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Postdoctoral Position at the MCMP (Project “Inferentialism, Bayesianism and Scientific Explanation”)


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 postdoctoral position. The successful candidate has a background in formal epistemology or formal philosophy of science and will work on the project “Inferentialism, Bayesianism and Scientific Explanation” which is funded by the German Research Council (DFG). For more information about the project, which is conducted in collaboration with the group of Prof. Marcel Weber at the University of Geneva, click here.

Some teaching is possible, but not required. The position is open for candidates with a PhD in philosophy. It is for two years with the possibility of extension for another year. The position should be taken up by April 1, 2016, but a later starting date is also possible. (Please let us know if you wish to start at a later date.) 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 a planned research project related to the above-mentioned project of 1000-1500 words) should be sent by email (ideally everything requested in one PDF document) to by November 22, 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.

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 and financial support of the center. 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.

For further information, please contact Prof. Stephan Hartmann (