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Research Assistant (f/m) (Doctoral / Postdoctoral) in the project BIAS
Published(90 days ago)
Deadline for applications(37 days ago)
Leibniz University Hannover (LUH)Hannover
The Institute of Philosophy at Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany, invites applications for three positions as
Research Assistants (Doctoral/Postdoctoral)
in the project BIAS (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 65 %)
to be appointed by the next possible date. The positions are limited to 4 years and offer the possibility for further academic qualification.
The positions are based in the interdisciplinary project "Bias and Discrimination in Big Data and Algorithmic Processing - BIAS", funded by the
Volkswagen Foundation. This project brings together researchers from philosophy, law and computer science to assess how standards of unbiased attitudes
and non-discriminatory practices can be met in big data analysis and algorithm-based decision-making. The positions are attached to the Chairs for Philosophy
of the Social Sciences and Social Philosophy (Professor Feest), for Theoretical Philosophy, particularly Philosophy of Science (Professor Frisch), and for
Practical Philosophy, particularly Ethics of Science (Professor Hübner), respectively.
Responsibilities and duties
Responsibilities and duties include project-focused philosophical research (within epistemology, philosophy of science, ethics, or political philosophy), as well as administrative tasks. Main topics include:
Human bias, implicit bias and machine bias
Alternative measures of statistical fairness
Types of discrimination and debiasing strategies
To qualify for the positions, applicants must hold a Master's or PhD degree in philosophy or HPS (or similar program).
As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz University Hannover intends to promote women and men. For this reason suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply.
Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with disabilities.
Applications may be submitted in either English or German. They should contain a cover letter, a CV, diploma copies and a short description of research interests relating to the project (1 page).
Please send your application in electronic form by March 15, 2019 to