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Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, investigates the attentional, cognitive and affective mechanisms of aesthetic perception and evaluation.

The Institute currently offers

PhD and Postdoc positions

for projects regarding the aesthetic perception and evaluation of language and literature. PhD positions are awarded for a period of three years; Postdoc positions vary in duration from two to five years depending on the type of contract. Starting date is flexible.

Applicants should hold an MA (for PhDs) or a PhD degree (for Postdocs), have an excellent record in their respective disciplines (linguistics, computational linguistics, psychology, literary studies, or neuroscience), be interested in cooperations across disciplines and prepared to work in a multi-language environment.

Applicants should submit a 5-10 pages prospectus of their research project, or at least a sketch of ideas, along with two reading samples.

Salaries are determined following the salary scale E 13 according to German TVÖD (Bund); they come with substantial additional social benefits. PhD positions are 50% positions.

The Max Planck Society is committed to hiring more disabled persons. We encourage applications from disabled persons.

The Max Planck Society would like to increase the proportion of women in those fields in which they are underrepresented. Women are therefore expressly encouraged to apply.
Applications including your CV, a letter of intent, two reading samp­les, research proposal and refe­ren­ces (copies only, please) should be submitted - preferably
in pdf format - no later
than September 30, 2016
, to

für empirische Ästhetik
Grüneburgweg 14
60322 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: job@aesthetics.mpg.de


Closing date: 30.09.2016
Closing date: 30 September 2016 Published on academics.com on date 16 August 2016
In your application, please refer to academics.com