Vacancy assistant professor Ethics & Technology

Job description

The Assistant Professor is expected to teach (introductory) courses in ethics and engineering for engineering students, predominantly at the Master’s level, and to perform research in the field of ethical issues relating to engineering and technology. Half of the time will be devoted to teaching and half to research.


A PhD in ethics or another relevant discipline is required, along with a proven interest in technology/engineering and/or natural sciences, including their ethical and societal aspects. Teaching experience is also required, preferably to engineering students. An acquaintance with philosophy and logic is desirable. Applicants will not be required to teach in Dutch.

Conditions of employment

This position has a temporary employment basis of four years (48 months), 38 hours per week. The salary has a maximum of € 4868 per month gross with a full-time appointment. TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, a free ADSL connection at home, and the opportunity to assemble a customized compensation and benefits package (the ‘IKA’). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application

Application is possible until February 12, 2008. For more information about this position, please contact Jeroen van den Hoven, phone: +31 (0)15 2788547, e-mail: ­; or contact Mirjam Koning, ­e-mail: To apply, please send a detailed CV along with a letter of application by e-mail to Mirjam Koning. Internal candidates have preference in selection. TU Delft is an equal opportunity employer. When applying for this position, make sure to mention vacancy number ATTBM07-040.

Background information on the organisation

TU Delft

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognized level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

The TPM faculty carries out research and teaching at the interface between technology and management. We educate our students to become engineers who combine the knowledge of technology with well-developed management skills for companies or administrations. The issues we study are socially relevant and require a multidisciplinary approach. We are design-oriented and make an important contribution to the resolution of socio-technical issues. We have extensive networks within science and practice, and are internationally orientated.

Philosophy section

The Philosophy section provides courses on foundational and normative issues regarding engineering and technology for all engineering programmes at Delft University of Technology. The section’s research programme focuses on foundational and ethical problems related to technology. The section participates in the 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, of which the assistant professor will become a member.

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