Research Assistant - salary grade 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 1st qualification period (PhD) (Reference number V-563/23)

Berlin University of the Arts
September 29, 2023
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ID: 171592

Num. of employees:

ca. 8300


  • Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • Type:

  • Graduate Position
  • Researcher
  • Research Assistant
  • Category (TU Berlin):

  • Research assistant with teaching obligation
  • Duration:

    for 5 years


    full-time, part-time employment may be possible

    Starting date (earliest):

    At the earliest possible


    Salary grade E13


  • Research
  • Teaching (University)
  • Field of studies:

  • Philosophy
  • Level of education:

    Master, Diplom or equivalent

    Language skills:

  • German (beginner)
  • English (excellent knowledge of language)
  • Research Assistant - salary grade 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 1st

    qualification period (PhD)

    part-time employment may be possible

    Philtech/ the Berlin Ethics Lab (BEL) is looking for one PhD student. We bring philosophical reflection into a close working relationship with disciplines that develop and use emerging technologies to better understand their impact. As a bridge between philosophy and the technical sciences, our group's research unites two perspectives on the development and use of technologies. In theoretical philosophy, we investigate e.g. the methodology and dynamics of knowledge in design disciplines, the epistemology of human- machine-interaction resp. human-Al-interaction as well as the epistemology of interdisciplinarity. In practical philosophy, our group combines expertise in technology ethics with methods of technology assessment. In our research, we uncover the complex interrelationships between visions, values, design, and artifacts in order to reflect on and evaluate, from an ethical perspective, their impact on our living world. We develop and work with technology assessment methods that bring together stakeholders from research, art and society to pave the way for sustainable and responsible design of future technologies. Our working language is English and German. The successful candidates are expected to pursue a PhD project within the group's research profile, supervised by the director of the department.

    Working field:

    Participation in research and teaching. This includes, among others:

  • Pursuing a PhD in one of the research foci of the department, including publications, conference presentations, organization of events, and science communication activities
  • Participation in the teaching activities of the department with a focus on project-oriented learning, including the thesis supervision
  • Requirements:
  • Successfully completed academic university studies (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in philosophy or related disciplines
  • Knowledge in the philosophy of design and design research, philosophy of technology, philosophy of engineering science, or philosophy of interdisciplinarity advantageous
  • Interdisciplinary study profile advantageous
  • Ability to work in a team and to work with a high degree of independence
  • Didactic aptitude and commitment to teaching
  • Willingness to learn German; the ability to teach, both in German and in English, is a prerequisite
  • How to apply:

    For inquiries about the position, please contact Alexandra Kljagin ([email protected]) or Prof. Dr. Sabine Ammon (ammon@tu-

    Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, excerpt of the master's thesis as well as a term paper, short synopsis of the planned doctoral thesis, references, and possible starting date) exclusively by e-mail bundled in one PDF document to Marine Lhuillier-Kühnelt ( [email protected] ).

    By submitting your application via email you consent to having your data electronically processed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guarantee for the protection of your personal data when submitted as unprotected file. Please find our data protection notice acc. DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation) at the TU staff department homepage: https: // www. or quick access 214041.

    To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

    Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin, Fakultät V, Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb, FG Wissensdynamik und Nachhaltigkeit in den Technikwissenschaften, Prof. Dr. Sabine Ammon, Sekr. PTZ 10, Pascalstraße 8-9, 10587 Berlin

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