|Towards an Embodied Science of InterSubjectivity (TESIS)|
The TESIS node Copenhagen - represented by the Center for Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen, Prof. Dan Zahavi, firstname.lastname@example.org - will focus on questions related to empathy and self-conscious emotions.
The Copenhagen node has two positions available, one for an early stage researcher (36 months duration) and one postdoctoral position for an experienced researcher (21 months duration) - the latter position with possible prolongation.
The Early Stage Researcher candidate is in possession of a relevant Master's degree (or close to obtaining it) with not more than 4 years of full time research experience and is expected to work on a project on self-conscious emotions. Questions to be considered are: What is the difference between basic emotions and self-conscious emotions? To what extent is the development of self-conscious emotions influenced by early interaction, joint attention and affect regulation? What can self-conscious emotions tell us about the relation between self and other?
The Experienced Researcher candidate with 3 to at most 5 years (PhD,
including the period of doctoral studies) or 4 to at most 5 years (no
PhD) of full time research experience is expected to work on a project
on empathy. Questions to be considered are: What role does empathy play
in interpersonal understanding? What is the relation between empathy and
bodily expressivity? How might an embodied perspective on intersubjectivity
contribute to current debates in social cognition? Documented familiarity
with phenomenology, neuroscience, and the contemporary ToM debate will
be an advantage.
If you are interested in one of these positions, please send your application - preferably by email - including CV and two references (name, email, phone) before the closing date to the responsible coordinator:
Heribert Sattel, email@example.com, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg, Vossstr. 2-4, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany.
Note: 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.
Closing date: May 31, 2011 for the "early stage" position. For the "experienced" position submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.