Associate Professor of Ethics or Political Philosophy of Technology (EXPIRED)
Dept. Philosophy & Religious Studies, Utrecht University
|Job category||Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent|
|AOS||Ethics or Political Philosophy of Technology|
Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
|Organization's reference number||1203914|
|Location||Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Start date||1 August 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter|
We are looking for a new senior colleague specializing in political philosophy and/or ethics, with particular focus on the issues raised by emerging technologies and their implications for society, human well-being, and the planet. As a successful candidate, your research aims to develop the philosophical concepts and normative theories that can help guide appropriate responses to the broad range of transformations associated with AI, digital, and data-driven technologies (including health technologies and robotics). We invite applications from philosophers who address socio-political phenomena (e.g., mass surveillance, political polarization, working conditions, platform economies) as well as those focused on ethical concerns (e.g., algorithmic bias, moral status of AI, automated decision-making, care robots). Suitability for teaching in our PPE programme is welcome. In addition to an established track record in teaching and publication, successful candidates will have a demonstrable capacity and affinity for leadership.
We are looking for a colleague who:
The candidate appointed to this position will be expected, in due course, to be able to teach in Dutch and English. International candidates will be helped to acquire Dutch language skills in the first two years of their appointment.
Candidates who apply for this position but who are deemed not to meet the criteria for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor will automatically be considered for the concurrently open job vacancy: "Assistant Professor of Ethics or Political Philosophy of Technology”. In such cases, the selection committee will contact candidates to ascertain whether they wish to be considered for that position.
Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We therefore welcome staff from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, regardless of race, skin colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, origin, disability, neurodiversity or age.
About the organization
Within the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, the academic staff of the Ethics Institute pursues research in a wide range of subfields within practical philosophy, including social, economic, and political philosophy, applied ethics, ethical theory, aesthetics, and moral psychology. Within Utrecht University, the Ethics Institute also plays a key role in addressing a wide range of societal issues and promoting ethical reflection in research, education, and outreach. The Ethics Institute participated in the UU Focus Areas on Human-centered AI and Governing the Digital Society and is also one of the main partners in the inter-university consortium on the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technology.
More information about this position (and the 8 other Philosophy positions currently being advertised), see FAQ Vacancies in Philosophy - Utrecht University
We offer a full-time position (1.0 FTE). Upon positive evaluation during the one-year probationary period, the appointment becomes permanent. The allocation is permanently set to 50% research and 50% teaching. Within the 50% for teaching, there is 10% free space that will not be scheduled. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €5,506 and €7,362 (scale 13-14 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) 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. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University
|How to apply|
Full instructions can be found on the web page for this position. Apply using the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of that webpage. We would like to receive the following information with your application: (1) your motivation letter, in which you also highlight your qualification for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor (Universitair hoofddocent); (2) your CV and publication list; (3) a concise research plan showing alignment with the research profile of the department/team (max. 400 words). (4) a concise a teaching statement, outlining your approach to and experience with teaching (max. 400 words); (5) a key publication (max. 20 pages).
|Web address to apply||https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrec...|
|Hard deadline||February 26, 2023, 11:59pm CET|
|Web address for more information||https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrec...|
|Contact name||Joel Anderson|
|Time created||January 31, 2023, 4:47pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||February 26, 2023, 11:59pm CET|
|Expired on||February 28, 2023, 12:46am CET|
|Last updated||February 27, 2023, 11:46pm UTC|
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This institution has indicated that the position advertised will not follow the APA's recommended job market calendar. An explanation, if provided, appears below.
The timing is tied to the specific implementation, by the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University, of an initiative to increase staffing within higher education in The Netherlands, funded by the Ministry of Education.