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Associate Professor of Cognition and Culture

University of Aarhus - School of Culture and Society

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th August 2021
Closes: 20th September 2021

School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of associate professor of cognition and culture based at the Interacting Minds Centre.

The appointment is full time and tenured and begins on 1 April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. In its pursuit of academic excellence, the Faculty of Arts is committed to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc.

Place of employment: Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.  

Research context 

The Interacting Minds Centre (https://interactingminds.au.dk) is an interdisciplinary research centre at Aarhus University studying culture, communication and interaction from the perspectives of the humanities and the social, biological and cognitive sciences. The Department of Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Semiotics (https://cc.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/linguistics-cognitive-science-and-semiotics/) offers BSc and MSc programmes in cognitive science, as well as elective programmes in social and cultural cognition. These programmes include courses on cultural dynamics and social cognition, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling of behaviour and cognition, language and communication, human-computer interaction, applied cognitive science, and the philosophy of cognitive science.

The Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant international profile and a robust research network. This includes major funded research projects on culture, cognition and interaction as they relate to mental health, art, play, learning, literature, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Interacting Minds Centre also houses a research laboratory infrastructure, including fNIRS, EEG, motion tracking and mobile eye tracking devices.

We are looking for an applicant who can contribute to research, teaching and supervision duties in more than one of these areas, and who can contribute to the development of our academic programmes.  

The position 

The successful applicant will be expected to:  

  •  take a role in developing research in the field of cognition and culture 
  • publish original peer-reviewed research internationally, as well as making scholarly contributions to developments within the field 
  • contribute to research initiatives in relation to both the field of cognition and culture and the research community at the department, in terms of new collaborative research projects with internal and external partners, and in connection with external research funding 
  • contribute to developing the Interacting Minds Centre’s research infrastructure, including the development and oversight of laboratory procedures, the development and delivery of training programmes for students and researchers, and the development and integration of data storage and computing infrastructure 
  • take part in the department’s teaching and supervision activities, as well as teaching and supervising on the department’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree programmes, particularly in the degree programme in cognitive science. The successful applicant will also be expected to apply innovative teaching methods.  

Deadline 

20 September 2021   

Read the full job description and apply at the university homepage  

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