12 PhD positions in Philosophy, Cognitive Science, Psychology, or Neuroscience

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Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Osnabrück
Bochum or Osnabrück
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The interdisciplinary Research Training (RTG) Group Situated Cognition, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), invites applications for

12 Ph.D. positions (salary scale TV-L E 13, 65%; including social benefits)

for a three-year structured PhD program.

For details see: https://www.situated-cognition.de

The program and all positions will commence June 1st, 2017. The RTG is based at the Department of Philosophy II and the Faculty of Psychology at Ruhr-University Bochum as well as at the Institute of Cognitive Science and the Department of Philosophy at Osnabrück University.

All PhD positions are essentially interdisciplinary with an emphasis on one of the subjects involved, i.e. philosophical theory formation, experimental psychology or neuroscience (see PhD Projects). Applicants have to apply for one of the suggested projects (max. two with indication of preference). In addition, we invite applicants to submit their own original project proposal in one of the theoretical areas, as long as the proposal fits the RTG’s guiding idea. Information about the guiding ideas of the RTG and the PhD projects, can be found here: Home

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 14th, 2017
Required qualifications:

Theoretical projects:
Candidates applying for or suggesting a theoretical project are expected to have an excellent M.A., M.Sc. (or Staatsexamen degree) in Philosophy or Cognitive Science. They should have expertise in at least one of the following areas: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Action, or Philosophy of Perception. Furthermore, we expect advanced knowledge in at least one of the following areas: Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Biology, Artificial Intelligence, or Neuroscience.

Empirical projects:
Candidates applying for an empirical project are expected to have an excellent M.Sc. (or equivalent) in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or in an equivalent field. Candidates have to prove that she/he is able to work out one of the empirical projects (see PhD Projects).

Applications should include the usual documents, i.e.:

application form
a letter of motivation including the applicant’s research interests and motivation to work within the RTG: this should include a selection of one (or two) PhD Projects
curriculum vitae
copies of certificates
writing sample: the core chapter of the Diploma/Master thesis or preferably one relevant publication (if available)
optional: an outline of an original theoretical project which fits into the RTG’s framework (see PhD Projects and the websites of the PIs)

Please send all the required documents in a single PDF file, except for the writing sample which should be contained in a separate PDF file.

As certified family-friendly institutions, Osnabrück University and Ruhr-University Bochum are committed to furthering the compatibility between work/studies and family life.

Osnabrück University and Ruhr-University Bochum are highly committed equal opportunity employers and strive to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made

Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be favored.

Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

Prof. Dr. Albert Newen, Speaker RTG
Ruhr University of Bochum
email: RTG-SituatedCognition [__at__] rub [dot] de

Deadline for Applications: 
February 14, 2017
RTG-SituatedCognition [__at__] rub [dot] de
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