Assistant Professorship (m/f/x) (100 %, A13aZ, for three years with the possibility of extension)

Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion - Chair of Ancient Philosophy (Professor Christof Rapp)
Start date
1st October 2021
Application deadline
30 Apr 2021
Remuneration group
Payment grade
Contract duration
for three years with the possibility of extension

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences. LMU is seeking applications for one Assistant Professorship (m/f/x) (100 %, A13aZ, for three years with the possibility of extension) at the Chair of Ancient Philosophy (Professor Christof Rapp) at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion.

Tasks and responsibilities

The appointee will be expected (i) to do philosophical research in the field of ancient Greek or Latin philosophy (ii) to teach five hours a week in areas of the chair, (iii) to participate in the organisation of other duties from the chair, and (iv) to pursuit an advanced postdoctoral research project (e.g., a Habilitation).


The successful candidate (i) will have a PhD in philosophy, (ii) will have teaching experience in philosophy, and (iii) will have done research in ancient philosophy (preferably Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic Philosophy). Willingness to learn German and eventually teach in German is appreciated.


The position, which is to start from 1st October 2021, is for three years with the possibility of extension.

Women are currently underrepresented in the Faculty, therefore we particularly welcome applications for this post from suitably qualified female candidates.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

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


Contact for informal inquiries.

Applications (including CV, certificates, list of publications), a description of planned research projects (1000-1500 words) should be sent by 30th April 2021, either by email (ideally everything requested in a PDF document) or by mail to the address below. If possible at all, we very much prefer applications by email.

In addition, we ask for two confidential reports, which are to be sent by the reviewers directly to the address given below (email preferred).

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie und Religionswissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Antike Philosophie
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München


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