2nd Call for Applications: 1 PhD Position in 3rd Cohort of our RTG ‘Situated Cognition’ (June 2023–May 2026)

One PhD position for project 9-SESC is again open for applications. Please see the latest version of this CFA below.

Call for Applications

The interdisciplinary Research Training Group Situated Cognition, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), invites applications for

1 PhD position (salary scale TV-L E 13, 65%)

for a three-year structured PhD program. The official legally binding call for applications is available at www.situated-cognition.com

The position will commence June 1st, 2023. The RTG is based at the Department of Philosophy II and the Faculty of Psychology at Ruhr-University Bochum as well as at the Institute of Cognitive Science, the Institute of Psychology and the Department of Philosophy at Osnabrück University.


  • Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Prof. Dr. Achim Stephan (Universität Osnabrück)
  • Prof. Dr. Nikola Kompa (Universität Osnabrück)

All PhD positions are essentially interdisciplinary with an emphasis on one of the subjects involved; this position has an emphasis on clinical psychology.

Preconditions for empirical projects

Project 9-SESC: Separation Anxiety Symptoms and their Social Situatedness: The Role of Cross Cultural Norms and Differences
Project Leaders: Babett Voigt & Silvia Schneider

The candidate has to prove that she/he is able to work with standard psychological methods and has some knowledge in clinical psychology.

Application Procedure

Applications should contain the following documents:

  • The application form (please download from our website and fill out)
  • A letter of motivation including the applicant’s research interests and motivation to work within the RTG.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of degree certificates
  • A writing sample (in German or English): the core chapter of the Diploma/Master’s thesis or preferably one relevant publication (if available)

Please send all the required documents in two PDF files: 

  • One PDF file containing all the application documents, starting with the application form
  • One PDF file with your writing sample

We stand for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. We expressly request job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Applications and and inquiries should be addressed to:
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen, Speaker of the RTG
Ruhr University of Bochum
E-Mail: RTG-SituatedCognition{at)rub.de

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 24st 2023. All interviews will be held in English.