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Call for Applications: Postdoc and Funded PhD Positions in Philosophy of Science and Religion, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany

January 15

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is one of the largest and most esteemed institutions of higher education in Germany, offering a wide range of academic disciplines.

The Chair for Late Antique and Arabic Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Peter Adamson) at the Faculty for Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Religion at the LMU seeks to fill two positions with employment beginning on October 1, 2020, under the aegis of an ERC funded project on Animals in Philosophy in the Islamic World:

Position A: Postdoctoral position (3 years)

Position B: Funded PhD position (3 years) It is in principle possible to take up the positions part-time.

Responsibilities:

· Collaborative research with other project team members.

· For position A: research on the Book of Animals (Kitāab al-hayawanḤayawān) by al-Jāḥahizẓ.

· For position B: doctoral research on philosophical issues concerning animals in Arabic medical literature.

Your profile:

Prerequisites for position A are an excellent university degree (PhD at least submitted, though not necessarily already published) and expertise in the relevant area of research. Applicants for position A should have the ability to work with texts in classical Arabic at a high level.

Applicants for position B should have facility with Arabic and ideally also ancient Greek, as well as a Masters level degree in a relevant discipline (classics, philosophy, Islamic studies, or similar).

A further requirement for both positions is native or near-native facility in German and/or English, as well as standard computer skills, creativity and ability to work in a team, being results-oriented and willing to take on new challenges.

Our offer:

Your workplace is 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; position A is a 100% post, position B is a 65% post.

We particularly welcome applications from female candidates. The University intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members: disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your application with the usual documents (including CV, transcripts, diplomas, list of publications and courses taught if relevant), as well as a brief description of your expertise as relevant to the theme of the project, either by email as a PDF file (max. 5 MB) or by post by January 15, 2020 to the following address.

LMU München

Lehrstuhl für spätantike und arabische Philosophie

Prof. Dr. Peter Adamson

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1

80539 München

Germany E-Mail: peter.adamson@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us via e-mail (peter.adamson@lrz.uni-muenchen.de) or by telephone +49 (0)89/2180-72154.

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January 15
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