[spsp-members] FINAL CfA: One doctoral and one postdoctoral position in the Epistemology of Machine Learning

Florian J. Boge fjboge at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 20:09:45 UTC 2023


*FINAL CfA : One ***postdoctoral and one* PhD position in the 
Epistemology of Machine Learning
Deadline: **April 3, 2023, 11:59pm CET *

The newly established, DFG-funded Emmy Noether Junior Research Group 
“UDNN: Scientific Understanding and Deep Neural Networks 
<https://udnn.tu-dortmund.de/>” invites applications for one doctoral 
and one postdoctoral position at the Institute for Philosophy and 
Political Science (IPP) at TU Dortmund University (TUDo). Together with 
group leader Dr. Florian J. Boge, you will conduct research on the 
impact of Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) on science’s epistemology; 
specifically, on scientific understanding.

The TUDo is a flourishing environment for research on Artificial 
Intelligence (AI) and its philosophy, featuring multiple opportunities 
for inter- and intradisciplinary cooperation. With the newly funded 
Lamarr-Institute, it is co-host to one of six AI-research centers funded 
by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Through the 
University Alliance Ruhr, it features close connections with researchers 
from the Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen, 
working in diverse areas and on various issues of AI in science and 
society. The IPP at TUDo is also host to several members of the 
interdisciplinary project “Explainable Intelligent Systems” and is in 
the process of establishing a new professorship for practical philosophy 
with a focus on new technologies.

Both positions are advertised for up to three years. The postdoc 
position could potentially be extended for three further years, 
depending on your own as well as the project’s overall performance.

*Requirements PhD position:
*

Suitable candidates (f/m/d) have completed (or are presently close to 
completing) an excellent Master’s degree in philosophy and can claim 
additional experience in either a natural science, mathematics, or 
computer science. They have an excellent command of the English language 
(good command of German is desirable but not required). Ideally, they 
can also claim some international experience, through studies abroad or 
an international study environment. They are willing to engage with 
researchers outside of philosophy (specifically: physics and theoretical 
biology). They also have excellent social skills and are willing to 
participate in, and contribute to, the project’s activities, such as: 
workshops, public events, regular project meetings, and online seminars. 
They are able to produce an internationally visible, high-quality PhD 
dissertation and present their work in international conferences and 
workshops.

  * Salary Scale: TV-L E13, 65%.
  * Total duration: Up to three years.
  * Given equal qualification, preference will be given to individuals
    from underrepresented groups, such as female researchers or
    researchers with disabilities.
  * Further reduction of the part-time employment is possible in principle.
  * For the official advertisement, see https://tinyurl.com/udnn-PhD
    <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fudnn-PhD&data=05%7C01%7Chc372%40universityofcambridgecloud.onmicrosoft.com%7C455d5af11a894128250508db15a11d44%7C49a50445bdfa4b79ade3547b4f3986e9%7C1%7C0%7C638127553942987922%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=LbnSK63JsRpZP9hgI17jlOVq3GFeluWwm9jWvTfFgmg%3D&reserved=0>.
  * For further questions, please contact fjboge at gmail.com.

To apply, please send (i) a letter of motivation, (ii) your CV (incl. a 
list of publications, if any), (iii) copies of your diplomas and (iv) a 
short summary (2 pages) of your Master’s thesis to 
udnn.fk14 at tu-dortmund.de, using as subject line the reference number 
w110-22. Closing date: *April 3, 2023, 11:59pm CET. *


*Requirements postdoctoral position:*
Suitable candidates (f/m/d) have completed (or are presently close to 
completing) an excellent PhD in philosophy and can claim additional 
experience in either a natural science, mathematics, or computer 
science. They have an excellent command of the English language (good 
command of German is desirable but not required). They can claim 
international experience through research stays, studies abroad, or a 
background in an international research environment. They are willing to 
engage with researchers outside of philosophy (specifically: physics and 
theoretical biology). They also have excellent social skills and are 
willing to participate in, and contribute to, the project’s activities, 
such as: workshops, public events, regular project meetings, and online 
seminars. They are able to produce internationally visible, high-quality 
publications and present their work in international conferences and 
workshops.

  * Salary Scale: TV-L E13, 100%.
  * Total duration: Up to three years (+ potentially three years extension).
  * Given equal qualification, preference will be given to individuals
    from underrepresented groups, such as female researchers or
    researchers with disabilities.
  * Part-time employment is possible in principle.
  * For the official advertisement, see https://tinyurl.com/UDNN-Postdoc
    <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2FUDNN-Postdoc&data=05%7C01%7Chc372%40universityofcambridgecloud.onmicrosoft.com%7C455d5af11a894128250508db15a11d44%7C49a50445bdfa4b79ade3547b4f3986e9%7C1%7C0%7C638127553942987922%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=YSaYWlNOhUF8eIAbx612LPrMuI%2FESwZgSgQCnOIBZco%3D&reserved=0>.
  * For further questions, please contact fjboge at gmail.com.


To apply, please send (i) a letter of motivation, (ii) your CV (incl. a 
list of publications), (iii) copies of your diplomas and (iv) a short 
summary (3 pages) of your PhD thesis to udnn.fk14 at tu-dortmund.de, using 
as subject line the reference number w111-22. Closing date: *April 3, 
2023, 11:59pm CET. *
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