Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Early Modern Philosophy

Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion
Start date
commencing as soon as possible
Application deadline
22 Jun 2022
Payment grade

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.

The Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies invites applications for a Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Early Modern Philosophy commencing as soon as possible.

The successful candidate is expected to have a well established track record in research and teaching, with comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the entire philosophical and scientific development of Early Modern Philosophy, as well as a further research focus in either Philosophy of Renaissance or another focus in Early Modern Philosophy. Further it is expected that the person appointed will teach in the Bachelor's degree program and Master's degree program in philosophy (both major and minor subject), as well as an interdisciplinary Master's degree program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. In addition, it is desired that the already existing interdisciplinary collaborations of the professorship, e.g. with the "Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ZMR)", will be continued by the holder of the position.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification.

With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career. The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members.

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


Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications (scientific publications on request), only in electronic form as a single pdf-file, not bigger as 10 MB, to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, using the following Link no later than June 22nd, 2022.

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