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Institution Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion - Chair in Philosophy and Political Theory
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date 2023-10-01 (limited to one year with the possibility of extension for another year)
Application deadline 2023-06-19

About us:

The Chair’s thematic focus ranges over political, legal, and social philosophy. Regular activities, in addition to teaching and publications, include research collaborations with leading universities in Germany and abroad, seminar series with international invited speakers, specialist workshops and conferences, career-development and mentoring initiatives for junior academics and PhD students.

We are looking for you:

Postdoctoral Fellow (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Independent and collaborative research broadly in the thematic areas of the Chair—political, legal, and social philosophy—and dissemination of such research through participation in seminars, conferences, and workshops.
  • Teaching: 5 hours per week. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching offerings of the Chair.
  • Participation in other activities at the Chair, including conference and workshop organization, teaching administration, research seminars, reading groups, etc.

Your qualifications:

  • Candidates should have completed, or be about to complete, a doctorate in a relevant field (e.g., political philosophy/theory, legal philosophy, social philosophy). A finished PhD is required by the start date of the appointment.
  • Candidates should have a record of producing high-quality research, as evidenced by publications and/or publishable writings of international standard, commensurate with their career stage.
  • Candidates should have excellent teaching skills and be willing to engage in teamwork.
  • Candidates should be able to work in English, with respect to both research and teaching.
  • Knowledge of German and the ability to teach in German are very much welcome, but not a prerequisite for this post.


Your workplace is centrally located in Munich and is well-connected by public transport. We can offer an interesting and challenging work environment and good prospects for further career development. Salary will be calculated according to group E 13 TV-L.

We particularly welcome applications from female candidates.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


For inquiries about the position, please refer to Prof. Laura Valentini.

Applications should be entirely written in English and should include:

  • a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s academic profile, research and teaching interests, and motivation for applying for the advertised positions (and in case the candidate doesn’t have a PhD yet, the expected submission and defence dates);
  • a CV, complete with a list of publications and/or finished manuscripts.

These materials should be collated into a single PDF document and sent by e-mail to the chair's administration: by 19 June 2023. The subject line of the e-mail should be 'Academic job application' (please cut-and-paste it in the subject line, as this is necessary to ensure that your application is processed correctly).

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