job opening: assistant for Late Antique and Arabic Philosophy at LMU München

From Peter Adamson, via the ISNS mailing list:

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is one of the largest and most esteemed institutions of higher learning 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 a temporary position beginning on April 1, 2021, as:

Academic staff member/Assistant of the chair (initially 3 years)

Your responsibilities:

Collaborative research in the areas of concentration of the chair, namely ancient and medieval philosophy – especially late antique philosophy or philosophy in the Islamic world.

Teaching: 5 hours per week (roughly corresponds to a 2/3 teaching load in the US).

Participation in other activities at the chair (research, teaching, administration)

Your profile:

Prerequisites are an excellent university degree and expertise in the area of research mentioned above. A further requirement is native or near-native facility in German or English. The candidate should have standard computer skills, be creative and capable of teamwork, results-oriented and willing to take on new challenges.

Our offer:

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.

If the candidate is suitably qualified the post-holder can be appointed as an „Akademischer Rat auf Zeit“ (i.e. temporary civil servant status; requires doctoral degree). Otherwise salary will be calculated according to group E 13 TVL-employment. The position will end on 31.03.2024, with an option to be extended by another three years.

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. In principle it is possible for the post to be held part-time.

Please send your application with the usual documents (including CV, transcripts, diplomas, list of publications and courses taught), as well as a brief description of your expertise, either by email as a PDF file (max. 5 MB) or by post by 1.10.2020 to the following address.

LMU München

Lehrstuhl für Spätantike und Arabische Philosophie

Prof. Dr. Peter Adamson

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1

80539 München



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