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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethics of Big Data

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethics of Big Data, Oxford Internet Institute associated with a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship at St Cross College University of Oxford Grade 7: £29,837 – £36,661 p.a.

We are a leading world centre for the multidisciplinary study of the Internet and society, looking for a full-time Researcher to work on a funded project, “The Ethics of Biomedical Big Data”, led by Professor Luciano Floridi.

The analysis of large datasets (Big Data) has become a major driver of innovation and success in biomedical research. However, the use of Biomedical Big Data raises serious ethical problems, which may threaten the huge opportunities it offers. This pilot project will formulate a blueprint of the ethical aspects, requirements and desiderata underpinning a European framework for the ethical use of Big Data in biomedical research.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, have a strong interest in information/computer ethics and proven experience in ethical and policy analysis and writing papers based on qualitative and/or quantitative research. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Floridi and a multidisciplinary team of researchers, and will be able to take a lead in project management, conceptual analysis, and the dissemination of results.

Based at our OII North office at 34 St Giles, Oxford, this position is available from 1 October 2014 for 1 year, with a possibility of extension beyond that date, depending on funding.

The post is associated with a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship at St Cross College for its duration. Details of the College and its facilities are available on the College website at: www.stx.ox.ac.uk.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=113435

The application deadline is 12.00 midday on Thursday 26 June 2014.

Interviews for those shortlisted are currently planned to take place in the week commencing 21 July 2014.

 

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JOB: Applied Ethics or Political Philosophy (University of Twente, Netherlands)

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: January 14, 2014
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

*** Please note: This vacancy replaces the vacancy announced on this list September 18, 2013 ***

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

Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-track) in

Applied Ethics or Political Philosophy

 with a (future) emphasis on technology

The department of philosophy is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology.  It currently includes eight tenured and tenure-track staff members, two postdocs, six PhD students, and five part-time faculty.  The department participates in the interuniversity 3TU.Center for Ethics and Technology and currently houses the directorate of the Center.  Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities.  The department is currently expanding with a tenure-track position in applied ethics and/or political philosophy.

The Challenge

You teach ethics and (possibly) political philosophy in the master program in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS) and teach professional and applied ethics and other areas of philosophy for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science.  Optionally, you may participate in the new ATLAS university college, 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 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 MIRA (the Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, www.utwente.nl/mira) or MESA+ (the Institute for Nanotechnology, www.utwente.nl/mesaplus) at the University of Twente.  We will also consider candidates whose collaborative focus will be on CTIT, a research institute with a focus on information technology.  Some of the research areas that we have an interest in are: ethics of biomedical technology; environmental philosophy in relation to technology (especially energy); ethics of engineering science / engineering design; ethics of new and emerging technologies; nanoethics;  ethics/politics of safety, security, and technological risks; technology, culture, globalization and ethics/politics, and others.  Your research will be embedded in the department’s research program as well as in the 3TU.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 and Eindhoven University of Technology which currently counts sixty members, including twenty-two 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.

Offer

You are appointed as assistant professor (full-time).  A Tenure Track contract enables you to direct your own career based on fixed performance agreements, in relation to which promotion from UD (assistant professor) to UHD (associate professor) and subsequently to full professor is possible. A definitive assessment will take place no later than five years after commencement of the employment, following which employment for an indefinite period and promotion to associate professor may be agreed upon.

Salary is competitive (initial assistant professor salary is € 45,482 – € 70,756 per year, depending on experience).  Starting date is August 2014 (negotiable).  The University of Twente has excellent terms of employment.

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 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. 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 English is the official language at departmental meetings.  If you do not master Dutch, we would like you to eventually learn Dutch as a second language.  You are prepared to move to the Netherlands, to the region where the University of Twente is located.

About the university and region

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.   It includes more than 3,300 faculty and staff and 9,000 students.  Its motto “high tech, human touch” expresses the aim of combining research in engineering with social and behavioral sciences.  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 by land (or one hour by air) from Berlin, Paris and London.

Information and application

For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Philip Brey, full professor (e-mail: p.a.e.brey@utwente.nl; phone: +31-53-4894426).

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 before February 2nd, 2014.  Applications should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en.  Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

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JOB: Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (Amherst)

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: December 10, 2013
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

TENURE TRACK POSITION
Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure track, to begin Fall 2014

The Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Department (http://www.umass.edu/wost) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise broadly on environmental/ food justice or sustainability including those focusing on climate change, reproduction, or migration.  The University of Massachusetts and the Western Massachusetts region have been national leaders in developing research and activist resources in sustainability, food justice, and environmental justice.  Qualifications: PhD required by 9/2014 in field of or related to natural, social sciences or humanities, or interdisciplinary work.  Ability to teach core Women’s Studies courses; teaching experience required. Annual teaching load: two courses per semester.  Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin January 15, to continue until filled. Application should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, a syllabus or course outline for a course on “Feminism and Environmental Justice” as well as other relevant syllabi and course descriptions, two article-length writing samples, and three letters of recommendation. Send application materials to http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=45134 .  Letters of reference can be emailed to  wgsssearch@wost.umass.edu or mailed to:  Chair of Search #R45569, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, 208 Bartlett Hall, Amherst, MA  01003.  UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke Colleges.

WGSS is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access, and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society.  Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

[P.S. I'm being told that they are very keen on hiring a philosopher for this position.]

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JOB: Concordia University College of Alberta

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: November 14, 2013
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

Assistant Professor Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Concordia University College of Alberta seeks an Assistant Professor of Philosophy to begin August 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posting is open, but a background in ethics, applied ethics, philosophy of religion or epistemology would be considered an asset.
Requirements include a Ph.D. in Philosophy, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and the ability to maintain an active research program.
Candidates must understand and support the Mission/Vision/Values Framework of Concordia. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and a letter describing their teaching and research experience. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference and a writing sample. Please forward the required information to:

Human Resources
Concordia University College of Alberta
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4
Tel: (780) 479-9214
Fax: (780) 479-2793
E-mail: humanresources@concordia.ab.ca

 

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POST-DOC: Durham – Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: November 5, 2013
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

An Introduction

The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing (WRI) is committed to building a vibrant research community within the University that subscribes to the aims of the Institute and has the opportunity to share in its activities, resources, support and collective reputation. This includes supporting the growing Postgraduate community whose interests lie in health and wellbeing. The Institute’s Postgraduate Associates scheme is open to all Postgraduates, from any department within the University, who subscribe to the aims of the Institute and undertake to acknowledge the Institute when presenting or publishing their work.

Please use the related links area (right) to find out more information on how to become a PGA of the Institute, as well as general information for the whole Postgraduate community.

https://www.dur.ac.uk/wolfson.institute/fellowships/postgraduate/

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JOB: Stony Brook (2 positions)

Descriptive Title:  Assistant/Associate Professor (2 Positions)

REF#:  F-8271-13-10

Budget Title:  same as above

Department:  Philosophy

Campus:  Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Faculty Position

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore.  Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff.  The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities.  Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County’s only academic medical center and tertiary care provider.  Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.

Required Qualifications:  PhD in Philosophy.  Area of specialization:  either Classical Phenomenology or Continental Philosophy.  Languages relevant to specialization.  Research/publication potential.  Evidence of teaching experience.

Area Of Specialization: Classical Phenomenology; Area Of Competency: competence especially in one or more of these areas: embodied cognition; phenomenology and psychology/psychiatry; feminism; environmental philosophy; and other interdisciplinary directions.

Area Of Specialization: Continental Philosophy; Area Of Competency: French feminism; Nietzsche; political and social thought of a continental cast.

Preferred Qualifications:  Evidence of teaching ability in areas other than AOS.

Responsibilities & Requirements:  The Assistant/Associate Professor will be responsible for:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate teaching, 4 courses per year (2 per semester).
  • Dissertation and Thesis supervision.
  • Standard non-teaching duties.
  • Research leading up to publication.

Special Notes:  These are tenure track positions.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.  Anticipated start date:  Fall 2014, 2015

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure:  Those interested in this position should submit complete dossier (application letter, CV, a sample of academic writing, an outline of current and future research interests, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching effectiveness) to:

Philosophy Search Committee

Philosophy Department

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

11794

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JOB: Franklin & Marshall, Psychology & Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: October 4, 2013
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

The Department of Psychology at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in the Fall of 2014. Initial appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor, depending on qualifications.  The successful candidate will be expected to cover courses in Psychology (http://www.fandm.edu/psychology) and in the Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind (SPM) program (http://www.fandm.edu/spm), including taking the lead in developing a new introductory gateway course to the SPM major, to include both lecture and lab components.  We are especially interested in candidates who can strengthen the SPM program’s track in moral psychology, as well as enhance our offerings in related areas including (for example) cross-cultural psychology and/or developmental psychology.  Overall teaching load is 3/2, including participation in the College’s general education curriculum.

We will consider candidates with degrees in Psychology, Philosophy and related disciplines; however candidates with degrees outside of Psychology should nevertheless be pursuing a research program with a strong empirical component. To apply, submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching, a statement of research, up to three examples of published work, and teaching evaluation forms electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/23236. The letter of application should highlight some of the ways you could enhance the breadth of teaching and research offered in Psychology and SPM. Candidates who submit their materials by November 1, 2013 are assured of full consideration.  Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Michael Anderson (michael.anderson@fandm.edu).

Franklin and Marshall College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to cultural pluralism. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.

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JOB: Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Grinnell College

Assistant Professor

Philosophy Department, Grinnell College

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS AOS: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
Continental Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Grinnell, Iowa, United States
Start date Fall 2014
Job description

GRINNELL COLLEGE – DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY (19TH & 20TH CENTURY CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY) – TENURE-TRACK POSITION (START FALL 2014)

GRINNELL COLLEGE. Tenure-track position in the Department of Philosophy (AOS: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy; AOC: Open), starting Fall 2014. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college; the Philosophy Department values the history of philosophy and is committed to representing both the Anglo-American and the Continental traditions of philosophy. The College’s curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include an intermediate-level survey of 19th-century Continental philosophy, intermediate-level courses in 20th-century Continental philosophy, advanced seminars in the candidate’s area of specialization, and ahistorically oriented introduction to philosophy course; every few years one course will be Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor’s choice).

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that has diversity—of people, personal and educational experiences, and disciplinary perspectives—as one of its core values.  To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 15, 2013.

Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Johanna Meehan at [PhilosophySearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-3157.

Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, creed, disability or veteran status. For further information about Grinnell College, see our website athttp://www.grinnell.edu.

How to apply
Application type Online
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Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Johanna Meehan, at [PhilosophySearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-3157.
Web address to apply https://jobs.grinnell.edu
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Application deadline Friday, November 15 2013 CST
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Contact phone 641-269-3157
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Post-doc at the Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: September 23, 2013
  • Filed Under: Fellowships, Job Ad

The Department of Philosophy at UFRGS invites applications for one (01) position as Postdoctoral fellow researcher in Philosophy, areas of specialization and concentration open, starting between February and March 2014, pending administrative approval.

This is a one-year appointment possibly renewable for a second year. Responsibilities include teaching one undergraduate or graduate course on a topic related to the researcher’s area of interest, leaving the other semester free to pursue research. That course, which lasts one semester, may be taught in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

The current monthly value of postdoctoral scholarships amounts to 4.100 reais (Brazilian currency).

Qualifications
Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by January 01, 2014.

Those who are not Brazilians should prove home address. They cannot be employed by another institution during the period of their appointment at UFRGS, nor be retired.

How to Apply

Candidates should send email to apply to pnpd-filosofia@ufrgs.br with the following attachments:

01) a current curriculum vitae;

02) contact information of two referees who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicants qualification;

03) a research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words), describing the project to be carried out; and

04) a sample of Academic writing.

Completed applications must be received by November 01, 2013, to ensure full consideration.

An interview via Skype in English, Spanish or Portuguese, will be scheduled with selected candidates.

About UFRGS

Located in Porto Alegre, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) is one of the five largest and most qualified universities in Brazil and it is considered one of the most important higher education institutions in Latin America. Ranked among the top philosophy departments in Brazil for research and teaching, the Department of Philosophy teaches a wide range of courses in the main areas of philosophy.

Further information

contact us: pnpd-filosofia@ufrgs.br

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Limited Term Assistant Prof/Lecturer at Dalhousie U (4/30)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: April 8, 2013
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

Appointment

The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 10 month Limited Term Appointment at the Assistant Professor/Lecturer level, effective August 1, 2013.  This position is subject to budgetary approval.  Areas of specialization: Metaphysics, Epistemology. Areas of competence: Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind. The Department also needs classes taught in Understanding Scientific Reasoning and Intro.

 

The successful applicant will teach courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate/graduate levels, with some limited graduate student supervision and committee work. Excellence in teaching and research is required. Applicants must hold (or be about to receive) a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience. Course load will be 3 and 3.

 

Applications should include: a complete curriculum vitae, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), writing sample, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness),  a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, and three confidential letters of recommendation (in hard copy, forwarded separately by the referees). A record of publication will be an asset.

 

Applications should be sent to Duncan MacIntosh, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2. (Please use dalphil@dal.ca for correspondence).  The closing date for applications is April 30, 2013.

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

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