Vacancy: Temporary lecturer in Ethics of Technology TU Delft

Technology, Policy and Management
The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management contributes to sustainable solutions for technological challenges in society by combining insights from engineering with the humanities and social sciences. The Faculty is equipped with excellent research and teaching facilities.
The Department of Values, Technology and Innovation (VTI) is one of three departments in the TPM Faculty. It uniquely comprises philosophers, economists and risk scholars. It studies how to develop and diffuse responsible technological innovations that reflect deeply held social and moral values. The department is one of the largest groups in the world studying value aspects, economics and risks for a wide range of sociotechnical systems. The department plays a leading role nationally and internationally in research in responsible innovation and value-sensitive design.
The Ethics and Philosophy of Technology section is one of three sections within the VTI Department. The Ethics and Philosophy of Technology section provides for service teaching at all engineering programs of TU Delft, primarily in ethics. We develop and provide our teaching in close collaboration with (assistant/associate) professors in engineering, to provide for tailor-made education that connects well with the focus of the different engineering programs. In the coming years, we are planning to redesign our teaching activities to provide more thematic ethics courses that are open to students from a variety of engineering programs. Inspiring, excellent education is a central aim of TU Delft and of our section.

 

The Ethics and Philosophy of Technology section plays a central role worldwide in research on ethics and philosophy of technology. For more information please consult our website: http://www.fil.tbm.tudelft.nl/
 

Job description
The Ethics and Philosophy of Technology section is looking for a temporary lecturer in Ethics and Technology for a period of 1 year. The main focus of the position is on teaching, to assist us with our service teaching in ethics and technology for all engineering programs at TU Delft. The candidate is prepared to work in a multidisciplinary environment encompassing engineering sciences, economics, social and behavioural science, and public policy. The candidate has proven skills in teaching and coaching Bachelor and Master students.

 

Faculty/department Technology, Policy and Management
Level PhD degree
Maximum employment 38 hours per week (1 FTE)
Duration of contract 1 year
Salary scale €2,532 to €4,654 per month gross
 

Requirements
We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:
• PhD degree in the field of ethics and a specialisation in ethics of technology or related fields in applied ethics;
• Strong track record in the field of ethics, with relevant academic publications;
• Strong commitment to contributing to the field of ethics of technology; and affinity with technology and engineering;
• International experience;
• Experience with and affinity for teaching and coordinating educational activities;
• “Basiskwalificatie onderwijs” (university teaching qualification) certificate or the willingness to obtain it;
• Excellent English skills;
• Flexibility and readiness to work in teams.

Faculty/department Technology, Policy and Management
Level PhD degree
Maximum employment 38 hours per week (1 FTE)
Duration of contract 1 year
Salary scale €2,532 to €4,654 per month gross
 

Conditions of employment

The vacancy concerns a temporary position for one year, with an intended starting date of September 1st 2016 or soon after.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

 

Information and application
For more information about this position, please contact Prof.dr. Sabine Roeser via email: s.roeser@tudelft.nl .

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, including a publication list and information about teaching experience, and contact details of three references, along with a letter of application by 20 June 2016 to Vacature-TBM@tudelft.nl . When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number ATTBM16-12.

Interviews with a limited number of applicants will presumably be held on 29 and 30 June.