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Postdoctoral Positions at the MCMP (LMU Munich)


The Chair of Philosophy of Science (Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann) and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) in the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion at LMU Munich are seeking applications for

two 2-year postdoctoral positions

(full time)

starting on October 1, 2024 (or earlier).

Position 1: The appointee is expected to address the questions of how artificial intelligence is changing the way we do science and how artificial agency can benefit science. These questions are urgent because there is no guarantee that newly developed AI methods will help generate scientific knowledge for us. This project will be carried out jointly with the research groups of Hans Briegel (Physics, Innsbruck) and Thomas Müller (Philosophy, Konstanz). The successful candidate will have a PhD in computer science, theoretical physics and/or philosophy of science and be interested in (and ideally already experienced in) working in a multidisciplinary research team and is expected to teach one BA or MA course (in English or German) per semester.

Position 2: The appointee is expected to work in one of the following areas: general philosophy of science, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of economics, formal epistemology, computational philosophy, or social epistemology. Knowledge of computational and formal methods and/or a background in a science would be an advantage, but is not required. The successful candidate will have a PhD in philosophy (or in a related field such as cognitive science or computer science) and be interested in (and ideally already have experience of) working in a multidisciplinary team of researchers and is expected to teach one BA or MA course (in English or German) per semester.

Your workplace is centrally located in Munich and is easily accessible by public transportation. We offer an interesting and responsible position with good opportunities for further training and development, which is remunerated with a full-time employment contract according to TV-L E13 (conditions apply). In addition, there is an annual budget for workshop and conference participation.

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 working language at the MCMP is English, so there is no need to learn German. There is the possibility of part-time employment. Applications from women and other minorities are strongly encouraged.

Applications (including a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, a list of taught courses, a written work sample of no more than 5000 words and a description of a planned research project of 1000-1500 words) should be sent by email as a single PDF document (ideally no larger than 5 MB and named yourlastname.pdf) to by 5 April, 2024.

Please indicate in the cover letter and in the email subject of the application which of the two positions you are applying for.

In addition, two confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referees to the same email address.

For further information, please contact Prof. Stephan Hartmann (