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Two Research Studentships at the MCMP/CAS


The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two research studentships from October 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. The successful applicants will work in the interdisciplinary research project “Reasoning and Argumentation in Science” at LMU's Center for Advanced Studies (CAS). The successful applicants are either (i) in the MCMP master program “Logic and Philosophy of Science” and plan to work towards a master thesis on a topic related to the research project, or (i) are in a master program in computer science, physics or psychology and would like to contribute to this research project. For more information about the research project, which is directed by Prof. Stephan Hartmann, click here (PDF, 89 Kb).

The research students will get an appointment as a wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (10 hours/week) and a desk in an office provided by the CAS for the whole research team. They will work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment involving the project leader, two postdocs, two master students and several visiting fellows from different disciplines. The research students are also expected to help with the organization of two workshops and a conference and other organizational tasks.

Applications (including a motivation letter, a CV, a sample of written work of no more than 3000 words, and a description of a planned research project related to the above-mentioned project of about 500 words; ideally everything requested in one PDF document) should be sent to by June 1, 2016. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Master students from computer science, physics or psychology should additionally submit a confidential letter of reference addressing the applicant's qualifications for academic research. This letter should be sent to the same address from the referee directly.

We especially encourage female scholars to apply. LMU in general, and the MCMP and the CAS 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 (