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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Senior or Junior Fellowship in Philosophical Semantics, GERMANY

Bochum (Germany)

Senior or Junior Fellowship in Philosophical Semantics (1-4 months)

We are pleased to announce an international call for fellowships for the academic year September 
2011 to July 2012 aimed at outstanding researchers. We are flexible concerning the exact visiting period.

The fellow will be affiliated with the following units at the Ruhr University Bochum:

     The Chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition at the Department of Philosophy II
     The Mercator Research Group "Structures of Memory"
     The Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and they must have an outstanding publication record in the 
philosophy of mind and language with a focus on semantics. Applicants for the senior fellowship 
are expected to work at least on the level of an associate professor. The research proposal should 
indicate an interest in one or more of the following topics: (i) semantic compositionality, 
(ii) contextuality, (iii) lexical decomposition, (iv) semantic memory, (v) embodied / emulative semantics.

Applications are due by July 10, 2011. Please send your application as well as requests for further
information to Prof. Dr. Markus Werning (

The fellow will be invited to deliver a fellow lecture and will participate in an interdisciplinary
research program.

Applications should include:

- A (brief) letter of application including personal information academic background, and research 
interests (please indicate the number and the title of the fellowship you apply for).
- A brief proposal for a research project (1-2 pages) if the fellowship is planned for at least two months)
- CV including a list of publications, talks, conferences attended and teaching experience.
- One representative article as PDF document.
- Only for applicants for a junior fellowship: one letter of recommendation addressing the 
applicants' qualification for a research project. This should be send from the referees directly 
or through a letter service.

All documents of the candidate should be sent electronically. We regret that we will not be able 
to return any submitted material.

More information at:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Werning
Professor of Philosophy of Language and Cognition Department of Philosophy Ruhr University Bochum 
44780 Bochum, Germany
Phone: +49-234-32-24734
Fax: +49-234-32-14463
Secretary: +49-234-32-26739