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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Assistant Professorship and two postdoctoral fellowships in mathematical philosophy, Munich, GERMANY

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich is seeking applications for an


 	at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (directed by ProfessorHannes Leitgeb) at 
the Faculty for Philosophy, Philosophy of Science andStudy of Religion. The position, which is to 
start from October 1st 2012,is for three years with the possibility of extension. 
Technically, it is aso-called 'Akademische Ratsstelle auf Zeit' in the Bavarian universitysystem,
which means basically that one has the rights and perks of a civilservant.

 	The appointee will be expected (i) to do philosophical research assistedby logical or 
mathematical methods, (ii) to teach five hours a week inareas of philosophy in which logical or 
mathematical methods are applied,and (iii) to take on management tasks in the new Munich Center 
forMathematical Philosophy. The successful candidate will have (iv) a PhD inphilosophy or logic, 
and (v) teaching experience in philosophy or logic. Fluency in German is not mandatory.

 	For details on the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, please see 

 	The appointment will be made within the German A13 salary scheme (under theassumption 
that the civil service requirements are met).

 	Women are currently underrepresented in the Faculty, therefore weparticularly welcome 
applications for this post from suitably qualifiedfemale candidates. Furthermore, given equal 
qualification, severelyphysically challenged individuals will be preferred.

 	Applications (including CV, certificates, list of publications) should besent to

 	Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt Mnchen Fakultt fr Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie und 
Religionswissenschaft Lehrstuhl fr Logik und Sprachphilosophie / MCMP Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 
80539 Mnchen Germany
E-Mail: office.leitgeb@lrz.uni-muenchen.de [mailto:office.leitgeb@lrz.uni-muenchen.de]

 	byAPRIL 23RD, 2012.

 	If possible at all, we very much prefer applications by email. 
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: 


 	POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS Two postdoctoral fellowships are being advertised at the Munich 
Center for MathematicalPhilosophy (MCMP). The MCMP, which is devoted to applications of logical 
and mathematicalmethods in philosophy, was established in 2010 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Munich(LMU) based on generous support by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Directed by
Professor Hannes Leitgeb, the Center hosts a vibrant research community of university faculty,
postdoctoral fellows, doctoral fellows, and visiting fellows. The Center organizes at least two
weekly colloquia in Mathematical Philosophy and a weekly internal a work-in-progress seminar, as
well as various other activities such as workshops, conferences, reading groups, and the like.

 	The successful candidate will partake in all of the Center's academic activities and enjoy 
itsadministrative facilities and financial support. More information on the Center can be found at

 	Over and above the Center, the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of 
Religionat LMU offers a wealth of expertise in all areas of philosophy.

 	The successful applicants are supposed to use logical or mathematical methods in their
philosophical research, and/or to reflect on these methods philosophically. Research projects can,
of course, be carried out in logic or philosophy of mathematics, but they are not restricted to 
thesefields -- for instance, work in epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language,
metaphysics, moral philosophy, and so forth are equally encouraged, as long as formal methodsplay 
a significant role in the corresponding research projects.

 	One of the two postdoctoral fellowships is meant to combine research on a philosophical 
topicwith research on the following question on academic management: Which new ways of organizing
the field of mathematical philosophy, and of presenting mathematical philosophy to professional
philosophers, students, and the public, can be developed that might take mathematical philosophy
one step forward? If you intend to apply just for this special fellowship, please do mention that 
inyour application package.

 	In general, applicants should be in possession of the skills that would normally be gained 
byachieving a PhD or equivalent in philosophy, logic or a closely related field. The postdoctoral
stipends are for three years, and they should be taken up by October 1st 2012 (although there is
some flexibility on that side). Each stipend will amount to EUR 2400 of monthly salary (normally
tax-free, but excluding insurance). Additionally, the Center helps its fellows with the costs that
arise from attending conferences (fees, traveling, accommodation).

 	The official language at the Center is English, and the successful candidates need not be 
able tospeak German. There is also the possibility, though no obligation, to do some teaching in 
eitherEnglish or German.

 	Applications are due by APRIL 23RD, 2012, and should include:

1. A cover letter that addresses, amongst others, one's academic background and researchinterests.

2. A curriculum vitae.

3. A proposal for a research project (3 pages).

4. A sample of written work (e.g., a published article).

5. Two confidential letters of reference addressing the applicant?s qualifications for postddoctoral
research. These should be sent from the referees directly.

 	We especially encourage female scholars to apply. The Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich 
ingeneral, and the MCMP in particular, endeavor to raise the percentage of women among its
academic personnel.

 	Applications, letters of reference, as well as any questions should be directed to

 	Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen Fakultaet fuer Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie 
und Religionswissenschaft Lehrstuhl fuer Logik und Sprachphilosophie / MCMP Geschwister-Scholl-
Platz 1 D-80539, Muenchen, Germany


 	If possible at all, we prefer to receive applications and letters of reference by e-mail 
(sent to office.leitgeb@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
[mailto:office.leitgeb@lrz.uni-muenchen.de] ).