Two PhD or Postdoc Stipendiary Fellowhips
The Chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition at the Ruhr University Bochum invites applications for
TWO PHD OR POSTDOC STIPENDIARY FELLOWSHIPS
A. NEUROPHILOSOPHY/PHILOSOPHY OF MIND & LANGUAGE
The candidate should have a strong interest in relating empirical methods to philosophical questions regarding mind and language. The successful applicant will be expected to investigate these questions among others with EEG methods. Some background in statistics and eventually some affinity to an empirical or mathematical discipline (psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, physics, biology, computer science, mathematics, engineering etc.) would be welcome.
B. PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE/NEUROLINGUISTICS/NEUROSEMANTICS
The candidate should have a strong interest in questions at the interface between philosophy of language and linguistics, with a focus on the semantics and/or pragmatics of natural language. Some background in logic or formal semantics would be welcome. The successful applicant will be expected to actively contribute to an interdisciplinary research endeavor that among others involves the use of EEG methods.
Both positions will be filled either with a PhD candidate or a postdoc and will run until 31 December 2015. The positions will be part of the international and interdisciplinary Mercator Research Group Structures of Memory. The main language of communication of the Research Group is English.
Depending on qualification, the stipendiary fellowship will match the net income of a
• 50% TV-L E13 position (PhD candidate, approx. 1300€/month),
• 75% TV-L E13 position (advanced PhD candidate/early postdoc, approx. 1700€/month),
• 100% TV-L E13 position (postdoc, approx. 2100€/month), respectively.
Applications should be sent electronically to email@example.com by June 15, 2013, and specify the name of the position and whether a PhD or postdoc stipendiary fellowship is applied for. They should include a statement of interest (not more than one page), a CV, a list of publications, copies of relevant certificates and diploma, one letter of reference and the names of two further referees. We regret that we will not be able to return any submitted material and send out negative notifications.
For further information please visit the webpage http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/phil-lang or contact Professor Markus Werning (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly.
The Ruhr-University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity. We strongly encourage applications from qualified women and persons with disabilities.