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Postdoctoral Fellowship (1y) in Situated Semantics


Job Description

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is seeking applications for a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship in situated semantics. The fellowship is sponsored by Kristina Liefke's LMU Junior Research Fund project "Rich Situated Natural Language Content". The starting date for the fellowship is August 1, 2016. (A slightly later starting date may be negotiated.) The successful candidate has a background in philosophy, linguistics, or cognitive science and is conducting research in situation semantics, semantic contextualism, dynamic semantics, and/or situated cognition. The candidate will be expected to (i) conduct research on the information-dependence of the semantic content of natural language, and (ii) help with the preparation of an interdisciplinary grant proposal on the project topic. Experience in experimental linguistics/philosophy is an advantage, but not required.


Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, among others, the candidate's academic background and research interests, a CV, a list of publications, a sample of written work, and the names of two referees) should be sent by email (ideally everything in a single PDF file) to by June 15, 2016. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Decisions will be communicated by July 01, 2016. For further information, please contact Dr. Kristina Liefke (

Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 15, 2016
Notification: July 01, 2016
Starting date: August 01, 2016


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 academic activities and enjoy its administrative facilities. The official language at the MCMP is English. Knowledge of German is NOT required.