New book: Digital Technologies, Temporality, and the Politics of Co-Existence

I am excited to announce that my new book, Digital Technologies, Temporality, and the Politics of Co-Existence, has been published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Please find more information about the book here; you can access it here.

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Two guest professorships

Excited to share the news that during the next years I will take up two guest professorships:

The Horizon Europe-funded https://bit.ly/3HtXE97 ERA Chair at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague where I will help to set up a new international research Center of Environmental and Technology Ethics – Prague (CETE-P)(https://bit.ly/3Bw4APe).

Guest professor at WASP-HS (https://bit.ly/3Wh1whB) and University of Uppsala, where I will have the pleasure to work on our exciting research project “AI Design Futures” with Amanda Lagerkvist, Magnus Strand, and Virginia Dignum.

All this will involve the recruitment of researchers at various levels including PhD vacancies during the next year(s)! Will keep you updated.

Robot Ethics with MIT Press now published!

I am excited to announce that Robot Ethics has now been published!

For more information about the book, please refer to the book’s page on this website.

Available for purchase through the publisher or at retailers like Amazon.

Pondering AI Podcast

Recently I was interviewed by Kimberly Nevala for this Pondering AI podcast.

You can find the recording on your preferred mainstream channel (Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher); the website also has a transcript.

Self-Improvement, my latest with Columbia University Press, is now published!

I am pleased to announce that Self-Improvement has now been published!

For more information about the book, please refer to the book’s page on this website.

Available for purchase through the publisher or at retailers like Amazon.

New book! The Political Philosophy of AI

I am pleased to announce my new book, The Political Philosophy of AI (Polity 2022)! For more information, please see the dedicated webpage or the publisher’s website.

New book: Green Leviathan or the Poetics of Political Liberty

I am pleased to announce that my new book, Green Leviathan or the Poetics of Political Liberty, is now available through Routledge Press! More information can be found here.

Postdoc position: 6 years 100%

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 01.11.2021, mentioning reference number 12113.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
The Department of Philosophy is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work in (joint) projects with Univ.-Prof. Mark Coeckelbergh, Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology. The main research areas associated with Univ.-Prof. Mark Coeckelbergh are philosophy of technology; ethics and political philosophy of artificial intelligence and robotics.

The Philosophy of Media and Technology group offers a lively and attractive research environment specialized in bringing philosophical concepts, arguments, and approaches to bear on urgent issues concerning new technologies in society, including ethics and political philosophy of artificial intelligence and robotics.

The successful candidate will participate in the department’s research, teaching (to the extent regulated by the collective bargaining agreement) and administration. In particular, the candidate is expected to conduct, and/or participate in, research projects leading to international publications and presentations.

Active participation in research, teaching and administration – this involves:
– Developing and strengthening the independent research profile, including the independent development of research projects and writing single-authored publications
– Involvement in national and international research projects / research studies, including taking responsibility for work packages
– Participation in joint publications
– Participation in the organization of events (e.g., meetings, conferences, symposia), including coordinating roles
– International publications and presentations
– Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
– Collaboration in project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
– Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
– Supervision of students
– Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
– Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

Profile:
– A Ph.D. in philosophy (completed by 1 October 2021)

– Research focus in philosophy of technology, including but not exclusively ethics of technology such as ethics of AI

– Experience in scientific work

– Promising potential for, and evidence of, original high-level research, including an excellent PhD thesis and a beginning publication track record

– High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing

– Excellent command of written and spoken English (C2 level)

– Experience in university teaching

– IT user skills

– Ability to work in a team and willingness to take responsibility for specific projects

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have
– Experience of working on research projects, preferably European projects funded by the European Commission
– Some experience in proposal writing, preferably European projects
– Experience of working with e-learning
– Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed international journals in the area of philosophy of technology and/or related areas)
– International presentation experience
– Good German language skills or willingness to acquire German language skills
– Experience of working in teams and coordination

Desirable qualifications are
– Knowledge of university processes and structures
– Experience abroad
– Experience of supervising students
– Experience in university committee work

Application documents:
(all application documents should be submitted in English)

– Letter of motivation
– Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
– Description of research interests and research agenda for the coming 6 years – 2500 words max.)
– Evidence of teaching experience
– Graduation certificates and diplomas
– Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Research fields:

Main research fieldSpecial research fieldsImportance
Philosophy, EthicsPhilosophy of technologyMUST


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 01.11.2021, mentioning reference number 12113.

For further information please contact Krobath, Katherina Geneviève +43-1-4277-46401.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 12113
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at

For more information, please see the listing on the University’s webpage.