Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science and Technology

Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science and Technology

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18 Apr 17 May Eindhoven

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Starting date: 15 August 2019

Job description

The Philosophy and Ethics group at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences of the Eindhoven University of Technology seeks an assistant professor for a full-time, tenure-track position. Candidates will have earned a PhD in philosophy by the date of application and demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. The candidate is expected to contribute to teaching to engineering students (BSc and MSc levels). Areas of specialization should be philosophy of science and/or philosophy of technology; a specific interest in data science is an advantage. Fluency in English is required. Since the Department strives for a better gender balance, women are especially encouraged to apply.

Research in the P&E group takes place at the interface between fundamental philosophical issues and real-world problems that arise from the design, implementation, use and regulation of innovative technologies. In terms of philosophical sub-disciplines, we focus on fundamental and applied issues in ethics, philosophy of science and technology, and epistemology. We work on a variety of application areas, such as artificial intelligence, behavior change, diffusion of scientific knowledge and methods, energy, engineering education, health, and models of cultural and technological change.

  • Teaching courses at BSc and MSc levels, for up to 50% of contract time;
  • Doing research in philosophy of science and technology;
  • Contributing actively to the daily business and research climate of the group and the department.

  • Specifications

    Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


    The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. degree in philosophy;
  • Excellence in teaching, demonstrated by course evaluations (if available);
  • Excellence in research (AoS: philosophy of science and/or philosophy of technology) as shown by publications in international journals or books;
  • Mastery of the English language;
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment; affinity with technology and the engineering sciences.
  • Conditions of employment

    We offer:
  • a challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious group and department;
  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university;
  • A temporary appointment for five years in a Tenure Track. The Tenure Track can lead to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming associate professor.
  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.637 and € 4.978, based on a full-time appointment and depending on experience and knowledge. The salary is in accordance with scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities (cao NU).
  • Enrolment into a program to acquire an official teaching certification from Dutch Universities (Basic Teaching Qualification);
  • Enrolment into a program on Academic Leadership;
  • A yearly holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary;
  • A yearly end year allowance of 8.3% of the yearly salary;
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, day-care, career support for spouses, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities).
  • Specifications

    • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
    • Engineering; Behaviour and Society
    • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
    • Doctorate
    • V39.3858


    Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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