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Message posted on 26/04/2021

Position of Junior Group Leader on reflecting on societal impacts of intelligent systems

The newly founded Interchange Forum for Reflecting on Intelligent
Systems (IRIS) adn the Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and
Innovation Studies (ZIRIUS) at the University of Stuttgart are
advertising the position of a

                                       Junior Research Group Leader.

The focus of the new Junior Research Group will be on reflecting on
societal impacts of intelligent systems in the broadest sense.

For the full ad see

https://www.stellenwerk-stuttgart.de/en/jobboerse/junior-research-group-leader-fmd-stuttgart-2104

Description

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 Reflecting on 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
(https://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-making in 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 systems
and 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

We invite applications from all fields, but we expect a strong
competence in bringing societal perspectives into the
interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary reflection on intelligent systems.
The University of Stuttgart particularly encourages women as well as
others whose background and experience enrich the culture of the
university to apply. Requirements Eligibility criteria

 Completed doctoral degree doctorate no longer than 5 years ago  

and excellent degree Strong academic record including publications in peer-reviewed
journals, invited lectures and conference presentations Research experience

What we offer

The Junior Research Group Leader position at the University of
Stuttgart offers high-potential researchers an exceptional opportunity
to build up their own research team and sharpen their research
profile. The successful candidate will lead a new Research Group
within IRIS. The establishment of a competitive research program and
the proactive collaboration with IRIS partners at the University of
Stuttgart are already in place. To support the development, the
Research Group will initially be funded for up to four years,
including the Group Leader position (TV-L E14), funds for a PhD (TV-L
E13), as well as startup and annual budgets. The Research Group will
be embedded in the University's Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and
Innovation Studies (ZIRIUS) and will benefit from its support as well
as further support structures offered by the Graduate Academy of the
University of Stuttgart and IRIS. The start date is as soon as
possible but can be adjusted to suit the availability of the
successful candidates.

Please submit your application in a single PDF file (up to 10 MB) to

iris@uni-stuttgart.de

The closing date for applications is 30.6.2021.

For more information see

https://www.stellenwerk-stuttgart.de/en/jobboerse/junior-research-group-leader-fmd-stuttgart-2104

Inquiries should be sent to

André Bächtiger (andre.baechtiger@sowi.uni-stuttgart.de) or Cordula Kropp (cordula.kropp@zirius.uni-stuttgart.de)


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