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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Senior or Junior Visiting Fellowships in Philosophy of Languages, Bochum, GERMANY

We are pleased to announce an international call for fellowships for the academic year 
October 2012- July 2013 aimed at outstanding researchers.
The fellows will be affiliated with
-The Chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition at the Department of Philosophy II 
(Professor Markus Werning) ? 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 
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(

The fellowship is connected with a monthly stipend of 3000 for senior and 2000 for junior fellows.
The sums are negotiable and will be supplemented by an extra research budget. We are flexible 
concerning the exact visiting period. All fellows 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 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 
applicant's 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 and send out negative notifications.

For further information see
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