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Connection Science

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Rose wins the Loebne...

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AISB Convention 2015

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Yasemin Erden on BBC

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: ( The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position or postdoctoral position in philosophy of language, Bochum, GERMANY

The Chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition at the Ruhr University 
Bochum invites applications for




The candidate should have a strong interest in questions at the interface 
between philosophy of language and linguistics, with a focus on the 
semantics and/or pragmatics of natural language. Some background in logic 
or formal semantics would be welcome. The successful applicant will be 
expected to actively contribute to an interdisciplinary research endeavor 
that among others involves the use of EEG methods.

The position will be filled either with a PhD candidate or a postdoc and 
will run until 31 December 2015. The position will be part of the 
international and interdisciplinary Mercator Research Group ?Structures of 
Memory?. The main language of communication of the Research Group is 

Depending on qualification, the stipendiary fellowship will match the net 
income of a

? 50% TV-L E13 position (PhD candidate, approx. 1300/month),

? 75% TV-L E13 position (advanced PhD candidate/early postdoc, approx. 

? 100% TV-L E13 position (postdoc, approx. 2100/month), respectively.

Applications should be sent electronically to by June 
15, 2013, and specify the name of the position and whether a PhD or 
postdoc stipendiary fellowship is applied for. They should include a 
statement of interest (not more than one page), a CV, a list of 
publications, copies of relevant certificates and diploma, one letter of 
reference and the names of two further referees. We regret that we will 
not be able to return any submitted material and send out negative 

For further information please visit the webpage or contact Professor Markus 
Werning ( directly.

The Ruhr-University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity. We strongly 
encourage applications from qualified women and persons with disabilities.