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Professor (W3, tenured) (EXPIRED)

Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Heidelberg University

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Philosophy of Science and Technology
AOS categories Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Science
AOC Philosophy of Science and Technology
AOC categories Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Start date Winter 2023
Job description

The Faculty of Engineering Sciences at Heidelberg University invites applications for a  

Professorship (W3) in Philosophy 

with a focus on philosophy of (life) science and technology at the earliest convenience. This position is intended as a bridge between the faculties of philosophy and engineering sciences and it is part of the Institute for Molecular Systems Engineering and Advanced Materials.

Successful candidates will have a strong and demonstrated research interest in issues concerning the relationship of technology and organisms and the constitution of (human) life. They will have interdisciplinary experience in the philosophical analysis of the development of technology and biotechnology or the life sciences, including neuroscience. Their prospective research should include questions in the areas of philosophy of science, anthropology or ethics. We expect a preparedness to cooperate in current and planned projects on topics such as synthetic biology and engineering of molecular systems at Heidelberg University.

The duties of the position include interdisciplinary teaching of philosophy of science and technology in the bachelor and master programmes in philosophy and in engineering as well as supervising PhD theses. We expect a commitment to developing new teaching modules in philosophy and innovative teaching programmes which can form a bridge between the fields. Further responsibilities include transfer, grant acquisition, and participation in academic administrative duties. Teaching responsibilities are according to the law of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

The appointment requires a university degree and (in accordance with Article 47, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of the State of Baden-Württemberg) a Habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship or equivalent qualification. The qualification in philosophy should be demonstrated by a PhD or Habilitation (or equivalent qualification). An additional qualification in science or engineering is required; this can be documented by a university degree, suitable publications, cooperations and/or acquisition of research grants.

Please submit your application in English with a curriculum vitæ including your complete research bibliography, teaching record, teaching and research statement in a single PDF to the Dean ofEngineering Sciences, Prof. Dr. Guido Kanschat and to the Dean of the Philosophical Faculty, Prof. Dr. Katja Patzel-Mattern by email to [email protected]. Applications received by April 17th, 2023, will receive full consideration. Feel free to use this e-mail address for questions about this position.

Heidelberg University is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Persons with disabilities will be given preference if they are equally qualified. 

Information on the appointment of professors and the collection of personal data are available at www.uni-heidelberg.de/en/job-market.  

How to apply
Application type Email
Web address to apply https://adb.zuv.uni-heidelberg.de/info/INFO_FDB$.s...
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: April 17, 2023, 11:59pm CET

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://ingwiss.uni-heidelberg.de/
Contact name Guido Kanschat
Contact email
Contact phone +49-6221-54-16671
Time created March 7, 2023, 5:06pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 3, 2023, 2:04pm CET
Expired on September 3, 2023, 2:46pm CET
Last updated November 3, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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