Vacature: Postdoc Philosophy and Ethics of Technology

Postdoc in Philosophy and Ethics of Technology at the University of Twente, a member of the research team of the NWO-VICI project ‘Theorizing Technological Mediation’, which investigates human-technology relations in the domains of science, ethics, and religion. We are looking for someone with expertise in philosophy of technology, human-technology relations, and /or ethics of technology.

The University of Twente

The university stands for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

Job description

Technologies are increasingly designed to influence people’s behavior in directions that are seen as desirable, as approaches like ‘nudging’ and ‘persuasive technology’ show. At the same time, this development raises ethical concerns. The postdoc project ‘Designing Moral Mediation’ will develop both a philosophical and an ethical approach to behavior-influencing technologies. Being part of the larger project ‘Theorizing Technological Mediation’, led by prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek, it focuses on ‘moral mediation’: the ways in which technologies mediate moral actions and decisions, and help to shape moral frameworks.

Your Profile

You hold a PhD in practical philosophy, preferably in philosophy of technology, ethics of technology, philosophy and ethics of design, or Science and Technology Studies. You have an excellent list of publications in peer-refereed journals, and have relevant international experience. Excellent command of English is required.

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