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PhD position in Philosophy of Memory 25,88 h/w - 2 years

The Chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition at Ruhr University Bochum (Professor Markus Werning) offers a PhD position ("wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter" m/w/d 25,88 h/w E12/13) at the Department of Philosophy II, beginning at the earliest date possible.

The application should reveal a research interest in the Philosophy of Memory and a willingnes to link philosophical questions to methods and results of the cognitive and neurosciences. A solid background in epistemology and/or philosophy of cognition would be an asset.

The PhD position (m/f/d) is part of our interdisciplinary DFG Research Group "Constructing Scenarios of the Past: A New Framework of Episodic Memory" (http://for2812.rub.de/). The successful candidate (m/f/d) will work in the project "Episodic memory traces: Causal, content and epistemic aspects of the link between experience and recall".

Candidates (m/f/d) will be expected to develop a research focus in the Philosophy of Memory, pursue a PhD thesis in this area and publish in relevant journals (including co-authored publications). They will be willing to engage in interdisciplinary activities of the Research Group, to draft project reports and proposals, to participate in the organization of workshops and conferences, and to be involved in the academic self-administration. Virtually all job related activities can be fulfilled in English. German language skills are not a necessary requirement.

Candidates (m/f/d) must hold a master degree in philosophy or cognitive science.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

In the aforementioned areas of research, we offer an ideal and unique research environment, which is exemplary for its interdisciplinary and international character in Europe and the world. The Chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition is part of Germany’s biggest and one of Germany’s most research-active philosophy faculties. Within the university, we are linked closely with researchers in the cognitive and neurosciences as co-speaker of the DFG Research Group "Constructing Scenarios of the Past", member of the Center of Mind and Cognition, and PI of the PhD Research Training Center “Situated Cognition”.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

A qualified application is expected.

Applications should be sent electronically as PDF to markus.werning+jobx@rub.de by 4 August, 2019. They should include (i) a statement of interest (not more than two pages), (ii) a CV, (iii) a list of publications, (iv) copies of relevant certificates and diploma, (v) one letter of reference and the name of two further referees. We regret that we will not be able to return any submitted materials and send out negative notifications.

For further information, please contact Professor Dr. Markus Werning (markus.werning@rub.de).

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

At Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we wish to promote careers of women in areas in which they have been underrepresented, and we would therefore like to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.

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Research PostDoc in Philosophy of Memory and/or Cognitive Science 2 years 39,83 h/w

The Chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition at Ruhr University Bochum (Professor Markus Werning) offers a postdoctoral research position (m/f/d)("wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter" m/w/d) at the Department of Philosophy II, beginning at the earliest date possible.

The application should reveal a research focus in the Philosophy of Memory and/or Cognitive Science. Applicants should have a record of linking philosophical questions to research results and methods of the cognitive and neurosciences. They should be knowledgable of recent developments in the philosophy, psychology and/or neuroscience of memory.

The research position is part of our interdisciplinary DFG Research Group "Constructing Scenarios of the Past: A New Framework of Episodic Memory" (http://for2812.rub.de/). The successful candidate (m/f/d) will work in the project "Scenarios in generative episodic memory: Towards a naturalistic account of conscious recall".

Candidates (m/f/d) will be expected to develop a research focus in the Philosophy of Memory and publish in relevant journals (including co-authored publications). They will be willing to (co-)supervise PhD students (m/f/d), to engage in interdisciplinary activities of the Research Group, to draft project reports and proposals, to participate in the organization of workshops and conferences, and to be involved in the academic self-administration. Virtually all job related activities can be fulfilled in English. German language skills are not a necessary requirement.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

Candidates (m/f/d) must hold a PhD in Philosophy or Cognitive Science.

In the aforementioned areas of research, we offer an ideal and unique research environment, which is exemplary for its interdisciplinary and international character in Europe and the world. The Chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition is part of Germany’s biggest and one of Germany’s most research-active philosophy faculties. Within the university, we are linked closely with researchers in the cognitive and neurosciences as co-speaker of the DFG Research Group "Constructing Scenarios of the Past", member of the Center of Mind and Cognition, and PI of the PhD Research Training Center “Situated Cognition”.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

Applications should be sent electronically as PDF to markus.werning+jobx@rub.de by 4 August, 2019. They should include (i) a statement of interest (not more than two pages), (ii) a CV, (iii) a list of publications, (iv) copies of relevant certificates and diploma, (v) two letters of reference and the name of one further referee. We regret that we will not be able to return any submitted materials and send out negative notifications.

For further information, please contact Professor Dr. Markus Werning (markus.werning@rub.de).

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

At Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we wish to promote careers of women in areas in which they have been underrepresented, and we would therefore like to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.

Click here for a pdf or link to the complete, official, and legally binding job announcement.