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Assistant Professor in Ethics of Technology 0.5 - 1 fte

The Department of Philosophy and Ethics at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands seeks a lecturer for a fixed-term appointment of one year. …

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de Rondom, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur


The Department of Philosophy and Ethics at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands seeks a lecturer for a fixed-term appointment of one year. Candidates will have earned a PhD in philosophy by the date of application and demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. The department has particular needs in teaching engineering ethics to engineering students (BSc and MSc levels), with particular emphasis on data science and biomedical technologies. Fluency in English is required. Since the Department strives for a better gender balance, women are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Philosophy and Ethics has a strong tradition in fundamental research in ethics and philosophy of science, as well as applied philosophy in an interdisciplinary setting. It is carried out in the dynamic environment of a cutting-edge, innovative science and technology university with a diverse, international faculty.


  • Teaching courses at BSc and MSc levels, for up to 50% of contract time;
  • Doing research in areas relevant to the Department of Philosophy and Ethics;
  • Contributing actively to the daily business and research climate in the Department of Philosophy and Ethics and the School of Innovation Science.

  • Functie-eisen

    The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree in philosophy;
  • Excellence in teaching, demonstrated by course evaluations (if available);
  • Excellence in research as shown by publications in international journals or books;
  • Mastery of the English language;
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment and to build bridges between disciplines, especially within the School of Innovation Sciences; affinity with technology and the engineering sciences.
  • Arbeidsvoorwaarden

    We offer:
  • a challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious group and department;
  • a full-time appointment for one year; part-time appointment (0,5 up to 1,0 fte) is negotiable. No possibilities for extending the contract are foreseen;
  • a gross monthly salary between € 3.475,- and € 4.757,- based on a full-time appointment and depending on experience and knowledge;
  • the possibility of enrolling in the official Dutch Universities' teaching certification program (Basic Qualification Teaching);
  • a yearly holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary;
  • a yearly end year allowance of 8.3% of the yearly salary;
  • a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities).
  • Additionele informatie

    Department of Philosophy and Ethics: p-e.ieis.tue.nl/.
    4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology: ethicsandtechnology.eu/.
    Eindhoven University of Technology: www.tue.nl/

    If you need more information about the tasks and requirements for this position please contact the chair of the P&E group, Wybo Houkes: w.n.houkes@tue.nl

    Information about the terms of employment can be obtained from Kim van Puijenbroek, personnel officer: k.a.g.m.v.puijenbroek@tue.nl

    Your application must contain the following documents (all in English):
  • Cover letter where you motivate your interest in the vacancy;
  • An extensive curriculum vitae including a publication list and teaching evaluations (if available);
  • Names and contact information of two persons willing to provide references;
  • If your degree is not from an English-spoken program, proof of proficiency in English needs to be included in your package (such as IELTS or TOEFL). If you are interested, we invite you to apply before May 21, 2018. Interviews will be held around 1 June. To apply please use the 'apply now' button. Please note that a maximum of 5 documents can be uploaded, so if you have more than 5 documents you will have to combine them. Please do not send us applications by e-mail.