IntroductionAt IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesThis program brings leading professionals into residency at IBM Research to make foundational contributions to social justice and drive impact for historically marginalized communities.The visiting scholars will be able to define and advance projects focused on a range of social and civic issues, including health, education, economic development, employment, and criminal justice. Some key areas of focus are promoting fairness and accountability, supporting economic development for underserved communities, and addressing the intersections and dynamics of race, class, gender and offer differences as lenses through which social justice advocacy must be addressed. Visiting Scholars will benefit from the opportunities to lead research projects and to work side-by-side with IBM scientists to shape the direction of our research programs in this area.Visiting Scholars will have access to the latest tools and technologies available and will be able to leverage the breadth of the global IBM Research community to develop new skills, relationships, and collaborations.The program is 12 - 24 months in duration.**Who You Are**+ Ideal applicants are deeply committed to advancing social justice, thrive on collaboration and working side-by-side with people of all backgrounds and disciplines, and possess good verbal and written communication skills.+ Applicants from many different backgrounds and expertise are encouraged to apply. This includes (but is not limited to) lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, researchers, and others with unique racial and/or social-justice oriented perspectives.+ We also encourage applicants with previous work or volunteer experience with the needs of communities of color, low-income communities, and those otherwise disproportionately affected by discrimination in areas such healthcare, employment, education, and criminal justice to apply.IBM Research will consider those looking for employment and those interested in taking a leave of absence or sabbatical from their current employment as applicants to this program.Required Technical and Professional Expertise+ Undergraduate degree in any field (e.g. law, economics, human rights, sociology, public health, public policy, computer science) or equivalent experience+ Demonstrated experience in racial or social-justice oriented topics.+ Ability to think strategically about ways to address fundamental societal challenges and define a well-crafted research topic in this space+ Proven record of strong written and oral communication skillsPreferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ Graduate degree in any field (e.g. law, economics, human rights, sociology, public health, public policy, computer science) or equivalent experience+ Demonstrated leadership in racial or social-justice oriented topics.+ Ability to shape a comprehensive research program around racial and/or social justice+ Excellent written and oral communication skills+ NoneAbout Business UnitWith more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world's most challenging problems.Your Life @ IBMJoin us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.About IBMThe IBM Research Division conducts scientific research and develops technologies and processes for use with IBM products and customer applications. IBM Research has produced leading contributions to the technology underlying IBM's product portfolio, as well as to the world of science and the entire IT industry. For more information please visit www.research.ibm.com.The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress.Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.