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Junior Professor in Analytic Philosophy

Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC), École Normale Supérieure

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Philosophy of mind and language, philosophy of psychology
AOC categories Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number PHILOSOPHY ENS POSITION
Location Paris 05 Panthéon, Île-de-France, France, Île-de-France, France
Start date Fall 2019
Job description

The Department of Cognitive Studies at Ecole normale supérieure, Parisis opening a junior research and teaching position in analytic philosophy for a period of 5 years, starting in Fall 2019. The position is tenurable and, upon good performance, the junior professor will become a full professor at Ecole normale supérieure after due review of their work during the five-year period.

‪Job description

The junior professorship is opened in any area of analytic philosophy but strong competence in the philosophy of mind and language or the philosophy of psychology is expected. Affiliated with Institut Jean-Nicod, the junior professor will belong to both the cognitive science department (DEC) and the philosophy department at ENS and will have to teach mostly at graduate level. The research work will be done within Institut Jean-Nicod.

The successful applicant should have:

‪– a strong research record (as evidenced by publications in top-ranked international peer-reviewed journals and books with major academic publishers) and a dynamic research program;

‪– an ability to interact productively with philosophers and cognitive scientists at ENS;

‪– an ability to play an active role in shaping the analytic philosophy curriculum offered by Institut Jean-Nicod;

‪– some knowledge of French and an ability to teach in that language within a couple of years from the starting date.


‪Applicants should have completed their PhD before the application date (deadline: September 15th, 2018).

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in Paris between late November and mid-December 2018.

‪Research Environment

DEC offers a highly interdisciplinary environment. Institut Jean-Nicod, to which the junior professor will belong, itself hosts research in several disciplines (analytic philosophy, formal linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience), and is affiliated with both DEC and the Philosophy Department.

‪Teaching duties

One or two courses per semester (13 weeks/semester) and individual tutoring of students


The starting net salary will range between 2400 and 3400 euros/month, depending on experience, and will gradually increase.

Application details

The application file, which will be sent by email, should contain the following items:

- a CV, including a list of publications;

‪- a research sample consisting of 3 published/in print papers or book chapters;

‪- a statement outlining both teaching and research experience (up to 3 pages).

All documents should be sent by e-mail to the application email address below. The subject line should contain the words


followed by the family name of the applicant.

In addition the applicant should arrange to have three letters of reference sent (directly by their authors) to the same address, in an email with the same object line as indicated above, by the same deadline (September 15th, 2018).

‪Application e-mail address

Procedural details (pertaining in particular to interviews of selected applicants) will be made available in due course at:


Applications from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Contact: Roberto Casati, Director, Institut Jean-Nicod
How to apply
Application type Email
Web address to apply
Email to apply recrutement-ec[here goes you know what sign]
Hard deadline September 15, 2018, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information
Contact name Roberto Casati
Contact email roberto.casati[here goes you know what sign]
Time created July 2, 2018, 9:21am EST
Scheduled expiry date September 15, 2018, 11:59pm CET
Last updated July 2, 2018, 2:22pm EST

This institution has indicated that the position advertised will not follow the APA's recommended job market calendar. An explanation, if provided, appears below.

Necessity to adjust to French academic requirements

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