MCML - Job offer: JRG Leader in Ethics of AI and ML

Join one of the top AI research centers in Germany and in Europe with access to an excellent network of scholars and scientists and lead a junior research group (JRG).

We are looking for you

Junior Research Group Leader in Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (m/f/x)
@LMU Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities

You will develop an original research project in a field related to Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. It is of particular interest how Ethics can shape the design of algorithms, models, and methods in Machine Learning, how so-called ethics by design can help to build responsible and reliable AI. You are expected to establish collaborations with researchers in AI and Machine Learning and to work towards human-centered machine learning, which benefits individuals and society. You will lead a research group for which you are expected to hire and mentor two PhD students (both TV-L E 13), who will be funded by MCML.

Your qualifications

  • Outstanding PhD in one of the following areas: philosophy, social science, ethics, computer science, data science, or physics
  • Outstanding track record, demonstrated by high-impact publications in top venues at the crossroads of ethics and machine learning
  • Excellent communication skills, fluency in English (written and oral)
  • Experience in mentoring M.Sc. or B.Sc. students / running a research team


You will join one of the top AI research centers in Germany and in Europe with access to an excellent network of scholars and scientists. MCML currently has more than 40 principal investigators working in one of our three core research areas. LMU and TUM offer high-caliber research facilities with extensive support for developing innovative and cutting-edge research projects. The MCML funding includes the position of the PI (TV-L E15) and two PhD students (TV-L E13). Your office will be located at LMU Munich (Faculty for Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics).

The position is an TVL-E15 position in the German TV-L system (based on the tariff contracts for public service, commensurate with experience). The position is for three years, with the possibility of extension upon re-evaluation. Working hours are flexible.

LMU Munich provides diverse benefits for its employees, including support for scientists from overseas. Details can be found here.

We interested in increasing the number of female faculty members and encourages women to apply.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.

Remuneration group

TV-L E15 (Full-time, 100%)

Start date

2023-07-01, limited to three years (with the possibility of extension upon re-evaluation)

Application deadline



To apply, please make sure to submit the following documents in a single pdf file to by February 28th, 2023.

  • A motivation letter (1-2 pages)
  • An academic CV including Google Scholar link
  • A research project proposal (3-4 pages)
  • A writing sample (this can be an already published paper)
  • Names and contact information of two references

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