Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

am neu gegründeten Lehrstuhl für "Ethik in der Informationstechnologie” der Universität Hamburg sind zwei Stellen zu besetzen: eine DoktorandInnenstelle sowie eine PostDoc-Stelle. Beide Stellen sind Volllzeitstellen (TVL13), weitere Informationen finden sich unten.

Über Bewerbungen sowie die Weiterleitung an relevante KandidatInnen würde ich mich freuen.

Herzliche Grüße,

Judith Simon 

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A PhD position (3 years, full-time) and a PostDoc position (full-time, 3 years + possibility of 3 years extension) are available in the newly established research group "Ethics in Information Technologies” at the University of Hamburg (further information on both positions below).

In our research group "Ethics in Information Technologies" we analyze the ethical, epistemic, political and societal premises and implications of digital technologies. Based at the Department of Informatics, we also cooperate closely with colleagues from the Informatics department and actively participate in the design and development of new technologies. We further contribute to the academic, public and political debate around digitalisation.

For both positions we are looking for candidates with degrees in philosophy or related, relevant disciplines. Candidates from mathematics or informatics are also encouraged to apply, if they can demonstrate solid philosophical expertise. 

For further information, please confer the description below with the links to the official job announcements (in English and German) or contact the head of the research group Prof. Dr. Judith Simon (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!)

The Application Deadline for both positions is April 6th 2017. 

1) PostDoc: “Ethics in Information Technologies"

You are expected to philosophically assess different information and communication technologies with a particular focus on ethical analyses and to contribute to the academic and public discourse in this area. We further expect your participation in interdisciplinary research and the collaborative development of value-sensitive technologies. You will be teaching (4 hours/semester) at the intersection of ethics, philosophy and computing.  

Requirements: A PhD in philosophy or a related discipline. However, we also encourage graduates from informatics or related disciplines to apply, if they can demonstrate solid knowledge in at least two of the following domains: information and computer ethics; philosophy of technology and computing; value-sensitive design; areas within philosophy of law, epistemology or philosophy of science which are focused on information technologies. Due to the setting of the research group, we expect you to be enthusiatic about and experienced in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of ethics, philosophy and computing. You should be a team player and have excellent organisational and communicative skills. You should also have published your research in peer-reviewed, international journals.   

Please follow this link for further details, job requirements and the official job announcement in English: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/06-04-17-118-en.pdf 

The German version can be found here: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/fakultaet-mathematik-informatik-und-naturwissenschaften/06-04-17-118.pdf 

2) PhD: "Data, Knowledge, Society”

We are looking for a research associate/PhD student in one of our core research areas: "Data, Knowledge, Society". Your task will be to analyse ethical, epistemic, political, legal and social premises and consequences of contemporary information technologies and data practices in different societal domaines. You will also teach at the intersection of philosophy and computing (4 hours/week) and are expected to contribute to the academic and public disourse on "Data, Knowledge & Society”.

Requirements: Master degree in philosophy or a related discipline. Graduates from informatics or mathematics are also encouraged to apply, if they can demonstrate solid knowledge in at least two of the following research areas: information and computer ethics; philosophy of technology and computing; areas within philosophy of law, epistemology or philosophy of science which are focused on information technologies. Competencies in data analytics, stastistics and probability theory are further desired. Due to the setting of the research group, we expect you to be enthusiatic about and ideally experienced in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of ethics, philosophy and computing. You should be a team player and have good organisational and communicative skills.

Please follow this link for further details, job requirements and the official job announcement in English: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/06-04-17-117-en.pdf 

The German version can be found here: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/fakultaet-mathematik-informatik-und-naturwissenschaften/06-04-17-117.pdf

Sincerely,

Judith Simon 

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Judith Simon
Professor for Ethics in Information Technology

University of Hamburg 

Department of Informatics

Vogt-Kölln-Str. 30 

22527 Hamburg

Germany 

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