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Junior Professorships (W1) in "Philosophy of Simulation", Stuttgart (Germany)

The excellence initiative of the German state and federal governments has recently approved the funding of the Cluster of Excellence EXC 310 Simulation Technology (SimTech) at Universität Stuttgart. In this context, the newly established Stuttgart Research Centre for Simulation Technology (SRC SimTech) is asking for applications for junior professorships associated with the research areas (RA) of the cluster "Philosophy of Simulation" (RA G) at the Institute of Philosophy.

The Junior Professor (W1) is expected to work on philosophical questions related to a simulation-based world. This includes appropriate strategies for experimentation, for the architecture of modelling parts of the world, for dealing with uncertainties, product development as well as acting in virtual environments. Furthermore, the growing virtualisation of our life should be reflected on the basis of culture-theoretical aspects. The successful applicant should be familiar with simulation methods and should have a focus on philosophy of technology and assessment of engineering results. An additional qualification in mathematics, a natural or an engineering science is welcome. The Junior Professor is expected to lead a small research group of initially two PhD students that will be financed by SRC SimTech.

Applications must be received before April 30, 2008. For more information, see http://www.simtech.uni-stuttgart.de/stellen/index_w1_RAG.php.

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