Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

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Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
21 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track)
of Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

commencing as soon as possible.

Applicants should possess an original profile in research and teaching with a focus on the ethical questions raised by developments in artificial intelligence. Knowledge in the area of the Ethics of Technology is also desirable. Since the professorship will work closely with the Faculties of Catholic and Protestant Theology, a willingness to offer courses for the study programs of these faculties is required. The duties of the post holder will also include participation in the work of the Center Technology – Theology – Natural Sciences.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München, Germany, no later than 3rd March 2021. Applications in electronic form can be sent by email (all documents together in one PDF document, max. 10 MB) to

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