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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Assistant Professorship (3+3y) in Philosophy of Physics, Munich, GERMANY


The Chair of Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Philosophy, 
Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion and the Munich Center for 
Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP,) at LMU Munich seek applications for

an Assistant Professorship in Philosophy of Physics.

The position is for three years with the possibility of extension for 
another three years. The appointment will be made within the German A13 
salary scheme (under the assumption that the civil service requirements 
are met), which means that one has the rights and perks of a civil 
servant. The starting date is October 1, 2013.

The appointee will be expected (i) to do philosophical research in the 
philosophy of physics and to lead a research group in this field, (ii) to 
teach five hours a week in philosophy of physics and/or a related field, 
and (iii) to take on management tasks. The successful candidate will have 
a PhD in philosophy and some teaching experience.

Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, 
one's academic background and research interests, a CV, a list of 
publications, a list of taught courses, a sample of written work of no 
more than 5000 words, and a description of a planned research project of 
1000-1500 words) should be sent by email (ideally everything requested in 
one PDF document) to by December 10, 
2012. 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.

Contact for informal inquiries: Professor Stephan Hartmann