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Institution Faculty of Social Sciences - Department of Sociology - Prof. Dr. Katrin Auspurg
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date 2024-10-01 (limited to 2027-09-30)
Application deadline 2024-06-30

About us:

Our research group (chair of Prof. Auspurg) is devoted to research and teaching on environmental sociology (e.g., we do research on environmental attitudes and acceptance of measures for climate change mitigation with the environmental panel study GLEN), social inequalities (e.g., gender inequalities, ethnic discrimination), and research methods (experiments, surveys, replications). We are involved in a large network of national and international collaborators in the field of empirical-analytical sociology.

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 advance your own academic career. If you prefer, you can participate in research projects at the chair, such as GLEN or research projects on social inequalities. Or you can pursue your own research agenda.
  • Teach 5 weekly lecture hours (~ two or three 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:

  • Ph.D. in sociology or a related social science discipline (e.g., psychology, economics, environmental social sciences). In the case of very good suitability and a very good fit of research expertise, the position may also be awarded to a doctoral candidate with a diploma or master in sociology.
  • 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 one of the research areas of the chair (e.g., research on environmental attitudes, acceptance of measures against climate change, social inequalities, labor market and/or family research, methodological research, meta-research) is desirable.
  • Commitment to open science.


The contract for this position is initially limited to three years. The contract can then be extended for up to a further three years (in accordance with the regulations of the WissZeitVG). 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. 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 your electronic application in a single PDF file, including:

  • Motivation letter (one or two pages)
  • CV, including a list of publications and list of courses taught
  • two or three most relevant publications

Please send your application as an e-mail attachment to The application deadline is June 30 (before midnight).

Interviews are expected to be held on July 15/16.
For inquiries about the positions please contact Prof. Auspurg at

We look forward to receiving your application!

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