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Postdoctoral Research Position (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Political Science, Faculty of Humanities and Theology, TU Dortmund University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Computer Science
AOS categories Philosophy of Computing
AOC Ethics of Artificial Intelligence or Political Philosophy or Philosophy of Computer Science
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number w71-23
Location Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Start date Earliest possible date
Job description

With more than 6,300 employees in research, teaching and administration and its unique profile, TU Dortmund University shapes prospects for the future: the cooperation between engineering and natural sciences as well as social and cultural studies promotes both technological innovations and progress in knowledge and methodology. And it is not only the more than 34,500 students who benefit from that. 

The Faculty of Humanities and Theology comprises the Departments of Catholic Theology and Protestant Theology as well as a joint Department of Philosophy and Political Science. There is an interdisciplinary focus on teaching and research in the field of "Religion and Politics" against a strong philosophical background.

The Lamarr Institute for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence invites applications for one postdoctoral position in the project “Explainability, Data Sovereignty, and Trust”. The project will investigate what explanainability and transparency of artificial intelligent (AI) systems can contribute to an individual’s data sovereignty and privacy. This is a fixed-term 2-year position, which will be located at the Department of Humanities and Theology and the Department of Computer Science. The Employment can start at the earliest possible date. According to the public tariff regulations, the salary is based on the tariff group E13 TV-L with 100 % of the regular work time, the in-principal possibility of part-time employment is, however, given. 

What we offer:

  • A top-class interdisciplinary research environment within an international network;
  • the opportunity for personal development through the active support of further education and training.

What we expect:

  • An excellent PhD degree in philosophy, ideally in practical philosophy or with a focus on philosophical issues of AI;
  • interdisciplinary research experience is desirable, specifically regarding computer science, political science or law;
  • excellent command of the English language;
  • international experience, as evidenced by studies abroad, research stays or prior employment in an international research environment would be an asset;
  • good command of German is desirable but not required.

Your responsibilities:

  • Cooperate with researchers from different disciplines within the Lamarr Institute;
  • support the project through research related work, including participation in and organization of colloquia and workshops;
  • produce internationally visible, high-quality publications;
  • present your work in international conferences and workshops.

We explicitly note that applications of all sexes are welcome. Applications from women are favored complying with legal regulation. We also underline that applications of severely disabled persons are welcome.

How to apply
Application type Email
Applications enclosing a letter of motivation, your CV (incl. list of publications), copies of your diplomas, as well as a short summary (2 pages) of your PhD thesis can be sent until 9/20/2023 under reference number w71-23.
Email to apply
Hard deadline September 20, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.tu-dortmund.de/en/
Contact name Prof. Dr. Eva Schmidt
Contact email
Contact phone +49 231 755-2835
Time created August 24, 2023, 8:43pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 20, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Expired on September 22, 2023, 12:46am CET
Last updated November 21, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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