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ETH Zurich : PhD in the field of educational ethics games

The Professorship for Learning Sciences and Higher Education (LSE) at ETH Zurich is looking for a doctoral student in the field of educational ethics games. The successful candidate will be part of the ETH Zurich – EPFL Joint Doctoral Program in the Learning Sciences (JDPLS). Application deadline: 15 April 2022 (for starting in autumn semester 2022)

Project background
Over the past 2 years, the LSE lab has collaborated with the ETH Game Technology Center (GTC) on the development of a digital educational ethics game. The aim of the project is to develop and test new frameworks for the design of educationally meaningful digital ethics games. The project and supervision team is highly interdisciplinary, including learning scientists, software engineers, educational researchers and philosophers.

Job description
The successful candidate will conduct and publish research determining the effectiveness of the already developed educational ethics game. In addition, they will develop and conduct their own project in the area of educational ethics games. As part of the ETH Zurich – EPFL Joint Doctoral Program, they will be trained in relevant research methodology. As part of the role, the successful candidate will also participate in the activities of the LSE lab, which includes teaching activities.

Your profile
The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated to conduct independent research in the field of Learning Sciences. They must be excited to work with an interdisciplinary team and demonstrate a strong motivation to learn. Applicants must have a background in either Ethics, Philosophy, Education, Learning Sciences, or Game Design and a strong interest in all of these fields. Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English is required.

Please apply directly to the ETH Zurich – EPFL Joint Doctoral Program in the Learning Sciences, referring in your application to your interest in the ethics game project.  Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For any questions related to this position please contact the Executive Director of the Joint Doctoral Program in the Learning Sciences, Dr Tanmay Sinha, via email (




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