One Assistant Professorship in Philosophy at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) Two Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) Deadline: April 23rd, 2012. (Fluency in German is not mandatory.)
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich is seeking applications for an **Assistant Professorship in Mathematical Philosophy** at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (directed by Professor Hannes Leitgeb) at the Faculty for Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion. The position, which is to start from October 1st 2012, is for three years with the possibility of extension. Technically, it is a so-called 'Akademische Ratsstelle auf Zeit' in the Bavarian university system, which means basically that one has the rights and perks of a civil servant. The appointee will be expected (i) to do philosophical research assisted by logical or mathematical methods, (ii) to teach five hours a week in areas of philosophy in which logical or mathematical methods are applied, and (iii) to take on management tasks in the new Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy. The successful candidate will have (iv) a PhD in philosophy 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 here.
The appointment will be made within the German A13 salary scheme (under the assumption that the civil service requirements are met). Women are currently underrepresented in the Faculty, therefore we particularly welcome applications for this post from suitably qualified female candidates. Furthermore, given equal qualification, severely physically challenged individuals will be preferred. Applications (including CV, certificates, list of publications) should be sent to Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen Fakultaet für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie und Religionswissenschaft Lehrstuhl für Logik und Sprachphilosophie / MCMP Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 Muenchen Germany E-Mail: email@example.com by April 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two postdoctoral fellowships are being advertised at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP). The MCMP, which is devoted to applications of logical and mathematical methods 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 its administrative facilities and financial support. More information on the Center can be found here.
Over and above the Center, the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion at 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 these fields -- for instance, work in epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, metaphysics, moral philosophy, and so forth are equally encouraged, as long as formal methods play a significant role in the corresponding research projects. One of the two postdoctoral fellowships is meant to combine research on a philosophical topic with 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 in your application package. In general, applicants should be in possession of the skills that would normally be gained by achieving 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 to speak German. There is also the possibility, though no obligation, to do some teaching in either English 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 research interests. 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 in general, 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 E-mail: email@example.com If possible at all, we prefer to receive applications and letters of reference by e-mail (sent to firstname.lastname@example.org).