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Institution Faculty of Medicine
Remuneration group BesGr W2
Start date As soon as possible
Application deadline 2023-10-12

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Experimental Virology

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Medicine, Max von Pettenkofer Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Chair of Virology, invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track)

of Experimental Virology

commencing as soon as possible.

The professorship represents the full field of Virology in research and teaching. We seek to appoint a nationally and internationally recognized researcher to strengthen the research focus area "Molecular Pathogenesis and Immunopathogenesis of Viral Infectious Diseases.” at the Max von Pettenkofer Institute. We expect that the professorship will contribute to both existing and planned research consortia at LMU Munich, as well as to the translational research programme of the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF). Documented success with applications for funding in research consortia is therefore advantageous.

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.

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 (curriculum vitae, scientific career, references, certificates, a list of publications and lectures, external funds) as well as a short application form (see to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Bavariaring 19. 80336 Munich, Germany, no later than October 12, 2023.

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