Aktuelle Stellenangebote an der Max Planck School of Cognition

E-Tutor on a freelance honorarium basis for a duration of about two years

The Max Planck School of Cognition (MPS-Cog) is inviting applications for e-learning tutors in six different disciplines.

MPS-Cog, one of the three pioneering national Max Planck Schools, is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Society and leading German Universities together with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Helmholtz Association, and University College London, and is additionally funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). MPS-Cog will explore new paths in postgraduate education in Germany by linking the dispersed excellence of researchers in the field of cognition, thus attracting top international graduates to its world-class PhD program. A unique network of approximately 50 outstanding scientists forms the basis for a career-maxplanckschools.de/en/cognition.


The successful applicant is expected to:

  • Develop online courses on one (or two) of the following subjects:
    • Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Artificial Intelligence & Intelligent Systems
    • Philosophy of Mind, Ethics
    • Methods in Cognitive (Neuro-)Sciences
    • Computational Neuroscience & Statistics
    • Basics in Molecular Neurobiology and Genetics
  • Develop learning outcomes for each of the courses
  • Interact with a learning designer in the development of e-activities adapted to the learning outcomes of the courses
  • Advise and stimulate students’ participation within an e-learning environment and assist struggling students
  • Conduct student formative assessment

Qualifications and Prerequisites

  • Expertise in at least one of the areas mentioned above
  • Substantial/ Extensive teaching experience
  • Familiarity with e-learning environments
  • Excellent command of English
  • Comfortable working in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility

 Application procedure

Please send your application via email ()

The application should include:

  • letter of motivation
  • a full CV
  • at least one letter of reference.

Closing date for applications: 22 March 2019.

For further questions, please contact Natacha Mendes:

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