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Associate Professorship / Full Professorsip (W3) in »Philosophy of Technology«
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of
Associate Professor or Full Professor
in »Philosophy of Technology«
to begin as soon as possible. The position is a tenured W3 position.
The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Governance (GOV) and will be affiliated with the Integrative
Research Center (IRC) Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS). The TUM School of
Governance focuses its research and teaching on the interaction between politics, society and technology,
for instance to integrate future technologies into the political dialogue and decision-making. The
MCTS is representing a cross-faculty integrative research center focusing its activities in interdisciplinary
research, teaching, outreach, on the interface between science, technology and society.
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We
seek to appoint an expert in the research area of philosophy of technology. The teaching load includes
courses in the university's bachelor and master programs, especially in the study programs of GOV and
We are looking for a candidate with high international reputation who has demonstrated an outstanding
academic record and an internationally recognized research program, according to the relevant career
level. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification as well
as pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English, are also prerequisites. Substantial research
experience abroad is expected. Ideally, the candidate holds degrees both in philosophy as well as
in engineering or natural science. An innovative interdisciplinary research profile in the philosophy of technology
with potential links between ethics and/or engineering or natural science as well as experiences
in applying for third-party funding for interdisciplinary and/or international research projects are expected.
Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based
academic career option from a permanent position as Associate Professor to Full Professor. The regulations
of TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply.
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research
environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides
tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. MDCO gives assistance for relocation
and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.
TUM is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications
from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.
Application documents should be presented in accordance with TUM's application guidelines for professors.
These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Appointment and Career System are
available on http://www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here, you will also find TUM's information on collecting
and processing personal data as part of the application process
Please send your application no later than August 31, 2019 to the Dean of the TUM School of Governance,
Prof. Eugénia da Conceiçao-Heldt, Richard-Wagner-Strasse 1, 80333 Munich, Email address for