EXTENDED DEADLINE: PhD Fellowship in Philosophy at Ruhr-University Bochum



PhD Fellowship in Philosophy
Grant available at the Institute of Philosophy II
Ruhr-University Bochum
Call for applications

Thematic Framework: interdisciplinary philosophical project in the area of theoretical philosophy of mind, language or cognition (open for suggestions)

At the Institute of Philosophy II of the Ruhr-University in Bochum a fellowship for a PhD student is offered in the area of philosophy of mind and cognition in the research group of Prof. Albert Newen. The fellowship will be first contracted for 1 year and after an assessment can be further extended for another 2 years (the planned full funding period for the PhD is three years). Candidates should be interested in working out a project in the area of the philosophy of mind, language and/or cognition. Project suggestions are expected (max. 2 pages; see below).

Ideally the project is connected with one of ongoing projects in the group of Prof. Newen: 1. Theories of Understanding Others; 2. Self-Consciousness and Agency; 3. Theories of Emotion; 4. Philosophy of Neurosciences and their Explanations; 5. Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence; 6. Theories of Belief and Theories of Perception; 7. Experimental Philosophy

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/Cognition, Philosophy of Science or Philosophy of Language and they should be familiar with at least one of the following areas: Cognitive Psychology, Psychiatry, Behavioral Biology, Artificial Intelligence or Cognitive 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. The language for scientific conversation is English. Candidates should be prepared to participate in weekly meetings of the research group of Prof. Newen in Bochum. The PhD-project is worked out in regular presence at the Ruhr-University and in close interaction with the group of Prof. Newen.

The grant of 1.200 Euro per month is available from 1st of November 2019. The funding 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; please add exactly either one chapter of the MA-thesis or one manuscript at least ready for submission or one published article) and please send an outline of a project for the PhD (max. 2 pages) via email until 25th of September 2019 to (hard copy submissions cannot be returned): sekretariat-newen@rub.de

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