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JOB: 5 year Fellowship (and tenure track) on Ethics and Data Analytics / Big Data – University of Leeds, UK

The University of Leeds is seeking to appoint an outstanding research leader to the position of University Academic Fellow, to be based in Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (Faculty of Arts), to work on the Ethics of Data Analytics (“Big Data”).

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated research excellence, and teaching ability, in the broadly-defined field of ethics or practical philosophy, have a commitment to inter-disciplinary work, and a skill-set for inquiry into the specific ethical issues raised in the field of ‘big data’. This might include a research track-record in neighbouring areas of philosophical inquiry such as privacy, justice, consent, risk, the public interest, trust, procedural justice.

In outline, the prestigious position involves a 5 year period heavily weighted towards research and external engagement related to that research. Successful completion of this 5 year ‘probationary’ period will lead to an appointment as Associate Professor at grade 9, and a transition into that role at the end of the initial 5 year period.

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/news/article/4379/university_academic_fellow_in_the_ethics_of_data_analytics_big_data

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to make informal enquiries about the role. Please contact Professor Chris Megone, tel: +44 (0)113 343 7888, email: C.B.Megone@leeds.ac.uk, or Dr Jamie Dow, tel: +44(0)113 343 7887, email: J.Dow@leeds.ac.uk.

Closing Date:      Monday 18 January 2016

Jamie Dow

Lecturer, IDEA Centre (Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied), University of Leeds

Tel: +44 113 343 7887

Email: J.Dow@leeds.ac.uk

Web: http://bit.ly/per6sR (staff profile, Philosophy) http://sullogismos.wordpress.com (White Rose Ancient Philosophy in Yorkshire)

http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~ieajd/

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/leadingminds (Leading Minds Research Project

– the Ethics of Persuasion in Ancient Philosophy and Contemporary Leadership).


JOB: 2 Assistant Professor Vacancies at Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, The Netherlands

The Department of Philosophy of the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for two assistant professors:

Assistant Professor in Philosophy (2 years, full-time)

Assistant Professor in Philosophy (1 year, full-time)

The department of philosophy is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology, and in philosophy of science in practice. It currently includes seven tenured staff members, three tenure trackers, two postdocs, fourteen PhD students, and several temporary faculty members. The department participates in and directs the interuniversity 3TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (ww.ethicsandtechnology.eu). Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities. The department is currently in need of two temporary faculty members, one for two years and one for one year, to support its teaching activities and to strengthen its research program.

The Challenge 

You teach (80%) philosophy for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science. You may also teach philosophy courses in the master program Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (https://www.utwente.nl/psts/). Courses may include a selection of the following, depending on your strengths and preferences, and on what is vacant: philosophy of communication, business ethics, computer ethics, philosophy of psychology, academic/research skills and methods, philosophy of (value sensitive) design, human-technology relations for engineers, philosophy of science for students in engineering and social sciences, argumentation theory and logic, professional ethics for engineers, and others. Some courses will be co-taught with other teachers. You perform research (20%) in the area of philosophy, with a focus on the role of science and technology in society. Your research will focus on philosophical issues in relation to science and/or technology, in particular on ethics of technology, human-technology relations, and/or philosophy of science in practice.  It. will be embedded in the department’s research program and in either CTIT (the Centre for Informatics and Information Technology) or MIRA (Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine). It may also be embedded in the 3TU.Center for Ethics and Technology.

Offer 

For both vacancies:  You are appointed as an Assistant Professor (full-time). The starting date is March 1, 2016 (negotiable). The gross monthly salary ranges from € 3.400,- up to € 4.654,- gross per month (based on experience) in accordance with the job profile for a “Universitair Docent-2”, under the University System for Job Classification (UJC). In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive employment conditions (for example, 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus on top of to the annual salary) and excellent facilities for professional and personal development.

Your profile 

You hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in philosophical anthropology, (applied) ethics, political philosophy or philosophy of science (in case of the latter, preferably with specialization in social sciences), and an interest in technology and technological developments and/or in epistemological issues of the engineering and social sciences.

You have broad experience in teaching at a university level, preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other non-philosophical fields. 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/ethics of science and technology.

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 have published in peer-refereed journals, and have relevant international experience.

You have a strong command of the English language. All master programs at the University of Twente are taught in English, and English is the official language at departmental meetings. Bachelor teaching is often in Dutch, but in almost all cases teaching in English is allowed.

We want to stress that candidates with an all-round, broad experience in teaching (diverse courses) take precedence, since the main part of the position consists of teaching.

Information and application 

For more information, please contact prof.dr. C. Aydin (Chair Department; o.aydin@utwente.nl; phone +31-53-4893391) or prof.dr. Philip Brey (full professor and member of Daily Board; P.A.E.Brey@utwente.nl; phone: +31-53-4894426). Your application should reach us by January 17 2016, and should include a CV, a letter of application (including teaching evaluations), a summary and table of contents of your dissertation (or your full dissertation), a relevant research publication, and contact information for 2 or more references. Interviews will ideally be held between January 19 and January 29 depending on availability of selected candidates. Skype interviews are a possibility. Applications should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en.

Please indicate if you want to be considered for the ‘one year position’ or the ‘two-year position’.  Depending on the financial situation of the department, there is perspective on extending the ‘one year position’ with an additional year.

About the university and region 

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 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 Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences strives to hold a leading position in their fields in relation to the science and technology research programs of the University of Twente. In all these fields, the faculty provides bachelor, master and professional development programs.

The city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands, 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 also close to London, Paris and Berlin.

 

 


JOB: University of Twente: Assistant Professor in philosophy and ethics of technology

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

Assistant Professor in applied philosophy

with a focus on ‘philosophy and ethics of technology’

(fulltime)

The department of philosophy is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. It currently includes seven tenured staff members, two tenure trackers, two postdocs, eight PhD students, and several part-time faculty. The department participates in and directs the interuniversity 3TU.Center for Ethics and Technology. Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities. The department is currently in need of a faculty member for two years to support its teaching activities and to strengthen its research program.

The Challenge

You teach (0.8 fte) applied philosophy with a focus on philosophy and ethics of technology for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science. You will also teach philosophy and ethics courses in the master program Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS). Courses may include a selection of the following, depending on your strengths and preferences: philosophy of technology, human-technology relations for engineers, philosophy of design, argumentation theory and logic, professional ethics for engineers, business ethics, ethics of medical technology, computer ethics, ethics of new media, technology and social responsibility, and others. Some courses will be co-taught with other teachers. You perform research (0.2 fte) in the area of philosophy and/or ethics of technology, with a focus on the role of technology in society. Your research will be embedded in the department’s research program.

Offer

You are appointed as an Assistant professor (full-time) for a two-year period with an emphasis on teaching (starting date: August 1, 2015; ending date: August 1, 2017). The starting date is August 1 (negotiable).

The gross monthly salary ranges from € 3.324,- up to € 4.551,- gross per month (based on experience) in accordance with the job profile for a “Universitair Docent-2”, under the University System for Job Classification (UJC). In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive employment conditions (for example, 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus) and excellent facilities for professional and personal development.

Your profile

You hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in (applied) ethics, philosophical anthropology or social/political philosophy, and an interest in technology and technological developments.

You have experience in teaching at a university level, preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other non-philosophical fields, and preferably including professional and/or applied philosophy or 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 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 have published in peer-refereed journals, and have relevant international experience.

You have a strong command of the English language. All master programs at the University of Twente are taught in English, and English is the official language at departmental meetings. Bachelor teaching is often in Dutch, but in almost all cases teaching in English is allowed.

Information and application

For more information, please contact prof.dr. Peter-Paul Verbeek (e-mail: p.p.c.c.verbeek@utwente.nl; phone: +31-53-489 4460) or prof.dr. Philip Brey (P.A.E.Brey@utwente.nl; phone: +31-53-4894426). Your application should reach us by May 22 2015, and should include a CV, a letter of application (including a summary description of your teaching evaluations), a summary and table of contents of your dissertation (or your full dissertation), a relevant research publication, and contact information for 2 or more references. Interviews will ideally be held between June 1 and June 5 depending on availability of selected candidates. Skype interviews are a possibility. Applications should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en.

About the university and region

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 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 Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences  strives to hold a leading position in their fields in relation to the science and technology research programs of the University of Twente. In all these fields, the faculty provides bachelor, master and professional development programs.

The city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands, 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 also close to London, Paris and Berlin.

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Johnny Hartz Søraker (dr.)
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Twente

Office phone:  +31 (0)53 489 5603

Mobile:           +31 (0)6 4705 9544

URL:                http://www.soraker.com

FACEBOOK.com/metus; TWITTER.com/metus; LINKEDIN.com/in/metus

SuchThatCast – Philosophers’ Podcast: http://www.SuchThatCast.com
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VACANCY: 3TU.Ethics Centre for Ethics of Technology is looking for a Coordinator/Assistant Director

The 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology is looking for a

Coordinator Ethics and Technology

About the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology
Science and technology are of paramount social, political and economic importance in the 21st century. They are not only drivers of economic and social developments; they shape our societies, practices and institutions. In order to come to grips with science and technology and to make adequate and appropriate political and policy decisions regarding them, we need to reflect on the ethical aspects of their development, the moral acceptability of their application, and their contribution to the quality of life and well-being. It is now widely recognized that technologies must be developed and used responsibly, as many choices are involved with major implications for health and safety, environmental quality, civil liberties, social justice, and the quality of life.
The 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu) is a cooperation of the philosophy departments of the three technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft and Eindhoven Universities of Technology and the University of Twente). The bundling of forces in the field of ethics and technology in the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology accommodates the increasing need for balanced, high quality and comprehensive reflection and judgment on moral, political and policy issues associated with science and technology.
The 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology is one of the eight Centres of Excellence of the 3TU.Federation (http://www.3tu.nl/en/). It currently comprises more than sixty researchers. It has a PhD programme with currently 15 PhD students enrolled. The Centre has a Scientific Director, Managing Director and Coordinator, jointly comprising the Daily Board of the Centre, a Management Team, consisting of two representatives of each of the three philosophy departments, and a Board of Deans, consisting of the deans of the respective faculties. The Centre currently includes about sixty researchers (tenured and tenure-track staff, postdocs and PhD students). The philosophy department of the University of Twente is responsible for the daily management of the research centre and houses the Daily Board.

Tasks
Together with the Scientific Director and the Managing Director, the coordinator (who also carries the title Assistant Director) forms the daily board of the Centre.
The primary task of the coordinator is to coordinate the activities of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology and the Centre’s PhD programme. The coordinator carries out the daily practical management of Centre, and works in close consultation with the Scientific Director and the Managing Director of the Centre. The coordinator is responsible for implementing the policy as outlined by the daily board. This includes the following tasks:
– Daily management of the Centre, preparing meetings with the Centre’s Management Team and Board; coordination with other Centres of Excellence of the 3TU.Federation; communication with the secretary of the 3TU.Federation.
– Coordination of the PhD programme, which includes course organization, administration, and evaluation; coordination with other Dutch graduate schools; evaluation of the graduate programme in relation to funding organizations; promotion of the graduate school and recruitment of new PhD students.
– Organization of 3TU.Ethics events, including the annual research day, workshops, lectures, and conferences.
– Coordination with international partner institutions in ethics and philosophy (a.o., The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) in Australia).
– Promotion of the Centre’s visibility and development and execution of communication plan, which includes website maintenance, promotion of the Centre on electronic mailing lists, developing outreach materials.
– Finances, which include the administration of budget requests and declarations, support with attracting external money from funding organizations, coordination joint research proposals (KP7, Horizon2020, NWO).
Your office will be located at the University of Twente, where the daily board meetings will also take place. If at any point in the future, the directorate of the Centre were to move to one of the other two universities, your office will move there as well.

Your profile
We are looking for an enthusiastic, results-oriented, and proactive colleague. Requirements:
– PhD in philosophy (or related discipline), with an interest in technology and engineering and ethical aspects of technology.
– Excellent social and organizational skills, professional disposition, responsible, accurate, independent, and a positive attitude.
– Ability to communicate effectively in English. Mastery of Dutch is a pro.
– Managerial experience is a pro.
– Knowledge of the Dutch university system is a pro

Offer
We offer an appointment for the period from August 1, 2015 till August 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal, depending on performance and availability of funds. A one month earlier or later starting date is possible. The appointment initially offered is for 32 hours a week (0,8 fte). Depending on your research expertise and interests, we may be able to add to this a 0,1 research appointment and/or support you in attracting research funding. The gross monthly salary is between € 3324 – €4551 (fulltime, scale 11 CAO-NU), depending on experience and excluding an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% of the annual salary. The University of Twente has excellent terms of employment.

Information and application
Further information about the Centre can be found on the website, www.ethicsandtechnology.eu. For questions about the vacancy, please contact Prof. dr. Philip Brey, Scientific Director of the Centre (p.a.e.brey@utwente.nl).

Your application, including your CV and a letter of application, should be sent before May 17th, 2015. Applications should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en (using the button “apply here”). A limited number of suitable candidates will be invited for a job interview (Skype is a possibility). Interviews will take place around May 29th.

 


Postdoc / Adviser in Ethics of Information Technology (2 years, full-time) – University of Twente

CTIT and the department of philosophy at the University of Twente are seeking a Postdoc / Adviser in Ethics of Information Technology (2 years, full-time)

The Challenge

In this function, you are researcher for 50% and Ethics Adviser for the remaining 50%.  The function of Ethics Adviser is associated with University of Twente center for information technology research, CTIT, and concerns ethical advice regarding research on ICT.  The Ethics Adviser works alongside CTIT researchers to help them incorporate value analyses within their work.  This includes two specific tasks.  First, you are responsible for writing ethics sections of European and other grant proposals in the area of ICT.  Second, you collaborate on a variety of ICT research projects within CTIT, with the role of stimulating reflection of the researchers and designers as to the reciprocal and dynamic relationship between the development of ICT systems and societal/cultural values (the ethical dimensions of their work). These activities are meant to show the utility of ethics throughout the research and design process, taken as broad reflection on the quality of the impact of ICT systems.  An additional goal is to enlarge the impact of ICT research on the societal challenges of our times by considering them from the inception of research activity.

The research component of the position (50%) will be self-directed research for half the time, which we expect to be (mostly) devoted to research on ethical issues in IT.  The other half will be research within the European (FP7) project SATORI (http://satoriproject.eu/), which is a project that aims to develop improved practices and protocols for ethical assessment of research and innovation.  You will be involved in research on ethical assessment of ICT and other types of research and innovation.  One of the tasks in the project is to develop a better system of ethics review for Horizon 2020.  For your research, we expect you to publish in international peer-reviewed journals and to engage in international collaboration.  You are also encouraged to get involved in grant applications that can help fund your own research.

Offer

You are appointed postdoc / ethics adviser (full-time) for a period of two years.  Your office and appointment will be at the philosophy department. Salary is € 45560 – € 50342 per year, depending on experience. Starting date is December 1st, 2014 (negotiable). The University of Twente has excellent terms of employment.

Your profile

You hold a PhD in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in ethics, or a multidisciplinary PhD with a significant ethics component.  If your PhD has not been completed yet, it will be by the time of appointment. You preferably have a track record in research on ethical aspects of ICT.  You have an excellent list of publications in peer-refereed journals, and have relevant international experience.  You are willing and able to collaborate with researchers in the ICT field, and you preferably have experience doing so.  You have an excellent command of the English language.  You have good analytical skills, are creative, open-minded and possess the ability to develop new ideas.  You have good communication skills and are a good team player. You are prepared to move to the Netherlands, to the region where the University of Twente is located.

Information and application

For more information, please contact prof. dr. Philip Brey (e-mail:

p.a.e.brey@utwente.nl; phone: +31534894426; please contact after August 22nd).

Your application should include the following documents:

  • a cover letter which explains your interest in the position and your qualifications for it, and which also discusses your research plans for the 25% of the position that is free (self-directed) research.
  • a curriculum vitae which includes the name and e-mail address/telephone number for two references
  • a writing sample (preferably a published article)
  • a summary and table of contents of your dissertation (or the entire dissertation)

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

The application deadline is September 30th, 2014.  Interviews will be held in early/mid October.

About CTIT and the department of philosophy

CTIT (http://www.utwente.nl/ctit/) is the largest academic research institute in the Netherlands – and one of the largest in Europe – in the field of ICT and ICT applications. Typical for CTIT is the “ICT Research in Context” approach: research groups working together on present-day technological, economic and social challenges. Multidisciplinary research is key, not only between technical disciplines such as computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics, but also between these disciplines and behavioural and social sciences.  CTIT research has an impact on cyber-physical systems, human-machine interaction, and solutions for the present grand societal challenges. Examples include intelligent energy networks (smart grids), care and coaching at a distance (tele-medicine), and complex logistic processes.

The department of philosophy at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (http://www.utwente.nl/gw/wijsb/) is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology, especially in ethics of information technology and medical technology. It currently includes eight tenured and tenure-track staff members, two postdocs, eight PhD students, and five part-time faculty. The department participates in the interuniversity 3TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (http://ethicsandtechnology.eu/) 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.

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.

 


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.

 


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

*** 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.


JOB: Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (Amherst)

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.]


JOB: Concordia University College of Alberta

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

 


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

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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