We always want to hear from world-class researchers at any level of seniority (PhDs, post-docs, and professors) and high-calibre operations, project management, and communications staff who might be interested in getting involved in our work. If this might be you, please get in touch, even if there is no opening that seems to fit. Due to the volume of interest we receive we strongly prefer statements of interest of 300 words or less, and specificity about the capacities in which you would like to engage with FHI.

For additional opportunities at the Center for the Governance of AI, housed by FHI, please see this page.

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Current vacancies

Research Scholars and Senior Research Scholars

The Future of Humanity Institute’s Research Scholars Programme is excited to open applications for its 2019 cohort. RSP is a selective, two-year research programme, with lots of latitude for exploration as well as significant training and support elements. We will offer roughly six to ten salaried positions to early-career researchers who aim to shed light […]

Website and Communications Officer

THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED FHI is excited to invite applications for a full-time Website and Communications officer. The post is fixed-term for 24 months from the date of appointment. The role holder will be responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy for all activities of the institute. S/he will develop and maintain FHI’s […]

Project Managers

THESE POSITIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! We are seeking applications for two full time Project Manager roles. These roles will perform a critical function advancing FHI’s mission to ensure a long flourishing future. Both posts are fixed-term for 3 years from the date of appointment. Project Manager for the Research Scholars Programme (RSP). Applications are invited [...]

AI Safety and Machine Learning Internship Program

The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford seeks interns to contribute to our work in the area of technical AI safety. Examples of this type of work include Learning the Preferences of Ignorant, Inconsistent Agents, Safe Reinforcement Learning via Human Intervention, Deep RL from Human Preferences, and the Building Blocks of Interpretability. […]

Visiting FHI

FHI regularly welcomes senior visitors from a variety of different research disciplines. Visits can include seminars, meeting with researchers and/or research collaborations. Please contact us if you are interested in visiting.

Equality and Diversity

The University of Oxford is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected. Find out more about diversity and equality at Oxford University here.

DPhil Opportunities

FHI offers a DPhil scholarship scheme, granting full scholarships to successful DPhil applicants at the University of Oxford whose research aims to answer crucial questions for improving the long-term prospects of humanity. See here for more information.

Many of the researchers at FHI also welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other Oxford University departments in co-supervising DPhil students. Please send us your CV and a short outline of your research proposal if you are interested in pursuing a DPhil with FHI co-supervision.


Please get in touch on fhijobs@philosophy.ox.ac.uk for any enquiries.