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University Professorship (W2) for the chair of "Philosophy of Cognition".
Published(182 days ago)
Deadline for applications(160 days ago)
Technische Universität BerlinBerlin
Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty I (Humanities), Institute of Philosophy, History of Literature, Science, and Technology, invites applications for the position of a
University Professor - salary grade W2
for the chair of "Philosophy of Cognition".
This position will be financed for an initial period of five years via the Federal Programme for Women Professors to Promote Equality of Men and Women in Science and Research ("Professorinnenprogramm").
Reference number: I-234/19 (starting at 01/01/20 / permanent / closing date for applications 15/05/19)
The successful candidate will represent the area of Philosophy of Cognition across teaching and research and will be participating in interdisciplinary exchanges with the other fields represented in the
Department along with active involvement in the DFG Cluster of Excellence "Science of Intelligence".
The following topics are representative of the outlook and research areas to be covered:
Conceptual and empirically informed research on the conditions of agency and identity of cognitive systems
The role of embodiment in analysing the relation between body and self
Investigating the co-constitutive character of the individual and the environment and their interrelations from an enactivist perspective
Philosophy of cognitive science and psychology, with a special emphasis on psycho-pathological phenomena
Teaching responsibilities amount to 9 hours of lectures and seminars per week, with the primary focus on the degree programmes hosted in the Department: MA degree course on "Theory and History of Science and Technology", and the BA degree course "Culture and Technology (Focus Area: Philosophy)". Furthermore, active participation in general education modules at the undergraduate level and in supervising doctoral students is expected, along with participation in teaching collaborations with other relevant Faculties at TU Berlin. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in both English and German.
Candidates must qualify for appointment according to the requirements of §100 of the Berlin Higher Education
Act (BerlHG). In particular, they must have completed a full university education leading to an excellent doctorate, either in Philosophy or in Cognitive Science, must have acquired postdoctoral qualifications (as documented by a Habilitation or equivalent academic achievements, e.g. in terms of academic publications), and must demonstrate teaching abilities, as documented by a written teaching portfolio (details about which can be found on the homepage of TU Berlin, direct access code
Also expected is the willingness and ability to participate in interdisciplinary research collaborations and to build networks with other institutions in the area of cognitive science and philosophy, including with the other Berlin universities. The successful candidate is expected to participate actively in academic self-governance. Candidates who are not fluent in German should be willing to acquire serviceable German language skills within a reasonable time frame.
Technische Universität Berlin is determined to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages qualified female researchers to apply. In case of equal merit, severely disabled candidates will be favoured. TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.
Technische Universität Berlin is a certified family-friendly higher education institution, and our Dual Career Service offers assistance to you and your family when relocating to Berlin. Applications from abroad are explicitely welcome.
Please send your application by 15th May 2019 stating the job reference number I-234/19 and with the usual documents to Technische Universität Berlin -
Der Präsident -, Dekan der Fakultät I - Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaften, Sekr. MAR 6-4, Marchstr. 23, 10587 Berlin or preferably by e-mail to