PhD Positions - Aesthetic Perception and Evaluation of Language and Literature

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

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

The Institute currently offers 

PhD positions 

for projects regarding the aesthetic perception and evaluation of language and literature. The positions are awarded for a period of three years (with a possible extension of one more year). Starting date is flexible. 

Applicants should hold an MA, have an excellent record in their respective disciplines (psychology, literary studies, linguistics, computational linguistics, 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 (German TVÖD/Bund). PhD positions typically are 50% positions. 

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. 

Applications including your CV, a letter of intent, two reading samples, research proposal and references should be submitted via e-mail – preferably in pdf format - no later than May 30, 2017, to: 

Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik
Grüneburgweg 14
60322 Frankfurt am Main

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