CfA: Fellowship

CfA: Fellowship in Philosophy of Perception and/or Formal Epistemology (for 1-2 month, 2,000EUR/month) at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany.

The Emmy Noether Research Group “From Perception To Belief and Back Again” and the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution (both located at Ruhr-University Bochum) invite applications for a one or two months fellowship (2,000.00 EUR/month) in philosophy of perception and/or formal epistemology within the period from February 1, 2018 until March 31, 2019.

Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree and they must have a publication record in at least one of the mentioned areas of research. The applicant for the fellowship is expected to work at least on the level of postdoc and below the level of full-professor. Ideally, the research the applicant indents to conduct during the fellowship is relevant for the research conducted by the Emmy Noether Research Group “From Perception To Belief and Back Again“ or by one of its members. (

The Emmy Noether Research Group conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection of epistemology and cognitive science. We regularly host workshops, research seminars, and international guest researchers and we, thus, offer a highly productive research environment. The successful candidate will have access to the university library, computer resources, and will be provided with an office space during her or his research stay. In addition, the successful candidate will be welcome to participate in all the intellectual activities of the Department of Philosophy II, of the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution, and of the Emmy Noether Research Group.

Applications are due by January 5, 2018, 11:59 pm, UTC+1. For further information and for submitting your application, please contact the principal investigator Peter Brössel via:

Applications should include:
– A letter of motivation including information about the time frame of the visit (max. 300/350 words)
– An outline of the research to be conducted during the visit (max. 300/350 words)
– Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications)
– One writing sample
– Application should be send in a single PDF document
– Please do not submit letters of reference