The newly established, DFG-funded Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “UDNN: Scientific Understanding and Deep Neural Networks” invites applications for one postdoctoral position at the Institute for Philosophy and Political Science (IPP) at TU Dortmund University (TUDo). Together with group leader Dr. Florian J. Boge, you will conduct research on the impact of Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) on science’s epistemology; specifically, on scientific understanding.
The TUDo is a flourishing environment for research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its philosophy, featuring multiple opportunities for inter- and intradisciplinary cooperation. With the newly funded Lamarr-Institute, it is co-host to one of six AI-research centers funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Through the University Alliance Ruhr, it features close connections with researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen, working in diverse areas and on various issues of AI in science and society. The IPP at TUDo is also host to several members of the interdisciplinary project “Explainable Intelligent Systems” and is in the process of establishing a new professorship for practical philosophy with a focus on new technologies.
The position is initially advertised for up to three years and could potentially be extended for three further years, depending on your own as well as the project’s overall performance.
Suitable candidates (f/m/d) have completed (or are presently close to completing) an excellent PhD in philosophy and can claim additional experience in either a natural science, mathematics, or computer science. They have an excellent command of the English language (good command of German is desirable but not required). They can claim international experience through research stays, studies abroad, or a background in an international research environment. They are willing to engage with researchers outside of philosophy (specifically: physics and theoretical biology). They also have excellent social skills and are willing to participate in, and contribute to, the project’s activities, such as: workshops, public events, regular project meetings, and online seminars. They are able to produce internationally visible, high-quality publications and present their work in international conferences and workshops.
- Salary Scale: TV-L E13, 100%.
- Total duration: Up to three years (+ potentially three years extension).
- Given equal qualification, preference will be given to individuals from underrepresented groups, such as female researchers or researchers with disabilities.
- Part-time employment is possible in principle.
- For the official advertisement, see https://tinyurl.com/UDNN-Postdoc.
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To apply, please send (i) a letter of motivation, (ii) your CV (incl. a list of publications), (iii) copies of your diplomas and (iv) a short summary (3 pages) of your PhD thesis to firstname.lastname@example.org, using as subject line the reference number w111-22. Closing date: 01 March 2023.