Tenure-track professorship in Ethics of digital methods and technologies (Bochum)

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. As a reform-oriented campus university, it houses the full breadth and width of expertise in the main branches of science and research under one roof. Working in an environment that promotes a dynamic exchange between individual academic disciplines and their cultures, researchers and students alike benefit from the opportunities of interdisciplinary collaboration. After its application to the federal-state programme for the promotion of early career researchers has been accepted, RUB is currently implementing 18 new tenure-track professorships. Following a successful tenure evaluation, the respective tenure-track professor will subsequently be awarded permanent tenure. Each applicant will be notified of the evaluation criteria upon receipt of application.

The Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Research at Ruhr-Universität Bochum will be awarding a W1 (W2) tenure-track professorship for Ethics of digital methods and technologies
at the Institute of Philosophy I.

Anticipated start date: 1 October, 2019.

The future tenure-track professor will be representing the field of ethics in union with philosophy of current technology excellently in education and research. She/he has performed in different areas of digital ethics by pertinent publications and features excellent knowledge of digital methods and technologies. Ethical problems of digitisation are treated in close relation with epistemological and methodological analysis of current IT-developments. Close cooperation with nearby professorships in the humanities and social sciences and the emerging ‘Center for Computer Science’ at RUB is expected.

The appointment requirements in accordance with § 36 ff. of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz NW; www.rub.de/appointments) must be met. Other mandatory requirements include:

– Qualification for and deep commitment to academic teaching;
– Willingness to engage with interdisciplinary research and collaboration;
– Some experience with securing projects with third-party funding;
– Readiness to participate in academic administration.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer. Applications and all relevant documents (cover letter, academic CV, list of publications, certificates, list of acquired third-party funding, list of lectures and seminars) are to be submitted by e-mail by 31January, 2019 to the Dean at the Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Research at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Prof. Dr. Norbert Ricken, e-mail: dekanat-pe@rub.de.