Informations pratiques

Institut Jean Nicod

Roberto Casati
Date de limite de candidature
15 septembre 2018

The Department of Cognitive Studies is 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 his or her work during the five-year period.

Selection Committee

internal members:           

‪Paul Egré
Mathias Girel, Vice-President of the Committee
Elisabeth Pacherie, President of the Committee
Frédérique de Vignemont

external members:         

‪Valeria Giardino, CNRS Nancy
‪Pascal Ludwig, U. Paris 4
Anne Meylan, U. Zurich
Martine Nida-Ruemelin, U. Fribourg
Denis Perrin, U. Grenoble

Job description

The junior professorship is opened in any area of analytic philosophy but competence in the philosophy of mind and language or the philosophy of psychology is expected. 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, a research team at ENS to which the junior professor will belong.

The successful applicant should have:

‪– a strong research record (as evidenced by publications in top-ranked international  peer-reviewed journals and books edited by 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 obligations

About 4 hours per week (one or two courses per semester), for about 26 weeks per year, and individual advising of some 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 papers or dissertation 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 include the words PHILOSOPHY ENS POSITION followed by the 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, by the same deadline (September 15th, 2018).

‪Application e-mail address : recrutement-ec@ens.fr

Contact person: Roberto Casati, Director of Institut Jean-Nicod (roberto.casati@ens.fr)