Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships at the MCMP (LMU Munich)


The  Chair of Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at LMU Munich seek applications for the following fellowships:

  1. One Postdoctoral Fellowship
  2. One Doctoral Fellowship

Deadline: April 7, 2013
Starting date: October 1, 2013 (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 Munich 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.lmu.de/mcmp

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.



1. One Postdoctoral Fellowship

The successful candidate 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 psychology, 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. The postdoctoral stipend is for two years, and it should be taken up by October 1, 2013, but a later starting date is also possible. (Please let us know if you wish to start at a later date.) The 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 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 [at] lrz.uni-muenchen.de by April 7, 2013. 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 [at] lmu.de).



2. One Doctoral Fellowship

The successful candidate 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 psychology, formal epistemology, social epistemology (formal and non-formal), 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 fellowship is 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 stipend is for three years at the end of which the fellow is expected to have finished her or his PhD thesis. The fellowship should be taken up by October 1, 2013, but a later starting date is also possible. (Please let us know if you wish to start at a later date.) The 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, a CV, a list of publications, Bachelor and Master certificates, 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 [at] lrz.uni-muenchen.de by April 7, 2013. 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 [at] lmu.de).

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