The Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente is looking for an assistant Professor in ethics or political philosophy, focusing on emerging technology and its role in society (e.g., biomedical, environmental, digital) for two years with a prospect for a permanent position.The Challenge
For the research part of your appointment, you will develop your own research line. This will initially be developed within Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies, a new ten-year long international research programme of seven academic institutions in the Netherlands that will run from January 2020 to December 2029. This programme has the aim of achieving breakthrough research in at the intersection of ethics, philosophy, technology / engineering and social sciences, and to position its consortium at the top of its field internationally. It has a combined budget of € 27 million ! It includes four research lines, “Nature, life and human intervention”, “The future of a free and fair society”, “The human condition” and “Synthesis: Ethics of Technology, Practical Philosophy, and Modern Technology Driven Societies”. Please note that we will be advertising other positions in this programme and that you can apply for several at once.
Your research will further be embedded in the research programme of the University of Twente as well as in the four-university 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). We expect candidates to apply for external funding and to engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration.
You teach courses within your specialization area in the master programme in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS). You also teach introductory courses in different areas of philosophy, for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science. You are involved in the supervision of master’s theses in the PSTS programme and will at some point supervise PhD students.
The division of tasks is 40% research – 50% teaching – 10% management and administration. Research time can be increased through grant acquisition !
INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Philip Brey, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +31534894426 or prof. dr. ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek, email: email@example.com or phone +31534894460. For a copy of the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies research programme, please make a request to Seeta Autar at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application should include a CV (which should include the title of your dissertation and a short description of its contents), a letter of application (including a summary of your teaching evaluations), a writing sample, and contact information for 2 or more references and should be sent no later than February 13th, 2020. You can apply using the link below. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.
The philosophy department (https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/wijsb/) has over 30 members (faculty, postdocs, PhD candidates). It is a thoroughly international department, with English as the main language. It specializes in its research in the philosophical and ethical study of technology and its impact on people, society, and the environment.
You will be appointed for two years with a prospect for a permanent position upon good performance. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.
University of Twente (UT)
Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB, Enschede
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Make sure to apply no later than 13 Feb 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).