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Assistant Professorship (non-tenure-track) at the MCMP (LMU Munich)


The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy and the Chair of Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion at LMU Munich seek applications for an Assistant Professorship (non-tenure-track).

We are especially interested in candidates who work in one or more of the following areas: formal epistemology, decision theory, philosophy of statistics, philosophy of artificial intelligence, philosophy and psychology of reasoning. The position is for three years with the possibility of extension for another three years. Note that there is no tenure-track option. The appointment will be made within the German A13 salary scheme (under the assumption that the civil service requirements are met), which means that one has the rights and perks of a civil servant. The starting date is April 1, 2017, but a later starting date is also possible. (Please let us know if you wish to start at a later date.)

The appointee will be expected to (i) do research in one or more of the above mentioned fields, (ii) teach five hours a week (in English or German), and (iii) take on some management and supervision tasks. The ability to teach a course that introduces computational methods and programming to bachelor and master students of philosophy and shows how modeling and simulation methods can be used to address philosophical problems would be a plus.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in cognitive science, computer science, philosophy, or statistics and some teaching experience. Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, one's academic background and research interests, a CV, a list of publications, a list of taught courses, a sample of written work of no more than 5000 words, a description of planned research projects of 1000-1500 words, and concrete ideas for grant proposals which can be sent to German or European funding agencies) should be sent by email (in one PDF document) to by December 18, 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.

For further information, please contact Prof. Stephan Hartmann (