Professorship (W3) in Ethics of Digitalization

Bewerbungsfrist: 14.03.2024

As part of a long-standing collaboration agreement, this professorship position is linked to the leadership of a new research department at the DFKI in Saarbrücken in the same area. At the university, the professorship will complement the existing expertise of colleagues at the Department of Philosophy in the field of ethics of digitalization and establish a strong bridge to the DFKI and the Department of Computer Science. We expect co-optation with the Department of Computer Science. We are looking for a highly motivated and outstanding researcher in the area of Ethics of Digitalization with extensive knowledge in the relevant fields of practical philosophy, computer science, and AI. A demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research projects is highly desired as research at the DFKI is almost exclusively third-party funded. The successful candidate is expected to actively and significantly contribute to departmental research and to teach at the M.Sc./M.A., B.Sc./B.A., and PhD level. The teaching language is English and German. We expect that the successful candidate has, or is willing to acquire within an appropriate period, sufficient proficiency to teach in both languages. It would also be deeply appreciated if the future professor would also participate in teaching at the Department of Computer Science (e.g., the award-winning “Ethics for Nerds” course). The professor will also, as one of his/her main duties, establish and lead a research group of the DFKI with research themes at the intersection of computer science and philosophy that extends the university research group towards interdisciplinary and application-oriented research in the area of ethics of AI.


Universität des Saalandes, Saarbrücken (Germany)

Professorship (W3) in Ethics of Digitalization in Saarbrücken