Assistant Professor in bioethics with a focus on new medical technologies
Department of Philosophy, University of Twente
|Job category||Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar|
|AOS||Bioethics, ethics of technology|
Social and Political Philosophy
|Location||Ensachede, Overijssel, Netherlands|
|Start date||Between september 2020 and February 2021|
The department of philosophy at the University of Twente is looking for an
Assistant professor in bioethics
with a focus on new medical technologies
(full-time, tenure-track, for fall 2020 or spring 2021)
You will be developing a research line with a focus on ethical aspects of new medical technologies. You will publish in international refereed journals, present at conferences, apply for external funding and engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration and in outreach activities. You will participate in the TechMed research centre of the University of Twente (https://www.utwente.nl/en/techmed/). The TechMed Centre is a leading Innovation Hub impacting healthcare through excellent research, innovation and educational programmes. It is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from research labs, preclinical testbeds and simulated hospital environments. TechMed is particularly active in the area of imaging and diagnostics, biorobotics, medical physiology, innovative bioengineering technologies (such as 3D bioprinting techniques and bioartifical pancreas devices), and the assessment of the effectiveness of personalized health technologies. Next to participating in TechMed, you are also invited to participate in the four-university 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology.
You teach courses within your specialization area in the master programme in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS). You also teach courses in bioethics, medical ethics and philosophy of medicine for students in the programmes in technical medicine, biomedical engineering, and/or health sciences, and possibly also introductory courses for bachelor and master programs in science & engineering and social science. You are involved in the supervision of master’s theses in the PSTS programme and will at some point supervise PhD students.
The initial division of tasks is 40% research – 50% teaching – 10% management and administration. After two years, the research allocation is likely to decrease but may be increased again through grant acquisition and/or superior performance in research.
We would like to explore the option of you participating in Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (https://www.esdt.nl/), a new, prestigious ten-year long international research programme of seven academic institutions in the Netherlands that will run from January 2020 to December 2029 and has a combined budget of € 27 million.
We offer an appointment as assistant professor (full-time) for two years with a prospect for a permanent position upon good performance (i.e., the equivalent of tenure track). The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.
Starting date is flexible; we are looking for the best candidates. We prefer a candidate who can start between September 1st, 2020 and February 1st, 2021.
We expect that you will to move to the Netherlands, to the region where the university is located or to a region from which a daily commute is feasible.
About the department and university
The department (https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/wijsb/) is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. It currently includes twelve tenured and tenure-track staff members, four postdocs, twenty PhD students, and five temporary and part-time faculty members. The department also participates in 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 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 10,000 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 (pop. 160,000).
Information and application
For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Philip Brey (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +31-53-4894426).
Your application should include a CV (which should include the title of your dissertation), a letter of application (including a brief summary of your teaching evaluations), a writing sample, and contact information for 2 or more references and should be sent no later than June 21st, 2020. Applications should be uploaded via https://www.utwente.nl/en/organisation/careers/!/1203580/assistant-professor-in-bioethics-with-a-focus-on-new-medical-technologies-full-time-for-fall-2020-or-spring-2021. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed. Interviews will take place in late June and early July.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our university. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://www.utwente.nl/en/organisation/careers/!/1...|
|Hard deadline||June 21, 2020, 11:59pm CET|
|Web address for more information||https://www.utwente.nl/en/organisation/careers/!/1...|
|Contact name||Philip Brey|
|Time created||May 20, 2020, 11:45am EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||June 21, 2020, 11:59pm CET|
|Last updated||May 29, 2020, 12:00pm EST|
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