domingo, 4 de março de 2012

PhD and Fellowships



PhD in Philosophy: Grant available at the Institute of Philosophy II, Ruhr-University Bochum

At the Institute of Philosophy II of the Ruhr-University in Bochum a grant for a PhD student is offered under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (Philosophy). The grant is connected with a research project titled “Concept Formation in Humans and Animals”:

The area of research is the Philosophy of Mind and Language. The dissertation should be developed on the basis of research questions such as the following:

-       What does it mean to possess concepts?
-       To which extent are concepts embodied?
-       Are different kinds of representation involved when contrasting everyday concepts (like ball, puppet) with abstract or scientific concepts (like justice, gen, atom)?
-       Concepts are building blocks of thoughts and they are expressed by linguistic terms: how can we adequately characterize singular thoughts?
-       Concepts are also used in belief ascriptions: how do we account for the subjective understanding versus the public understanding of concepts in belief ascriptions?

Preconditions: The applicants are expected to have an excellent M.A. (or Staatsexamen degree) in Philosophy. Their area of expertise should be in Philosophy of Mind or Philosophy of Language and they should be familiar with at least one of the following areas: Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Biology, Artificial Intelligence or Neuroscience.
The applicant need not speak German at the time of application but he or she should be willing to learn German in order to be able to engage in everyday conversations soon. Candidates should be prepared to participate in weekly meetings of the research group of Prof. Newen.

The position is available from 1st of May 2012 (not later than 1st of August 2012). The grant of 1.200 euro/month is available for a period of three years (with an assessment after the first year).

Please submit your applications with the usual documents (CV; copies of all certificates; a list of publications, talks, conferences attended and teaching experience – but without copies of your writings) via email until 24th of March 2012 to (hard copy submissions cannot be returned):  albert.newen@rub.de


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Call for fellowships 2012/2013 -Deadline for applications: June 1st, 2012


homepage: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/mibra/index_en.html

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. 2012 until July 2013 aimed at outstanding
researchers. We are flexible concerning the exact visiting period:

no. 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 should be related to the
research area of social cognition, especially to the projects
Applications are due by June 1st, 2012. Please send your application as
well as requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Martin Brüne
(martin.bruene@rub.de ) and Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (albert.newen@rub.de).


no. 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 outstandingpublication
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 June 1st, 2012.
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)


no. 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 for 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 "Self-Consciousness, Intentionality and
Intersubjectivity" or to the research project "Social information
processing and Culture".
Applications are due by June 1st, 2012. For further information and
application please contact Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (albert.newen@rub.de)
or Prof. Dr. Tobias Schlicht (tobias.schlicht@rub.de).

no. 7) Junior fellowship for an outstanding female reseacher (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 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 June 1, 2012. Please direct your application as
well as requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
(albert.newen@rub.de)


no. 9) Junior fellowship for philosophy of language, mind or cognition
concerning concepts and/or content (for two months):
Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree and an outstanding
publication record in the area of philosophy, with a strong
interdisciplinary connection to animal cognition, developmental
psychology or neuroscience. The applicants are expected to work at least
on the level of an advanced postdoc. The research proposal should be
related to the research area of understanding concept possession and
categorization in humans and animals. Applications are due by June 1st,
2012. Please send your application as well as requests for further
information to Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (albert.newen@rub.de) .


All fellows are invited to deliver a fellow lecture and will participate
in an interdisciplinary research program and are asked to offer some
presentations for master students of the new program “Cognitive Science”.

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.

homepage: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/mibra/index_en.html

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