Junior Professorship (W1) in Practical Philosophy

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

As part of the Tenure Track Programme, the Institute of Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for the 

Junior Professorship (W1) in Practical Philosophy with a research focus on evaluative and ethical questions of technology innovation and/or digitisation of all areas of life
(W3 with Tenure Track)

initially limited to a four-year contract as a temporary public official, to be filled at the earliest possible date. Following a positive interim evaluation, the contract will be extended to a total of six years. In the fifth year, a tenure evaluation by a faculty-wide and school-wide commission will be carried out. Following a positive evaluation, a permanent Chair (W3) of Practical Philosophy with a research focus on evaluative and ethical questions of technology innovation and/or digitisation in all areas of life will be granted without a renewed call for applications.

Evaluation criteria mutually agreed upon when the position is accepted will form the basis of the evaluation procedures. Essential elements of the evaluations will be the scientific success in the form of qualified publications that have been assessed in conformity with international standards, the successful acquisition of third-party funds, documented commitment in formats of knowledge transfer, transdisciplinary commitment and establishment of cooperations with scientists from the STEM areas, as well as developing and carrying out lectures dedicated to the research area, also in English, with positively evaluated teaching performance.

As one of eleven Universities of Excellence, TU Dresden offers ideal prerequisites for research and teaching, and provides, particularly with DRESDEN-concept, a highly attractive and transdisciplinary science network with excellent institutions in the areas of research and culture. Together with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science and the Institute of Philosophy, TU Dresden takes an integrated approach to strengthen the strategic Research Priority Area “Culture and Societal Change” through excellent research and attractive teaching offers geared towards promising topics and methods. 

During the temporary Junior Professorship, the applicant must prove that they are capable of widely representing the subject area of Practical Philosophy with commitment to research and teaching, in great systematic and historical depth. The applicant’s expertise is expected in the academic (as well as interdisciplinary) discourse regarding normative questions, arising from societal, political and legal repercussions of technical and scientific transformations relevant for society, and in particular from the interrelationships between technology innovations and technological and societal change in relation to individuals, society and the environment.

The responsibilities also include the participation in teaching courses in Bachelor, Master and teacher training programmes in Philosophy/Ethics, as well as the active involvement in the academic self-administration and academic committees of the faculty. The applicant is expected to be involved in research relevant to obtaining third-party funding in the context of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science. Furthermore, willingness for research-oriented cooperation with the natural science and technical institutes of TU Dresden is expected. The willingness and to conduct classes in English is also required. 

Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 63 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (Higher Education Act of the Free State of Saxony – SächsHSFG).

TU Dresden supports tenure track professors with a programme specifically tailored to their needs. Mentoring, various coaching sessions, and special continuing education programmes and support offers provide active professional guidance throughout the duration of the temporary Junior Professorship.

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are very welcome. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Mr. Hermann Diebel-Fischer (+49 351 463-36389) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Ms. Birgit Kliemann, Tel.: +49 351 463-33175).

Please submit your application including CV in tabular form, description of your scientific career, a list of scientific publications, a list of courses taught – including results of evaluation – as well as a certified copy of the highest academic degree by 14.06.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Dekan, Herrn Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Hagen, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany, and in electronic form via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal to
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