Postdoctoral position - Values in innovation and industrial development: ethics and industrial analytics
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2 year Postdoctoral position in Industrial Engineering & Management (with specialization Ethics and philosophy of innovation and industrial development)
Values in innovation and industrial development: ethics and industrial analytics
Although innovation and industrial development concern a wide range of aspects, spanning over technical, economic, social and environmental characteristics, much theorizing on innovation focus on theories from technology, business and management studies, and to some extent social theory. This has led to a neglect for the visions and values guiding innovation and industrial development. To be able to understand such visions and values is crucial both to descriptively understand the present as well as to normatively produce innovation and industrial development that is building a society we would like to envision. To address this lacuna, this research project is inspired by ethics and philosophy, which offer ways of thinking as well as more practical tools to both analyse and to embed visions and values in innovations.
The postdoc will develop the area of ethics in industrial analytics. Industrial analytics will be a central area within the Department of Engineering sciences, and the research will be done in collaboration with the Dept of Information Technology, and various corporate actors. Given the scarce research about the topic, a main point is to explore the ethics issues in the development and application of industrial analytics. The method is to study existing research, and to conduct interviews with central stakeholders, such as corporate actors. This project will not only produce research papers but also contribute to the educational programs related to industrial analytics at Uppsala University.
Departmental duties, usually teaching, will require up to 20% of employment. More information about postgraduate positions are available on the Department's website, http://www.teknik.uu.se and technical science faculty website http://www.teknat.uu.se. The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, which will be given equal importance. Research expertise comprises research merits as well as the applicant´s potential to contribute to the future development of both research and teaching.
Qualifications required: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.
This position requires a PhD in industrial engineering/industrial economics.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: as soon as possible.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Marcus Lindahl Marcus.firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair Industrial Engineering & Management or Thomas Lennerfors Thomas.email@example.com
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Please submit your application by 30 April 2019, UFV-PA 2019/1216.
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Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/1216
Last application date: 2019-05-14
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