The Life & Mind Seminar Network

TESIS research positions in San Sebastian

Posted in General by Ezequiel on April 1, 2011

The TESIS node San Sebastián (see general announcement) – represented by the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of the Basque Country (UPV) – has positions available for one (pre-doctoral) Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in the area of play and embodiment and one (junior post-doctoral) Experienced Researcher (ER) in the area of enactive approaches to intersubjectivity.

– The ER will be hired for 22 months (we shall seek opportunities for extending this contract at least up to 2 years). Candidates must have a recent doctoral degree (or equivalent) at the time of appointment and no more than 5 years full-time research experience (including the period of doctoral studies). The ER will be expected to work on enactive and embodied approaches to intersubjectivity, focusing on systemic relations between sub-personal, personal and inter-personal phenomena. The ER will also contribute to the integration of the different research strands of the whole network.

– The ESR will be hired for 36 months and will be expected to pursue a PhD. Candidates must be in possession of a relevant Masters degree (or close to obtaining it) at the time of appointment. The ESR will engage in a project exploring cognitive, affective and socio-cultural factors in embodied/enactive approaches to play and other activities of joint meaning creation and joint experience.

Both the ER and the ESR should have some relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: embodied approaches to cognition, philosophy of mind, social cognition, phenomenology, enactive theory. In both cases, simulation modelling experience will be desirable. Mobility requirements also apply (see below).

The fellows will participate actively in an international Marie Curie Initial 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 consisting of secondments to other nodes, high impact workshops, summer schools and conferences.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please send your application by email including CV, a short statement of research interests, and two references (name, email) before the closing date to Prof Ezequiel Di Paolo,, (use this contact for informal enquiries).

Closing date for applications: May 31, 2011

Note: Candidates should have a good command of spoken and written English. Knowledge of Spanish is not a requirement. To encourage mobility, successful candidates may have spent at most 12 out of the last 36 months in the host country before appointment. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.



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