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Postdoctoral fellowship at the MCMP (LMU Munich)


The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) and LMU’s Center for Advanced Studies (CAS), seek applications for a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship starting on October 1, 2016. (A later starting date is not possible.) The successful candidate has a background in philosophy of physics (and ideally also in Bayesian philosophy of science) and will work on the philosophy of physics parts of the research project “Reasoning and Argumentation in Science” at LMU’s Center for Advanced Studies (CAS), directed by Prof. Stephan Hartmann. For more information about the project, click here (PDF, 89 Kb).

Some teaching is possible, but not required. The position is open for candidates with a PhD in philosophy. Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, one's academic background and research interests, a CV, a list of publications, a sample of written work of no more than 5000 words, and a description of a planned research project related to the above-mentioned project of 500-1000 words) should be sent by email (ideally everything requested in one PDF document) to by March 14, 2016. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Additionally, two confidential letters of reference addressing the applicant's qualifications for academic research should be sent to the same address from the referees directly.

The MCMP hosts a vibrant research community of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral fellows, master students, and visiting fellows. It organizes at least two weekly colloquia and a weekly internal work in-progress seminar, as well as various other activities such as workshops, conferences, summer schools, and reading groups. The successful candidate will partake in all of the MCMP's and CAS’s academic activities and enjoy the administrative facilities and financial support of the CAS. The official language at the MCMP is English and fluency in German is not mandatory.

We especially encourage female scholars to apply. The LMU in general, and the MCMP in particular, endeavor to raise the percentage of women among its academic personnel. Furthermore, given equal qualification, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.

For further information, please contact Prof. Stephan Hartmann (