PhD in Philosophy of digital technologies and the disruption of the lifeworld

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Wageningen University & Research
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Do you want to follow your passion for philosophy of (digital) technology in a PhD study in our Philosophy group? Are you an openminded thinker who likes to collaborate with other researchers in an ambitious research program on the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies? The Philosophy Group at Wageningen University seeks a talented PhD candidate for a PhD on World constituting technics: Digital technologies and the disruption of the Lifeword.
This PhD position will be part of the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies programme ( and embedded in the Philosophy Group at Wageningen University and part of the research group of prof.dr. Vincent Blok and dr. Bernice Bovenkerk.

- a MSc degree in Philosophy with affinity with fundamental philosophy, philosophy of technology and digital technologies;
- an excellent English language proficiency (a minimum of CEFR C1 level).

You are:
- an enthusiastic, dedicated and engaged thinker who is well capable to work in interdisciplinary contexts and willing to collaborate with technical scientists/engineers and designers, as well as a broad range of stakeholders.

The offer:
The gross salary for the first year is € 2.770 - per month rising to € 3.539,- in the fourth year in according to the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). This is based on a full-time working week of 38 hours. We offer a temporary contract for 18 months which will be extended for the duration of the project if you perform well.

The position is to start preferably on the 1 September 2024.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof.dr. Vincent Blok, Vincent [dot] blok [__at__] wur [dot] nl. For more information about the procedure, please contact Noorien Abbas, corporate recruiter via email recruitment [dot] ssg [__at__] wur [dot] nl.

Deadline for Applications: 
May 27, 2024
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