Friday, 30 March 2012

Professorship and postdocs at MCMP

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

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


 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:
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

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

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


If possible at all, we prefer to receive applications and letters of
reference by e-mail (sent to

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