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Postdoctoral Positions at the MCMP (LMU Munich)


The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (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 official language at the MCMP is English and fluency in German is not mandatory.
The Chair of Philosophy of Science under the direction of Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann seeks applications for

two 3-year postdoctoral positions

starting on October 1, 2020.

We expect successful applicants to:

  • Collaborate in the research of the chair
  • Collaborate in the teaching (under graduate and graduate studies) with a teaching load of 5 hours per week and term
  • Collaborate in the administration of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)

Your profile:
Recruitment requirements are a very good university degree and a very good doctorate in philosophy, philosophy of science or a comparable subject. You also have very good knowledge of English and EDP, have already taught philosophy or scientific theory, are creative and able to work in a team, work results-oriented and like to face new challenges.
We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in at least one of the following fields: general philosophy of science, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of statistics, formal epistemology, formal philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, philosophy of artificial intelligence, agent-based modeling in philosophy, and decision theory.

Our offer:
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 a full-time contract under the German TV-L E13 salary scheme (conditions apply). The MCMP also provides funds to cover costs to attend some workshops and conferences. The position is fixed-term until 30.09.2023. Part-time employment is possible.
Applications (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, a sample of written work of no more than 5000 words, and a description of a planned research project of about 2000 words) should be sent by email (in one PDF document) to by 31 March, 2020. Additionally, two confidential letters 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 PhD at the time of the application deadline have to provide evidence (in the cover letter or in the reference) that they will have their PhD in hand at the time the fellowship starts.

For further information, please contact Prof. Stephan Hartmann (