Professor (W2 tenure track or W3) in Philosophy of Science and Technology with focus on Philosophy of AI Technology

Munich School of Philosophy (HFPH) seeks to appoint either a W2 Professor (limited to six years with tenure track to W3) or a W3 Full Professor in Philosophy of Science and Technology to begin as soon as possible. Employment is on a salaried basis and is based on the Bavarian W pay scale.

Your Profile

The successful candidate can teach and do research in philosophy of science and technology and has an area of specialization in philosophy of AI technology. It is expected that the candidates show proven expertise in interdisciplinary research. It is desirable if candidates have, in addition to philosophy, some qualification in the sciences such as biology/neuroscience, physics, or computer science.

Candidates must demonstrate excellent internationally recognized research achievements appropriate to the stage of their career through high quality publications and (externally funded) research projects. Research experience abroad is desired. An outstanding doctoral degree as well as pedagogical aptitude are prerequisites for the position. Additionally, a habilitation or habilitation-equivalent qualification in philosophy is required for the position of a full professor. Proficient command of written and spoken German is a requirement. The candidate’s appreciation of the Jesuit tradition in higher education is expected.


Your Responsibilities

The successful applicant is expected to develop and sustain research activities in the field of “Naturphilosophie” (epistemological and metaphysical questions arising from the natural sciences) which has played a significant role in the tradition of the HFPH.

The successful applicant will develop their own research projects and secure third-party funding. The successful applicant is responsible for representing and integrating their research within the HFPH and will contribute to international academic cooperation both within the worldwide network of Jesuit Universities and beyond. Interdisciplinary cooperation with other Bavarian universities is part of the position.

The successful applicant will deliver excellent research-led teaching and supervision at all levels. The applicant is expected to deliver introductory lectures in philosophy of science, esp. in philosophy of physics and/or biology (BA-level). Participation in the academic governance of the HFPH and contribution to its third mission activities are also expected.


What You Can Expect

HFPH is a government-approved private university under the auspices of the Jesuit Order. It offers philosophical education and supervision at all academic levels, as well as continuing education, particularly in ethics. It is characterized by an attractive work environment at a small, dynamic and collaborative university in the heart of Munich.

HFPH strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore welcomes applications from female philosophers. Applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference if their qualification is otherwise essentially the same. 


Application and Contact

To apply, please submit your application in English or German by the 6th of April 2021, including: CV (including research projects and funding), list of publications and courses taught, teaching statement (max. 2 pages), research statement (max. 2 pages), copies of diplomas and certificates, and three (journal) articles in one PDF document (max. 10 MB) to Applicants are welcome to contact the Vice-President for further information.

More information about the HFPH is available on its homepage