DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE (UK)
MA BY RESEARCH IN PHILOSOPHY IN CONJUNCTION WITH A RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire is inviting applications for a one-year position for the Master by Research in Philosophy for the academic year 2008-09.
The successful candidate will pursue research in the area of information/computer ethics, under the supervision of Professor Luciano Floridi, and will be eligible for a research assistantship, in order to work on the international Project “Information and communication technologies, inter-firm networking and innovativeness", funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. This will require spending three months in Lisbon during the academic year 2008-09.
The Research Assistantship will be awarded (for one year) and governed by the rules of FCT (http://www.fct.mctes.pt/pt/apoios/formacao/ambitoprojectos) and the School of Economics and Management of the Catholic University of Portugal, FCEE-Católica (http://www.fcee.ucp.pt).
The successful candidate will become a member of the GPI, the research Group in Philosophy of Information at the University of Hertfordshire (http://philosophyofinformation.net/centre/gpi/) and join a research joint-venture composed by FCEE-Católica, Carnegie Mellon University (Department of Engineering and Public Policy) Bocconi University (CESPRI - Centre of Research on Innovation and Internationalization), in collaboration with the Research Chair In Philosophy of Information at the University of Hertfordshire (http://www.philosophyofinformation.net/).
The student will be expected to develop and participate in a research project in applied ethics aimed at analyzing the impact of information and communication technologies on firms’ innovation capabilities.
The monthly stipend will be € 980.00/month, according to the FCT regulations, for a candidate already holding a previous M.Sc. or € 745.00/month for a candidate with only a first degree. The Assistantship will also cover expenses for some travelling.
Deadline: 1st of May 2008.
For further information on how to apply please contact:
Janice Turner, J.1.Turner@herts.ac.uk
Institute Research Administrator, SSAHRI (Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Research Institute), De Havilland Campus - Room R312
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, AL10 9AB
Tel: 01707 285628
Fax: 01707 285611