Job vacancy in the Department of Philosophy II at Ruhr-Universität Bochum,
Research Unit: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
We are offering a full-time postdoctoral position, beginning on 1st of April
2020 (or at latest two months later), with a duration of two years
(extendable for one further year).
The position is installed to foster the research of young postdocs who have
already proven to be excellent in publications. It offers the opportunity to
develop one’s own research project and research profile in the area of
philosophy of mind or cognition. Beside the scientific aspects of this
position, there is also the assignment to teach two courses each semester.
Moreover, the candidate will be asked to engage in some administrative tasks
and to support the organization of the Center for Mind and Cognition.
The candidate’s research should be connected with some of the current
research projects. This includes a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary
research in the area of philosophy of mind. Part of the job will be also to
support the organization of the Center for Mind and Cognition.
The current research projects are focused on the Philosophy of Mind with the
following key aspects:
– Understanding Other Minds/Understanding actions and reasons
– Self-Consciousness and Memory
– Situated Cognition
– Philosophy of Perception: Cognition-Perception Divide
– Animal Cognition
– Concepts from the perspective philosophy of language and phil. of mind
– Philosophy of Neurosciences
Candidates who have evidently engaged in some in-depth research in both
philosophy of mind with very good knowledge in neurosciences will be of
particular interest for this job. It will be possible, of course, to
establish one’s own particular area of research.
Requirements: Candidates should have an outstanding PhD in philosophy and,
in the ideal case, an additional degree in psychology, cognitive science,
linguistics, psychiatry or neurosciences. Some substantial expertise in at
least one of these areas will be expected. Furthermore, the candidate must
have at least two papers published or accepted by peer-reviewed journals
according to the European Science Foundation (ESF-lists).
Your application should consist of three PDF files. The first one is to
include your personal documents: an outline of your own planned research
project of 1 page, CV, copies of certificates and records, list of your
publications, talks, conferences you attended and courses you held; names of
2 referees. The other PDF files to be attached should be your best two
publications (must have been published or accepted, if accepted but not
published then add the letter of acceptance of the journal).
Application Deadline: 16th of February 2020.
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research
universities. The University draws its strength from both the diversity and
the proximity of humanities, natural sciences 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
Ruhr-Universität Bochum is committed to promoting the careers of women and
therefore strongly welcomes applications from female candidates. As an equal
opportunities employer, we also encourage applications from suitably
qualified disabled candidates and other groups.
Sekretariat Prof. Dr. A. Newen
Institut für Philosophie II
Tel.: (0049) 234-32 22711
Fax: (0049) 234-32 14963