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Assistant professor in Environmental Philosophy (full-time, tenure track) 

Application period closes midnight: 2021-06-30

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 environmental philosophy, with a particular focus on energy and innovation, and including themes from the philosophy and ethics of science and technology. The Challenge We offer an exciting...

Ph.D. position – Rethinking ownership and responsibility in wastewater technologies

closed: 2021-05-19

The Ethics/Philosophy of Technology Section of Delft University of Technology is looking for a Ph.D. candidate who is eager to contribute to the ethically desirable implementation of wastewater technologies, focusing on ownership and responsibility. Ph.D. position The objective of the project is to gain insight into the socio-ethical considerations that are relevant for the...

Ph.D. Position ‘Confucianism and Ethics of Technology’ 

closed: 2021-05-19

Many societies around the world have incorporated new technologies, creating the potential for massive changes in individuals’ daily lives and the political sphere. New technologies have altered cultural practices and social and economic institutions in many societies around the world. This poses a novel and exciting challenge for Confucianism, one of the most ancient...

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

closed: 2021-05-26

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...

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

closed: 2021-05-31

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)....

Ph.D. Scholarship: The Ethics of Carbon Pricing

closed: 2021-05-17

The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music and School of Law and Government at Dublin City University are offering a four-year fully funded (stipends & fees) scholarship in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at Dublin City University. The project will be supervised by Professor Bert Gordijn and Dr. Goran Dominioni. Research topic:...

Avoiding the ethical pitfalls of a data-driven world

4TU.techtalks #4, Text: Nienke Beintema | Photography: Dieuwertje Bravenboer

4TU.techtalks | Remarkable new technologies are developed every single day. From robotics to precision medicine and from IT to climate technology, many of the innovations are transforming the way we live and interact. In each TU.TechTalk, a 4TU professional discusses a topical subject with a professional from another discipline or societal domain – on...

Policy options for the ethical governance of disruptive technologies

23 March 2021, 13.00 – 18.30 hr

European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment panel (STOA) invite you to a joint online event on 23 March 2021, where we will discuss the ethical, social and legal impact of emerging technologies and put forward our proposals for the ethical governance of these technologies. The event will be moderated by Science journalist and...

Conference Changing Values, Changing Technologies

Deadline for abstract submission: May 15th 2021

Conference Description The aim of the conference is to present and discuss research on the interrelations of values and technology. Specifically, we aim to explore how novel technological developments lead to changes in moral values and, conversely, how changing moral values affect the developments of new technologies. Themes We envision the following more specific...

Moral Certainty, Competence, Teaching,…

Podcast with Julia Hermann on “Faith in the Flybottle”

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...

Post-doc Position “Opacity in AI”

closed: 2021-03-22

Eindhoven University of Technology is offering a 3-year, full-time post-doc position in the Philosophy and Ethics department (Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences) on the general theme of “Opacity in Artificial Intelligence”. The successful applicant will join a strong team of philosophers who work on AI, in a group that focuses on technology, science...

PhD in Philosophy & Ethics: Philosophy of Science/Social Epistemology (Position C)

closed: 2021-03-10

The Philosophy and Ethics group at Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, is offering three fully-funded 4-year Ph.D. positions on the themes of explainable AI, cognitive science, and philosophy of science/social epistemology. All applicants will be considered for all three positions. PhD Position A: Norms of Explainable AI PhD Position B:...

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