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Open Positions at the Chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition

  1. Temporary Lecturership in Philosophy of Memory and Language (with PhD) (m,f,x) for 2.5 years with 39.83 hours per week (TV-L E 13)

Temporary Lecturership in Philosophy of Memory and Language (with PhD) (m,f,x) for 2.5 years with 39.83 hours per week (TV-L E 13)

The Chair for Philosophy of Language and Cognition (Prof. Dr. Markus Werning)  invites applications for a

Temporary Lecturership in Philosophy of Memory and Language (with PhD) (m,f,x) for 2.5 years with 39.83 hours per week (TV-L E 13)

The official, legally binding call for applications can be found here.

The Chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition is part of the largest and most research-active philosophy departments in Germany. Within the university, we are closely networked with researchers from the cognitive and neurosciences as co-speaker of the interdisciplinary DFG research group Constructing Scenarios of the Past, as member of the Center for Theoretical and Integrative Neuro- and Cognitive Science THINK, the Center of Mind and Cognition, and as PI of the PhD research training group Situated Cognition.

The position has a research focus in the philosophy of memory and/or language with strong ties to the cognitive and neurosciences. The willingness to participate in the research of our EEG lab would be welcome. The research topic can be chosen flexibly, considering, both, the interests of the employee and the chair. Applicants are expected to strengthen their research focus in the area of philosophy of memory and language and to publish in relevant journals (also as co-author). They are willing to (co-)supervise doctoral and master theses, to participate in interdisciplinary activities of the research group, to contribute to the writing of project proposals, to participate in the organization of workshops and conferences, and to be involved in academic self-governance. The position includes teaching in our philosophy and cognitive science programs. Virtually all job-related activities (including teaching) can be done in English. German language skills are not required.

Your tasks:

  •     research in the philosophy of memory and language
  •     publication (also as co-author)
  •     co-supervision of doctoral and master theses
  •     participation in interdisciplinary activities
  •     contribute to writing project proposals
  •     organization of workshops and conferences
  •     academic self-governance
  •     teaching in philosophy and cognitive programs (4 SWS)

Your profile:

  • You have a PhD in philosophy, linguistics, cognitive science or a related discipline.
  • You can document your interest in the philosophy of memory and/or language by a strong publication record.
  • You are willing to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

Our offerings:

  • challenging and varied tasks with a high level of personal responsibility
  • team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • a friendly and collegial environment
  • a dynamic environment

Additional information:

  • At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.
  • The teaching load will be calculated according to § 3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).
  • Applications should include (i) a statement of interest (no more than two pages), (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii) a list of publications, (iv) copies of relevant certificates and diplomas, (v) two letters of reference, and the name of one additional reference.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Werning, Phone: +49234 32 24734
  • Christiane Dahl (Admin), Phone: +49234 32 26739

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application as one pdf with the specification ANR: 2094 until 10 July 2023, sent by e-mail to the following address: