Doctoral Fellowship or Postdoctoral Fellowship at the MCMP (LMU Munich)
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) 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 a Doctoral Fellowship or a Postdoctoral Fellowship. The successful candidate has a background in cognitive science or philosophy and works on problems from the psychology of reasoning, judgment or decision-making. She or he will be part of a team of philosophers and psychologists led by Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck and MCMP) and Stephan Hartmann (MCMP). The fellowship is sponsored by Ulrike Hahn´s Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The Doctoral Fellowship is open for candidates with a masters degree in philosophy or psychology. The stipend is for three years, and it should be taken up by October 1, 2015, but a later starting date is also possible. (Please let us know if you wish to start at a later date.) The stipend will amount to EUR 1500 of monthly salary (normally tax-free, but excluding insurance). Additionally, the MCMP helps its fellows with the costs that arise from attending conferences (fees, traveling, accommodation).
The Postdoctoral Fellowship is open for candidates with a PhD in philosophy or psychology. The stipend is for two years, and it should be taken up by October 1, 2015, but a later starting date is also possible. (Please let us know if you wish to start at a later date.) The stipend will amount to EUR 2400 of monthly salary (normally tax-free, but excluding insurance). Additionally, the MCMP helps its fellows with the costs that arise from attending conferences (fees, traveling, accommodation).
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, and a description of a planned research project of 1000-1500 words) should be sent by email (ideally everything requested in one PDF document) to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 25, 2015. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Additionally, two confidential letter of reference addressing the applicant's qualifications for academic research should be sent to the same address from the referee directly. Candidates who apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship and who have not finished their PhD yet should indicate in the cover letter when they will finish their PhD.
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. Several of our research projects are conducted in collaboration with scientists. The successful candidate will partake in all of MCMP's academic activities and enjoy its administrative facilities and financial 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. Furthermore, given equal qualification, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.