LINGUIST List 23.2736

Thu Jun 14 2012

Jobs: Cognitive Sci; Pragmatics: PhD position, Université Libre de Bruxelles

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Date: 14-Jun-2012
From: Mikhail Kissine <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Pragmatics: PhD position, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
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University or Organization: Université Libre de Bruxelles Job Location: Brussels, Belgium Job Rank: PhD position

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Pragmatics


One PhD position is available within a joint project on pragmatics and socialcognition, coordinated by Olivier Klein and Mikhail Kissine (pending finalapproval). The project will start on October 1st 2012 and end in September2016. The successful candidate is expected to develop and conductexperimental studies on the mechanisms of gullibility and epistemic vigilancein verbal communication. Net monthly salary starts around 1600 €.

Requisites:- Master degree in psychology or linguistics (or related areas), awarded at thelatest by the onset of the contract.- Previous experience in designing, conducting and analyzing experimentalstudies.

Additional points:- excellent mastery of French and English;- training in social cognition, psycholinguistics and/or experimentalpragmatics;- good mastery of experimental software (E-Prime, Medialab…) and masteryof data analysis techniques;- interest in philosophy of language and mind.

How to apply:Applications (.pdf format) should be sent exclusively by email to project co-ordinators ( by July 10, 2012.Please include:

- A Curriculum Vitae preferably with a detailed transcript of the coursesfollowed and of the results obtained;- The name and email address of two referees;- A sample of academic writing (e.g., master thesis, essay, scientificpaper…);- A cover letter.

Application Deadline: 10-Jul-2012 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Mikhail Kissine Email:

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