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Assistant professor in Philosophy (any area) with a focus on technology and society M/F


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The section of Philosophy (PHIL) of the Department of Technology, Policy and Society (TPS) at the University of Twente (UT) is seeking an assistant professor in Philosophy (any area) with a focus on technology and society. The Challenge You will be teaching Philosophy (of Technology) for engineers, designers, and scientists in UT’s bachelor programmes....

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Ph.D. researcher: Intergenerational Democracy and Negative Emissions Technology: Procedural Justice and Legitimacy for Future People in Climate Policy


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The University of Twente Department of Philosophy and the Gravitation Programme concerning the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDT) invites applications for a Ph.D. position (Full time, 4 years) concerning intergenerational justice and negative emissions technologies (NETS) as part of the “Free and Fair Society” line. Deadline of application:  May 26th, 2021. For more...

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Ph.D. project on Emerging Technologies & the Moral Character of the Human Being


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The PhD candidate is expected to write a dissertation at the intersection of philosophical anthropology, philosophy of human-technology relations, and ethics. Emerging technologies result in new types of human-technology relations. Rather than being ‘used’, they bring configurations as ‘immersion’ (Internet-of-Things), ‘fusion’ (implants), ‘augmentation’ (augmented reality), ‘telepresence’ (robotics and digital media), and ‘co-operation’ (artificial intelligence)....

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Podcast with Julia Hermann on “Faith in the Flybottle”


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David Anderson, Ph.D. candidate at Texas A&M University, recently interviewed Julia Hermann for his podcast “Faith in the Flybottle”. They talked about her work on Wittgenstein and ethics, her personal experiences in academia, philosophizing with children, and other issues. With his podcast, David aims to make philosophy accessible for the non-philosophically trained public and...

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Assistant professor in Applied Ethics M/F


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You are envisaged to develop a coherent research line in applied ethics that is oriented towards one or more technologies and (aspects of) their role in society (e.g., digital, environmental, biomedical). We expect candidates to publish in international refereed journals, present at conferences, apply for external funding and engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration...

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Assistant Professor in bioethics with a focus on new medical technologies


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You will be developing a coherent research line with a focus on ethical aspects of new medical technologies. You will publish in international refereed journals, present at conferences, apply for external funding and engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration and in outreach activities. You will participate in the TechMed research centre of the University...

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Tetem Museum Exhibition ‘Reflections’

Opens in Enschede 10th September 2020


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The exhibition Reflections is a philosophical exhibition about AI in society. We want to inform the public, let them experience and encourage them to think through 8 installations. The exhibition is the result of a research project with students from ATLAS-University College and the master PSTS. In October last year we started a project...

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2 Postdoctoral researchers for six months (October 1st, 2020 – April 1st, 2021)

Horizon 2020 SIENNA project


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The department of philosophy of the University of Twente is urgently looking for two Postdoctoral researcher for six months (October 1st, 2020 – April 1st, 2021) Position 1:  Ethical assessment and guidance of emerging technologies, with particular attention to AI and robotics Position 2: Ethical assessment and guidance of emerging technologies, with particular attention...

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Assistant Professor in Philosophy (any area) with a focus on technology and society


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(Full-time, to start in Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021) The department is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. It currently includes twelve tenured and tenure-track staff members, four postdocs, twenty PhD students, and five temporary and part-time faculty members. The department also participates in the inter-university 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology...

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Assistant Professor in Bioethics (with a focus on new medical technologies)


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(full-time, to start in Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021) You will be developing a coherent research line with a focus on ethical aspects of new medical technologies. You will publish in international refereed journals, present at conferences, apply for external funding and engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration and in outreach activities. You will...

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Postdoctoral researcher (3 years) Philosophical analysis of socially disruptive technologies and transformations of society and culture


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The department of philosophy of the University of Twente is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher (3 years) to do a philosophical analysis of socially disruptive technologies and transformations of society and culture, with special reference to transformations of fundamental concepts and values The Challenge Socially disruptive technologies are technologies that change society in fundamental ways. They...

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