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Institution Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion - Chair of Philosophy and Decision Theory
Remuneration group BesGr A13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date As soon as possible (limited to three years with the possibility of extension for another three years)
Application deadline 2023-02-27

About us:

The Chair in Philosophy and Decision Theory, held by Christian List, is devoted to the study of foundational questions in decision and social choice theory, formal epistemology and formal ethics, the philosophy of mind and action, and the philosophy of the social sciences. The work of the Chair has an interdisciplinary orientation, emphasizing the exchange of ideas with researchers from neighbouring fields, including in the sciences and social sciences. The Chair’s areas of research and teaching can be subdivided into three broadly defined subfields, with some overlap between them:

  • individual decision theory, including theories of rationality, formal epistemology, and formal ethics;
  • collective decision theory, including social choice theory, social epistemology, and related areas of social and political philosophy;
  • the metaphysics of mind and action and related questions concerning the foundations of the human and social sciences.

The Chair is part of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, which offers a world-class environment for research in formally oriented areas of philosophy. Furthermore, LMU’s Faculty of Philosophy has significant strengths across a wide range of different areas of philosophy, theoretical as well as practical, contemporary as well as historical.

We are looking for you:

Assistant Professor (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Independent and collaborative research broadly in the thematic areas of the Chair—including philosophically oriented decision theory, philosophically oriented social choice theory, formal epistemology and formal ethics, and the philosophy of mind and action—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, also in the context of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.
  • 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 closed to completing, a doctorate in philosophy or a suitable related field (e.g., logic, computer science, or economics). Candidates must have submitted their PhDs by the start date of their 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 a strong analytic, logical, and (depending on their research area) mathematical orientation and aptitude.
  • 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 welcome, but not a prerequisite for these posts.

Benefits:

Under certain conditions, the post-holder can be appointed as an Akademischer Rat auf Zeit (i.e., temporary civil servant status at A13 level, which requires a completed doctoral degree); otherwise, the salary will be calculated according to group E 13 TVL-employment.

Successful applicants will also have funds available to attend workshops and conferences.

Applications from women are encouraged.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

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

Contact:

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 to the chair's administration (office.list@lrz.uni-muenchen.de) by 27.2.2023. The subject line of the email should be “Academic job application”.

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