Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

University of Leeds,
Leeds,
United Kingdom
June 15, 2017
Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Applied Ethics
July 2, 2017

Do you have a strong grounding in ethics, with a PhD in ethics/practical philosophy or comparable expertise in a related subject? Do you have experience of teaching in a range of formats including face to face and online? Have you some experience of working in a business/professional context? Do you want to foster the development of ethical reasoning skills, both inside and outside academia, working both within the University and at the interface between higher education and the professional world?

The Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IDEA CETL) offers an exciting role engaging in inter-disciplinary ethics teaching across the University and in ethics consultancy within the professional world. It provides the opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of its teaching portfolio, including: MA programmes (in Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics and in Applied and Professional Ethics), both online and campus based; blended learning within a range of disciplines across the University; and the Centre’s wide ranging external training and consultancy projects in professional ethics.

With a PhD in ethics/practical philosophy (or a PhD close to submission in this area), or comparable expertise in related subjects, you will have experience of teaching ethics or applied ethics and of developing and delivering online and blended learning. Experience of working in a business/professional environment is also essential.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Chris Megone, Director of the IDEA CETL, tel: +44 (0)113 343 7888, email: c [dot] b [dot] megone [__at__] leeds [dot] ac [dot] uk

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute: Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied
Category: Teaching
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £32,004 to £38,183 p.a.
Working Time: 100%
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: Sunday 02 July 2017
Reference: AHCIE1003

University of Twente,
Enschede,
Netherlands
May 24, 2017
PhD student in Ethics of human enhancement in an international context
June 18, 2017

The Challenge

The aim of this PhD project is to perform an ethical study of human enhancement technologies and techniques that considers their full range, their potential future development, and the various ethical implications in different domains and for different stakeholders. The study should also help answer the question how society should respond to these technologies: how they should be regulated, what ethical codes and protocols there should be in place, and what the responsibility of various actors is with respect to them. Within this general scope, there is room to focus the project in your own way. About 60% of the position is linked to the SIENNA project (see below), and in those 60%, you collaborate with other researchers in writing reports that address ethical issues in human enhancement and their practical application, and that also addresses the question of how we can develop general approaches for ethical analysis and ethical governance of new technologies. You will be the main author of most of the reports on human enhancement. About 20% of the position is for completion of the dissertation based on the reports that you have authored, and about 20% is for taking courses and providing support for other tasks in the department, particularly teaching.

The SIENNA project

SIENNA a prestigious and exciting 3 ½ - year international project that is funded through the European Union Horizon 2020 “Science with and for Society” program with a budget of 4 million euros. It is a world-wide project with participating institutes from thirteen countries, including the Netherlands, UK, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Spain, France, Greece, United States, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, and China. The five largest participants are the University of Twente, Uppsala University, Trilateral Research, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, and the European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC). Harvard University (USA) and Chuo University (Japan) are associated partners. The project will take place from October 1st, 2017 to April 1st, 2021, and is led by University of Twente (coordinator: prof. dr. Philip Brey).
The aim of the project is to promote enhanced consideration of ethical and human rights issues in new and emerging technologies with major socio-economic impact and human rights relevance. In the project, we will provide an extensive ethical analysis of three technologies, human enhancement, human genomics and robotics & artificial intelligence. We will also consider legal and human rights aspects. We will develop ethical frameworks for all three technologies and translate and adapt them, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, to produce four practical tools and resources for each technology: (a) operational guidelines for research ethics committees for these technologies, (b) codes of responsible conduct for researchers who develop these technologies, (c) proposals for revisions of existing ethical frameworks, and (d) proposals for revisions of existing legal frameworks, all of which should have acceptance and approval of relevant stakeholders. We also aim to generalize the approaches for ethical analysis and for developing, translating and adapting ethical frameworks so that they can be applied to other new and emerging technologies.
The project is supported by an advisory board, with scholars such as Allan Buchanan, Julian Savulescu, Erik Parens and Mark Coeckelbergh, and by a stakeholder board, which includes the World Health Organisation, UNESCO-COMEST, Council of Europe, Human Genome Organisation, IEEE, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, and others.

Profile
You have a master’s degree in philosophy, ethics, medical ethics, or a related field. In addition, you:
• are familiar with the medical sciences;
• are interested in multidisciplinary collaboration;
• have good analytical skills;
• have good English language skills, both in writing and speaking;
• have good social and communication skills in academic as well as non-academic contexts;
• have an interest in policy and practical applications of ethics;
• are able to work independently, but also motivated to collaborate with others, including project participants and stakeholders from different countries and with different backgrounds
The ideal candidate would have either completed a master’s thesis on ethics of human enhancement or a directly related topic, or would have completed a thesis in medical ethics on another topic and have a strong background in medical sciences.

Our offer
A four-year full-time Ph.D. position, starting September 1 (preferred) or October 1, 2017. The gross salary is € 2222,- per month in the first year going up to € 2840,- in the fourth year. On top of this, you receive a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. You will have a budget for traveling to SIENNA workshops and to international conferences. We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Job application
Your application should include the following documents:
• a cover letter which explains your interest in the position and your qualifications for it;
• a curriculum vitae which includes the name and e-mail address/telephone number for at least two references.
• a writing sample (preferably a published article related to the position);
• either a summary and table of contents of your dissertation or the entire dissertation.

Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications) should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en > vacancies > current vacancies. The application deadline is June 18th, 2017. Interviews will be held in June. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

Further information
Location: This position is based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Contact: prof.dr. Philip Brey (chair “Ethics of Technology”) T: +31 (0)53 489 4426 (p [dot] a [dot] e [dot] brey [__at__] utwente [dot] nl).

Your supervisors will be Prof. Philip Brey and dr. Saskia Nagel, both at University of Twente. Prof. Brey is full professor in philosophy of technology, with a focus on ethics, and coordinator of and researcher in the SIENNA project. Dr. Saskia Nagel is assistant professor in ethics of technology, with a focus on medical and neurotechnologies, and also a researcher in the SIENNA project.

About the University of Twente
We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente (UT) is a research university with a strong international orientation and a focus on science & engineering and social and behavioral sciences. We include more than 3,300 faculty and staff and 9,000 students. Our motto “high tech, human touch” expresses the aim of combining research in engineering with social and behavioral sciences. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The UT is a campus university, located in the city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. Enschede is a lively city of 150,000, located in beautiful countryside and near spectacular nature areas. It is only two hours away from major European cities like Amsterdam, Cologne and Düsseldorf, three hours from Brussels and less than six hours from Berlin, Paris and London.

The department of philosophy
The department of philosophy at the University of Twente (https://www.utwente.nl/bms/wijsb/) is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. At a recent research evaluation of philosophy programs in the Netherlands, it ranked highest in the area of ethics and practical philosophy. The department currently includes eight tenured/tenure-track staff members, three postdocs, seven PhD students, and several part-time faculty. The department participates in and directs the interuniversity 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities. The department's research has a strong focus on ethics of emerging technologies and their impact on society (including information and communication technology and robotics, biomedical and neurotechnologies and environmental technologies), the philosophy and ethics of human-technology relations, and the philosophy of engineering and social science.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) of the University of Twente strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).

APRA Foundation Berlin,
Berlin,
Germany
May 23, 2017
Assistant Director
September 1, 2017

I am seeking an Assistant Director to help with all aspects of the work at APRA. The Assistant Director’s job is to learn to execute basic management and clerical procedures while gradually gaining thoroughgoing familiarity with and mastery of all of APRA’s projects. The aim of the Assistant Directorship is to ensure that the person who ultimately replaces me as permanent Director of the APRA Foundation Berlin is fully competent to do so. The Assistant Directorship carries no guarantee of future promotion to Director. Although such a promotion definitely would be desirable, it would presuppose a consistently high level of performance competence in the projects previously assigned. The point of the Assistant Directorship is to give the chosen individual the opportunity to demonstrate this.
As the successful applicant for this position, you are a steady, stable, mature, high-functioning art professional with sound practical judgment and at least ten years of administrative and managerial experience, both in Germany and abroad, in the international art world. You are skilled and comfortable in dealing with its most prestigious institutions, in social and intellectual as well as administrative capacities; and you are adept at researching and writing clear interpretative texts. You satisfy, and can prove that you satisfy, all of Germany’s legal requirements for being an independent contractor (selbstständige Freiberufler/in). You are as reliable and competent in representing APRA to the external international public as you are in administering its internal procedures; and you are personally committed to furthering its goals and values over the long term. You are creative, innovative and flexible in your work. And you are a person of honor, integrity and conscience in your social and professional relationships.

1. Minimum Job Requirements:
1.1. Master’s Degree in the Arts and/or Humanities
1.2. Official Arbeitserlaubnis as independent contractor (selbstständige Freiberufler/in) in Aufenthaltserlaubnis, Einbürgerungsurkunde, Staatsangehörigkeitsausweis, or other official government document, plus additional documentation of independent contractor status and activity
1.3. Permanent Berlin residency
1.4. Three active job references with current contact information
1.5. At least ten years of prior managerial, clerical, archival, registrarial, and research experience
1.6. Prior experience doing internet database searches of articles, periodicals, books and images
1.7. Fluency in standard bibliographic, footnoting and formal correspondence formats in English and German
1.8. Fluency in written and spoken English and Hochdeutsch
1.9. Strong organizational ability and detail orientation
1.10. Strong diplomatic and interpersonal communication skills
1.11. Strong sense of honesty, personal responsibility, and initiative
1.12. Nerves of steel and an excellent sense of humor under pressure

More information is available at http://adrianpiper.com/jobs .

University College Dublin,
Dublin,
Ireland
May 17, 2017
Teaching and Research Fellow in Philosophy, UCD Dublin (10 month temporary, from 1 Sept 2017)
May 31, 2017

The School of Philosophy at University College Dublin seeks to appoint a temporary teaching and research fellow in Philosophy. The duration of the appointment is 10 months, beginning 1 September 2017 and ending 30 June 2018. The appointee will be expected to teach the following modules:

- A third-year module entitled ‘Critical Theory’ [Autumn]
- A third-year module entitled ‘Political Philosophy’ [Spring]
- Half a second-year module entitled ‘Ethics, law and the family’ [Spring]
- Possibly another half or full module in moral / political philosophy in the contemporary European philosophical tradition. [Spring]

The School seeks to appoint a scholar who has fully completed a PhD in Philosophy or Social / Political Theory, and who is actively engaged in research and publication. The teaching and research fellow is expected to participate actively in the academic life of the School, organising workshops and research seminars.

Important Note: As part of the application process, applicants are requested to submit a one-page syllabus for the module ‘Critical Theory’ and another one-page syllabus for the module ‘Political Philosophy’. NB. Both submissions should be submitted as one merged PDF file.

Fixed salary: €38,000 per annum.

** Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies.

** Closing date: 17:00 hrs (Local Irish Time) on Wednesday 31st May 2017.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD do not accept late applications

Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please access details at the following web address: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/t4cms/Academic%20Contract.pdf

University of Leeds,
Leeds,
United Kingdom
May 2, 2017
Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Applied Ethics
May 10, 2017

Do you have a strong grounding in ethics? Do you have experience of teaching in a range of formats including face to face and online? Do you want to foster the development of ethical reasoning skills, both inside and outside academia, working both within the University and at the interface between higher education and the professional world?

The Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IDEA CETL) offers an exciting role engaging in inter-disciplinary ethics teaching across the University and in ethics consultancy within the professional world. It provides the opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of its teaching portfolio, including: MA programmes (in Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics and in Applied and Professional Ethics) – both online and campus based; blended learning within a range of disciplines across the University; and the Centre’s external training and consultancy projects.

With a good honours or master’s degree in Philosophy you will also have a doctoral level qualification in ethics/practical philosophy or comparable expertise in related subjects. You will have experience in teaching ethics or applied ethics alongside experience of developing and delivering online blended learning. You will have excellent IT skills including experience of working with a Virtual Learning Environment or Learning Management System.

University of Twente,
Enschede,
Netherlands
April 10, 2017
Assistant Professor in Philosophy with a (future) specialization in ethics or political philosophy of technology and its role in society
May 3, 2017

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands

is looking for an

Assistant Professor in Philosophy

with a (future) specialization in ethics or political philosophy of technology and its role in society

The department is currently expanding with an assistant professor position in philosophy. We are looking for someone who is capable of teaching a broad range of subjects, and who has a research specialization in ethics and/or political philosophy with a (future) focus on technology - for instance, sustainability and environmental technology, health and medical technology, robotics and information technology, or broader ethical studies of technology and society.

The Challenge

You teach in the master program in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS; https://www.utwente.nl/en/psts/), with an emphasis on teaching in ethics and/or political philosophy, and you teach philosophy courses for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science. These will include courses in professional and applied ethics as well as other philosophical subjects, for example, depending on your competencies, philosophy of science, philosophy of technology, or philosophy of mind. You are involved in the supervision of master’s theses in the PSTS program.

You perform research in the area of ethics and/or political philosophy, with a focus on technology and its role in society. We are open to all specialties within this scope (e.g., environmental ethics in relation to sustainability and technology, ethics of medical technology, ethics and politics of robotics and AI, etc.) Your research will be embedded in the department’s research program as well as in the 4TU.Center of Excellence for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu), a joint center of the departments of philosophy of the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen University which currently counts over sixty members, including twenty-four PhD students.

Your profile
You hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in ethics or political philosophy. You have either had a focus on technology in your past research or you have a demonstrable interest in focusing on technology and it implications for society for your future research. You already have an excellent list of publications in peer-refereed journals, and have relevant international experience. We welcome candidates with a focus on any technology.

You also have experience in teaching at the university level, preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other nonphilosophical fields, and preferably including professional and/or applied ethics/political philosophy. You have demonstrable didactic skills in teaching, good teaching evaluations, and a passion for teaching. You are able and willing to teach in areas of philosophy outside your philosophical specialization, both in philosophy at large and in the philosophy and ethics of technology. You are willing and able to collaborate with researchers and teachers from nonphilosophical disciplines.

You have an excellent command of the English language. All master programs and many bachelor programs at the University of Twente are taught in English, and in the near future, all bachelor programs will be taught in English. English is the official language at departmental meetings. You are prepared to move to the Netherlands, to the region where the University of Twente is located.

Our offer
You are appointed as assistant professor (full-time), for a period of at least two years (with a possible extension of another year). The position is 40% research. The department and faculty support excellence and growth in research and teaching.

Salary is competitive. Initial assistant professor salary is € 3.427,- - € 4.272,- per month, depending on experience. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Annual salary is € 47.827,- - € 59.620,-.

Starting date is September 1st, 2017 (later or earlier date negotiable; we opt for the best candidate). We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Job application
Your application should include the following documents:

· a cover letter which explains your interest in the position and your qualifications for it;
· a curriculum vitae which includes the name and e-mail address/telephone number for at least two references. Please give a brief summary of your teaching evaluations in your CV or in a separate note (courses taught and evaluation received) – inclusion of full teaching evaluations is optional at this stage;
· a writing sample (preferably a published article related to the position);
· either a summary and table of contents of your dissertation or the entire dissertation.

Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications) should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en > vacancies > current vacancies. The application deadline is May 3rd, 2017. Interviews will be held in early May. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

Further information
Location: This position is based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente

Contact: prof.dr. Philip Brey (chair “Ethics of Technology”) T: +31 (0)53 489 4426 (p [dot] a [dot] e [dot] brey [__at__] utwente [dot] nl) or prof.dr. Ciano Aydin (Head of the Department) T: +31 (0)53 4893391 (c [dot] aydin [__at__] utwente [dot] nl).

We are simultaneously advertising a position for Assistant Professor in ethics or political philosophy with (future) emphasis on information technology and the information society, for 2 years with prospects of a permanent position (closing date: April 26th). We intend to fill that position earlier than this one, and applying for both positions will not bring you a disadvantage.

About the University of Twente
We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente (UT) is a research university with a strong international orientation and a focus on science & engineering and social and behavioral sciences. We include more than 3,300 faculty and staff and 9,000 students. Our motto “high tech, human touch” expresses the aim of combining research in engineering with social and behavioral sciences. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The UT is a campus university, located in the city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. Enschede is a lively city of 150,000, located in beautiful countryside and near spectacular nature areas. It is only two hours away from major European cities like Amsterdam, Cologne and Düsseldorf, three hours from Brussels and less than six hours from Berlin, Paris and London.

The department of philosophy
The department of philosophy at the University of Twente (https://www.utwente.nl/bms/wijsb/) is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. At a recent research evaluation of philosophy programs in the Netherlands, it ranked highest in the area of ethics and practical philosophy. The department currently includes eight tenured/tenure-track staff members, three postdocs, seven PhD students, and several part-time faculty. The department participates in and directs the interuniversity 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities. The department's research has a strong focus on ethics of emerging technologies and their impact on society (including information and communication technology and robotics, biomedical and neurotechnologies and environmental technologies), the philosophy and ethics of human-technology relations, and the philosophy of engineering and social science.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) of the University of Twente strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).

University of Bristol,
Bristol,
United Kingdom
April 10, 2017
3 available positions in Bristol -philosophy of science, ethics, history
May 3, 2017

Three jobs are available in Bristol, check the URL below.
Ethics,Philosophy of science, History of Science/History of Philosophy.

Leibniz Universität Hannover & Bielefeld University,
Hannover & Bielefeld,
Germany
March 22, 2017
4 Doctoral Candidate Positions (65% TV-L 13) in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science
May 28, 2017

Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University jointly seek to fill

4 Doctoral Candidate Positions (65% TV-L 13) in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science

starting October 1st, 2017, within the Graduiertenkolleg (research training group) GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research.

Initial appointment will be for 2.5 years. Given the successful extension of the GRK’s funding period, the position is renewable for another 6 months. The positions will be filled as 65% Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter positions on salary scale TV-L 13. (This amounts to a monthly net salary roughly between 1480 and 1600 €, plus benefits such as health insurance.) Two of the positions are expected to be located at Leibniz Universität Hannover and the other two at Bielefeld University.

GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research is a research training group that is established as a joint project by Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University. It is funded by the German national funding agency (DFG). Its research program aims at bridging the gap between practice and theory in the philosophical investigation of scientific research in two ways: firstly, it examines new connections between practical philosophy of science (ethics of science, political philosophy of science) and theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology, metaphysics); secondly, it analyzes relevant links between the material culture of the sciences (objects, equipment, experiments, practices) and the cognitive dimension of the sciences (theories, hypotheses, discourses, models). The working language of GRK 2073 is English.

Applicants must be fluent in English and should be able to demonstrate an interest in at least one of the two areas: practical philosophy of science (i.e., ethics and/or political philosophy of science) or theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology and/or metaphysics of science). They should hold a pertinent university degree (typically an MA degree in Philosophy or HPS) and must be eligible to enroll as doctoral students in Philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover or Bielefeld University. They need to specify a dissertation project that fits the aims of the research program of GRK 2073 as described above.

The obligations of each holder of one of the advertised positions will be to conduct research on a dissertation project that contributes to the research program of GRK 2073 and to participate in the training activities that are specified by the qualification program. Holders of the positions must enroll as doctoral students in philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover or Bielefeld University. It is expected that they take residence in the region of their respective campus.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to admissions [__at__] philos [dot] uni-hannover [dot] de and must be received by May 28th, 2017. Please consult by all means the application guide on our website for further information on how to apply (as well as on the research training group and the positions offered).

For informal enquiries please contact Rafael Ugarte Chacón: rafael [dot] ugarte [dot] chacon [__at__] philos [dot] uni-hannover [dot] de

Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University both aim to promote women within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invite qualified women to apply for these positions. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

University of Twente,
Enschede,
Netherlands
March 20, 2017
Assistant Professor (full-time) in Ethics or Political Philosophy, University of Twente
April 26, 2017

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for an

Assistant Professor (full-time) in Ethics or Political Philosophy

with a (future) emphasis on information
technology and the information society

Appointment for two years, with prospect of a permanent position

The department is currently expanding with an assistant professor position in ethics and/or political philosophy with a focus on information technology (which may include Internet technology and social media, robotics, artificial intelligence, digital communication technologies, database technologies and other digital technologies) and its impacts on society.

The challenge
You teach ethics and possibly political philosophy in the master program in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS; https://www.utwente.nl/en/psts/) and professional and applied ethics and other philosophical subjects for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science. In particular, you will teach several ethics and philosophy courses for the bachelor programs in computer science, business information technology and creative technology, and the master programmes in computer science, human-media interaction and internet science & technology. Optionally, you could also participate in the University College Twente, an interdisciplinary, highly selective bachelor program with a focus on engineering and social science. You are involved in the supervision of master’s theses in the PSTS program and will at some point supervise PhD students in the department’s PhD program in Ethics and Technology (the scope of which also includes social and political philosophy).
You perform research in the area of ethics and/or political philosophy, with a focus on the role of information technology in society. We are open to all specialties within this scope. We have a particular interest in candidates who will be able to establish collaborations within CTIT (Centre for Telematics and Information Technology; https://www.utwente.nl/ctit/) at the University of Twente. Your research will be embedded in the department’s research program as well as in the 4TU.Center of Excellence for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu), a joint center of the departments of philosophy of the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen University which currently counts over sixty members, including twenty-four PhD students.
As part of your research activities, you are also expected to apply for external funding and to engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Your profile
You hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in ethics or political philosophy. Ideally, you combine your specialization in ethics or political philosophy with a broad understanding of and orientation to philosophy and its various subdisciplines. You have either had a focus on information technology in your past research or you have a demonstrable interest in focusing on this technology and it implications for society for your future research. You already have an excellent list of publications in peer-refereed journals, and have relevant international experience.
You also have experience in teaching at the university level, preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other nonphilosophical fields, and preferably including professional and/or applied ethics/political philosophy. You have demonstrable didactic skills in teaching, good teaching evaluations, and a passion for teaching. You are able and willing to teach in areas of philosophy outside your philosophical specialization, both in philosophy at large and in the philosophy and ethics of technology. You are willing and able to collaborate with researchers and teachers from nonphilosophical disciplines.
You have an excellent command of the English language. All master programs and many bachelor programs at the University of Twente are taught in English, and in the near future, all bachelor programs will be taught in English. English is the official language at departmental meetings. You are prepared to move to the Netherlands, to the region where the University of Twente is located.

Our offer
You are appointed as assistant professor (full-time), for an initial period of two years, with prospects of a permanent position upon good performance. The position is 40% research, which can be expanded by attracting external funding. The department and faculty support excellence and growth in research and teaching. We are committed to supporting your career development and to enabling you to hold positions of responsibility within the organization. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO). Salary is competitive. Initial assistant professor salary is € 3.427,- - € 4.691,- per month, depending on experience. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Annual salary is € 47827 - € 65466. Starting date is August 2017 (later date negotiable; we opt for the best candidate). We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Job application
Your application should include the following documents:
• a cover letter which explains your interest in the position and your qualifications for it;
• a curriculum vitae which includes the name and e-mail address/telephone number for at least two references. Please give a brief summary of your teaching evaluations in your CV or in a separate note (courses taught and evaluation received) – inclusion of full teaching evaluations is optional at this stage;
• a writing sample (preferably a published article related to the position);
• either a summary and table of contents of your dissertation or the entire dissertation
Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications) should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en > vacancies > current vacancies. The application deadline is April 26th, 2017. Interviews will be held within one week after the deadline. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed. Preferred starting date is August 1st, 2017 (later date negotiable).

Further information
Location: This position is based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente
Contact: prof.dr. Philip Brey (chair Ethics of Technology) T: +31 (0)53 489 4426 (p [dot] a [dot] e [dot] brey [__at__] utwente [dot] nl) or prof.dr. Ciano Aydin (Head of the Department) T: +31 (0)53 4893391 (c [dot] aydin [__at__] utwente [dot] nl).

About the University of Twente
We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente (UT) is a research university with a strong international orientation and a focus on science & engineering and social and behavioral sciences. We include more than 3,300 faculty and staff and 9,000 students. Our motto “high tech, human touch” expresses the aim of combining research in engineering with social and behavioral sciences. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The UT is a campus university, located in the city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. Enschede is a lively city of 150,000, located in beautiful countryside and near spectacular nature areas. It is only two hours away from major European cities like Amsterdam, Cologne and Düsseldorf, three hours from Brussels and less than six hours from Berlin, Paris and London.

The department of philosophy
The department of philosophy at the University of Twente (https://www.utwente.nl/bms/wijsb/) is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. At a recent research evaluation of philosophy programs in the Netherlands, it ranked highest in the area of ethics and practical philosophy. The department currently includes eight tenured/tenure-track staff members, three postdocs, seven PhD students, and several part-time faculty. The department participates in and directs the interuniversity 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities. The department's research has a strong focus on ethics of emerging technologies and their impact on society (including information and communication technology and robotics, biomedical and neurotechnologies and environmental technologies), the philosophy and ethics of human-technology relations, and the philosophy of engineering and social science.

The Institute of the Foundations of Law , Karl-Franzens-University of Graz,
Graz,
Austria
February 28, 2017
University Assistants without doctorate
March 22, 2017

(20 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 3; position to be filled as of now )

Job specification
• Collaborating in the team of Univ.-Prof. Dr.iur. Matthias Klatt
• Participating in national and international research projects
• Own research (with opportunity to take the PhD)
• Teaching (in the 2nd and 3rd year of employment, 2 hrs per wk in term)
• Administrative Support

Professional qualifications
• Studies of law completed above-averagely (Diplom or Master or equivalent foreign exam)
• Focus of interest in one of the following areas: 1. analytical legal theory (eg concept and validity of law; theory of legal argumentation; theory of legal science) 2. substantial legal philosophy (eg theory and application of justice; problem of culturally hetergenous societies) 3. international constitutional law (eg problems of globalization; pluralization and transnationalization of public law; comparative constitutional law; fundamental rights)
• Good foreign language competence (desirable)

Personal profile
• Social competence and very good communication skills
• Self initiative and commitment
• Academic curiosity

Classification
Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1

Minimum salary
The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 1365.50 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: March 22nd 2017
Reference Number: MB/54/99 ex 2016/17

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.
Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents within the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and please send your CV and photo to:
bewerbung [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Personalressort
Universitätsplatz 3
8010 Graz

Questions can be addressed to Univ.-Prof. Dr. iur. Matthias Klatt, matthias [dot] klatt [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at or via phone: 43 (0) 316 / 380 - 3390