The University of Stuttgart invites applications for a Junior Research Group Leader (f/m/d) for the Interchange Forum for the Reflection of Intelligent Systems (TV–L E14, 100%, 4 years)
The University of Stuttgart is one of Germany’s leading technically oriented universities with global significance. It promotes the transfer of knowledge and technologies to society in all their profile–and competence areas as well as in emerging fields. Its new Interchange Forum for the Reflection of Intelligent Systems (IRIS) aims to start a process of critical reflection on the foundations, mechanisms, implications, and effects of intelligent systems in research, teaching, and society as a whole: (www.uni–stuttgart.de/en/university/news/press–release/Engaging–in–critical–reflection–on–intelligent–systems).
IRIS is inviting an excellent and experienced early career researcher to apply for a 4–year Junior Research Group Leader position to complement and expand our research activities. The focus of the new Junior Research Group will be on reflecting on societal impacts of intelligent systems in the broadest sense. Research can be on one of the following topics, however, it should not be limited to simply making intelligent systems more “acceptable” in society.
•Ethical and societal challenges of intelligent systems
•Risks and benefits of automated decision–makingin various fields of application
•Participative/ constructive technology assessment (p/cTA)
•Scenarios analysing contexts and preconditions of the implementation of intelligent systems in society
•Prerequisites for a socially desirable use of learning systemsand autonomous decision support or decision–making
•Responsible forms of Human–Computer–Interactions
•Socioecological impacts of digitization
•Limits and critical aspects of ‘datafication’,‘artificial intelligence’, learning systems,and ‘smartification’
•Data economy, assetization,and business models
You can find the full offer here: IRIS Junior Research Group Leader