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Institution Faculty of Social Sciences - Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science (GSI), Chairs of International Relations and Global Governance and Public Policy
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Part-time (65%; 26.065 hours/week)
Start date 2023-04-01 (initially restricted to a duration of three years, with the possibility to extend the duration)
Application deadline 2023-02-20

About us:

The research group International Relations & Global Governance (Prof. Berthold Rittberger & Prof. Bernhard Zangl) at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (LMU) is advertising with a start date of 1st April, 2023 the position of a pre-doctoral researcher in International Relations (65% part time, TV-L E13).

We are looking for you:

Pre-Doctoral researcher (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Carrying out your own doctoral project, with a focus on international institutions (especially the European Union) that ideally relates to the main research interests of the research group.
  • Participation in joint research projects and activities.
  • Teaching 3.25 ‘semester hours’ (3 seminars per academic year).
  • Support the research group in tasks of academic self-government.

Your qualifications:

  • You have obtained an excellent Master-degree in Political Science.
  • You have a distinct interest in the scientific study of international relations in general and international institutions (especially the European Union) in specific.
  • You have a very good understanding of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.
  • You are highly motivated to carry out your own research whilst contributing to a dedicated team.


  • Pay is based on TV-L ‚Entgeltgruppe’ E13. For pre-doctoral fellows the position will be filled as a part-time position (65%, 26.065 hours per week).
  • The successful applicant is expected to start on 1st April, 2023 for an initial period of three years.
  • Your workplace will be centrally located in Munich and can be easily reached by public transport.
  • LMU has signed the "Charter of Diversity" and is committed to the diversity of its employees. We actively promote equality between women and men.
  • More information on the Family Service of LMU can be found here.

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


Applications should include the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Degree transcripts of your Bachelor and Master degrees
  • A short research proposal for a doctoral research project (approx. 2000 words).

Please send your application as a single pdf-document (max. 5MB) to Karin Nutzinger: by 20th February, 2023. For inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Berthold Rittberger:

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