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1-year 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 1-year postdoctoral fellowship.

Candidates are expected to conduct research in the philosophy of the social sciences. The starting date is November 1, 2015, 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 the philosophy of the social sciences, and (ii) help with the preparation of an interdisciplinary grant proposal on the topic “Decisions, Groups, and Networks” which involves economists, psychologists, political scientists and scholars from business administration. The successful candidate will have a PhD in philosophy and a background in a social science and/or decision theory. Experience in working in interdisciplinary teams would be an advantage. 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 planned research projects of 1000-1500 words) should be sent by email (ideally everything requested in one PDF document named yourlastname.pdf) to by September 15, 2015. 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 (