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Professor (m/f/d) (W2 with a Tenure Track to W3) of Theoretical Philosophy with a Focus on Epistemology (EXPIRED)

Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Technology Nuremberg

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Theoretical Philosophy
AOS categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Science
AOC Theoretical Philosophy
AOC categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number PF-2024-01
Location Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Job description

The University of Technology Nuremberg is looking to fill, at the earliest possible date, a position as a Professor (m/f/d) (W2 with a Tenure Track to W3) of Theoretical Philosophy with a Focus on Epistemology at the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Your tasks:
At the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you represent the subject of theoretical philosophy with a focus on epistemology in research and teaching. In this department, excellent, international researchers from the humanities, social and natural sciences collaborate in an interdisciplinary way - also with the Department of Engineering, which comprises the technical sciences. You are significantly involved in the development of the first departmental focus "Human and Artificial Intelligence", which is dedicated to the possibilities and limits of artificial intelligence and human cognitive ability. The goal is to combine specific human rational reasoning skills with the strengths of AI applications in their development, application, and evaluation. For this purpose, you will collaborate with colleagues from the fields of History of Philosophy, Classical Philology and Experimental Psychology as well as Cognitive Psychology and the scientists specialising in "Robotics and Artificial Intelligence" at the Department of Engineering.

Your profile:
This position is particularly intended for early career researchers, who show great potential for scientific development.
Your research should focus on systematic approaches to epistemology. A recognizable openness to historical, research approaches to epistemology is an advantage, preferably regarding a period before the 20th century. Initial research achievements in other areas of theoretical philosophy are welcome. You should be able to demonstrate all these characteristics of your research profile through relevant publications.

In your application and in the selection process, you should demonstrate the relevance of your work for interdisciplinary dialog with other disciplines and your willingness to participate in the Department's focus "Human and Artificial Intelligence". Interest in the field of activity "Rhetoric and Political Communication", which deals with the theory and history of rhetoric as a technique of strategic communication in politics and society in its significance for social interaction in the present, is welcomed.

Teaching experience, ideally in interdisciplinary contexts, is desired. We expect your participation in all teaching activities at the Department, including study course planning and engagement in the development of innovative digital teaching and learning concepts, as well as cooperation within and across departments.

The legal hiring criteria according to Article 57 Paragraph 1 BayHIG apply.

Our offer:
The position is a fixed-term (6 year) professorship (W2). At the end of this fixed-term period, in case of a positive tenure-evaluation, the position will be converted to a permanent professorship (W3). The tenure-track statutes of the UTN (from April 20th 2023) apply.

The University of Technology Nuremberg is rethinking the university on all levels. We offer a motivated and excellent international team in which you can contribute with all your ideas and competencies. You will be able to experience and develop new, interdisciplinary forms of research collaboration as well as teaching and learning and help us shaping them.
We will make sure that you are able to fully focus on your work by our modern, service-oriented administrative units. We see diversity as an asset. The University of Technology Nuremberg is a place that offers knowledge and equal opportunities to people regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ideology, religion, origin or disability. The position is suitable to be filled by severely disabled persons. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference if their suitability, qualification, and professional performance are otherwise essentially equal. We see family-friendliness as the basis for achieving equal opportunities for men and women in science. Therefore, we offer flexible ways of working, family-friendly times for events and meetings, as well as dual-career options. The University of Technology Nuremberg aims at increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women to apply.

Please refer to the reference number PF-2024-01 in your application. Please apply by March 15th in English and with all relevant application documents (letter of motivation, CV including externally funded projects and awards, list of publications, research statement, teaching statement, high school and relevant university diplomas (e.g. degree certificates, doctoral certificate (if applicable) etc.), four publications most relevant to your research profile (including, if applicable, your doctoral thesis)) exclusively via our application portal: https://www.utn.de/karriere/stellenangebote-professuren/
Please observe our guidelines for the preparation of the teaching statement, which can be found under the following links:
• Word: https://www.utn.de/files/2022/11/UTN-Teaching-Statement-EN.docx
• PDF: https://www.utn.de/files/2022/11/UTN-Teaching-Statement-EN.pdf

If you have any administrative questions please contact the Appointments Team, [email protected].
If you have questions regarding the profile of the position, contact the Founding Chair of the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Prof. Dr. Gyburg Uhlmann,[email protected].

You can find more information on our data privacy policy here: https://www.utn.de/en/privacy/.

Contact E-mail: [email protected] Web: https://www.utn.de/karriere/stellenangebote-professuren/

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.utn.de/karriere/stellenangebote-profes...
Hard deadline March 15, 2024, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.utn.de/karriere/stellenangebote-profes...
Contact name Gregor Faltl
Contact email
Contact phone +49 911 9274-1005
Time created February 29, 2024, 9:51pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 15, 2024, 11:59pm CET
Expired on March 17, 2024, 12:46am CET
Last updated March 16, 2024, 11:46pm UTC
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Position opened on short notice. University located abroad (Germany).