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Institution Faculty of Social Sciences - Department of Social Sciences, Chair of Quantitative Social Research (Prof. Dr. Katrin Auspurg)
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%) (or according to agreement)
Start date 2023-10-01 (initially restricted to a duration of three years)
Application deadline 2023-06-11

About us:

Our research group (chair of Prof. Auspurg) is devoted to research and teaching on research methods (experiments, surveys, replications), social inequalities (e.g., gender inequalities, ethnic discrimination), attitudes (e.g., environmental concern), and policy support (e.g., in the area of environmental social sciences and climate change mitigation). We are involved in a large network of national and international collaborators in the field of empirical-analytical sociology.

The contract for this position is initially limited to three years. The employment contract may subsequently be extended for up to three additional years.

We are looking for you:

Post-doctoral Researcher (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Pursue an independent research agenda in the field of empirical-analytical sociology (e.g., on mechanisms underlying social inequalities) that will allow you to further your own academic career.
  • Teach 5 SWS (~ 2-3 courses) per semester in the study program of the department. The courses will contribute to the teaching portfolio of the Chair on Quantitative Social Research (Prof. Auspurg).
  • Support the management of the chair and supervision of students.

Your qualifications:

Do you have a passion for empirical-analytical research? Do you like to investigate "what if" puzzles? We seek applicants who share our commitment to research and teaching of quantitative, empirical-analytical social science research.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in sociology or a related social science discipline (e.g., psychology, statistics, economics, computer science, environmental social sciences). If suitable, the position may also be awarded to a doctoral candidate.
  • Good research and teaching record relative to career stage.
  • Very good knowledge of analytical sociology and empirical social research/quantitative methods. Experience with the analysis of complex data and good skills in Stata or other statistical software.
  • Experience with collecting data (e.g., survey data, experimental data, “big data”) and/or a strong background in causal analyses is beneficial.
  • Thematic focus in research on gender and/or other social inequalities, labor market and/or family research, methodological research, meta-research, or research in the field of environmental social sciences is desirable.
  • Commitment to open science.


  • Excellent working conditions at a world-leading university.
  • Vivid, open-minded atmosphere at the Department of Sociology.
  • Diverse networking opportunities within and beyond sociology and the social sciences; for example, LMU has a large network of experts in computational social sciences and artificial intelligence; we host an Open Science Center with a focus on meta-research; and we have close collaborations with colleagues at many external research institutes, such as the ifo Institute, DJI, DIW and WZB.
  • Support in personal and career management.
  • 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.
  • The recruitment of women is welcomed.

Place of work will be the Department of Sociology. This workplace is centrally located in Munich and is well-connected by public transport. Remote work is possible up to a certain degree, depending on an agreement to be negotiated.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

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


Please submit your electronic application in a single PDF file, including:

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages).
  • CV, including a list of publications and list of courses taught.
  • 2-3 most relevant publications (if not open access). 

Please send your application as an e-mail attachment to The subject line of the email message should include the applicant’s last name. The application deadline is June 11 (before midnight).

Interviews are expected to be held on June 22, 2023. We look forward to receiving your application!

For inquiries about the positions please contact Prof. Auspurg at

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