Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy and/or Philosophical Ethics, with expertise in the Philosophy of Technology

Research / Academic
The Department of Ethics and Political Philosophy seeks to strengthen its teaching and research expertise in the field of Philosophy of Technology. Digitalisation is giving rise to a range of ethical and philosophical challenges: from algorithmic discrimination to the automation of work and the growing power of platforms. We are therefore looking for an Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy and/or Ethics with expertise in the Philosophy of Technology who, together with their colleagues at the department and beyond, will focus on these contemporary challenges, both in teaching and research. The position will consist of 50% teaching, 45% research and 5% administration . 

You should have a broad background in ethics and/or political philosophy with a passion for teaching that will enable you to teach a variety of courses offered in the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, including service courses offered to other faculties. You will teach courses in ethics and/or political philosophy as well as in philosophy of technology, for example in the international BA programme 'Philosophy, Politics and Society' and supervise BA and MA theses in philosophy. In your research, the philosophy of technology (or related subfields such as the ethics of technology, digitalisation or critical data studies) plays an important role, alongside other themes of ethics and/or political philosophy. We will expect you to collaborate with colleagues in and outside the department, for example in Radboud’s interdisciplinary research center on the impacts of digitalisation on society, the iHub. You will play an active role in departmental activities and in the new Radboud Centre for Philosophy and Society, such as organising research meetings, and participating in grant applications and other administrative tasks.


  • A PhD in ethics and/or political philosophy with a research focus on the philosophy of technology or related subfields.
  • You are an inspiring teacher, preferably with experience at both BA and MA level.
  • Proficiency in Dutch (C2 level) and English (C1 level) or willingness to achieve these levels within two years. Obtaining these levels and being able to teach in both languages is a criterion for tenure.
  • You are preferably in possession of the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) or are willing to obtain it within two years.
  • You like working as part of a multidisciplinary research group.

Salary Benefits:

  • Employment: 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,746 and a maximum of €5,826 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11 or 12).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: depending on your CV, we offer a tenure-track position of 2 to 4 years, which, after positive evaluation, may be made permanent.
  • The intended start date is 1 September 2021.
  • The faculty has interesting staff and promotion policies and provides active career monitoring. Where possible, we take into account talent and ambitions, development and personal circumstances. If you would like to know more, please contact personnel advisor Ms W. (Willy) Groenen:
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.
Work Hours:

40 hours per week


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