Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Educational Science with a Focus on Empirical Educational Research

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 Psychology and Education invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track)
of Educational Science with a Focus on Empirical Educational Research

commencing as soon as possible.

The position includes the representation of the field of education in research and teaching with an emphasis on empirical research. Research should address education over the life course, preferably in fields beyond school. The participation of candidates in the interdisciplinary Munich Center of the Learning Sciences is desired. The teaching duties include contributions to the bachelor’s and master’s programs in educational science as well as to teacher education.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars, preferably education researchers, 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. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a

  • curriculum vitae,
  • documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications and
  • stating the job reference “EERA” to the

Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Leopoldstraße 13, 80802 Munich, Germany,

no later than May 30, 2019.

Applications should be submitted in printed and electronic form (PDF on CD).


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