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Associate Professor in Ethics of Technology

DTU Management Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as associate professor in Ethics of Technology. The position will be affiliated a small research group within the department’s Technology and Innovation Management division. The current research of the group falls under the areas: robot ethics, machine ethics, bioethics and food ethics.

Responsibilities and tasks
The research of the new associate professor should fall within analytical ethics and formal modelling, and preferably be conducted as interdisciplinary research involving scientists within the technical domains of DTU.

It is a key task to publish the results of the research in internationally recognized journals and to communicate research results to a wider audience. The new associate professor is also expected to further develop and strengthen the group’s cooperation with similar groups at DTU’s alliance partners in Europe and internationally as well as at other technical universities around the world.

The new associate professor is responsible for carrying out and developing research-based teaching in Theory of Science in Engineering at BSc level as well as the coordination of teaching Ethics of Technology at BEng level. Among the responsibilities is also to coordinate a team of teachers (both faculty and teaching assistants) and to contribute to the further development of the teaching and pedagogical organisation of Ethics of Technology.

Supervising and supporting doctoral students will also be a central task. Contributions to doctoral courses and the university’s executive programmes are welcomed.

The new associate professor is expected to develop cooperation with other research groups at DTU Management Engineering and other departments at DTU; in particular DTU Diplom and DTU’s Life Science & Bioengineering departments.

Candidates must

  • hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an Assistant Professorship
  • document didactic/pedagogic training  

The ideal candidate has a broad foundation within ethics of technology and theory of science in engineering, as well as experiences in ethics related to life sciences and bioengineering.

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

  • experience in teaching and education
  • scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation

For the specific position consideration will also be given to:

  • experiences in attracting external funding in cooperation with industry, public organisations and international universities
  • writing and communication skills in English and Danish
  • interest in technology and engineering

We offer
DTU offers an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. DTU is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Division, Professor Per Dannemand Andersen,, +45 4525 4535.

You can read more about the Technology and Innovation Management division on

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 2 May 2017. Apply online at

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications indicating scientific highlights
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Documentation of teaching experience (e.g. in the form of a teaching portfolio)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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Kongens Lyngby
18. april 2017
02. maj 2017