Universiteit van Amsterdam

Postdoctoral teaching position in "Critical Thinking for Engineers", Delft (The Netherlands)

Deadline: Tuesday 7 January 2020

The Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Section at Delft University of Technology is currently developing a "Critical Thinking for Engineers program" (CTfE) within the context of the 4TU.CEE. To achieve the project goals, we are looking for a FULLTIME POSTDOC for TWO YEARS who combines thorough knowledge in argumentation theory with inside acquaintance with (at least one branch of) engineering and technology. S/he should be inspired by the specific niche CTfE occupies within the field of Critical Thinking in general.

The project aims at elaborating CTfE cases; i.e., developing sound argumentation in favor or against descriptive or normative engineering claims. It also aims at an inventory of the CTfE needs and wishes at the Dutch Technical Universities; and it also aims at an analysis of the overlap between engineering ethics and CTfE. The education goals of this project are: ready-made course material that meets the needs of teachers at the four Dutch Universities of Technology. This material should consist of: adjustable lecture sheets for adaptable CTfE courses; accompanying lecture notes or a textbook manuscript (outlines of the sheets and notes have been developed already); elaborated cases from all branches of engineering, serving the purpose of illustration and exercise or assignment; modules for blended learning; multiple choice exam questions and other examination material on paper and online.

The Postdoc to be appointed will contribute to all these tasks in close collaboration with other staff and student assistants and will start in January, 1st, 2020.

For more information, see https://ethicsandtechnology.eu/ or contact Sjoerd Zwart at .