terça-feira, 10 de maio de 2011

International Fellowships at the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution / Ruhr-University of Bochum

The Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution is a platform at the Ruhr-University Bochum that aims to foster interdisciplinary research projects and support special master-programs at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience. We are pleased to announce an international call for fellowships for the academic year Sept. 2011 until July 2012 aimed at outstanding researchers. We are flexible concerning the exact visiting period:


1) Senior fellowship in philosophy and psychiatry (for one month): Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree and they must have an outstanding publication record in the area of philosophy or psychiatry, with a strong interdisciplinary connection to the respective counterpart. The applicants are expected to work at least on the level of an associate professor. The research proposal should be related to the research project "Understanding Other Minds"  and the research project "Social Information Processing and Culture". Applications are due by July 10, 2011. Please send your application as well as requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (albert.newen@rub.de) or Prof. Dr. Martin Brüne (martin.bruene@wkp-lwl.de).


2) Senior fellowship in animal mind research (for one month): Applicants are expected to work at least on the level of an associate professor and should be able to connect with the animal studies in the lab of Prof. Onur Güntürkün.  They must have an outstanding publication record based on animal studies. We expect strong interdisciplinary interests and the publications should also contribute to the theoretical understanding of animal minds.  Applications are due by July 10, 2011. Please send your application as well as requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Onur Güntürkün (onur.güntürkün@rub.de) or Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (albert.newen@rub.de)

3) Senior- or Junior-fellowship in philosophy and developmental aspects of social and cultural cognition (for two to three months): Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree and they must have an outstanding publication record in the area of philosophy, with a strong interdisciplinary connection to developmental psychology or neuroscience. The applicants of the junior fellowship are expected to work at least on the level of an advanced postdoc. The applicants for the senior fellowship are expected to work at least on the level of an associate professor. A research proposal of the candidate should be related to the research project "Understanding Other Minds" or to the research project "Social information processing and Culture". Applications are due by July 10, 2011.For further information and application please contact Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (albert.newen@rub.de) or Prof. Dr. Tobias Schlicht (tobias.schlicht@rub.de).

4) Senior or Junior-fellowship in Neurosciences with focus on memory function (for three to six months): Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree and have an outstanding publication record in the area of molecular, behavioral, and electrophysiological neurosciences or neuroimaging. The applicants are expected to work at least on the level of an associate professor, or at the level of an advanced post-doctoral fellow. The research proposal should focus on a multidisciplinary or comparative approach to memory function, preferably oriented towards the medial temporal lobe and associated areas. No application deadline. For further information or application please contact Prof. Dr. Magdalena Sauvage (Magdalena.sauvage@rub.de) .

5) Senior Fellowship in Neurophilosophy with an Interest in EEG Methods (three to six months): Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and are expected to work at least on the level of an associate or advanced assistant professor. They must have an outstanding publication record in the area of philosophy of mind and language and/or epistemology with a strong connection to the cognitive and neuro-sciences. Some familiarity with EEG methods is desirable. The successful applicant will be expected to take part in designing (and eventually conducting) a cooperative EEG study on a research question of relevance for the philosophy of mind and language and/or epistemology. For this purpose (s)he will be given access to a 64-channel high-end EEG system and supported by local research staff. The research proposal should outline the neuro-philosophical dimension of the project and explain how his/her philosophical inquiries could be advanced with EEG methods. Applications are due by July 10, 2011. Please send your application as well as requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Markus Werning (markus.werning@rub.de)


6) Senior or Junior Fellowship in Philosophical Semantics (one to four months): Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and they must have an outstanding publication record in the philosophy of mind and language with a focus on semantics. Applicants for the senior fellowship are expected to work at least on the level of an associate professor. The research proposal should indicate an interest in one or more of the following topics: (i) semantic compositionality, (ii) contextuality, (iii) lexical decomposition, (iv) semantic memory, (v) embodied / emulative semantics. Applications are due by July 10, 2011. Please send your application as well as requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Markus Werning (markus.werning@rub.de)


7) Junior Fellowship for an outstanding female reseacher in philosophy or cognitive science (for two months): We offer a postdoctoral research fellowship for up-and-coming female researchers with a promising track record in the field of philosophy of mind and neuroscience. The candidate should either be a philosopher with a strong track record in philosophy of mind/psychology/neuroscience and a background in experimental cognitive science, or a cognitive scientist with a strong track record of interacting with philosophy. A PhD is required by the time of application. Applications are due by July 10, 2011. Please direct your application as well as requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (albert.newen@rub.de)

Financial Support: Junior Fellows normally receive 2.000 Euro per month while Senior Fellows receive 3.000 Euro per month. This has to cover the costs for travelling and accomodation (while the latter is comparably cheap in a university guest house). Individual situations can be discussed. 


All fellows are invited to deliver a fellow lecture and will participate in an interdisciplinary research program. Applications should include:

1. A (brief) letter of application including personal information academic background, and research interests (please indicate the number and the title of the fellowship you apply for).
2. A brief proposal for a research project (1-2 pages) if the fellowship is planned for at least two months
3. CV including a list of publications, talks, conferences attended and teaching experience.
4. One representative article as PDF document.
5. Only for applicants for a junior fellowship: one letter of recommendation addressing the applicants’ qualification for a research project. This should be send from the referees directly or through a letter service.

All documents of the candidate should be sent electronically. We regret that we will not be able to return any submitted material.

For further information on the Center for Mind, Brain & Cognitive Evolution please consult the following website:http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/mibra/indexEN.html.

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