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Doctoral Fellowships at the MCMP (LMU Munich)


The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 3-year doctoral fellowships starting on October 1, 2018. (A later starting date is possible.) We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in at least one of the following fields: general philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of statistics, formal epistemology, formal philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, agent-based modeling in philosophy, or decision theory.

We follow a blind reviewing procedure: applicants are therefore requested to submit

  1. A blinded application which does not mention the applicant’s name, including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, one's academic background, research interests and the proposed starting date, a CV, a list of publications (if applicable), BA and (if applicable) MA certificates, a sample of written work of no more than 3000 words, and a description of the planned PhD-project of about 2000 words.
  2. A separate title page, containing the applicant’s name and contact information.

Both documents should be sent as two separate PDF documents to by April 15, 2018. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Additionally, one confidential letter of reference addressing the applicant's qualifications for academic research should be sent to the same email address from the referees directly.

Candidates who have not finished their MA at the time of the application deadline have to provide evidence (in the cover letter or in the reference) that they will have their MA in hand at the time the fellowship starts.

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 candidates will partake in the MCMP's academic activities and enjoy its administrative facilities and support. 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. Among applicants chosen for interviews, given equal qualification, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.

The fellowships are remunerated with 1.468 €/month (paid out without deductions for tax and social security). The MCMP also provides funds to cover costs to attend some workshops and conferences.

For further information, please contact Prof. Stephan Hartmann (