfield (U.K.)

University of Hertfordshire

AHRC-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Philosophy, School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire

Expressions of interest are invited for the position of Postdoctoral 
Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, to work on the project 
"Understanding Information Quality Standards and their Challenges".

The position is full-time, fixed term (18 months). The project is a 
two-year, knowledge-transfer, in collaboration with Google UK. It is 
expected to be funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council 
(AHRC) through a grant awarded to the PI (principal investigator), Luciano 

Here is a very short description of the project. "The most developed 
societies live by information, and Information and Communication 
Technologies (ICTs) keep them constantly oxygenated. So it seems essential 
that we should understand what it means for such information to be of 
high-quality, and hence fully and safely exploitable as a fruitful 
resource. And yet, we currently have only some approximate and contrasting 
views about information quality (IQ) standards. The project seeks to fill 
this serious gap in our understanding, through a two-way knowledge 
transfer between the PI's theoretical expertise in the philosophy and 
ethics of information and Google's applied know-how in information 

You will be based in the Philosophy Department and collaborate full time 
in the project. The starting date of the project is expected to be the 
first of October.

You will hold a doctorate or should do so by the starting date, in a 
relevant discipline such as epistemology, logic, philosophy of 
information, or philosophy of science. You will have a proven research 
record in philosophy, preferably some expertise in information theory or 
computing, and an ability to work across disciplines.

To express you interest please send your CV and a short sample of recent 
work (preferably a published article) to Mrs Penny Driscoll,

Best regards,

Luciano Floridi