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Reminder: Junior Group Leader position University Stuttgart

Reminder: Junior Group Leader

he University of Stuttgart invites applications for a Junior Research Group Leader (f/m/d)

for the Interchange Forum for Reflecting on Intelligent Systems.

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 (Press Release IRIS).

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.

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
position (TV-L E13), as well as start-up 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.

How to apply

Please submit your application in a single PDF file (up to 10 MB) to including the following:

 Cover letter, including a statement explaining how your research  

can foster interdisciplinary collaboration at the University of
Stuttgart Outline of your research proposal (max 4 pages excluding
references) and a description of past research activities Academic CV (max 4 pages) List of publications and lectures Preferred start date Degree certificates and transcripts of records from Bachelor /
Master / PhD degrees (and for languages other than German, English,
French a certified translation of the doctoral certificate) Three reference letters should be submitted by the referees
directly to

The closing date for applications is 30.6.2021.

Inquiries should be sent to André Bächtiger
( or Cordula Kropp

Information on how the University protects personal data in accordance
with Article 13 of the GDPR can be found via the following link:

The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Severely challenged
persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

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