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Institution Faculty of Social Sciences - Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science - Chair of Empirical Political Research and Policy Analysis (Prof. Dr. Paul W. Thurner)
Remuneration group BesGr A13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date 2023-10-01 (restricted to a duration of six years)
Application deadline 2023-04-15

We are looking for you:

Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • The independent implementation of a postdoctoral research project in a thematic area relevant to research conducted at the chair
  • Publication of research results and application for third-party funding (individually and in teams)
  • Provision of teaching in the area of quantitative methods, 2,5 courses per semester (5 ‚Semesterwochenstunden‘ of 45 minutes per semester on average)

Your qualifications:

  • An excellent dissertation related to quantitative political science methodes (& IR or Comparative Politics), completed or close to completion.
  • Research goals related to research interests of the Chair 'Empirical Political Research and Policy Analysis'
  • Publication in peer-reviewed journals or strong indications of the potential to place publications competitively.
  • Fluency in English. Good German skills are desirable.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and in teams.


  • The position is to be filled as an Assistant Professorship (100%, A13: "BeamtIn auf Zeit", max. six years)
  • The post ought to be filled by 1st October 2023 and is restricted to a duration of three years. The position can be extended for three more years.
  • Your workplace will be centrally located in Munich and can be easily reached by public transport.
  • More information on the Family Service of LMU can be found here.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

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


Please submit the following (in English):

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Diplomas
  • Contact data for two referees (referees will be contacted only at the interview stage)
  • One writing sample of an article or a chapter representative of your research agenda (preferably single-authored)

The submission deadline is 15th April 2023. Please submit your application per email (in one PDF, max. 10MB) to Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Empirical Political Research and Policy Analysis, Ms. Hopp,

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