The Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) at Technical University of Munich is inviting applications for two full-time positions,
2 Akademische Rätinnen/Akademische Räte a.Z. (Lecturer, TV-L A13, 100%, limited to 3 years with the possibility of renewal), in Science and Technology Studies (STS) and related fields to support and develop the Master’s program „Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology” (M.A. RESET). The envisaged start date 01.02.2019 or soon after. They are particularly interested in candidates with a teaching and research focus in one of the following areas: Robotics, Neurotechnology,Energy,Digitalisation,Mobility, Innovation Studies and Participatory Technology Design.
RequirementsApplicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree as well as relevant research and teaching experience at the interface of STS/social sciences and natural/engineering sciences. The ideal candidate will have a dual qualification that reflects training in both the social sciences/humanities as well as a STEM field. Solid knowledge in the field of STS, especially pertaining to questions of responsibility, are a strong advantage. Applicants should be motivated to teach and work independently and contribute to the RESET and MCTS communities, including proactively building linkages into other TUM departments (esp. natural science and engineering). We invite applications from both external candidates and qualified internal candidates currently working at TUM committed to strengthening STS education and interdisciplinary collaboration.Job profileThe Master’s program “Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology” (M.A. RESET) offered by the MCTS is a practice-oriented graduate program that addresses both the technical and social aspects of responsibility in today’s highly technologized societies. It provides students with knowledge in selected STEM fields and trains them to systematically analyse questions or responsibility regarding the social, political, ethical and environmental impacts of science and technology. The primary task of the advertised position is to foster this mission through a range of activities, including the development of innovative teaching formats in collaboration with other TUM departments.We offerMCTS offers you an excellent, inspiring, and international research environment at one of Europe’s eminent technical universities where you will find many opportunities and support to develop your academic profile. We engage in many forms of dialogue both with the scientific community as well as the broader public. The position includes the possibility for formal qualification according to the German “habilitation” requirements, the traditional route to obtaining a professorship in Germany. Successful candidates will also be affiliated with one of the existing research groups at MCTS in accordance with their research interests and profile.ApplicationApplications should be submitted as one single pdf document including a letter of motivation, CV, certificates and a draft syllabus for a potential seminar you would like to teach consistent with RESET’s mission. The application deadline is 11.01.2019 at firstname.lastname@example.org (please mention „RESET” in the subject header). For questions regarding the application procedure, please contact email@example.com.The university is committed to raising the number of women in research and teaching. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preference given comparable qualification.Link to the job ad in German: https://portal.mytum.de/jobs/wissenschaftler/NewsArticle_20181221_171046Link to the job ad in English: https://portal.mytum.de/jobs/wissenschaftler/NewsArticle_20181221_172021