Message posted on 17/02/2024

Job posting: PhD candidate - 66% working time - Berliner Universities (Technische Universita╠łt Berlin)

Dear list members,

I wanted to circulate a PhD position at TU Berlin in Germany.

The deadline for applications to a PhD position on the topic of.... Is d to July 2nd, 2023.

The job description and information about applying can be found here:

Technische Universitt Berlin

Philtech/ The Berlin Ethics Lab (BEL) is looking for one PhD student. We bring philosophical reflection into a close working relationship with disciplines that develop and use emerging technologies to better understand their impact. Our group combines expertise in technology ethics with methods of technology assessment that bring together stakeholders from research, art and society to pave the way for sustainable and responsible design of future technologies. In our research, we uncover the complex interrelationships between visions, values, design, and artifacts in order to reflect on and evaluate, from an ethical perspective, their impact on our living world. With the Berlin Ethics Certificate, we train students of all disciplines to reflect on science and technology as well as in inter- and transdisciplinary work while applying approaches of participatory research as didactic method. Our working languages are English and German. Further information:

Research assistant - 0.66 working time - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen under the reserve that funds are granted Faculty V - Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management / Chair of Knowledge Dynamics in the Engineering Sciences Reference number: V-3/24 (starting at 01/04/24 / until 31/03/2026 / closing date for applications 01/03/24)

Working field: Participation in research with a focus on participatory research and interdisciplinary didactics on the topic of "green technologies". This includes, among others:

  • Participation in the ongoing development of the course program as part of the Berlin Ethics Certificate (in particular the module "Green Technologies - Rescue or Technology Fix?")

  • Participation in the teaching activities of the department with a focus on project-oriented learning, including the thesis supervision

  • Opportunity to a PhD in one of the research foci of the department, including publications, conference presentations, organization of events, and science communication activities

Requirements: Either

  • Successfully completed academic university studies (master's degree, diploma or equivalent) in engineering with a focus on environmental technology, technology assessment or similar

  • Willingness to familiarize in-depth with the field of technology ethics
  • Experience in the field of "technology ethics" is an advantage
  • Or

  • Successfully completed academic university studies (master's degree, diploma or equivalent) in the humanities or social sciences with a focus on technology ethics, science ethics or similar

  • Willingness to familiarize in-depth with the field of environmental technology and technology assessment
  • Experience in the field of "environmental technology" and "technology assessment" is an advantage

In addition to

  • Willingness to familiarize in-depth with interdisciplinary didactics
  • Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary collaboration and participatory research
  • Interdisciplinary study profile is an advantage
  • Didactic aptitude and commitment to teaching
  • Ability to work in a team and with a high degree of independence
  • Sufficient language profiency to teach classes in German and/or English is expected; willingness to learn either
  • English or German is expected

For inquiries about the position, please contact Ina Peters ( or Prof. Dr. Sabine Ammon (

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, excerpt of the master's thesis (approx. 3-6 pages), references, and possible starting date) exclusively by email bundled in one PDF document to Marine Lhuillier-Khnelt ( .

By submitting your application via email you consent to having your data electronically processed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guarantee for the protection of your personal data when submitted as unprotected file. Please find our data protection notice acc. DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation) at the TU staff department

Homepage: or quick access 214041. To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities. Technische Universitt Berlin - Die Prsidentin, Fakultt V, Institut fr Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb, FG Wissensdynamik und Nachhaltigkeit in den Technikwissenschaften, Prof. Dr. Sabine Ammon, Sekr. PTZ 10, Pascalstrae 8-9, 10587 Berlin

The vacancy is also available on:

Marine Lhuillier-Khnelt sie/ihr - she/her Admin- Assistentin Prof.Dr. S. Ammon

Technische Universitt Berlin Fakultt V - Verkehrs- und Maschinensysteme Institut fr Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb Institut fr Philosophie, Literatur-, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte Fachgebiet Wissensdynamik und Nachhaltigkeit in den Technikwissenschaften Prof.Dr. S. Ammon

Sekretariat PTZ 10 Raum 319 Pascalstrae 8 - 9, D-10587 Berlin +49 -030- 314-29582

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