Associate Professor in Ethics of Technology

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Management Engineering

DTU Management Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as associate professor in Ethics of Technology. The position will be affiliated a small research group within the department’s Technology and Innovation Management division. The current research of the group falls under the areas: robot ethics, machine ethics, bioethics and food ethics. 

Responsibilities and tasks
The research of the new associate professor should fall within analytical ethics and formal modelling, and preferably be conducted as interdisciplinary research involving scientists within the technical domains of DTU. 

It is a key task to publish the results of the research in internationally recognized journals and to communicate research results to a wider audience. The new associate professor is also expected to further develop and strengthen the group’s cooperation with similar groups at DTU’s alliance partners in Europe and internationally as well as at other technical universities around the world. 

The new associate professor is responsible for carrying out and developing research-based teaching in Theory of Science in Engineering at BSc level as well as the coordination of teaching Ethics of Technology at BEng level. Among the responsibilities is also to coordinate a team of teachers (both faculty and teaching assistants) and to contribute to the further development of the teaching and pedagogical organisation of Ethics of Technology. 

Supervising and supporting doctoral students will also be a central task. Contributions to doctoral courses and the university’s executive programmes are welcomed. 

The new associate professor is expected to develop cooperation with other research groups at DTU Management Engineering and other departments at DTU; in particular DTU Diplom and DTU’s Life Science & Bioengineering departments. 

Candidates must

  • hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an Assistant Professorship
  • document didactic/pedagogic training 

The ideal candidate has a broad foundation within ethics of technology and theory of science in engineering, as well as experiences in ethics related to life sciences and bioengineering. 

Application procedure
To apply, please read the full job advertisement at 

Please submit your online application no later than 2 May 2017

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimization of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models, and methods. Through our research and teaching, we ensure an innovative, competitive, and sustainable organization and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health, both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has 380 employees, including around 100 PhD students. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and a total of 38 different nationalities are represented at the Department. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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