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Institution Faculty of Social Sciences - Chair of Comparative Political Science (Prof. Dr. Nicole Bolleyer)
Remuneration group BesGr A13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date 2023-10-16 (restricted to a duration of three years)
Application deadline 2023-04-01

About us:

The Chair of Comparative Political Science (Prof. Dr. Nicole Bolleyer) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU) at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science is advertising with a start date of 16th October 2023 the position of a

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.
  • Contribution to administrative tasks at the chair and projects located at the chair.
  • Publication of research results and application for third-party funding (individually and in teams)
  • Provision of teaching in the area of comparative politics (5 ‚Semesterwochenstunden‘ of 45 minutes per semester on average)

Your qualifications:

  • An excellent dissertation in a discipline relevant for comparative social science research (completed or close to completion).
  • Research goals related to research interests of the chair.
  • Publication in peer-reviewed journals or strong indications of the potential to place publications competitively.
  • A good knowledge of cross-national data collection, management and analysis. Advanced knowledge about survey and experimental research as well as advanced quantitative methods are desirable.
  • Fluency in English. Good German skills are desirable.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and in teams. Experience in the management of funded projects is desirable.


The position is to be filled as an Assistant Professorship (100%, TV-L E13 or 100%, A13: "BeamtIn auf Zeit")

Pay is based on TV-L ,Entgeltgruppe’ E 13. Work load is 40,1 hours per week. As “BeamtIn auf Zeit” your work load is 40 hours per week.

The post ought to be filled by 16th October 2023 and is restricted to a duration of three years (probation six months). 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.

LMU has signed the "Charter of Diversity" and is committed to the diversity of its employees. We therefore actively promote equality between women and men.

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)
  • Research outline for a three-year postdoctoral project (max. 3 pages excluding bibliography)
  • One writing sample of an article or a chapter representative of your research agenda (preferably single-authored)

The submission deadline is 1st April 2023. Please submit your application per email (in one PDF, max. 10MB) to Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Chair for Comparative Political Science, Ms. Zwerger,
Interviews will take place at the Geschwister Scholl Institut of Political Science at LMU and are planned for 24th May 2023.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Professor Dr. Nicole Bolleyer:

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