Friday, May 6, 2011

Ph.D. Research Fellowship (2 Positions) in Philosophy

Marie Curie Initial Training Network Ph.D. Fellowship Positions University of Hertfordshire, UK ‘TESIS’ (Towards and Embodied Science of Intersubjectivity)

The University of Hertfordshire is inviting applications for 2 Ph.D. fellowship positions in philosophy to join 15 other bright, highly motivated graduate students and postdocs at the network universities in Europe, to do interdisciplinary empirical and conceptual research on topics that involve intersubjectivity and social cognition.

TESIS – Towards an Embodied Science of InterSubjectivity – is an integrated ITN programme to investigate the foundations of human sociality. It integrates the complementary expertise of 13 European research institutes, clinical centres and private enterprises from the fields of philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology and psychiatry/psychosomatics to advance our understanding of human intersubjectivity. Its major goal is to replace the static, individualistic paradigm still dominant in social cognition research with a comprehensive framework for embodied intersubjectivity applicable in the biomedical sciences, the humanities, and society in general. Thus, it intends to show how we become human by embodied interaction with others from early infancy.

Starting date for the positions is 01 October 2011.
The TESIS research group at Hertfordshire will investigate (1) enactive and extended cognition in social institutional contexts and (2) embodied approaches to cultural expression and intersubjective experience.

The TESIS program offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical research. The fellows will participate actively in an international training network with expertise in the investigation of intersubjectivity and embodiment. This network is funded by the European Commission FP7 and provides ideal research and training opportunities during a three-year training programme consisting of high impact workshops, summer schools and conferences.

Please make your application online at (under Research Vacancies). Closing date for applications: May 31, 2011.

International applications welcome. Note: Candidates should have a
good command of English. To encourage mobility, successful candidates may
have spent at most 12 out of the last 36 months in the UK before
appointment. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Informal inquiries to
Professor Shaun Gallagher: or
Professor Daniel D. Hutto:

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