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Institution Faculty for the Study of Culture
Remuneration group BesGr W2
Start date 2024-10-01
Application deadline 2022-11-09

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Social and Cultural Anthropology

The professorship is intended to represent the subject of social and cultural anthropology in its entire breadth in research and teaching and to complement existing regional and thematic foci at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at LMU Munich. Experience in the successful acquisition of third-party funding and the willingness to participate in the academic self-administration are expected.

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 in social and cultural anthropology. 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 cover letter, a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications to the Dean of the Faculty for the Study of Culture, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München,, by e-mail in one pdf file no later than 9. November 2022.

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