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Assistant Professor in philosophy (any area) with a focus on technology and society - University of Twente

News | 02-06-2020 13:56

The department of philosophy at the University of Twente is looking for an Assistant Professor in philosophy (any area) with a focus on technology and society (tenure-track, full-time, for fall 2020 or spring 2021). 

The Challenge
You are envisaged to develop a coherent research line oriented towards one or more technologies and (aspects of) their role in society (e.g., environmental, digital, biomedical). We expect candidates to publish in international refereed journals, present at conferences, apply for external funding and engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration and in outreach activities. Your research will be embedded in the research programme in philosophy and ethics of technology of the department of philosophy and in university-wide multidisciplinary centres in such as those in digital technologies, medical technology, nanotechnology, and in humanities and social sciences research programmes such as those in the assessment of emerging technologies, health, resilience, learning and smart industry. If there is a fit, you can also participate in the interuniversity 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), as well as 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 could 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 (, 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.

Information and application
For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Ciano Aydin (chair), e-mail: or phone: +31-53-4893391, or Prof. dr. Philip Brey (, prof. dr. ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek ( or prof. dr. ir. Mieke Boon (

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 24th, 2020!/1208300/assistant-professor-in-philosophy-any-area-with-a-focus-on-technology-and-society-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.


Contact Information

INSEIT’s institutional support comes from the Ionian University - IHRC research team

Mailing Address:
IHRC-Ionian University,
School of Information Science
72 Ioannou Theotoki Street
Corfu 49100

c/o Elizabeth Buchanan, INSEIT Treasurer
PO Box 790,
University of Wisconsin-Stout,
Center for Applied Ethics
Wisconsin 54729

(t) +30 26610 87426
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