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Stellenangebote Philosophie Akademischer Mittelbau; Postgraduate Stipendien und Professuren

 

 

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Termin: 25. März

 

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships at the MCMP (LMU Munich)

23.02.2017

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 2-year postdoctoral fellowships starting on October 1, 2017. (A later starting date is possible.) We are especially interested in candidates who work in one or more of the following fields: general philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, Bayesian epistemology, Bayesian philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and decision theory. Some teaching (in English) is possible, but not required.

The fellowships are open for candidates with a PhD in economics, philosophy, psychology or physics. Candidates who have not finished their PhD at the time of the application deadline have to provide evidence that they will have their PhD in hand at the time the fellowship starts. Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, one's academic background, research interests and the proposed starting date, a CV, a list of publications, a sample of written work of no more than 5000 words, and a description of a planned research project of about 1000 words) should be sent by email (in one PDF document) to office.hartmann@lrz.uni-muenchen.de by March 25, 2017. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Additionally, two confidential letters of reference addressing the applicant's qualifications for academic research should be sent to the same email address from the referees directly.

The MCMP hosts a vibrant research community of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral fellows, master students, and visiting fellows. It organizes at least two weekly colloquia and a weekly internal work in-progress seminar, as well as various other activities such as workshops, conferences, summer schools, and reading groups. The successful candidates will partake in the MCMP's academic activities and enjoy its administrative facilities and support. The official language at the MCMP is English and fluency in German is not mandatory.

We especially encourage female scholars to apply. The LMU in general, and the MCMP in particular, endeavor to raise the percentage of women among its academic personnel. Furthermore, given equal qualification, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.

For further information, please contact Prof. Stephan Hartmann (s.hartmann@lmu.de).

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Hamburg, 6. April

Job: PhD Position (100%) & PostDoc Position (100%), Hamburg

 

A PhD position (3 years, full-time) and a PostDoc position (full-time, 3 years + possibility of 3 years extension) are available in the newly established research group "Ethics in Information Technologies” at the University of Hamburg (further information on both positions below).

 

In our research group "Ethics in Information Technologies" we analyze the ethical, epistemic, political and societal premises and implications of digital technologies. Based at the Department of Informatics, we also cooperate closely with colleagues from the Informatics department and actively participate in the design and development of new technologies. We further contribute to the academic, public and political debate around digitalisation.

 

For both positions we are looking for candidates with degrees in philosophy or related, relevant disciplines. Candidates from mathematics or informatics are also encouraged to apply, if they can demonstrate solid philosophical expertise. 

 

For further information, please confer the description below with the links to the official job announcements (in English and German) or contact the head of the research group Prof. Dr. Judith Simon (simon@informatik.uni-hamburg.de)

 

The Application Deadline for both positions is April 6th 2017. 

 

1) PostDoc: “Ethics in Information Technologies"

You are expected to philosophically assess different information and communication technologies with a particular focus on ethical analyses and to contribute to the academic and public discourse in this area. We further expect your participation in interdisciplinary research and the collaborative development of value-sensitive technologies. You will be teaching (4 hours/semester) at the intersection of ethics, philosophy and computing.  

 

Requirements: A PhD in philosophy or a related discipline. However, we also encourage graduates from informatics or related disciplines to apply, if they can demonstrate solid knowledge in at least two of the following domains: information and computer ethics; philosophy of technology and computing; value-sensitive design; areas within philosophy of law, epistemology or philosophy of science which are focused on information technologies. Due to the setting of the research group, we expect you to be enthusiatic about and experienced in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of ethics, philosophy and computing. You should be a team player and have excellent organisational and communicative skills. You should also have published your research in peer-reviewed, international journals.   

 

Please follow this link for further details, job requirements and the official job announcement in English: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/06-04-17-118-en.pdf 

The German version can be found here: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/fakultaet-mathematik-informatik-und-naturwissenschaften/06-04-17-118.pdf 

 

2) PhD: "Data, Knowledge, Society”

We are looking for a research associate/PhD student in one of our core research areas: "Data, Knowledge, Society". Your task will be to analyse ethical, epistemic, political, legal and social premises and consequences of contemporary information technologies and data practices in different societal domaines. You will also teach at the intersection of philosophy and computing (4 hours/week) and are expected to contribute to the academic and public disourse on "Data, Knowledge & Society”.

 

Requirements: Master degree in philosophy or a related discipline. Graduates from informatics or mathematics are also encouraged to apply, if they can demonstrate solid knowledge in at least two of the following research areas: information and computer ethics; philosophy of technology and computing; areas within philosophy of law, epistemology or philosophy of science which are focused on information technologies. Competencies in data analytics, stastistics and probability theory are further desired. Due to the setting of the research group, we expect you to be enthusiatic about and ideally experienced in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of ethics, philosophy and computing. You should be a team player and have good organisational and communicative skills.

 

Please follow this link for further details, job requirements and the official job announcement in English: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/06-04-17-117-en.pdf 

The German version can be found here: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/fakultaet-mathematik-informatik-und-naturwissenschaften/06-04-17-117.pdf

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 Termin: 31. März

Predoctoral Research Assistant (75%, i.e. 30 hrs/wk; for 30 months, with the possibility of a six-month extension), Institut für Philosophie, (Arbeitsbereich Geschichte der Philosophie), Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria, for a project on
Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity in Eighteenth-Century Practical Philosophy with a focus on Kant.


Theoretical issues concerning self-consciousness and identity can often be crucial to understanding central issues in practical philosophy, such as the nature of agency and the issue of self-determination. For example, the ability to determine our own self with respect to actions presupposes that we are conscious of our own self in some way. How does eighteenth-century philosophy, and Immanuel Kant’s philosophy in particular, account for this relation between a theoretical and a practical relation to one’s own self, and how are these accounts to be evaluated? These are questions to be dealt with in this research.
The project is formally embedded within the Institut für Philosophie, Arbeitsbereich Geschichte der Philosophie, at the University of Graz and will be carried out under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Udo Thiel within the context of the Research Group on The Enlightened Subject: Sameness and Self from Condillac to Reinhold (Austrian Science Fund – FWF Project No: 29862-G16).
Job Specification:
- Work on a PhD thesis project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Udo Thiel
- Provide research assistance
- Discuss relevant material und cooperate with the project leader
- Provide assistance for organizing workshops und conferences relating to the project
Professional Qualifications:
- Masters (or equivalent) with a thesis in eighteenth-century philosophy of mind or practical philosophy.
- Knowledge of Kant’s philosophy. Broad knowledge of eighteenth-century philosophy (English, French and German language sources).
- Fluency in English and German. Working knowledge of French and Latin.
- Familiarity with the philological and interdisciplinary aspects of historical work in philosophy.
Personal Profile:
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- Independent and self-motivated
- Excellent writing skills
- Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team
- Reliability
Job Starting Date: 01 May 2017
Applications (CV, list of publications, brief account of PhD thesis-project, a letter of recommendation) should reach the address below by
31 March 2017 (by email or post):
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Udo Thiel, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Institut für Philosophie, Heinrichstr. 33/P, A-8010 Graz, Austria. Email: udo.thiel@uni-graz.at

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Vechta, 2. April

Im Department III - Professur für Philosophie der Universität Vechta ist ab dem 1.4.2017 eine Stelle zu besetzen
als
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L/Teilzeit 0,5
Die Stelle ist befristet für einen Zeitraum von zunächst drei Jahren.

Stellenprofil:
Die Stelle ist eine Qualifikationsstelle, d.h. dass die Stelleninhaberin/der Stelleninhaber ihre/seine
Dissertation in der Philosophie in Vechta mit einem Schwerpunkt in praktischer Philosophie (Ethik, Politische Philosophie, Rechtsphilosophie, Menschenrechte) unter der Betreuung des Professurinhabers verfassen soll.
Die Lehrverpflichtung beträgt 2 SWS. Die Lehrveranstaltungen können aus verschiedenen Teilgebieten der Philosophie stammen.


Qualifikationsprofil:
Einstellungsvoraussetzung ist ein mit überdurchschnittlichem Erfolg abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium in Philosophie. Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift werden vorausgesetzt. Für weitere Auskünfte steht Ihnen Prof. Dr. Jean-Christophe Merle (E-Mail: jean-christophe.merle@univechta.de) gerne zur Verfügung.


Die Universität Vechta strebt an, Unterrepräsentanz im Sinne des Niedersächsischen Gleichberechtigungsgesetzes in allen Bereichen und Positionen abzubauen. Bewerbungen von Frauen werden daher besonders begrüßt. Schwerbehinderte Bewerberinnen und Bewerber werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.
Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung richten Sie bitte mit den üblichen Unterlagen sowie einer kurzen wissenschaftlichen Schriftprobe und dem Exposé Ihres Dissertationsprojekts unter Angabe der Kennziffer 17/11/Phil bis zum 02.04.2017 an das Präsidium der Universität Vechta, Postfach 15 53, 49364 Vechta oder per E-Mail (möglichst in einer einzelnen PDF-Datei) an bewerbung@uni-vechta.de.
Bitte haben Sie Verständnis dafür, dass die Bewerbungsunterlagen nur auf Wunsch zurückgesandt werden können, falls Sie einen ausreichend frankierten Rückumschlag mitsenden. Andernfalls werden die Unterlagen bei erfolgloser Bewerbung nach Abschluss des Auswahlverfahrens unter Beachtung datenschutzrechtlicher Bestimmungen vernichtet.

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Vechta, 2. April

Im Department III -Professur für Philosophie der Universität Vechta ist ab dem 1.10.2017 eine Stelle zu besetzen als


Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben (w/m)
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L/Teilzeit 0,5

Die Stelle ist befristet für einen Zeitraum von zunächst zwei Jahren.


Stellenprofil:
Die Stelleninhaberin/der Stelleninhaber soll Lehrveranstaltungen aus verschiedenen Teilgebieten der Philosophie mit einem Schwerpunkt in praktischer Philosophie (Ethik, Politische Philosophie, Wirtschaftsphilosophie, Kulturphilosophie) anbieten. Die Lehrverpflichtung beträgt 9 SWS.
Qualifikationsprofil: Einstellungsvoraussetzung ist ein mit überdurchschnittlichem Erfolg abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium in Philosophie.
Erwünscht sind eine Promotion in Philosophie, Erfahrung in der universitären Lehre, sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift sowie ein Forschungsinteresse an aktuellen systematischen Fragen der praktischen Philosophie.

Für weitere Auskünfte steht Ihnen Prof. Dr. Jean-Christophe Merle (E-Mail: jean-christophe.merle@univechta.
de) gerne zur Verfügung.


Die Universität Vechta strebt an, Unterrepräsentanz im Sinne des Niedersächsischen Gleichberechtigungsgesetzes in allen Bereichen und Positionen abzubauen. Bewerbungen von Frauen werden daher besonders begrüßt.
Schwerbehinderte Bewerberinnen und Bewerber werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.
Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung richten Sie bitte mit den üblichen Unterlagen sowie einer kurzen wissenschaftlichen Schriftprobe unter Angabe der Kennziffer 17/12/Phil bis zum 02.04.2017 an das Präsidium der Universität Vechta, Postfach 15 53, 49364 Vechta oder per E-Mail (möglichst in einer einzelnen PDF-Datei)
an bewerbung@uni-vechta.de.


Bitte haben Sie Verständnis dafür, dass die Bewerbungsunterlagen nur auf Wunsch zurückgesandt werden können, falls Sie einen ausreichend frankierten Rückumschlag mitsenden. Andernfalls werden die Unterlagen bei erfolgloser Bewerbung nach Abschluss des Auswahlverfahrens unter Beachtung datenschutzrechtlicher Bestimmungen vernichtet.

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Bern, 17.4.

 

2 Doktorandenstellen (Universität Bern)


Am Institut für Philosophie der Universität Bern sind zum 01.08.2017 zwei
Doktorandenstellen für jeweils 12 Monate zu vergeben.
Die Stellen sind der Assistenzprofessur mit Tenure Track für Praktische Philosophie mit
Schwerpunkt Ethik zugeordnet. Sie sollen es der Stelleninhaberin/dem Stelleninhaber
ermöglichen, ein Promotionsprojekt auszuarbeiten und einen Antrag auf dessen weitere
finanzielle Förderung vorzubereiten.
Wir erwarten
• einen sehr guten Masterabschluss in Philosophie
• vertiefte Kenntnisse der Moralphilosophie
• ein in ersten Umrissen skizziertes Dissertationsvorhaben im Bereich der
systematischen Moralphilosophie (dies schliesst Grundlagenfragen ebenso ein wie
Fragen der normativen und der angewandten Ethik)
• sehr gute Englischkenntnisse
Wir bieten
• die Möglichkeit, in einem kooperativen, international eingebundenen
Forschungsumfeld zu promovieren
• die Gelegenheit, durch die Mitorganisation von Veranstaltungen eigene Akzente zu
setzen
• intensive Unterstützung bei der Sicherung der weiteren Finanzierung des
Promotionsprojektes
Bitte reichen Sie folgende Unterlagen ausschliesslich in elektronischer Form ein:
• Motivationsschreiben (1 – 2 Seiten)
• tabellarischer Lebenslauf
• Zeugniskopien
• Arbeitsprobe (max. 25 Seiten, z.B. ein Kapitel der Masterarbeit)
• Skizze des Dissertationsvorhabens (1 – 3 Seiten)
Bitte schicken Sie alle Unterlagen in einem PDF bis zum 17.04.2017 an Prof. Dr. Andreas
Müller, Institut für Philosophie, Universität Bern, Länggassstrasse 49a, 3012 Bern, Schweiz,
andreas.mueller@philo.unibe.ch. Fragen richten Sie bitte ebenfalls an Herrn Müller.
Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung!

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Tilburg, 17. April

 

Research Fellowship Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1.0 fte) (217091)

Organisation

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen is a vibrant, international community of excellent researchers and teachers. It consistently receives the highest evaluations both for research and for teaching among philosophy departments in The Netherlands. The Faculty has three departments: History of Philosophy, Theoretical Philosophy, and Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.

Located in the Faculty, the Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) stimulates and facilitates interdisciplinary research at the interface of philosophy, political theory and economics (https://www.rug.nl/filosofie/ppe/).

The Centre invites applications for a one-year fulltime research fellowship.

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated research fellow who will pursue research within the field of Philosophy, Politics and Economics and assist in the activities of the Centre.

The Research fellow will:
• pursue research at the intersection of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. This can include, but is not limited to Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Public Policy, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Welfare Economics, Applied Ethics or related fields
• submit a grant application to the Dutch national funding agency NWO for a Veni fellowship (for eligibility criteria see: http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/innovational-research-incentives-scheme/veni/index.html)
• assist with running the PPE Centre. This can include help in organizing a lecture series, assist with external funding opportunities, and coordinate a winter or summer school in PPE (see here for information about our previous winter school: https://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools/winter_schools_2016-2017/justice_democracy_and_rationality/)
• the successful candidate also has the option to teach an elective seminar in the newly established PPE master (see here: https://www.rug.nl/filosofie/ppe/master)
• the research fellow will spend roughly 60% on her/his own research and 40% on administrative tasks (and teaching, if so desired).

Qualifications

The successful candidate is expected to have:
• a PhD in philosophy or any discipline relevant to PPE. The PhD has to be in hand and formally approved by 1 September 2017; moreover, NWO Veni applicants must have obtained their doctorate within the last three years. The 2018 Veni round is open to researchers who meet this criterion on 1 January 2018 (for possible extensions, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/innovational-research-incentives-scheme/veni/index.html)
• a clear and promising research plan, fitting with the existing research profile of the PPE Centre
• depending on career stage, international publications
• an excellent command of English, both written and spoken
• strong organizational and communication skills
• knowledge of the Dutch academic system may be considered an asset
• a record of international research collaborations is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on experience, between € 3,427 and € 4,691 gross per month for a full-time appointment (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities). The salary will be supplemented by a holiday allowance of 8% per year and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. The post is full-time and will be for 1 year (a successful Veni application would extend the research fellowship for at least another 3 years).

The starting date is 1 September 2017.

Application
We strongly encourage female candidates and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
You may apply for this position until 17 April 23.59h / before 18 April 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). Skype interviews for short-listed candidates will be scheduled for the week of 15-19 May 2017. Decisions are expected to be taken by 1 June 2017.

The application should include the following:
• a cover letter explaining the candidate’s suitability for the position and how the applicant intends to contribute to the Centre’s activities, research and administration
• a CV (including list of publications)
• a statement describing current and future research (no more than 2 pages)
• the names and contact details of three academic referees and an indication of whether we can contact them at this stage
• a writing sample that is relevant to this position of no more than 8,000 words; it can be a published or unpublished sample and can be an extract from a longer piece.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Information

For information you can contact:

  • Prof. Christine Straehle, Professor for Political Philosophy and Public Affairs, c.straehle@rug.nl

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26. April

 

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.a.e.brey@utwente.nl) or prof.dr. Ciano Aydin (Head of the Department) T: +31 (0)53
4893391 (c.aydin@utwente.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.
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+).

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Utrecht, 1. Mai

2 Assistant Professors in Philosophical Ethics (1.0 FTE)


Job description

The Department for Philosophy and Religious Studies at Utrecht University is looking for two Assistant Professors in the field of Practical Philosophy, with a focus on Philosophical Ethics. The positions include both teaching (70%) and research in this field (30%). The position is part of the Ethics Institute within the Department. Together with the group for "Theoretical Philosophy" and the "History of Philosophy", this group is responsible for the Department’s research and teaching in philosophy. We are looking for two colleagues who can contribute significantly to research in the field of ethics, and who have teaching expertise and interest in both ethics and political philosophy. With regard to research, we expect these colleagues to have a solid background in philosophical ethics (including the history of the field) and a research specialization that fits the expertise of the Ethics Institute. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who combine a specialization in normative ethics with expertise in climate ethics, bioethics or economic ethics. Also, we specifically want to invite candidates who combine analytic and hermeneutic approaches to normative ethics. With regard to teaching, we expect proven teaching skills and the ability to teach courses across a wide range of areas in practical philosophy. The assistant professors will teach at both the BA- and MA-level, contribute to interdisciplinary teaching activities, supervise theses, and be available for teaching-related administrative tasks, such as committee work or curriculum development. The candidate is also expected to be available for other administrative tasks in the Department and/or Faculty, resulting, when appropriate, in proportional reductions in teaching duties.
Qualifications
You:
 have finished your PhD;
 have a strong international track record in research in the field of philosophical ethics, as demonstrated by publications in international journals and/or with the important publishers in the field;
 are an inspiring and experienced teacher who can develop and teach courses on both BA- and MA-level, as documented by a strong track record in teaching and a certificate in academic teaching;
 Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers, and you are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) if you are not already in possession of one.
 are able and willing to teach in Dutch and in English (we expect foreign candidates to master the Dutch language within two years);
 have proven your ability to perform innovative research at a high level, and are
willing and able to compete for national and international research grants;
 have the ability to play an appropriate role in departmental management and to contribute fully to the academic life of the Department.
Offer
We offer a position, starting September 1st 2017. The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of two years. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be followed by a permanent appointment. Salary depends on qualifications and experience and will range from €3,427 to €5,330 (scale 11/12 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information: working at Utrecht University.
About the organization
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively on major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and teaching in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. Enthusiastic and committed faculty members and excellent amenities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.
The research of the Ethics Institute focuses on (fundamental and applied) ethics, political philosophy and philosophical anthropology. The Institute aims to combine various philosophical traditions in addressing various questions in applied ethics (e.g. economic ethics, environmental ethics/climate ethics, bioethics). It is committed to integrate fundamental philosophical research with a broad range of interdisciplinary activities. Members of the Ethics Institute participate in Utrecht University’s strategic theme "Institutions for Open Societies". The Ethics Institute is responsible for the practical philosophy components of the curriculum in philosophy, and offers courses in ethics in a variety of degree programmes throughout Utrecht University.
Additional information
For more information, please contact Prof Marcus Düwell, email: m.duwell@uu.nl.
Apply
Written applications should address the criteria mentioned under ‘Profile’, and include the following (and certainly no other) documents:
 motivation letter;
 curriculum vitae including publication list;
 brief teaching dossier;
 statement of research (max. 2 pages);
 two names of professors who can provide a letter of recommendation.
Candidates who make the shortlist will be interviewed in person in Utrecht. The interviews will be held in May, 2017.
Deadline for submitting your application is May 1, 2017
Please use the apply button below
The application deadline is
01/05/2017
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Leiden, 7. Mai

 

Postdoctoral researcher in the Psychology of Reasoning

Faculty of Humanities – Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

Publication date
24 February 2017
Level of education
PhD
Salary indication
€3,193 to €4,028 gross per month
Closing date
7 May 2017
Hours
38 hours per week
Vacancy number
17-081

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is a renowned research institute at the University of Amsterdam, in which researchers from the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Science collaborate. The research carried out at Humanities forms one of the six research schools within this faculty. ILLC’s central research area is the study of fundamental principles of encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. Research at ILLC is interdisciplinary, and aims at bringing together insights from various disciplines concerned with information and information processing, such as logic, philosophy, linguistics, musicology, mathematics, computer science, artificial intelligence and cognitive science.

The ILLC is looking for an exceptional postdoctoral researcher in the interface between Logic and Cognitive Science, ideally in the area of the Psychology of Reasoning, within the project 'The Logic of Conceivability [LoC]. Modelling Rational Imagination With Non- Normal Modal Logics' . This is a 5-year project (2017-2021) funded by the European Research Council, and led by Principal Investigator (PI) Prof. Franz Berto, Chair at the Department of Philosophy.

Job description

The postdoctoral researcher will work within the subproject 'Core Theory & applications', lasting for the last four years of the project (2018-2021), and will be employed full-time. This subproject will

  1. develop the Core LoC theory and solve the open problems the project is meant to address: the problem of logical omniscience in epistemic logic, the problem of Information overload, and the problem of how to model moderately rational cognitive agents; it will also
  2. provide formal models of the LoC suitable for development in Artificial Intelligence research.

This will be a pure research position, with the researcher expected to:

  • present intermediate research results at international workshops and conferences;
  • deliver a number of excellent publications, also in cooperation with the PI and the other project members.

The postdoctoral researcher is also expected to help with all the organizational tasks connected to the project, including:

  • the organization and attendance of a regular LoC project seminar;
  • the organization of a major LoC Conference in year 4 of the LoC project;
  • the maintenance of the interactive project web site;
  • the dissemination of results to non-specialists as planned in the LoC project.

The candidate will have a PhD in the interface between Logic and Cognitive Science, ideally in the area of the Psychology of reasoning, obtained on 1 January 2007 or later.

The candidate will have contributions in excellent international peer-reviewed journals, testifying a strong research profile and the capacity to publish regularly at high level.

Requirements

  • PhD in the interface between Logic and Cognition, ideally in the area of the Psychology of reasoning;

  • research works testifying the capacity to publish regularly in top journals in the areas of Logic and Cognition;

  • strong willingness to help with all the organizational duties connected to the LoC project;

  • strong cooperative attitude and willingness to engage in collaborative research;

  • excellent command of English.

Further information

For more information on the LoC research project, please contact:

Appointment

The selected Postdoctoral researcher will be appointed full-time (38 hours per week) for a maximum period of four years at the at the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. The research will be carried out under the aegis of ILLC. The appointment is initially for a period of 12 months; contingent on satisfactory performance it will be extended by a maximum of 36 months, leading to at least four papers published/forthcoming in excellent peer-reviewed journals of logic, cognition and/or philosophy of mind. The gross monthly salary (on a full-time basis) will range from €3,193 to €4,028, in accordance with the  Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Job application

Applications should include the following information in one single pdf file, named using your surname and 'postdoc-cognition' as file name, e.g.: Smith-postdoc-cognition.pdf:

  • a1-page statement of research motivating why you are applying and how you can contribute to the LoC project in terms of (a) excellent publications, (b) cooperative research, and (c) help with organization;
  • CV, including (a) details of research experience; (b) names and e-mail addresses of at least two referees to be contacted informally for references; (c) full list of publications.

Also include URLs for downloading sample publications and/or thesis manuscripts (do not send these as part of your application).

Applicants must have completed their PhD by 7 May 2017.

Please submit your application to solliciteren2017-fgw@uva.nl no later than 7 May 2017.

Only complete applications submitted to this email address will be considered.

Please state vacancy number 17-081 in the subject line of your application. The subject of the email message and the attachment must consist of the text 'LoC + applicant's last name-postdoc-cognition'.

Candidates will be interviewed between May and June 2017. Skype interviews are possible.

The preferred starting date is 1 October 2017. Short delays can be negotiated in case of need.

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München, 2. April

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Two Doctoral Fellowships at the MCMP (LMU Munich)

23.02.2017

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 3-year doctoral fellowships starting on October 1, 2017. (A later starting date is possible.) We are especially interested in candidates who want to work on a topic from one of the following fields: general philosophy of science, social epistemology, Bayesian epistemology, Bayesian philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and decision theory.

The fellowship is open for candidates with a master degree in philosophy. Candidates who have not finished their master degree at the time of the application deadline have to provide evidence that they will have successfully completed their master program at the time the fellowship starts. Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, one's academic background, research interests and the proposed starting date, a CV, a list of publications (if applicable), a sample of written work of no more than 3000 words, and a description of a planned research project of about 2000 words) should be sent by email (in one PDF document) to office.hartmann@lrz.uni-muenchen.de by April 2, 2017. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Additionally, one confidential letter of reference addressing the applicant's qualifications for academic research should be sent to the same email address from the referee directly.

The MCMP hosts a vibrant research community of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral fellows, master students, and visiting fellows. It organizes at least two weekly colloquia and a weekly internal work in-progress seminar, as well as various other activities such as workshops, conferences, summer schools, and reading groups. The successful candidates will partake in the MCMP's academic activities and enjoy its administrative facilities and support. The official language at the MCMP is English and fluency in German is not mandatory.

We especially encourage female scholars to apply. The LMU in general, and the MCMP in particular, endeavor to raise the percentage of women among its academic personnel. Furthermore, given equal qualification, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.

For further information, please contact Prof. Stephan Hartmann (s.hartmann@lmu.de).

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Termin: 28. Mai

 

DFG-Graduiertenkolleg GRK 2073
Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research
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@philos.uni-hannover.de and must be
received by May 28th, 2017. Please consult our application guide for further information on how
to apply (as well as on the research training group and the positions offered):
http://grk2073.org/apply
For informal enquiries please contact Rafael Ugarte Chacón (rafael.ugarte.chacon@philos.unihannover.
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.

 

 







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