Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Applied Ethics and/or Political Philosophy
This is an abbreviated text; for full advertisement, see www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en. (Will be posted around 10-5-2012.)
The Department of Philosophy of the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for an Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-track) in Applied Ethics and/or Political Philosophy with a (future) emphasis on technology
You teach ethics and political philosophy in the master program in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS) and teach professional and applied ethics and other areas of philosophy for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science. You are involved in the supervision of master’s theses in the PSTS program and will at some point supervise PhD students in our PhD program in Ethics and Technology. You perform research in the area of political philosophy and/or ethics, with a focus on the role of technology in society.
You are appointed as assistant professor (full-time). A Tenure Track contract enables you to direct your own career based on fixed performance agreements, in relation to which promotion from UD (assistant professor) to UHD (associate professor) and subsequently to full professor is possible. A definitive assessment will take place no later than five years after commencement of the employment, following which employment for an indefinite period and promotion to associate professor may be agreed upon.
Salary is competitive: initial assistant professor salary is € 44,590 – € 69,360 per year, depending on experience. Starting date is January 2013 (negotiable). The University of Twente has excellent terms of employment.
You hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in ethics or political philosophy. You have either had a focus on technology in your past research or you have a demonstrable interest in focusing on technology for your future research. You already have an excellent list of publications in peer-refereed journals, and have relevant international experience.
You also have experience in teaching at the university level, preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other nonphilosophical fields, and preferably including professional and/or applied ethics. You are able and willing to teach in areas of philosophy outside your philosophical specialization and are willing and able to collaborate with researchers and teachers from nonphilosophical disciplines. You have an excellent command of the English language.
The department of philosophy is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. It participates in the interuniversity 3TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu), and will house the directorship of the Center starting 2013. Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities.
Information and application
For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Philip Brey, full professor and chair (email: p [dot] a [dot] e [dot] brey [__at__] utwente [dot] nl; phone: +31-53-4894426).
Your application should reach us by September 24th, 2012, and should include a CV, a letter of application (including a summary of your teaching evaluations), a summary and table of contents of your dissertation (or your full dissertation), a recent paper, and contact information for 3 or more references. Applications should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en.