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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Fellowships in the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution, Bochum , GERMANY

http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/mibra/index_en.html

Fellowships in the academic year 2012/13

The Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution is a platform at the Ruhr-University Bochum that aims to foster interdisciplinary research projects and support special master-programs at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience.
We are pleased to announce an international call for fellowships for the academic year Sept. 2012 
until July 2013 aimed at outstanding researchers. We are flexible concerning the exact visiting 
period:

1) Senior fellowship in philosophy and psychiatry (for one month):
Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree and they must have an outstanding publication 
record in the area of philosophy or psychiatry, with a strong interdisciplinary connection to the 
respective counterpart. The applicants are expected to work at least on the level of an associate 
professor. The research should be related to the research area of social cognition, especially to 
the projects Applications are due by June 1st, 2012. Please send your application as well as 
requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Martin Brne (martin.bruene@rub.de ) and Prof. 
Dr. Albert Newen (albert.newen@rub.de).


2) Senior fellowship in animal mind research (for one month):
Applicants are expected to work at least on the level of an associate professor and should be able 
to connect with the animal studies in the lab of Prof. Onur Gntrkn. They must have an 
outstandingpublication record based on animal studies. We expect strong interdisciplinary interests
and the publications should also contribute to the theoretical understanding of animal minds. 
Applications are due by June 1st, 2012. Please send your application as well as requests for 
further information to Prof. Dr. Onur Gntrkn (onur.gntrkn@rub.de) or Prof. Dr. Albert Newen 
(albert.newen@rub.de)


3) Senior- or junior-fellowship in philosophy and developmental aspects of social and cultural 
cognition (for two to three months): Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree and they 
must have an outstanding publication record in the area of philosophy, with a strong 
interdisciplinary connection to developmental psychology or neuroscience. The applicants for the 
junior fellowship are expected to work at least on the level of an advanced postdoc. The 
applicants for the senior fellowship are expected to work at least on the level of an associate 
professor. A research proposal of the candidate should be related to the research project 
"Self-Consciousness, Intentionality and Intersubjectivity" or to the research project 
"Social information processing and Culture". Applications are due by June 1st, 2012. For further 
information and application please contact Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (albert.newen@rub.de) or Prof. 
Dr. Tobias Schlicht (tobias.schlicht@rub.de).


4) Senior or junior-fellowship in neurosciences with focus on memory function (for three to six 
months): Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree and have an outstanding publication 
record in the area of molecular, behavioral, and electrophysiological neurosciences or neuroimaging.
The applicants are expected to work at least on the level of an associate professor, or at the 
level of an advanced post-doctoral fellow. The research proposal should focus on a multidisciplinary
or comparative approach to memory function, preferably oriented towards the medial temporal lobe 
and associated areas. No application deadline. For further information or application please 
contact Prof. Dr. Magdalena Sauvage
(Magdalena.sauvage@rub.de) .


5) Senior or junior fellowship in neurophilosophy/philosophy of mind (one to six months):
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and must have an outstanding publication record in the area 
of philosophy of mind (eventually bordering philosophy of language or epistemology) and their 
research attitude should demonstrate a strong connection to the cognitive and neurosciences. 
Applicants for the senior fellowship are expected to work at least on the level of an associate 
or advanced assistant professor. The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to take 
part in designing a cooperative EEG study on a research question of relevance for the philosophy 
of mind and language and/or epistemology.
Applications are due by June 1, 2012. Please send your application as well as requests for further 
information to Prof. Dr. Markus Werning (markus.werning@rub.de).

6) Senior or junior fellowship in philosophy of language or in linguistics/neurolinguistics (one 
to twelve months): Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and they must have an outstanding 
publication record in philosophy of language or linguistics/neurolinguistics. Applicants for 
the senior fellowship (max. six months) are expected to work at least on the level of an associate 
or advanced assistant professor. The applicant should be open to both empirical and theoretical 
approaches towards language comprehension and semantics stemming from philosophy, linguistics, 
and neuroscience. Applications are due by June 1, 2012. Please send your application as well as 
requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Markus Werning (markus.werning@rub.de)


7) Junior fellowship for an outstanding female reseacher (for two months):
We offer a postdoctoral research fellowship for up-and-coming female researchers with a promising 
track record in the field of philosophy of neuroscience. The candidate should either be a 
philosopher with a strong track record in philosophy of mind/psychology/neuroscience and a 
background in experimental cognitive science, or a cognitive scientist with a strong track 
record of interacting with philosophy. A PhD is required by the time of application.
Applications are due by June 1, 2012. Please direct your application as well as requests for 
further information to Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (albert.newen@rub.de)


8) Senior fellowship in computational models of memory (up to four months):
Applicants are expected to be internationally known scientists in the field of computational 
neuroscience and to have an outstanding publication record in memory research. Their research 
interests should overlap with the modeling work on the hippocampal formation conducted in the 
group of Prof. Dr. Sen Cheng (www.rub.de/cns). The fellow will be tightly integrated into the 
interdisciplinary Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution. Applications are due by June 1,
2012. Please send your application as well as requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Sen Cheng (sen.cheng@rub.de).


9) Junior fellowship for philosophy of language, mind or cognition concerning concepts and/or 
content (for two months): Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree and an outstanding 
publication record in the area of philosophy, with a strong interdisciplinary connection to animal 
cognition, developmental psychology or neuroscience. The applicants are expected to work at least 
on the level of an advanced postdoc. The research proposal should be related to the research area 
of understanding concept possession and categorization in humans and animals. Applications are due 
by June 1st, 2012. Please send your application as well as requests for further information to 
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (albert.newen@rub.de)



All fellows are invited to deliver a fellow lecture and will participate in an interdisciplinary 
research program and are asked to offer some presentations for master students of the new program
Cognitive Science.

Applications should include:
1. 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).
2. A brief proposal for a research project (1-2 pages) if the fellowship is planned for at least 
two months) 3. CV including a list of publications, talks, conferences attended and teaching experience.
4. One representative article as PDF document.
5. 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.



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Ruhr-Universitt Bochum
Institut fr Philosophie II
Sekretariat Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
GA 3/151
Tel.: 0234/32-28139
Fax: 0234/32-14963
http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/staff/newen/
mail to: nadine.overkamp@rub.de