23 February 2010

Postdoctoral position “Philosophy of Mind”

Application deadline: 19 February 2010

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin School of Mind and Brain

Postdoc Position “Philosophy of Mind” (full-time post, BAT Ib/IIa)
Code number: DR/007/10
Application deadline: 19 February 2010

The Berlin School of Mind and Brain invites applications for a Postdoc position at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, starting on 1 May 2010 and available until 31 October 2011 (extension possible).

Area of specialization: Philosophy of Mind or Philosophy and Neuroscience.
Area of competence: Philosophy of Science, Neuroscience and/or Psychology.
A focus on one of the school’s main research topics − ‘conscious and unconscious perception’, ‘decision-making’, ‘language’, ‘brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny’, or ‘brain disorders and mental dysfunction’ − is desirable.

The Berlin School of Mind and Brain runs a three-year interdisciplinary doctoral program. Research and training focuses on the interface between the humanities and the neurosciences. Of particular interest are research areas that fall on the borders between the mind sciences (e.g., philosophy, linguistics, behavioral and cognitive science, economics) and the brain sciences (e.g., neurophysiology, computational neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, neurobiology). Hosted by the Humboldt University, the School’s research program includes scientists also from the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Free University Berlin, the Technical University Berlin, the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, the Max Planck Institutes for Human Development and History of Science in Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, and the nearby universities of Potsdam, Leipzig and Magdeburg. The School is situated in lively part of central Berlin. More information about the School and its research environment can be found on the websites: http://www.mind-and-brain.de/research/ and http://www.neuroscience-berlin.de

The successful candidate is expected to pursue a project at the interface between philosophy and neuroscience. He or she will be a member of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain and of the Institute of Philosophy at Humboldt-Universität. He or she will be expected to teach at Bachelor or Master level (four courses per year, in German and/or English) and participate in the school’s activities (see http://www.mind-and-brain.de).

The application package should include a project outline, a letter of interest, a CV, proof of their doctoral degree (Xeroxes only), and two letters of recommendation (in the original). Applications received within three weeks after publication will be assured full consideration. The code number for this position is: DR/007/10.

Candidates are requested to send a hardcopy of their application package to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Professor Michael Pauen, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany, or e-mail a PDF version to michael.pauen-please remove this text-@philosophie.hu-berlin.de.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Publication date: 29 January 2010
Application deadline: 19 February 2010

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