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Institution Faculty of Social Sciences - Department of Media and Communication
Remuneration group BesGr W2
Start date 2025-10-01
Application deadline 2024-05-02

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Communication with a Focus on Strategic Communication

The professorship is based at the Department of Media and Communication. The teaching and research focus will be on questions of strategic communication with a focus on the actors, structures, processes and contents of public relations and organizational communication (e. g. of companies, institutions, associations, parties or NGOs) and the theoretical and empirical analysis of the subject area. In particular, the consequences of digitalization will be reflected upon.

The candidate should have a proven track record in the field of research on strategic communication from a perspective based in communication studies. The willingness to participate in the development of a research infrastructure for the continuous observation of social communication processes and scientific knowledge is expected. The successful candidate will contribute to all BA and MA programs offered in the Department of Media and Communication. An excellent international research record, in-depth knowledge of empirical methods of social science research and data analysis, and a strong national and international network are expected. An extensive network in the field of practice is desirable. A strong commitment to teaching and the willingness to participate in the further development of research and teaching in the Department and in the Faculty of Social Sciences 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. 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 to Prof. Dr. Klaus H. Goetz, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München, Germany, no later than May 2, 2024. Please send your documents exclusively by e-mail as one PDF file (max. 10 MB) to

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