Postdoctoral Position in Embodied Cognition and Learning

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Institute for Learning Sciences and Higher Education, chaired by Prof. Manu Kapur, is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in embodied cognition and learning.

Job description

The Institute for Learning Sciences and Higher Education is seeking a motivated scholar for a postdoctoral position at the intersection of learning sciences and embodied cognition, encompassing the umbrella situated cognition theories of embodied, embedded, and enactive cognition. This position is not tied to a particular project. As a postdoctoral researcher, you will develop your own and collaborative research projects within the context of higher education. You will work together and explore synergies with an interdisciplinary team of experts investigating human learning from a variety of perspectives: behavioral and cognitive, social, and neural.

Your profile

An ideal candidate will have a strong grounding in embodied cognition, a background in the learning sciences, and experience with a mixed-methodological toolkit.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: a letter of motivation, CV, and copies of relevant certificates. Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered.

Further information about The Institute for Learning Sciences and Higher Education can be found on our website For information about the postdoctoral position, please contact Dr. Dragan Trninic at (no applications).

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