Monday, 18 June 2012

Positions in Philosophy of Science at MCMP, LMU, Munich

The Chair of Philosophy of Science (Professor Stephan Hartmann) at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU) seek applications for the following positions:
1. Three Assistant Professorships
2. Six Postdoctoral Fellowships
3. Six Doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: July 18, 2012
Starting date: October 1, 2012 (or later)
The Chair of Philosophy of Science focuses on general philosophy of science and the philosophy of the natural and social sciences. We are especially interested in conducting joint research projects with colleagues from other faculties at LMU and elsewhere.
The MCMP is devoted to applications of logical, mathematical, and computational methods in philosophy. It was established in 2010 and is generously supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation through two Alexander von Humboldt professorships. Directed by Professor Stephan Hartmann and Professor Hannes Leitgeb, who founded the MCMP, the MCMP hosts a vibrant research community of university faculty, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral fellows, master students, and visiting fellows. The MCMP organizes at least two weekly colloquia and a weekly internal work in-progress seminar, as well as various other activities such as workshops, conferences, and reading groups. For more information, see
http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/index.html
The official language at the Chair and 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 Chair of Philosophy of Science and the MCMP in particular, endeavor to raise the percentage of women among its academic personnel. Furthermore, given equal qualification, severely physically challenged individuals will be preferred.

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1. Three Assistant Professorships
Candidates are expected to have the following areas of specialization. Position 1: Philosophy of science with an emphasis in the philosophy of physics. Position 2: Philosophy of science with an emphasis in the philosophy of psychology and/or the social sciences and/or economics. Position 3: Modeling and simulation in philosophy. The areas of competence are open.
The positions are for three years with the possibility of extension. 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, 2012, 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 the specified AOS and lead the respective group, (ii) to teach five hours a week in philosophy of science and/or a related field, and (iii) to take on management tasks. The successful candidate will have a PhD in philosophy and teaching experience in philosophy.
Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, one's academic background and research interests, CV, certificates, list of publications, a sample of written work, and a 3-page description of planned research projects) should be sent to
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie und Religionswissenschaft
Geschäftsstelle - Hauspost Fach 41
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München
Germany
E-Mail: alexander.nawrath@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
by July 18, 2012. Please indicate for which of the three position you apply and let us know whether or not you are also considering a Postdoctoral Fellowship (see below). Applications by email are much preferred (ideally with everything requested in one PDF document). 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@gmail.com)

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2. Six Postdoctoral Fellowships
The successful candidates will partake in all of MCMP's academic activities and enjoy its administrative facilities and financial support. In this round of advertisements, we are especially interested in candidates who work in the following areas: general philosophy of science (formal and non-formal), philosophy of physics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of social science, philosophy of economics, formal epistemology, social epistemology (formal and non-formal), individual and collective decision theory, modeling and simulation in philosophy, and experimental philosophy, but we are also open to candidates who apply formal methods in metaphysics, moral and political philosophy or any other part of philosophy.
The fellowships are open for candidates with a PhD in philosophy as well as for candidates with a PhD in a natural or social science who have foundational and/or methodological research interests (please explain in the letter). The postdoctoral stipends are for three years, and they should be taken up by October 1, 2012, 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, CV, certificates, list of publications, a sample of written work, and a 3-page description of a planned research project) should be sent to
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie und Religionswissenschaft
Geschäftsstelle - Hauspost Fach 41
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München
Germany
E-Mail: alexander.nawrath@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
by July 18, 2012. Applications by email are much preferred (ideally with everything requested in one PDF document). 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@gmail.com)

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3. Six Doctoral Fellowships
The successful candidates will partake in all of MCMP's academic activities and enjoy its administrative facilities and financial support. In this round of advertisements, we are especially interested in candidates who work in the following areas: general philosophy of science (formal and non-formal), philosophy of physics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of social science, philosophy of economics, formal epistemology, social epistemology (formal and non-formal), individual and collective decision theory, modeling and simulation in philosophy, and experimental philosophy, but we are also open to candidates who apply formal methods in metaphysics, moral and political philosophy or any other part of philosophy.
The fellowships are open for candidates with a master degree in philosophy as well as for candidates with a master degree in a natural or social science who have foundational and/or methodological research interests (please explain in the letter).The doctoral stipends are for three years at the end of which the fellows are expected to have finished their PhD thesis. The fellowships should be taken up by October 1, 2012, 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 1500 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).
Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, one's academic background and research interests, CV, certificates, list of publications, a sample of written work, and a 3-page description of a planned research project) should be sent to
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie und Religionswissenschaft
Geschäftsstelle - Hauspost Fach 41
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München
Germany
E-Mail: alexander.nawrath@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
by July 18, 2012. Applications by email are much preferred (ideally with everything requested in one PDF document). Additionally, two confidential letters of reference addressing the applicant's qualifications for doctoral research should be sent to the same address from the referees directly.
Contact for informal inquiries: Professor Stephan Hartmann (S.Hartmann@gmail.com)

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