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Professor in Cognitive Science

University of Aarhus - Department of Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Semiotics (LICS)

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th January 2019
Closes: 11th February 2019

The School of Communication and Culture invites applications for the position of professor in cognitive science.

The position is based at the Department of Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Semiotics (LICS) at the School of Communication and Culture.

The appointment is tenured and begins on 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The place of employment is Jens Chr. Skous Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. 

The position

The Department of Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Semiotics offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes within the fields of linguistics, cognitive science and cognitive semiotics. The department has a strong international network, and department members play prominent roles in university research centres. 

The department’s new Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in cognitive science include courses in culture and social cognition, decision theory, cognitive neuroscience, the computational modelling of behaviour and cognition, communication and cognition, human computer interaction, and the philosophy of cognitive science. The Bachelor’s degree programme is in its fourth year, and for its last intake, it required one of the highest GPAs among all university degree programmes offered in Denmark. The Master’s degree programme will be offered for the first time in the autumn of 2019.

The position involves research, teaching and supervision duties in cognitive science. The position also involves contributing to the ongoing development of the cognitive science programmes.  

We are seeking an innovative and dedicated candidate who will contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange.


The research focus of the professorship is open within the field of cognitive science. However, the cognitive science programme places a particular emphasis on its research and teaching in experimental and statistical methods as well as computational and mathematical modelling of cognition. Applicants with expertise in one or more of these areas will be strongly favoured. We are particularly interested in applicants with one or more of the following research foci: computational modelling of cognition, judgement and decision-making, social interaction and/or computational social science, neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience, language and cognition, learning and memory, and applied cognitive science. A key criterion of assessment will be the quality of the applicant’s research output, which is expected to meet international standards for a full professorship. 

The successful applicant will be expected to develop new research projects with internal and external partners, and to pursue and raise external research funding. The successful applicant will also be expected to provide academic leadership in the development and the day-to-day running of research programmes. 

Teaching and supervision

The successful applicant must have experience of teaching at all university levels, and will be required to teach and develop courses on the Bachelor’s degree programme and the new Master’s degree programme in cognitive science, and to supervise student work on our programmes.

Teaching will primarily be on our BSc and MSc Cogntiive Science programs, and the successful applicant will be required to teach some combination of Cognition Neuroscience, Statistical Modeling, Applied Cognitive Science, and/or Language.

Application deadline

11 February 2019

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