Job: Post-doc on the emotions

Deadline for applications: October 18, 2015

Thumos, the Genevan Research group on Emotions, Values and Norms, which is part of the Swiss Centre in the Affective Sciences (CISA) and affiliated to the Geneva philosophy department, is offering a 12-month post-doctoral position in philosophy, with the possibility of a further 5 months.

Starting date February 1, 2016

Research topic The successful candidate is expected to work on any aspect of the emotions, in the analytic philosophy tradition broadly understood.

Duties The successful candidate is expected to conduct his/her research within the Swiss Centre for Research in the Affective Sciences (CISA), as well as participating in the regular research activities (seminars, reading groups, workshops) of Thumos and CISA more generally.  He/she will be expected to submit research for publication during this period.

Salary (before taxes and social charges, in Swiss Francs) approx. 4’600.- / month.

Entry requirements Completed PhD by the time of appointment.

Language requirements English is the language of most of our research activities.

Applications must sent by e-mail to Julien Deonna and Fabrice Teroni (julien.deonna[at] or fabrice.teroni[at]

They should be sent by October 18 and should include a CV, a list of publications, a writing sample, the name of two persons who can act as referees if contacted, and a cover letter indicating (a) how the candidate’s planned research fits within the relevant project and (b) what related publications are envisaged. Decisions will be made by the end of November. For further particulars please contact Julien Deonna or Fabrice Teroni by email.


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