Munich: Assistant Professorship in Philosophy of Physics

Assistant Professor Position for Philosophy of Physics (MCMP, LMU Munich)

The Chair of Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP, http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/index.html) at LMU Munich seek applications for an Assistant Professorship in Philosophy of Physics. The position is for three years with the possibility of extension for another three years. 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, 2013.

The appointee will be expected (i) to do philosophical research in the philosophy of physics and to lead a research group in this field, (ii) to teach five hours a week in philosophy of physics and/or a related field, and (iii) to take on management tasks. The successful candidate will have a PhD in philosophy and some teaching experience.

Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, one’s academic background and research interests, a CV, a list of publications, a list of taught courses, 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 sabine.krueger@lrz.uni-muenchen.de by December 10, 2012. 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 (Stephan.Hartmann@lrz.uni-muenchen.de)

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