DIAS Assistant Professor in Cognitive Aspects of Human Interaction

This is a newly posted position for an Assistant Professorship in the broad area of Cognitive Aspects of Human Interaction and sponsored by the Department of Language and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). It is affiliated with the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS).

DIAS is a national elite center at SDU, and its mission is to “bring outstanding researchers together in an interdisciplinary center for fundamental research and intellectual inquiry. We exist to encourage and support curiosity-driven research in fields of science and humanities, and thereby unlock new revolutionary ideas.” DIAS includes chairs from all five faculties at SDU and a number of external chairs from the University of Copenhagen. The new Assistant Professor will become a Fellow at DIAS, and also affiliated with our Centre for Human Interactivity.

For the new vacancy, the department is looking for “applicants working with cognitive aspects of human interaction. Applicants are assumed to do research on embodied, enactive, linguistic, sociocultural, or ecological aspects of human interaction by applying methods from, or compatible with, embodied, radical embodied, enactive, ecological, distributed, and/or situated cognitive science. Applicants are expected to pursue game-changing ideas through empirical work.” The full call can be found here: https://www.sdu.dk/en/service/ledige_stillinger/1107920. The application deadline is 6 September 2020.

The aspiration for the new position is for it to provide a significant addition to the strong research community that the department has created at SDU for the past decade. Under the rubric of ecological/distributed language and interactivity, they integrate research on language and interaction with post-cognitivist theorising in cognitive science.

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