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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Assistant professorship and three postdoctoral fellowships in mathematical philosophy, Munich, GERMANY


The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP, http://lmu.de/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 the following positions:

1. One Assistant Professorship (non-tenure-track)

2. Three Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: March 25, 2014
Starting date: October 1, 2014 (or later)

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. Several of our 
research projects are conducted in collaboration with scientists. The 
successful candidates will partake in all of MCMP's academic activities 
and enjoy its administrative facilities and financial support. 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.

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1. One Assistant Professorship (non-tenure-track)

Candidates are expected to conduct research in at least one of the 
following fields: modeling and simulation in philosophy, philosophy of 
statistics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of the social sciences, 
philosophy of economics, formal epistemology, (formal or non-formal) 
philosophy of science, and (formal or non-formal) social epistemology. 
Applicants with a background in a formal, natural or social science are 
especially encouraged to apply.

The position is for three years with the possibility of extension for 
another three years. Note that there is no tenure-track option. 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, 2014, but a later starting date is also possible. (Please let 
us know if you wish to start at a later date.)

The appointee will be expected (i) to do philosophical research in at 
least one of the specified fields, (ii) to teach five hours a week, and 
(iii) to take on management and supervision tasks. The successful 
candidate will have a PhD in philosophy and some teaching experience in 
philosophy.

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, a description of planned research projects of 
1000-1500 words, and concrete ideas for grant proposals which can be sent 
to German or European funding agencies) should be sent by email (ideally 
everything requested in one PDF document) to 
office.hartmann@lrz.uni-muenchen.de by March 25, 2014. 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. Please let 
us know in the cover letter whether or not you are also considering a 
Postdoctoral Fellowship (see below). Contact for informal inquiries: 
Professor Stephan Hartmann (S.Hartmann@lmu.de)

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2. Three Postdoctoral Fellowships

In this round of advertisements, we are especially interested in 
candidates who work in the following areas: modeling and simulation in 
philosophy, philosophy of statistics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy 
of the social sciences, philosophy of economics, formal epistemology, 
(formal or non-formal) philosophy of science, and (formal or non-formal) 
social epistemology, but we are also open to candidates who apply formal 
methods in metaphysics, moral and political philosophy or any other part 
of philosophy. We would also like to encourage scholars who do 
experimental work (ideally in combination with formal work) to apply. 
Applicants with a background in a formal, natural or social science are 
especially encouraged to apply. We are also interested in scientists who 
plan to work on a project of philosophical relevance and whose work 
relates to the research interests of the MCMP.

The fellowships are open for candidates with a PhD in philosophy or a 
related science. The postdoctoral stipends are for two years, and they 
should be taken up by October 1, 2014, but a later starting date is also 
possible. (Please let us know if you wish to start at a later date.) Each 
stipend will amount to EUR 2400 of monthly salary (normally tax-free, but 
excluding insurance). Additionally, the MCMP helps its fellows with the 
costs that arise from attending conferences (fees, traveling, 
accommodation). There is the possibility, though no obligation, to do some 
teaching in either English or German.

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 office.hartmann@lrz.uni-muenchen.de by March 25, 
2014. 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.

Contact for informal inquiries: Professor Stephan Hartmann 
(S.Hartmann@lmu.de)